Caitlyn is all about ensuring a positive customer experience. Her infectious smile brightens up any room, and she's dedicated to making every interaction memorable.
When she's not spreading joy to patients, Caitlyn can be found petting her dogs or immersed in her creative hobbies, such as crafting stained glass and making unique earrings. She's also an avid traveler, always eager to explore new destinations, and she's known to catch her favorite bands in concert whenever she can. Caitlyn and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy camping and skiing, finding the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation in their lives.
Sherry started in the dental field with her dad, Dr. Dalton Cooley when she was 16 years old after school and summers. Then in 1979, she started full time at this very practice. She is married and has two grown daughters. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Halie has been a dental hygienist for 10 years. She graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2013 and has her bachelors in dental hygiene. She enjoys getting to know her patients and making their dental appointments fun and comforting, and her bubbly personality sure helps! Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her husband and two kids. They love to travel and be active outside as a family.
Jeanne has worked as a dental hygienist since 1993, and most of those years have been right here at this office! She enjoys getting to know her patients and seeing them year after year. Out of the office, Jeanne enjoys family time with her husband and two kids (one of which is in college). She lives on a small farm and loves riding her horses, gardening, hiking, and kayaking.
Nicole was born and raised in Illinois and has called Oregon home since 2017. She graduated from Practical Dental Assisting in Corvallis with an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) certificate in 2020, and joined our practice in 2021. Nicole has many years of customer service experience prior to assisting and has now found a love for helping patients with their oral health needs and making sure they recieve amazing care throughout their time at our office. Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowboarding. Her bucket list dream is to one day scuba dive in the Galapagos.
Naomi has served as an assistant in the field of dentistry since her graduation from Linn Benton Community College in 2017. Born and raised in Linn County, she cherishes the charm of small-town living. Passionate about ensuring her patients have an outstanding experience under her care, Naomi is dedicated to her profession. Outside of work, she has a love for baking sourdough bread and can't resist a soft pretzel. Naomi enjoys gardening, camping, swimming, and traveling with her husband, daughter, and beloved dog.
Alyvia, born and raised in Albany and a lifelong patient of our practice, embarked on her educational journey at Oregon Tech, where she pursued her studies in hygiene. Married and the proud parent of a vivacious four-year-old daughter named Eliza, Alyvia's days are filled with the joyful busyness of motherhood. During her precious moments of free time, she relishes in activities like exercising, leisurely walks, and the exploration of new and exciting recipes.
Lauren, from Philomath, Oregon, seeks solace and adventure in her hometown's landscapes. With a passion for hunting, fishing, and quad riding, she finds joy in outdoor pursuits. Committed to helping others, Lauren's community spirit is invaluable to her local area. Country music brings inspiration and relaxation to her life, but her greatest significance lies in the cherished bonds with friends and family. Lauren embodies the values of community, compassion, and the simple pleasures of life - an essential presence in both her local community and here at West Albany Dental!