Our Leadership Team

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Executives

Michael Parsons, DDS

Chief Surgical Officer

He studied Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. There, he specialized in maxillofacial reconstruction, facial trauma, general anesthesia, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also completed a fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Parsons is:

  • Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • A Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Past president of the St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • An evaluator for the State of Missouri in office-based anesthesia

Dr. Parsons built his practice from the ground up, growing it to six locations throughout the St. Louis area. As the practice grew, he learned how to “take back his specialty” by hiring a team of business development experts. Together, they perfected the administrative and marketing side of the practice. With his team in place, he had more time to do the work he loved best.

Now, through Oral Surgery Partners, Dr. Parsons brings his team of experts and the systems they’ve developed to other oral surgeons like himself.

When he’s not in surgery, Dr. Parsons fills his free time with activities he loves. On weekends, he’ll go fly-fishing, boating, or hiking with his lovely wife, Georgia. He’s also a private pilot. His ability to fly allows him to serve as a volunteer for Wings of Hope, a non-profit organization that arranges free air travel for medical purposes.

JOHN W. CLINE​, MBA, CPA

Chief Executive Officer

Before joining OSP, John spent nearly 30 years working for private equity-backed multisite health care companies in various operating roles, including: CEO of STX Healthcare (40+ office DSO), Founder and CEO of Community Hospices of America (25 location hospice), Co-Founder and CEO of Viva Health (health plan), and Executive Chairman of Hospice Partners of America (22 location hospice).

John holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler and a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama and is a CPA and a Certified Compliance Executive (CCE).

John and his wife Linda have 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls). In his free time, he enjoys travel, hunting, fishing, college football and supporting Linda in her passion for dog rescue.

Business Development/Marketing

GARY WELLER

Chief Development
Officer

As Chief Development Officer, Gary is extensively involved with our business development department working on mergers and acquisitions and the integrations thereof. 

Gary graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a BSBA with a major in Accounting. His first job after college was with Price Waterhouse where he specialized in acquisitive manufacturing, retail, banking, and healthcare clients.

Through the next phases of his career, Gary mastered overseeing the merger and acquisition process while in general management, financial and operational roles. He learned how to take businesses and help them scale quickly and profitably through a combination of great decisions and solid systems.

His experience extended through his work with several organizations, including private equity and private equity backed companies where he led the organizations growth and eventually through very successful sales and IPOs.

Now, as Chief Development Officer of Oral Surgery Partners, Gary helps oral surgeons become more profitable while scaling up. His passion is for physicians: To help them grow their practices without sacrificing their quality of life—or the quality of their work.

He and his wife Beth have one daughter and two sons. In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, hunting, fishing, and skiing.

STEVE NETTLER

Senior Vice-President, MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND SURGEON RECRUITMENT LEAD / CLINICAL LIAISON

Steve has built and leads our Market Development and Marketing Team where he is responsible for
developing and creating original, cutting-edge strategies aiding our surgical partners to grow successfully in their respective markets. Steve also leads our “Best in Class” Residency Development Program.


Steve graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a BSBA in both Marketing and
Management of an Organizational Behavior.


He is Licensed and Board Certified in Dental Technology, has worked as a Dental Technician/General
Manger, a dental implant representative, and as a Regional Sales Manager for two major, global dental implant manufacturers.


He started with Dr. Parsons at Midwest Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery in 2018. Through OSP, he now serves our partners using the same successful strategy and systems he has developed to help grow Midwest Oral Surgery.


He and his wife, Laura have four children. Steve and Laura enjoy spending time with family, attending
sporting events, concerts, fishing, and the great outdoors.

DAVE CHRISTIAN

Director of Market Development

As a member of the business development team, Dave partners with Steve Nettler to initiate and manage the relationship of prospective surgeons as they go through the partnership process.  Additionally, he is responsible for marketing, referral network growth, and an integral part of the OSP Resident University Development Program.

