Meet our Staff!

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Brittany-resized.jpgBrittany Harmison

Administrative Lead

Brittany grew up in Colfax, Iowa and currently lives in Mingo, Iowa with her fiancé Preston and son Elijah.  Preston and Brittany welcomed their son in May 2016!  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and traveling to Wisconsin to cheer on her father in mini-rod tractor pulling.  She joined Altoona Smiles in August of 2016.  Brittany looks forward to meeting new people and making sure they obtain the highest quality of care!

brittany@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

Dana resizedDana Drummond

Marketing Coordinator 

Dana grew up in Eldridge, Iowa and currently lives in Des Moines. She attended Muscatine Community College on a softball scholarship and graduated in 2012. In Dana's spare time she enjoys playing slow pitch, spending time with family & friends and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes! She likes keeping patients on track for a lifetime of healthy smiles! 

dana@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

 

Lisa-resized.jpgLisa Owen

Receptionist

Lisa was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. She joined the Altoona Smiles team in December 2015. She has been married to her husband Jim  FOREVER and they have two sons, Matt & Nick. In her free time Lisa enjoys reading, shopping, and working as a freelance makeup artist. Lisa enjoys greeting all of our patients on a daily basis with a bright smile!

lisa@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

 

AmandaAmanda Winkel     

Hygiene Coordinator

Amanda grew up in State Center, Iowa and now lives in Altoona with her husband, Jesse and their daughter Layla. She is a 2007 graduate of Marshalltown Community College (Dental Assisting). Amanda loves spending her free time with family and friends and entertaining her cat, Milly. Amanda enjoys being a part of a growing

team dedicated to giving our patients a beautiful healthy smile.

amanda@altoonasmiles.com

 

A-resized.jpgApril Corley

Hygiene Lead

April grew up in Emmetsburg, Iowa and she now lives in Des Moines. She is a 2013 graduate from Kirkwood Community College (Dental Hygiene) and The University of Iowa (Marketing). April loves spending her free time reading, playing with her dog and hanging out with family and friends. April enjoys meeting new people and helping them obtain a healthy and beautiful smile.

april@altoonasmiles.com

 

D-resized.jpgDallas Gagner

Hygienist

Dallas grew up in Stanwood, Iowa and now lives in Waukee. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2016 with her degree in Dental Hygiene. In her free time she enjoys working out, being outdoors, having fun with friends and family, and of course, hanging out with her dog. As a hygienist, Dallas enjoys developing relationships with patients and making them feel comfortable while giving them the best care possible!

dallas@altoonasmiles.com 

 

 

 

Emily-resized.jpgEmily Frank

Hygienist

Emily grew up in Holstein, Iowa and now lives in Ankeny. Her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology is from Concordia University, Ne. She is a 2012 graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. She joined Altoona Smiles in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. She likes getting to know patients and their families while providing the highest quality of patient care.     

emily@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

 

Sabrina-resized.jpgSabrina Richardson

Hygienist

Sabrina grew up in Fort Dodge and moved to Waukee for High School. She has remained in the Des Moines area ever since. She graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2015. Sabrina enjoys being active, listening to music, spending time with family and friends - and her cat, Nala. As a Dental Hygienist, she enjoys educating patients and helping them obtain a healthy and beautiful smile! 

sabrina@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

 

Meredith-resized.jpgMeredith Soukup

Treatment Coordinator Lead

Meredith grew up in Indianola, Iowa and now lives in Des Moines. She is married to her husband Tyler and they have two dogs Bailey & Bo. She is a 2010 graduate of Des Moines Area Community College in the Dental Assisting program. In Meredith's free time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, riding her horses, playing with her dogs, and attending sporting events with her husband. Meredith enjoys meeting new people and helping them obtain a beautiful smile every day!

meredith@altoonasmiles.com

 

K-resized.jpgKelli Nielson

Treatment Coordinator

Kelli is a 2008 graduate of DMACC. She joined the Altoona Smiles team in 2010. Kelli enjoys spending time with her cute little daughter, Londyn. In her spare time she gets together with friends and family and enjoys working out. Kelli loves making people smile!

kelli@altoonasmiles.com



 

Shelby.jpgShelby Baumgarten

Treatment Coordinator

Shelby grew up in Altoona and currently resides there with her family. She is married to her husband Derek and they have two boys Kaden and Gavin. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in the Dental Assisting program in 2010. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, & watching movies. She enjoys building relationships with her patients and making her patients smile!

shelby@altoonasmiles.com

 

 

Stacey.jpgStacey Newton 

Treatment Coordinator

Stacey grew up in Iowa Falls, Iowa. She is a 2013 graduate of the Marshalltown Community College in the Dental Assisting program. Stacey enjoyes spending her free time working out, being outdoors, reading and spending time with friends and family. She loves meeting new people and helping them obtain a beautiful and healthy smile everyday.

stacey@altoonasmiles.com



KC-resized.jpgKurstin Cordero

Benefits Coordinator Lead     

Kurstin grew up near San Francisco, CA and moved to small town Earlham, Iowa 11 years ago, where she graduated in 2007. She has since moved to Des Moines with her husband Seth and their two rambunctious dogs, Shiner & Bazel. She and Seth welcomed their first child, a little boy named Ezra, April 1st, 2016! Kurstin joined the Altoona Smiles team in 2015 and looks forward to helping patients find a financial plan that will work for them to get the smile they deserve!

kurstin@altoonasmiles.com       

 

 

Amber-resized.jpgAmber Huntrod

Beneficial Coordinator

Amber grew up in the Altoona area, graduating from Southeast Polk in 2003. She lives in Des Moines with her husband Kyle. They welcomed their twins Aria & Leo December 2015! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves watching the Cubs and doing anything outdoors! She joined the Altoona Smiles team in 2014 and loves being able to help our patients gain the confidence they deserve, while finding a financial plan that works for them.

amber@altoonasmiles.com

 

Tina ByalT-resized.jpg

Accounts Manager 

Tina grew up in Colfax. She is married to Scott and they have 2 children Ashton and Gage. She joined Altoona Smiles in 2010 as a part time Accounts Manager. In Tina's spare time she enjoys reading, movies, biking and the outdoors. She is a 2000 graduate of ISU. Tina enjoys working in a state of the art facility where patients can receive excellent care in a fun and friendly environment! 

tina@altoonasmiles.com