Meet the Team

Our dental team at Trailridge Family Dental makes it their top priority to provide excellent customer care for the families who visit our dentists . We have the skills to provide a range of services and maintain a friendly demeanor that helps you relax when you visit our dental office in Parma, Idaho. Read the biographies below to learn more about our team members and call 208-722-6400 to schedule an appointment.

Vernena

Office Manager

Hi! I have been working at Trailridge Family Dental since 1997, and I love it! I work with some great people, and I get to learn something new every day. I am the office manager and marketing director, which means that I get to plan events for the office, promote our practice and make every day a great day by helping our team provide excellent patient care. I love seeing our patients’ confidence improve when they have a beautiful smile, and I enjoy being able to be involved with the community.

I have been married to a wonderful man for over 40 years. Together, we have five children and 12 grandchildren; they are all such a joy in my life. When I have free time, I enjoy singing, serving in the community and being a grandma.

Skyler

Patient Coordinator

I’m Skyler, the new patient coordinator at Trailridge Family Dental since March 2021. I am there for new and existing patients as they come into the office, helping them with paperwork, navigation of the office and any questions they might have. I appreciate the family environment and the care that everyone gives you.

I grew up in a large family, being the only girl of five brothers. I enjoy being spoiled by my parents and family. I love being active, spending time with my family, watching movies, cooking and baking.

Yakelin

Treatment Coordinator

Hi! I’m Yakelin, and I have been part of the Trailridge Family Dental team, where I currently serve as treatment coordinator, since November 2017. I do my best to help patients find a solution so they can get the smile of their dreams. I have a degree in medical administration support. What I enjoy the most from being part of the team is that everyone is genuinely caring for everyone; amongst ourselves and our patients.

I have been with my husband, Juan, for over five years. We have a beautiful 2-year-old girl. They are supportive and amazing. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and going swimming with them. I love living and working in Parma. Everyone here is great.

Carey

Front Desk Bookkeeper

Hi, I’m Carey! I started working for Dr. Allan Stevenson in mid-2013, and I love what I do! I work at the front desk and as our bookkeeper. When patients come to our practice, I like to help make their experience amazing and easy. I love being part of this practice, and I love all that we do as part of the community. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family, especially my grandkids. I also love to do crafts, including beading and painting.

Jen

Front Desk and Insurance Coordinator

My name is Jen, and I am the front desk and insurance coordinator. I started at Trailridge Family Dental early in 2020. I strive to make sure that all insurance claims are being paid on time. I also try to contribute a fun, positive attitude, because I love how much we are one big family here. The dentists really go out of their way to treat their employees well. I love being here.

I have been married to my husband, Ron, for over 30 years, and together, we have two children and six grandchildren. I love to paint, knit and crochet.

Julia

Financial Specialist

I started working here in 2011. I went to school for dental assisting, but I have done a little of everything since I have been at Trailridge Family Dental. I am currently the financial specialist. I love having a boss who cares for his employees as much as his patients, and I love the high quality of care we provide.

I have been married for over 10 years, and we have three children. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting, decorating and being a mom!

Sheila

Front Desk Team Lead

Hello! I started working here in 2013, and I am the front desk team lead. I have an associate degree in business, which includes secretarial and office work. I love working at Trailridge Family Dental mostly because of the people I work with. I enjoy getting to meet new patients and visiting with the current ones. As our front desk team lead, I work with our patients’ insurance and call about unpaid claims. I help make sure that everything with your insurance goes smoothly.

I have been married for over 30 years. We have five adult kids as well as eight grandchildren (seven boys and one girl). In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, doing genealogy and cross stitching.

Emily

Dental Hygienist

My name is Emily, and I am one of the dental hygienists here at Trailridge Family Dental. I joined the team in 2020 and am so grateful I did. I graduated from the College of Southern Idaho with an Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. I enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them achieve their oral health goals. Being a part of this team makes providing platinum patient care easy, and I come to work excited to see my co-workers and our patients.

If I am not working, you can find me doing something outdoors with my two dogs. I also enjoy riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles and playing golf.

Erica

Dental Hygienist

I’m Erica. I have been in the dental field for over 15 years, 11 of those as a registered dental hygienist. I have been at Trailridge Family Dental since 2020. I contribute to the practice by making personal connections with patients and being a team player with co-workers who are also friends. The best part of being a part of Trailridge Family Dental is the great teamwork and caring, talented doctors. Parma is a beautiful town, and it is awesome to have such wonderful patients.

I married an East German horse trainer and live at a very busy horse training and boarding facility. I have two great adult sons. I show Tennessee walking horses and raise Mini Silky Fainting goats as well as Pygmy goats. I have owned Scottie dogs for years and currently have two. They are my favorite breed of dog. I am definitely an animal lover.

Shanell

Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Shanell, and I was born and raised right here in Parma. I love to be outdoors, especially with my husband and seven children. I met Dr. Stevenson shortly after he moved to Parma, and just a couple of years later, he trained me as a dental assistant. I worked for Dr. Stevenson intermittently for about six years before I decided to go back to school and finished my degree as a dental hygienist. I graduated in 2006 and started working for Dr. Stevenson once again! I really enjoy my job and all of the relationships that have been created by working here.

Tyfini

Dental Hygienist

I’m Tyfini, and I have been working at Trailridge Family Dental as a dental hygienist since 2017. I received my bachelor’s degree in 2013, and I have loved working as a dental hygienist ever since! I love educating patients about their oral health and getting to know each patient.

My husband, Travis, and I have two kids, Raegan and Lincoln, who keep us busy. In my free time, I enjoy riding bikes, crafting and anything outdoors.

April

Dental Assistant

My name is April, and I am the assistant team lead at Trailridge Family Dental. I have been here for eight years. I do my best to make sure that our patients have amazing care, because I want them to have a good experience and never be afraid to visit the dentist. The team here is amazing, and they offer such positive, unconditional support to everyone around them.

In my free time, I like camping, reading mystery novels, four-wheeling and doing target practice. I love spending time with my dog, Dexter, and my nieces and nephew. I love being an auntie to them.

Jamie

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Jamie. I was born and raised in Parma, and I love being a part of our small community. In 2007, I graduated from college, and I started working at Trailridge Family Dental in February 2016 as a dental assistant. I love that we are a team in our office, and I believe that together, nothing is impossible — we can do anything! As a dental assistant, I am always willing to help wherever I am needed, and I am happy to do it.

I have four children and a beautiful granddaughter. In my free time, I enjoy being with my husband and children in the outdoors, where we like to hunt, fish and camp.

Jessica

Dental Assistant

I’m Jessica, and I graduated from Milan Institute in 2018. I have worked as a dental assistant for Trailridge Family Dental since 2018. I enjoy working with the community and being able to help and educate. I love being able to give our patients confidence and a beautiful smile.

I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart. We have four children who are our entire world! I enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, and camping with family and friends.

Vanessa

Dental Assistant

Hello! I’m Vanessa and I’ve been with Trailridge Family Dental since February of 2018. I have my dental assistant degree and I speak, read and write Spanish. Because I am bilingual, I can help our dentists communicate better with patients. I also make sure my patients are comfortable at all times. I like learning new things about my job and being part of a great team where I get to meet new people.

I have been married for nine years now, and I am very content. We have five beautiful children and enjoy spending time with my family on special outings. I am fun and energetic, and I love to go yard sale shopping.

Katie

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Jeanette

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Shandee

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