We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
My experience with Linaker Orthodontics started in 2001 when my children began their orthodontic treatment. Dr. Linaker created beautiful smiles for all three of them. I was so impressed by Dr. Linaker’s genuine concern for their treatment and the kind, professional care provided by the entire staff, that I went to dental assisting school in hopes of joining his team. In 2005, that dream came true. I have had the pleasure of assisting Dr. Linaker chairside with patient care and assisting patients and their parents with their scheduling needs. I love my job and the people I work with.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, spending time with my amazing children, and cheering on my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox.
I have worked in Orthodontics for 20 years, mostly in Indiana and a little in Michigan.
I moved to Tucson from Fort Wayne, with my husband Craig in 2019 for the beautiful warm weather.
Craig and I have been together for 21 years and married for 16. We have a pet Sulcata Tortoise named Spike who is the 3rd largest tortoise in the world. We love reading, hiking and home remodel projects.
I love being a part of the Linaker Orthodontics team and can’t wait to meet you and help create your perfect smile.
In addition to marketing our amazing office to the surrounding communities, I also assist the Front Office and handle social media. My career at Linaker Orthodontics began in 1998, and while I took 10 years off to be a mom, I was happy to rejoin our team in 2009. I genuinely believe that I have the best job in the world. We love making people smile, and Dr. Linaker is the best orthodontist I have ever known. He makes it easy to promote our office to our surrounding communities!
I’m happily married to an amazing guy and love to travel with him as much as possible. We have five beautiful children, 2 daughters-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. I love our church, leading bible studies and serving with the parent-teacher fellowship team at my daughters’ school.
My daily duties include writing up financial contracts, communicating with insurance companies, and submitting claims on behalf of our patients. I also schedule appointments and support our patients in answering any questions they may have about their treatment. Without a doubt, I love seeing our patients every day and witnessing their treatment progress.
My absolute favorite thing is when our patients walk out of their debanding appointments with huge, perfect smiles on their faces. Along with the rest of my team and Dr. Linaker, I strive to create a friendly work environment where everyone is proud and happy to come to the office.
I’m happily married to my husband of 37 years, Leo, and am a proud mom of my two children, Heather and Adam. I love to travel, golf, and go on adventures with my family. Our travels have taken us to Canada, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Europe, and Costa Rica. My current joy in life is laughing and playing with my grandson Oliver.