Meet the Staff


We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Office Manager

Renee is the youngest of nine children that all graduated from Kelso High School.  She has been in the medical field for 29 years and began working at Hilander Dental in 2006.  Renee's favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and developing relationships with her coworkers.   She makes her home in Longview with her husband Jeff.  They just sent their son Isaac off to Western Washington University so they're empty nesters.  Outside the office Renee enjoys reading, walking with her dogs, spending time with her enormous family and staying involved in her church. 



Asst. Office Manager

Kerri was raised in Kelso and graduated from Kelso High School.  She attended Lower Columbia College where she received her AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She was able to put that to good use when working for the Kelso School for 5 years before coming to Hilander Dental in 2007.  She enjoys seeing the children that she worked with at the local schools come through our office.  Kerri currently lives in Olympia with her son Ethen and daughter Raven.  They enjoy the beauty of the bay and all the gorgeous scenery that Olympia has to offer, plus all the yummy bakeries.  She is one proud momma - Ethen is in the IBEW apprenticeship program and Raven is attending Beauty College.  

Outside of the office if she can be in the sun and on the water, she is one happy and relaxed girl.  Kerri enjoys going to the farmers market, camping, boating, attending local community celebrations and of course traveling.  But what she treasures most is time with her family and friends.



Insurance Coordinator

Vickie is a transplant from Idaho.  She has worked in the insurance field for over 20 years and brought her expertise to Hilander Dental in 2007.   Vickie enjoys helping patients understand their dental benefits and working with them to best utilize their insurance.  She and her husband Rocky live locally and have 6 grown children and 8 grand children ranging in ages from 8 years to 3 months old.  They enjoy every bit of time they get with their grand children.  Vickie loves to spend her spare time reading, camping, hiking and anything that includes time with her family.



Patient/Hygiene Coordinator

Kindra lives in Kelso with her husband Pat and daughter Kamaile.  She has worked in the medical field for over 11 years.  Kindra joined the Hilander Dental team in June of 2013.  She enjoys working closely with our patients and getting to know them on a personal level.  When Kindra is not at work, she loves watching her daughter play volleyball, reading, watching sports with her husband and traveling near and far with her family.



Front Office Assistant

Monica was born and raised in Kelso graduating from Kelso High School in 1987.  She joined the Hilander Dental team in Oct. 2017 but has been in the medical field for over 20 years.  She enjoys interacting with patients and giving a helping hand where ever needed.  Monica lives in Longview with her husband Randy who is an avid hunter.  They have 7 kids.  Their youngest daughter attends the same school that her six older siblings all graduated from - RA Long High School where she is a cheerleader (just like her mama was).  They have two sons who are computer science engineers finishing up their studies at Boise State and a daughter attending Eastern Washington University pursuing a career in dental hygiene.  They have three adult children that live and work in the local area.  When Monica isn't at work she enjoys spending time with her grand babies and her little yorkie Pennie, exercising, shopping, attending kids sporting events and being involved in church.



Hygiene Coordinator

Taylor graduated from Mark Morris in 2017 and is currently going to Lower Columbia College to get her General Associates Degree toward Business.  After graduating high school, Taylor went to work for a dental office as an insurance verifier and then was promoted as Hygiene Coordinator before she joined the Hilander Dental team in July 2018.  Sports have always been a huge part of Taylor's life.  She has played soccer, softball, volleyball in high school and all four years she was a Monarch Cheerleader.  Taylor is the oldest of two children.  Her brother Camden plays baseball while her dad Jeff coaches. his team.  If you can't find her at the baseball field with her golden retriever puppy Shelby and her mom Jamie, then you will find her hanging out with her family, at church, watching Netflix , shopping or listening to music.



Dental Assistant

Corinna came to Hilander Dental in 2011 with over 20 years of dental assisting experience.  She likes working the diversity of working with older and younger patients.  She and her husband Matt make their home in Longview.  They have two grown boys and a sweet little grand baby girl Kinley that they love to spoil.  When Corinna isn't rooting on the Huskies or vacationing in Palm Desert, she enjoys anything that involves spending time with Kinley.



Dental Assistant

Tilonnie was born & raised in Kelso.  She graduated from Carrington College in 2011 from the dental assisting program and has worked at Hilander Dental for the past 7 years.  If you spend any time at our office, you will hear Tilonnie laugh...and laugh...and laugh.  She makes her home in Silver Lake with her fiance Jeremy and son Devin.  In her spare time she enjoys crafting, spending time with family and friends and watching Devin play football or baseball.



Dental Assistant

Nikita was born and raised in Kelso.  She graduated from the Concorde Dental Assisting program in 2008.   She started her dental assisting career with Hilander Dental in 2008.  With the exception of a couple of years, she has worked here ever since.  Her favorite part of her job is making patients comfortable and helping them to get the smile they want.  Nikita and her husband Frankie make their home in Cathlamet with their three kids - Ava, Axton and Leah.  Nikita spends most of her time outside of work running her kids to wrestling, camping at Timber Trails and spending time with her large extended family.   



Dental Assistant

Ashley graduated from Concord Career College in the dental assisting program in 2012.  She joined the Hilander Dental team in April 2017 and has 6 years of dental assisting experience.  Ashley was born in Lodi, California and moved to Washington state when she was in the 4th grade.  She and her husband Zack have been married for 3 years and make their home in Longview.  They have a cat named Baby Girl that they love to spoil.  In their spare time, Ashley and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors.  They enjoy hunting together, traveling and spending time with family and friends.



Dental Assistant

Sema was born and raised in the Longview/Kelso area and graduated from R.A. Long High school in 2014.  Go Jacks!  She and her husband Julian of three years live in Lexington with their fur child Ellie Mae.  Sema has been in the dental field for almost a year and enjoys working with patients, especially kids.  Outside of work Sema likes to spend her time with her husband, their dog, family and friends.  She enjoys spoiling Ellie Mae, decorating her new home and hiding packages from her husband!  Sema is also fluent in Spanish.  

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“I have been going to Hilander Dental for many years and honestly, I have never been disappointed. On the contrary—I continue to be impressed with how professional and courteous the entire staff is in making our visits comfortable. Thank you!”
-Gregory H.
“I switched to Hilander Dental after my dentist retired. I personally am very picky on who is working on my teeth. I did some research before and I am so glad because this office is so friendly with a wonderful helpful staff, not to mention great dentists.”
-Tami H.
“Hilander Dental has been so accommodating and helpful with my family's crazy schedule. For a dentist office to feel like home... that's pretty hard to do. It's an added bonus that they are a quality businesses that is locally owned and operated!”
-Jennie K.
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