Tricia joined our team as a registered and certified dental assistant in 2012 after graduating with her Associate of Applied Science degree from St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

Her teammates say she’s “organized,” “willing to pitch in wherever needed” and “quick on her feet”—which isn’t surprising, given that she’s been tapping, pirouetting and high kicking her way through life since she started dancing at age three. She competed on the varsity dance team throughout high school and even coached a local team while attending college.

Tricia grew up in Avon, the youngest child, surrounded by her tight-knit, loving family and the bevy of energetic, boisterous children who attended her mom’s daycare. Those daycare experiences inspired her to pursue a career involving children.

“I love when kids come in scared, not knowing what to expect, and leave happy, saying ‘I love the dentist and can’t wait to come back,’” shares Tricia. “The big hugs and the thank yous are the best.”

After marrying in 2014, she and her high school sweetheart started a family of their own. They enjoy fishing, four-wheeling and spending time outdoors at the family cabin in Pine River, Minnesota.

Meet other members of our team, and learn more about our pediatric dentists.