Dave graduated from Lindenwood University with a BSBA in Communication and Public Relations.

He has worked in business development for 25 years with more than 10 years specifically in the oral surgery market.  He has extensive sales and leadership experience with two major dental implant manufacturers.
 
Since joining Oral Surgery Partners in early 2020, Dave enjoys serving our surgeons and developing systems to ensure our referrals and our patients have the best experience possible.
 
Dave and his wife Ellen have 3 children.  He enjoys spending free time with his family, fishing, camping, and cooking/barbecuing.

Brent Larson

Director of Market Development

As a member of the business development team, Brent is responsible for marketing, referral network growth, and an integral part of the OSP Resident University Development Program.

Brent graduated from Mankato State University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering.

He has worked in business development for 27 years with 10 years specifically in the oral surgery industry.  He has extensive sales and leadership experience with two major dental implant manufacturers.

Brent joined Oral Surgery partners in May of 2022.

Brent and his wife Laurie have 2 children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and watching his kids play sports.

CHARLES WILLIAMS, MBA

Vice President OF PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Charles serves as the Vice President of Partnership Development focusing on all Mergers & Acquisition initiatives for OSP. In this role, he is responsible for the identification and development of acquisition targets, underwriting and preparing support documentation, and leading the overall execution of acquisitions. Prior to joining OSP, he led the M&A team for U.S. Renal Care, a private equity backed dialysis company.

Charles earned his Bachelor of Business Administration as well as his MBA from Lipscomb University where he was also a member of the baseball team.

He and his wife Mackenzie have two children. In his free time, Charles enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, going to the beach, fishing, and exercising.

TYLER CAIN

Vice President of Partnership Development

As Vice President of Partnership Development, Tyler supports Mergers & Acquisitions initiatives for OSP. 

Tyler brings 15 years of investing and operating experience, having worked at a New York-based hedge fund; at Pamlico Capital, a middle-market private equity fund in Charlotte, North Carolina; and at an investment bank. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer of Pacesetter Health, a private equity backed lower extremity care company.

Tyler earned his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

He and his wife Elizabeth have one son. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling, watching sports and attending concerts. 

 

Finance

DAN WINOGRAD, CPA

VICE-PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Dan joined Oral Surgery Partners in 2022. Dan draws from deep, diverse, and dynamic experiences held in financial leadership roles at companies in various industries of varying sizes over the last nearly three decades. He is a results-oriented, hands-on leader with proven successes in designing and implementing innovative solutions for internal and external customers. He is talented at influencing change across the enterprise and highly motivated and resourceful in problem-solving, communication and collaboration. His entrepreneur-spirit coupled with fundamental curiosity, lean Six-Sigma training and desire to make an impact, has saved millions of dollars in wastes and inefficiencies. He is deeply experienced in auditing, cost reduction, change management, risk management, reporting and project management.

Dan graduated from Truman State University with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration (Management) degree. He earned his CPA immediately after. He resides in St. Louis with his wife Melanie and three kids. He enjoys spending time with family traveling, skiing, coaching his kids’ teams, and playing most sports.

Sean P. Conlin

Senior Financial
Analyst

As a Senior Financial Analyst, Sean analyzes data to establish actionable insights for management. Sean is a key contributor towards mergers and acquisitions.

Sean graduated as a scholar athlete from Saint Louis University with a BS in Economics and continues his education as a Professional MBA candidate at Saint Louis University.

Sean joined Oral Surgery Partners in August of 2019.

Sean and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors and taking weekend trips to the lake.

RYAN WIEDMAN, MBA

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Ryan has a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri – Columbia (Mizzou) in Management and an MBA-Accounting from Lindenwood University. He has worked in healthcare for the last 10 years in the areas of Finance, Reporting, and Analytics. He and his wife Sara live in St. Peters, MO with their 3 kids (2 boys and 1 girl). They enjoy watching the kids play sports, traveling, and spending their summers boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Tammy Woodside

Accounts Payable
Manager

Tammy joined Oral Surgery Partners in December 2020 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and in May 2022 was appointed to Accounts Payable Manager. She oversees the vendor payments and expense reimbursements for OSP and its growing number of practices. She has over 20 years of experience in various roles within accounting departments.

