Meet our staff
Meet the team who will be on hand to help you throughout your orthodontic treatment journey. They'll also be there at the end to share in the excitement when you see your newly straightened teeth for the first time!
Clinical Supervisor, R.D.A. and Treatment Coordinator
I have been working for Cater Galante Orthodontics since 2000 as the Clinical Manager of the Grass Valley location. I have been an RDA now for over 20 + years. I love getting to know all the patients and seeing their amazing new smiles and how it changes their lives forever.
My hobbies are reading, golf and watching my two sons play sports. My husband and I sponsor a yearly golf tournament called the Dal Bon Memorial for Pancreatic Cancer Research. To date we have raised over $35,000 for the Hirshberg Foundation. My husband is a teacher at Nevada Union High School and besides my wonderful husband and two active boys, we have a yellow lab named “Crash.”
I have been the lab technician for Drs. Cater and Galante since 1999. I love my job and I love working with my hands, creating appliances for patients in all the offices. I work very closely with the doctors to be sure things are just perfect for our patients and to help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family! I also enjoy reading, knitting and felting.
Front Scheduling Coordinator
I am the Front Scheduling Coordinator. After taking seven years off to focus on raising my son, I am excited to be working at Cater Galante Orthodontics again. I attended Sierra College. I had a long-time family friend working at an orthodontic office that needed a scheduling coordinator. I immediately jumped at the opportunity to get trained, and found that I loved this line of work.
I have been working in this field for almost 19 years now. I worked in general dentistry for five years before returning to orthodontics. I love seeing the transformation in patients. I love seeing the kids who come in self-conscious about their teeth leave later with gorgeous smiles and a ton of self confidence.
I have been married to my husband for 12 years, and we have a 7-year old son. As a family we love going to the ocean, camping, and visiting Disneyland. I also love to practice yoga in my free time!
I am an orthodontic assistant at Cater Galante Orthodontics, and I love my job!
Each part is so much fun, from working with all the awesome people here, to seeing the confidence and excitement that each patient experiences upon completing treatment and seeing their beautiful new smile!
When I am not working, I enjoy acrylic painting, sketching, and taking hikes in beautiful places.