Staff

Employee Bios

Amanda

Amanda

I was born and raised in Rapid City. Growing up I spent a lot of time on my grandparents farm. I love animals! I went to a small Christian high school. After high school I went to college for surgical tech and dental assisting. I lived in Alaska for 3 years and loved it! I am married and have a ten year old son. My family loves living in the beautiful Black Hills. We enjoy camping, fishing and music. I love my job as a part of the Ray Dental team. I enjoy getting to know my patients. There are a lot of amazing people out there!


Amy

Amy

Amy was born and raised in Rapid City. She graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2007, where she obtained a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been in the dental field for 8 years and with Ray Dental Group since 2013. Amy and her husband have four beautiful children, a dog named Emma and a lovely home. She likes spending her free time hiking, swimming, and watching her kids play sports.


Christine

Christine

Christine is originally from South Carolina but spent her life in numerous locations as a military brat. She has 16 years of experience as a dental assistant and has been with Ray Dental Group since 2011. She has been married for 20 years to her husband who is in the Air Force and has 2 teenage daughters. During her free time she enjoys photography, decorating and spending time with her family and her dog Bixby.


Courtney

Courtney

Courtney, is from the small town of Tipton, PA. She and her husband Tyler moved to South Dakota about a year ago. She has a dog named Triton and cat named Bentley.

She enjoys baking and outdoor activities. Courtney chose Dental Assisting because she loves the social interaction with patients along with the chance to make someone smile. Soon, she will graduate from Western Dakota Tech with her degree in Dental Assisting.


Danielle

Danielle

Danielle graduated from Rapid City Central High School, then ventured to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota. Soon after, Danielle returned home to the beautiful Black Hills and her family.
Danielle has been in customer services since 2003 and in 2015 started her newly appreciated family in the dental field.
Danielle spends her free time doing outdoor activities with her husband and 3 black labs along with sharing time with friends and family. She also enjoys learning about health/nutrition and riding her motorcycle.


Hallie

Hallie

Hallie has been working with Ray Dental Group since her graduation in 2008 from the University of South Dakota, where she obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene. Hallie also received a Bachelor's degree, from Dakota State University, in Computer Graphic Arts and Multimedia. Hallie enjoys living in the Black Hills and working with people to help them with their dental care. She also enjoys following her passion for art and photography.


Hilary

Hilary

Hilary is from Faith, South Dakota. She graduated from Sheridan College in Wyoming with a degree in dental hygiene. She has been employed at Ray Dental since 2011. Hilary enjoys riding motorcycles, spending time with friends and family, including her husband Jeremy and her 2 labs.


Jannie

Jannie

Jannie has always lived in South Dakota and retired from a 30 year career at Black Hills Gold Jewelry in 1999. Shortly after, Jannie began working at Ray Dental Group as a sterilization tech. She enjoys working with all of her team members and loves to walk and dance in her spare time.


Jenny

Jenny

Originally from Salem, South Dakota, Jenny graduated in 2006 from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Shortly after graduation, she became part of the team at Ray Dental Group. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband Todd, her new daughter Stella and hiking the Black Hills with her dog Badge.


Jill

Jill

Jill started in the Dental field in May 2013 as a Dental Asst. She has 13 year’s experience as a Medical asst in OB/GYN and Orthopedics. She continued her education at WDT in the Dental field receiving her Advanced Dental Asst License in May 2014. Jill strives to continually expand her education and knowledge and is passionate about the level of care she provides to the patients. She is Married with an 18 yr old daughter. We enjoy Motorcycles, Camping, Kayaking, Snowmobiling  ...just being adventurous and having fun with Family and Friends.


Kelli

Kelli

Kelli was raised in the Rapid City area and in 2006 graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute with a Dental Assistant degree. Kelli has been in the dental field since 1995 and has enjoyed being an employee with Ray Dental Group since 1999.

She has a great passion for cooking and a love of gardening and spending time outdoors with her son Jake, family and friends. Kelli enjoys life and is ready for traveling adventures where ever they may lead.


Kylee

Kylee

Kylee is originally from Murdo, SD. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelors of Education in 2005 and a degree in Dental Assisting in 2010, she has been with the Ray Dental group since 2012. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, boating, hiking, reading, going to concerts and playing with her dogs, Kali and Roxy.


Kristie

Kristie

I was raised in Rapid City. I have 4 kids ranges from 10-20 and 3 dogs. I keep busy running kids to school events and sports. I enjoy hanging out with my family & friends and love to laugh and enjoy life.


Laura

Laura

Laura is originally from North Central, SD. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She has been with Ray Dental Group since 2011 after moving back to the Black Hills. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects and family photography.


Mary

Mary

Mary has been a dental assistant for almost 2 year now. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Lake Area Tech in 2014 which led her to the Ray Dental Group. She chose a career in the dental field because she loves helping people and educating them on the importance of dental health. In her free time Mary enjoys running, hiking, and boating. She also enjoys going back home to visit her family farm whenever she has a chance to!


Mijkan

Mijkan

Mijkan is a South Dakota native and calls Rapid City home. She receieved her degree in dental hygiene from Sheridan College in Sheridan Wy. She joined the Ray Dental Group staff as a hygienist in 2015, Mijkan enjoys spending time with her family and new son Dominic.


Raquel

Raquel

Raquel is from Rapid City. She graduated from high school and attended Western Dakota Tech. She has been a dental assistant at Ray Dental Group since 2011.

When she is not working she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.


Sierra

Sierra

Sierra was born and raised in the Black Hills. After graduating high school she moved to Durango, Colorado where she began her career in the dental field. Sierra is now attending Black Hills State University to pursue a career in dental hygiene.

In her free time, Sierra enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.


Tammie

Tammie

Tammie was raised in Rapid City and graduated from Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2007, where she obtained a degree in Dental Assisting. She has been an employee of Ray Dental Group since 2000 and enjoys playing softball, watching her nephew wrestle and going fishing with her husband.


Trisha

Trisha

Trisha has lived in Rapid City and has been employed with Ray Dental Group since 2006 as our dental insurance manager. Raised in Lead, South Dakota, Trisha graduated in 2006 with a degree in Human Services and Sociology from Black Hills State University. A recent newlywed, Trisha enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog Dexter, family and friends, especially her nieces and nephew.