Tammy and her husband have two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family.

ANDI Moore

Billing Manager

Andi started with Midwest Oral Surgery in 2011.  She transitioned to Oral Surgery Partners as the Billing Department Lead in 2019 and was promoted to Billing Manager in September 2021.  Her responsibilities are management of the Revenue Cycle team for the Missouri and Indiana locations. Her main goal is to help others navigate the difficult and often confusing world of insurance billing. 

Andi has worked in the healthcare industry for over 21 years. Prior to joining OSP, she has had various clinical and administrative roles including Surgical Assistant, Medical Records, Coding, and Billing.

Andi and her husband Jody have two grown children and two grandchildren. They enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

KEITH A. CAMPBELL​, MBA

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE CYCLE

Before joining OSP, Keith spent nearly 30 years working for private practices and multi-site health care facilities in various operating roles, including: Practice Administrator, Executive Director, and most recently, Director of revenue Cycle for the Kansas City Orthopaedic institute and Alliance. Throughout his career, he has focused on process improvement, workflows, and policies.

Keith has a BS in Accounting as a scholar athlete at Fontbonne University, and an MBA from St. Louis University. He also holds a Certified Revenue Cycle certificate (CRCR) from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. (HFMA)

Keith and his wife Stephanie have 4 kids (1 girl and 3 boys). In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his kids for competitions and sporting events, refereeing soccer, watching baseball, and fishing.

Operations

Dawn Vanderlinden

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Dawn is a servant leader with an impassioned commitment to provider collaboration and team engagement resulting in a great patient experience.  With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, she brings an extensive level of knowledge related to the operational aspects of multi-state, multi-site management companies.  As Chief Operating Officer, Dawn will drive operating strategies and transformation roadmaps that enhance organizational agility, efficiency, profitability, and effectiveness while maintaining a positive and collaborative environment. 

Dawn completed coursework in Business Management at Trocaire College and an Executive Leadership Course at Harvard Business School.  She and her husband Tom, have 2 grown daughters.  Outside of work, she enjoys reading, sports, live music events, and mentoring young professionals. 

CORY WELKER, MBA

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS FOR EASTERN MISSOURI

Cory is the operations “quarterback” who works with—and advocates for—OSP’s physicians who practice within the eastern part of Missouri. These practices include Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rolla Oral Surgery, Columbia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Show-Me Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. He oversees nearly every day-to-day aspect of our doctor’s practices, making sure they all have what they need to focus on their specialty.

Cory graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a master’s degree in business administration, emphasis in healthcare administration. He also obtained his CMPE (Certified Medical Practice Executive) designation through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Dr. Parsons recruited Cory right out of college to work for his practice, Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He’s served as Practice Administrator ever since.

During his time at Midwest Oral Surgery, he’s helped grow the practice from two locations to six—from a staff of only about a dozen to nearly eighty.

Cory and his team have built systems and procedures to allow their doctors to thrive. Now, he leverages all of these tools to help grow oral surgery practices around the US.

Cory is married—he and his wife Ann Marie have two sons. He spends his free time keeping up with his sons’ extra-curricular activities.

Cory and Ann Marie are strong supporters of their local church as well as the Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis.

Erica McLaughlin, MBA

Regional Director of Operations for the Southeastern US

Erica joined OSP in November 2021 as the Regional Director of Operations for the Southeastern U.S. She currently supports our groups in North and South Carolina including Greenville Oral Surgery Partners, Summerville Oral Surgery, and Carolina Surgical Arts. These three groups account for 7 of the OSP locations.

