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.
Registered Dental Assistant
Amber began her career in dentistry in 2014 and joined our team in 2017. She has experience in general dentistry and oral surgery, but her passion is orthodontics! Amber’s favorite part about her job is working with the patients of all ages and watching their confidence grow with their new smiles. She loves working with Dr. Marcel and the team in such a fun, lighthearted environment.
When she’s not in the office, Amber enjoys crafting, hiking Bay Area trails, going to car shows, and spending time with friends and family.
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.
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. Building positive relationships with our patients, as well as developing a sense of community, has been her ongoing goal since joining our team in 2007.
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 / 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 18 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!
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 recently married 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… 19 years! She has a 14-year-old daughter and an nine-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.
Kylie has been our records coordinator and clinical assistant since 2017. With experience in general dentistry and orthodontics, we are proud to have her as part of our team. She enjoys the daily interaction with patients and loves seeing the excitement on their faces when they anticipate seeing their new smile for the first time.
Kylie is a Tracy, CA native and shares her home with her white lab, Titan and her Boston terrier puppy, Dixie. Kylie enjoys the company of her family and friends, and loves spending time with her adorable nephew on the weekends.
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 27 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 32 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.
Megan’s training began in 2017, though she is continuing to take courses and study to become an RDA/orthodontic assistant. For now, she keeps busy taking patient records, photographs, and scans, as well as doing lab work. Megan loves interacting with our patients. She enjoys helping people in general, so to know that she is part of their learning and growth has been very rewarding. Megan loves working with the Marcel team because every moment is a learning experience. She appreciates that our team is always looking for ways to improve, which is truly inspiring.
Megan resides in Tracy with her four-legged best friend, Buster. In her spare time, Megan is rarely inside, going on hikes with her fur baby, snowboarding, boating, and four wheeling. She also loves to cook and read, but even more, she loves to eat!
Scheduling / Marketing Coordinator
Michele studied public relations and marketing at San Jose State University and joined our team in 2017. With her experience using the Internet and social media she manages our networking platforms and online reviews. She also uses her organizational skills to help our team plan and implement our annual events which she loves seeing come to life. Interacting with patients and connecting with the people in our community is one of Michele’s greatest joys.
Michele and her husband, Dave, are Oakland Raiders season ticket holders and love following Bay Area sports. They also enjoy exploring the outdoors with their rescue dog, Pepper. On the weekends you will find Michele at our local winery, Darcie Kent Vineyards, where she works part-time as a wine ambassador.
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 childcare program. 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 and their families. She feels blessed to be part of this team!
Simona and her husband Chris live in Livermore with their four children; Wyatt, Luke, Claire, and Piper. Simona has been active on the PTA board at her children’s elementary school, and is on the Board of Directors for LJFL(Livermore Junior Football League) with her children involved in both football and cheerleading. In her very little free time, you can find Simona cheering at her kids’ sporting events or at hot Pilates class.
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.