Our team is truly committed to enrichment, both professionally and personally. We share a passion for being the very best and this requires constant education and training. We invest in and make continuing education a priority so that our team can stay on the forefront of orthodontics.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family and we look forward to working with you.
We welcomed Alexandra to our team in 2017 and she brought with her a “can do” attitude and a beautiful MARCEL SMILE! As an adventurous outdoors person she loves to hike, hammock and spend time at her family’s cabin in the mountains. After Alexandra graduates Carondelet High School, with honors in the spring, she will be on her way to the University of Oregon in the fall. GO DUCKS!
Registered Dental Assistant
Angela was introduced to orthodontics in 2005, yet spent five years in general dentistry before returning to her true calling. Her passion for orthodontics is reflected in her upbeat, positive, energetic attitude. She loves seeing the transformation our patients go through during their treatment. Not only the physical change, but also positive change of their self-esteem and confidence. Most of all, Angela loves the relationships she develops with our patients and their families.
When Angela’s not at work she enjoys the company of her friends and family. She has a fur child named Maui who is her constant companion and keeps her entertained. She loves all kinds of music, going to concerts, attending San Francisco Giants games, spending time at the beach and hiking in the mountains.
Registered Dental Assistant
Angie began her career in 1989 when she became a Registered Dental Assistant and started working in general and pediatric dentistry. She joined Dr. Claire in our Tracy practice in 2002. Her bilingual skills allow her to communicate with our Spanish-speaking patients and translate effectively. For Angie, the best part of working in orthodontics is seeing so many beautiful smiles and watching our patients’ excitement as they develop.
Angie is a mother of three and has two precious grandbabies. They also have a teacup Chihuahua named Chloe. Angie enjoys taking the grandkids to the park and watching their happy faces, crafting with her ten-year-old, watching movies, shopping, and singing. She also volunteers at St Bernard’s with children’s choir.
Treatment and Marketing Coordinator
Christine has more than 15 years of experience in education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. She uses her communication and teaching skills to acquaint new patients with our practice while guiding them through the diagnosis process. She also leads our marketing program and creates graphic designs for our advertising endeavors and community events.
Christine lives in Livermore with her husband, John. Together, they have two grown children and five grandchildren. Christine loves musical theatre, the San Francisco Ballet and is a "faithful" San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan. She is also an avid gardener and loves spending the weekends getting her hands dirty working in her flower gardens and small vineyard.
Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator
Janet joined Dr. Marcel’s practice in November of 2002 with more than seven years of retail experience with Nordstrom. Using her expertise in customer service, she strives to meet the scheduling needs of our patients and provide a welcoming reception. Janet really enjoys watching our patients grow up and evolve during their time in our office. She loves getting to know them on a personal level; they become like family!
Janet has been married for 17 years to her husband Greg. They have two boys, Cole and Brandon, and a beloved boxer Auggie! When Janet is not working, she’s usually running around from one sporting event to another. Soccer, basketball, and lacrosse—she loves them all! She also works part-time at a local winery, McGrail Vineyards.
Clinic Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1991 and has assisted Dr. Marcel in treatment planning, correspondence, digital records, and chairside assisting since 2000. She loves working with patients and being a part of transforming their smiles. Jennifer enjoys our team and the dynamics of such a variety of personalities. She appreciates that everyone works so well together and genuinely cares for one another, in and out of the office.
Jennifer is currently engaged (getting married in May) and has four amazing boys. The family also includes two cats and a Great Dane. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys boating, camping, and anything outdoors.
Joanna’s position covers all of our locations. She is the bookkeeper, payroll clerk, HR assistant, and business administrator. She loves being able to handle the background details so the team can focus on quality care of our patients. Dr. Marcel has entrusted Joanna with a great level of responsibility and she feels completely supported and encouraged in her professional and personal pursuits. Joanna really loves working with both Dr. Marcel and Dr. Claire, and is excited to be a part of their team family.
Joanna is married to her best friend and has three awesome sons. They also have two Standard Poodles, Muppet and Merlin, that are both rescue dogs. Joanna and her husband love to travel, are members of several wineries, and love to try new cuisines throughout the Bay area. They are also avid hikers and love to explore new trails and parks whenever they can.
Scheduling/Treatment Coordinator, Financial Assistant
Julie grew up in San Diego and received her Bachelor’s Degree in history from San Francisco State University. Since joining the team in 2006, she’s done her best to provide our patients with an enjoyable scheduling and financial experience. Julie loves the interactions she has with our patients and seeing their confidence rise because of their beautiful smile. Ours is an office where everyone—from the front desk to our doctors—respects one another, and Julie believes that shows through to our patients.
Julie has been married to her husband Ryan just as long as she’s been married to orthodontics… 18 years! She has a 13-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son who keep her very busy. When Julie’s not shuffling kids around, you can find her shopping (she’ll be in the handbag section).
Office Manager, Financial Coordinator, Registered Dental Assistant
Kim has a lifetime commitment and passion for orthodontic treatment and the care for our patients. She received her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1981 and joined Marcel Orthodontics in 1994. Kim has experience in supervising, clinical training, financial, and treatment coordinating, which supports her in guiding the smooth flow of clinic and office operations, and creating a comfortable environment for our patients and team members. Kim loves our team’s commitment to exceeding our patients’ expectations of their orthodontic experience.
Kim has two adult children, three cats, a dog, and one amazing granddaughter! She enjoys gardening, travel, and taking RV trips with her significant other, Steve.