Before joining OSP, Erica spent her career managing and supporting privately owned, multi-site dental practices, including two start-ups. She earned her undergraduate degree in Professional and Technical Writing for Business at the University of South Florida, and later completed her MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management at Walden University. With twenty years of combined management and dynamic dental experience it made for a seamless transition into the world of oral surgery.

Erica is originally from outside Philadelphia, but now lives outside Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Mike and their two boys. When she’s not busy leading administrative teams or heading up clinical projects, Erica loves to spend time with her family by their pool or traveling.

Leigh Slavens

Regional Director of Operations

In August of 2020, Leigh Slavens joined Oral Surgery Partners as Regional Director over Illinois where she
oversees the day-to-day operations of all practices in that location. She brings 18 years of oral surgery
experience to her position.

Prior to joining Oral Surgery Partners, she served as Practice Administrator for Associated Oral &
Maxillofacial surgeons where she was instrumental in helping to grow the practice from one location to
three. She was also an integral part of assisting the surgeons to keep the practice forward thinking by staying on top of technological advances, creating a patient focused employee culture, as well
introducing new employee roles and concepts to the offices to keep the practice running efficiently.

Leigh is a long-time member of the Society of OMS Administrators where she enjoys networking with
other oral surgery administrators to learn about concepts she can bring back to her practice and her
position.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and attending
music concerts.

CAROLINE LOPES

Regional Director of Operations

Caroline joined OSP in April 2022 as Regional Director over the Northeast region, which includes four locations in New Jersey. Caroline oversees the day-to-day operations of all of those offices. She brings over 17 years of experience in the dental industry to her position.

Prior to joining OSP, Caroline served as Practice Administrator at Hudson OS, where she gained extensive experience in practice management and built a strong business. Her leadership skills, coupled with her dedication to providing exceptional patient care, have made her a valuable addition to the OSP team.

Caroline is an active member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM), which provides her with a network of professionals in the dental industry and access to valuable resources to help her excel in her role as Regional Director.

In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and volunteering in her community.

DANIEL TACKLING

Regional Director of Operations

In August 2022, Daniel Tackling joined Oral Surgery Partners as the Regional Director of Operations for the Southern Market. This includes oversight in the states of Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Prior to joining Oral Surgery Partners, he served in the role as Chief Operating Officer for Associated Oral & Implant Surgeons (AOIS), helping the practice achieve significant growth over a five-year period as it became one of the largest in the state of Tennessee. Prior to AOIS, Daniel worked for a large healthcare system in a variety of roles supporting the development of major hospital service lines, and quality improvement. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in management from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A) from East Tennessee University. He holds a professional certification as a Master Examiner through the state’s Malcolm Baldrige program and a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (C.H.F.P.) through the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Outside of work, Daniel is involved in the community, serving as a Board Member for the Johnson City Development Authority (JCDA), Professional Advisory Committee for East Tennessee State University’s Health Services Management & Policy program, and several other local boards. He and his wife, Lenora, have four children – Emerson, Heidi, Jules, and Harrison – who love sports, travelling, and being involved in the church.

TANYA BRUNDIGE, MBA

DIRECTOR OF PRACTICE INTEGRATION

Before joining OSP Tanya spent a decade working in the dental care industry supporting dental practices with office and multi-site level management for private and DSO markets. Tanya has had great success managing multi-office dental practices ensuring high quality care standards for patients. Her focus on providing exceptional service, achieving significant growth, as well as her expertise in operations are a great support to our OSP team.

Tanya received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Concordia, Austin TX. She then returned to Concordia to receive her MBA.

Tanya is married and in her free time enjoys family game nights, traveling, and cooking.

LINDA MCCUNE, CPCO, CHC

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Linda joined Midwest Oral Surgery in January 2015. Linda served as a Lead surgical assistant and guided her team on the day-to-day operations of the oral surgery practice. Linda is a self-motivated, organized professional with over 15 years of dental experience. Linda has a proven history of delivering high-level detailed patient care and maximizing patient satisfaction by providing thorough and skilled patient care. She is known for her excellent bedside manner and charismatic nature.

