Meet the Entire Team
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Manon is our senior hygienist who rounds out our hygiene department with style and grace. She is always willing to guide you through the benefits of proper care and maintenance of your overall oral health. She loves being a Mom to her two beautiful daughters. Manon is currently on maternity leave.
Jamille is an energetic and outgoing person who always looks to the brighter side of things. Jamille is dedicated and gives 100% of herself to the things that she is most passionate about. Always willing to make your visit enjoyable and convenient, her positivity will have you enjoying every minute of your visit from start to finish.
Nikki graduated from the U of M school of dental hygiene in 2015 and shortly after joined the Shine team. Very caring and precise when providing dental hygiene treatment, she always tries to make sure her patients are comfortable. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym with her mom. Their favourite class to take together is Zumba. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend who happens to be her high school sweetheart.
Lina graduated from University of Manitoba in 2015, and found a role at Shine later that year. Her strong desire to travel and explore the world has produced a love for learning new languages - she speaks English, French and Laotian! She also enjoys exercising and makes fitness a priority. You can find her bright smile working at both Shine locations!
Kayla has been a dental assistant since 2010. She graduated from CDI College with honours. Quiet and observant, Kayla is always willing to learn something new and try new ways to make your visit a comfortable one. In her free time she enjoys camping and travelling with her husband Tyler and dog Onyx.
Yvonne joined the Shine team in 2014. She is a welcome addition who loves to make her co-workers laugh. Some of her hobbies include playing volleyball, video games and watching anime and horror movies. Friendly and approachable, Yvonne will be there if someone needs help!
Zoe comes to Shine after working with kids for 4 years at a Montessori preschool, needless to say she has a heart for children! Most weekends you can find her spending time with friends and trying new recipes. She also likes travelling and singing and can speak 3 languages - English, Cantonese and Mandarin!
David moved from Korea 7 years ago and joined the Shine team at the downtown office shortly after. He is the skilled hand behind Shine's dental crowns, single dental implants, and even All-On-4 dental implants! At home he enjoys watching movies with his wife and daughter. David has a big smile and is always sharing his wife's cooking with co-workers!
The Office Managers
Kayla is our downtown office manager with a big personality. She helps you to feel confident and very well taken care of with her professional attitude and attention to detail. Kayla enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Matt and their dogs Roxi and Ricky.
Traci is one of the original "Shiners". She has been working with Dr. Brent since 2004. Her knowledge and expertise goes far beyond her job requirements and she is always willing to go the extra mile to help. Traci also has a heart of gold. If you're nervous, she will keep you laughing with her wild stories, always making your visit comfortable and relaxing. She and her husband keep busy running after their 3 year old daughter!
Director of Operations
As one of the office managers, Jen oversees the day-to-day operations that help make our practice Shine! She enjoys attending her sons (Todd and Ethan) sporting events with her husband Geoff; as well as spending time with her daughter, Sophie, getting pampered at the nail salon. Jen is a busy mom of three teenagers, but in her spare time she loves to volunteer, sing, travel, and spend time with her girlfriends.
Director Of Strategy
Ian's passion for seeing Shine guests become raving fans, fuels his role as Shine's Director of Strategy and Customer Experience. A family man at heart, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters, cheering on the Jets and pouring his energy into meaningful work like the Shine The Light Initiative.
Nella joined the Shine team last year after a rewarding career at MTS. A fun fact is that Nella is married to Ron, Shine's shuttle driver and they have recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake as well as enjoy other hobbies that include scrapbooking and card making.
Christina is our receptionist at our downtown location adding her friendly personality to the mix. She actually was a dental technician for 8 years and can lend her skills when needed which is an added bonus! In her spare time she enjoys training in kickboxing and Muay Thai and walking her dog Chewy.
Director of Business Development
Graphics / Multi-Media Designer
Valerie is Shine Dental's graphic and multi-media designer. She is responsible for everything from print ads, brochures, the videos you see in the waiting room and online, newsletters and social media! Valerie loves traveling, has lived in England, and has 2 very spoiled cats named Chief and Oliander. She believes happiness is a balance of being fulfilled with work and making time for your family, your health and fitness and everything that you truly love to do!
Shuttle Driver / Quality Control
After a fulfilling 29 yrs in Law Enforcement Ron has found a new home at Shine Dental. He is the friendly face who can be seen shuttling patients, making deliveries and even acting as a handyman making sure Shine is running smoothly. He enjoys camping, karate, and loves learning new things. He recently added another unique skill to his set by taking an introductory course in blacksmithing!
Ana works out of our downtown location specializing in dental implant treatment coordination. She and Chris love spending time with their young daughter. In the summer they consider Assiniboine park their second home and also enjoy fishing!