Michelle joined Willow Creek Dental in 2011 and has been busy scheduling patients as our Hygiene Coordinator ever since. She is a Colorado native who grew up in Aurora and has two children living in North Dakota and Tennessee.
You have a background in Accounting with over 20 years of experience. How did you end up at Willow Creek Dental? Do you still do any Accounting work today?
I actually used to work for a packaging and shipping franchise with Dr. Blakeley’s husband and he told me about the opportunity at Willow Creek Dental. I still occasionally like to pick up Bookkeeping jobs on the side as Accounting is “relaxing” for me.
What is your favorite part of the job?
I love getting to know our patients and their families.
What has surprised you the most working at a dental office?
Truthfully, it is all the candy and junk food that we get at our office from other doctors and vendors!
You love country music and have been lucky to meet some pretty famous people. Who have you met?
I have been fortunate to meet Darius Rucker, Jana Kramer, The Band Perry, Kasey Musgraves, Lauren Alaina, and Eli Young Band.
You are always attending concerts. What has been your favorite concert so far? What is one you would love to go to?
My favorite concerts have been Luke Bryan where I was at the stage watching him perform and Blake Shelton. I have yet to see Kenny Chesney, whom I’d love to see, but I prefer the smaller venues and he plays at football stadiums.
What is something about yourself that would surprise people?
I am interested in learning more about “energy healing”. There are actually people who are licensed and paid to do energy healing work. I love learning about Chakras, Numerology and have a mentor who is helping me gain confidence and clarification with my intuition and medium abilities. I also love working with Tarot Cards. Handwriting Analysis is another subject I love learning about and I have basic skills with.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Weekend trips to see my children or local trips to the mountains are my favorite. I also enjoy country dancing (two step, triple step, country cha cha, west coast swing) and want to learn salsa dancing next.
“The Secret”- a book about the power of your thoughts… what you attract into your life. The thoughts you put into the universe are what comes back at you, changing our thinking, having lots of gratitude and the feeling of abundance and ultimately it is what you get back. Again, it’s that energy thing.
Favorite Movie or TV Show:
Sweet Home Alabama is my favorite movie and I love the TV show Nashville.
Favorite Holiday Tradition:
We don’t really have any regular holiday traditions however my family does get together every Christmas Eve.