Linda joined Oral Surgery Partners in June 2022 as the Compliance Manager. She is responsible for developing and leading our comprehensive compliance program to ensure our organization meets all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. She is responsible for implementing effective policies and procedures at all levels of the organization. This includes writing and updating annual compliance plans, establishing in-depth training, communicating changes, and creating mechanisms to report possible violations. She keeps senior management, board members, and the oral surgery team members up to date on compliance and risk matters. She is also well-versed in ethics standards, OSHA, HIPAA, and workplace safety.

Linda is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.

Linda and her three children love to spend their free time outdoors, boating, fishing, camping, and watching their children play sports.

MATT MEYER, MBA/MIM

Vice President OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Matt joined Oral Surgery Partners in August 2020.  He oversees all IT responsibilities within the organization and is a driving force in support of the company’s growth.  He leverages technology to fuel the clinical practices and provide innovative solutions to support our employee and patient experiences.  Prior to entering his current role, Matt oversaw the end-to-end running, monitoring, and maintenance of Fortune 500 IT software development and systems operations, as well as critical infrastructure platforms.  

In his free time, Matt enjoys various events, DIY projects, and spending time outdoors.

Human Resources

JESSICA L. SICKMEIER, MBA

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Jessica is a dynamic and accomplished human resources executive with a proven track record in strategic human resources.  With an unwavering passion for fostering organizational excellence through its most valuable asset – its people – Jessica has consistently demonstrated an ability to lead, innovate, and drive impactful change.

With over two decades of experience in the field of human resources, Jessica has honed her expertise in aligning HR initiatives with business objectives to achieve sustainable growth and success.  Her strategic mindset and forward-thinking approach have led to the development of progressive talent management strategies, robust employee engagement programs, and a culture of inclusivity and diversity.

Throughout her career, Jessica has successfully spearheaded complex organizational transformations, including mergers and acquisitions, cultural integration initiatives, and large-scale change management programs.  As Chief Human Resources Officer, she will drive Oral Surgery Partners’ success by nurturing our people to create an environment where innovation, collaboration, and professional growth flourish. 

Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on global leadership. She and her husband, Steve, have two grown sons.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new cuisines, entertaining friends, and spending time with her family. 

AMANDA LEFEBVRE, SHRM-SCP

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

As Director of Human Resources, Amanda manages the relationship between surgeons and their employees. She’s also an expert in the laws that govern employment practices and help protect a practice.

Amanda helps with recruiting, onboarding and the full employment lifecycle while maintaining the “human touch” to employee relationships as a partner practice increases in size and scale.

Amanda graduated magna cum laude from American InterContinental University with a BBA in Organizational Psychology and Development.

She’s also certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), having worked as HR Manager and Contract Manager at a large St. Louis-based technology company.

She formalized Midwest Oral Surgery’s HR department-implemented its current HRIS/payroll system, and created a partnership with a new insurance broker to better serve the practice.

Amanda and her husband Mathieu have three daughters. She spends most of her free time with her family (her “other full-time job”).

Michael Parsons, DDS Chief Surgical Officer at Oral Surgery Partners

MICHAEL PARSONS, DDS

CHIEF SURGICAL OFFICER

He studied Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. There, he specialized in maxillofacial reconstruction, facial trauma, general anesthesia, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also completed a fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Parsons is:

Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Past president of the St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
An evaluator for the State of Missouri in office-based anesthesia
Dr. Parsons built his practice from the ground up, growing it to six locations throughout the St. Louis area. As the practice grew, he learned how to “take back his specialty” by hiring a team of business development experts. Together, they perfected the administrative and marketing side of the practice. With his team in place, he had more time to do the work he loved best.

Now, through Oral Surgery Partners, Dr. Parsons brings his team of experts and the systems they’ve developed to other oral surgeons like himself.

