Cherie grew up in Washington state, as did her husband, and graduated from dental hygiene school in 1992 from Shoreline Community College in Seattle. She maintains licenses in WA, ID, MT, and AK. Her family moved to Ketchikan, Alaska in 2003. Kodiak soon became home for her young family. Kodiak remained home for many years, until a recent move to the valley. She enjoys playing her violin in her spare time. She stays very busy keeping up with her three teenagers’ busy schedules. In her free time, she loves swimming, hiking, camping, and just being around family and friends. Cherie’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and building friendships while making a difference in the improvement of their oral health.