RDA, Clinical Assistant
Lindi attended a two-year program at Modesto Junior College, learning not only hands-on procedures, but the science behind it. She received her RDA in 1989 and has experience in general dentistry, prosthodontics, and 26 years in orthodontics. Lindi loves the hands-on work very much; however, her favorite part of her job is working with and getting to know the patients and families. She loves the community feel of seeing our patients every month, and the smiles that her work brings to their faces.
Peter is Lindi’s husband and best friend of 31 years. They have an amazing daughter, Emma, who lives in the LA area. Their favorite time spent together is on the trail, beach, or anywhere there is a good hike. Lindi also likes to spend time swimming, cooking, and playing the Ukulele.
Registered Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator
Lorena joined the team in July of 2007. She received her Registered Dental Assistant license in 1993 and has several years of dental and orthodontic experience. She welcomes new patients into the Tracy office, where she also translates for our Spanish-speaking patients. Lorena loves creating beautiful smiles for all our wonderful patients!
Lorena lives in Tracy with her husband and three beautiful daughters. They have two dogs, two cats, and a few birds, each with a very unique personality! She enjoys traveling and looks forward to visiting new destinations.
Michele began her career in 1989 in general dentistry, but once she got a taste of orthodontics, she hasn’t looked back! She originally joined Dr. Marcel’s office in 1997 and returned in 2017. She is here to create a smooth transition into the practice, and is a liaison between our patients and doctors. Michele loves creating lasting relationships with her patients, watching them grow up, and seeing their beautiful smiles we all created!
Michele recently got married to the love of her life. They met in Junior high and went to high school together. They have two fur babies, Lola the dog and Stevie the cat. They love to travel, especially to San Diego and Tahoe.
Scheduling/Treatment Coordinator, Financial Assistant
Nancy joined Dr. Marcel’s office in 2016 and has worked in orthodontics for more than 26 years. She greets and welcomes patients when they arrive, and helps set up their treatment and financial arrangements. Nancy enjoys getting to know our patients and parents. They’re so much more than just patients; they become like family. She thinks of our team like family, too. Nancy and Lindi have worked together for 24 years, so they are as much like sisters as teammates.
Nancy and her husband have lived in Pleasanton for 34 years and raised three children here. The kids have grown and moved away, so Nancy likes to visit them and her grandkids as often as possible. She and her husband have always been very involved in the community through volunteering for schools, many sports, and church activities. When Nancy is not at work, she likes to ride her bike, craft, garden, and work on home improvement projects.
Rob graduated from Chico State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Psychology in 2000. He uses his knowledge and creativity to fabricate custom appliances and retention appliances, make models and retainers, and take 3D images and X-rays. Rob finds great inspiration in Dr. Marcel, along with his teammates. He enjoys our office’s sense of friendship and community, which makes us very special.
Registered Dental Assistant
Sheri earned her Registered Dental Assistant license at Western Career College in 1987 and began her career in orthodontics in 1989. In 1998, she joined Dr. Marcel’s team, and worked until 2002 when she decided to stay home with her children. In 2014, Sheri was delighted to return! Seeing a patient come in unhappy with their teeth and then finish with a beautiful smile is something that never gets old for her!
Sheri has been married since 1989 and has a son who is currently enlisted in the Navy, stationed in Washington. She also has a daughter who is in college pursuing a career in child development. Their furry family members include a dog and cat. If you don’t find Sheri at work, she’ll be watching her local sports teams, the 49ers, Giants, and Warriors.
Simona joined Dr. Marcel’s team in June of 2015. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, worked for ten years as a preschool teacher, and spent 11 years running her own personal daycare. Working with children has always been Simona’s passion! She was excited to enter the world of orthodontics to provide an excellent customer service experience for our patients. She feels blessed to be part of this team!
Simona and her husband Chris have been married for almost 16 years. They have four children, Wyatt, Luke, Claire, and Piper, a Chihuahua-terrier mix named Rigby, and a Maine coon cat named Dusty Rose. Simona has been on the PTA board at her children’s elementary school for several years, and the family is very involved with LJFL (Livermore Junior Football League) in both football and cheerleading. In her very little free time, Simona enjoys cooking, reading, craft projects, and photographing her family.
Professional Relations Coordinator
Stacey has used her expertise in finance to enhance our administrative department and our patients’ experience since 2002. Her attention to detail and accuracy supports her in her role of preparing records and corresponding between patients, dental professionals, and specialists. This is not just a job to Stacey; it’s family! She loves that most of the team members have been here for several years and have made the practice evolve into what it is today!
Stacey and her husband Grant, along with her teenage daughter Savannah, live in Tracy along with their two very active dogs. Stacey and Grant are both active members of the Moose Lodge and enjoy attending hockey games. She is a die-hard Sharks fan and he is a Penguins fan, which makes things interesting! They also have an awesome group of friends that they spend time with on the weekends doing various things and taking trips when they can.
Records Coordinator, Laboratory Assistant
Stephanie attended Western Career College for two years before joining the Marcel team in October of 2010. One of her many responsibilities includes taking diagnostic records on new patients. She takes great pride in taking excellent clinical photographs, X-rays, and model impressions. Stephanie enjoys spending time at the race-track watching her husband compete. She also loves quilting and sewing for their new baby.
Trisha was a Marcel Orthodontics patient in middle school, which drove her to pursue her interest in becoming an orthodontic assistant! After returning from attending college in San Luis Obispo in January of 2014, Trisha began training with Dr. Marcel’s team. She loves seeing the start and finish of patients in treatment, watching as they open up and become more confident!
Trisha was married in July 2016 and has a dog named Kumo. As an avid equestrian, Trisha grew up riding horses and challenges herself by competing in horse jumping course competitions.