“We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.
Kelli Dietz – Office Manager
Kelli Graduated from Mt. View High School in 1989 and has lived in Vancouver her entire life. After being a patient in the practice for over 21 years, Kelli joined our team in 2000 as a member of the front office staff. Along the way, due to her natural leading abilities she has worked her way to become our Office Manager. She is here to provide you with billing and scheduling options, detailed personalized service and a truly unique experience. All with a friendly smile!
Andy Sauers – Hygienist
Andy was born and raised in Vancouver Washington. After graduating from Columbia River High School, she decided to get her bachelors of Science degree in Zoology from University of Washington. Originally she felt her career path was going to be helping animals in need, but after a proposal from her high school sweetheart her life path suddenly changed. During a routine visit to her Dental office, she discovered in that moment that her calling was to help people improve their smile. She then decided to attend Dental Hygiene school and received her degree from Clark College in 2005, shortly after she began her career with Dr. Nutter. She loves getting to know her patients and feels lucky to get to be a part of their health and wellness. She finds her work very rewarding!
When Andy is not working she enjoys being very active; camping, fishing and boating are at the top of her list, she has recently taken up wake surfing. She also enjoys gardening and working in her yard, trying to keep up with her husband and four dogs!
Becca Long – Hygienist
Becca has a gift for listening and for anticipating patients’ needs. Her appreciation for a wide variety of personalities gives her a real ability to connect with her eclectic patients and her calm, empathetic attitude is a burst of sunshine to her operatory and the entire office. She loves to hike in the Gorge, explore the city, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and make art with her children.
LeeAnn Nielsen – Hygienist
LeeAnn has resided in the Northwest for most of her life. She graduated from Stevenson High School and then furthered her education at Clark Community College, where in 1999 she graduated with an associates degree. Shortly after, she started working for Nw Distinctive Dental and continues to provide patients with top notch hygiene care. Her gentle, caring countenance is very important to many of our patients, and her attention to detail ensures that your experience here will be a thorough one.
Outside of work, LeeAnn enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, dancing, traveling, and working out.
Kimberly Muller – Hygienist
After graduation from Hudson Bay High School, Kimberly continued her education by attending Concordia University. Having a strong interest in the medical/dental field, she transferred to Clark College and completed their Dental Hygiene Program in 1999 with an associates in Science of Dental Hygiene. She worked as a Hygienist for 13 years before joining Nw Distinctive Dental’s team, where she continues to provide the highest quality hygiene care.
Kimberly enjoys spending her free time with her husband , son, and twin daughters. They are an active family that enjoys many outdoor sports such as skiing, 4 wheeling, and several water sports.
Laura McCoy – Dental Assistant
Laura became a member of our team in 1999 as a sterilization assistant, while finishing her senior year at Portland Adventist Academy. After graduating in 2000 she soon realized the dental field was where her passion was, quickly becoming a full time dental assistant. Laura’s calm, nurturing personality make it a relaxing and comforting experience for even our most nervous patients.
On her off time Laura enjoys, biking, walking, boating and recently took up golfing. Her most cherished time is spent with her husband, son, family and friends.
Robyn Merryman – Front Office
Robyn has been working for Nw Distinctive Dental since 2002. She is happy to help by working with your schedule to make your appointments, providing you with financial estimates and treatment plans, billing your insurance, or even just smiling when you walk through the door. She and the rest of the staff strive to make each patient’s experience here as comfortable and informative as possible.
Robyn moved to Vancouver from the Salem area in 2001 with her husband and two children. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, Reading a good book, and cooking.
Casey Gingrich – On Site Lab Technician
Casey has owned and operated Columbia River Dental Lab since 2004. He received his degree in dental sciences from PCC in 2003. He is an active member in the NADL and numerous other organizations. His post graduate training has been focused on digital dentistry, primarily the CEREC system. In his free time, he enjoys windsurfing, skiing, and spending time with his wife!