When he’s not in surgery, Dr. Parsons fills his free time with activities he loves. On weekends, he’ll go fly-fishing, boating, or hiking with his lovely wife, Georgia. He’s also a private pilot. His ability to fly allows him to serve as a volunteer for Wings of Hope, a non-profit organization that arranges free air travel for medical purposes.

John Cline, MBA, CPA Chief Executive Officer at Oral Surgery Partners

JOHN W. CLINE​, MBA, CPA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Before joining OSP, John spent nearly 30 years working for private equity-backed multisite health care companies in various operating roles, including: CEO of STX Healthcare (40+ office DSO), Founder and CEO of Community Hospices of America (25 location hospice), Co-Founder and CEO of Viva Health (health plan), and Executive Chairman of Hospice Partners of America (22 location hospice).

John holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler and a BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama and is a CPA and a Certified Compliance Executive (CCE).

John and his wife Linda have 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls). In his free time, he enjoys travel, hunting, fishing, college football and supporting Linda in her passion for dog rescue.

Gary Weller the Chief Development Officer at Oral Surgery Partners

GARY WELLER

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

As Chief Development Officer, Gary is extensively involved with our business development department working on mergers and acquisitions and the integrations thereof.

Gary graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a BSBA with a major in Accounting. His first job after college was with Price Waterhouse where he specialized in acquisitive manufacturing, retail, banking, and healthcare clients.

Through the next phases of his career, Gary mastered overseeing the merger and acquisition process while in general management, financial and operational roles. He learned how to take businesses and help them scale quickly and profitably through a combination of great decisions and solid systems.

His experience extended through his work with several organizations, including private equity and private equity backed companies where he led the organizations growth and eventually through very successful sales and IPOs.

Now, as Chief Development Officer of Oral Surgery Partners, Gary helps oral surgeons become more profitable while scaling up. His passion is for physicians: To help them grow their practices without sacrificing their quality of life—or the quality of their work.

He and his wife Beth have one daughter and two sons. In his free time, Gary enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, hunting, fishing, and skiing.

Steve Nettler the vice president, market development and surgeon recruitment lead/clinical liaison at Oral Surgery Partners

STEVE NETTLER

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND SURGEON RECRUITMENT / LEAD CLINICAL LIAISON

Steve has built and leads our Market Development and Marketing Team where he is responsible for developing and creating original, cutting-edge strategies aiding our surgical partners to grow successfully in their respective markets. Steve also leads our “Best in Class” Residency Development Program.


Steve graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a BSBA in both Marketing and Management of an Organizational Behavior.

He is Licensed and Board Certified in Dental Technology, has worked as a Dental Technician/General Manger, a dental implant representative, and as a Regional Sales Manager for two major, global dental implant manufacturers.

He started with Dr. Parsons at Midwest Oral Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery in 2018. Through OSP, he now serves our partners using the same successful strategy and systems he has developed to help grow Midwest Oral Surgery.

He and his wife, Laura have four children. Steve and Laura enjoy spending time with family, attending sporting events, concerts, fishing, and the great outdoors.

David Christian the Director of Market Development at Oral Surgery Partners

DAVE CHRISTIAN

DIRECTOR OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT

As a member of the business development team, Dave partners with Steve Nettler to initiate and manage the relationship of prospective surgeons as they go through the partnership process. Additionally, he is responsible for marketing, referral network growth, and an integral part of the OSP Resident University Development Program.

Dave graduated from Lindenwood University with a BSBA in Communication and Public Relations.

He has worked in business development for 25 years with more than 10 years specifically in the oral surgery market. He has extensive sales and leadership experience with two major dental implant manufacturers.

Since joining Oral Surgery Partners in early 2020, Dave enjoys serving our surgeons and developing systems to ensure our referrals and our patients have the best experience possible.

Dave and his wife Ellen have 3 children. He enjoys spending free time with his family, fishing, camping, and cooking/barbecuing.

Brent Larson, Regional Manager of Business Development and Clinical Liaison at Oral Surgery Partners

BRENT LARSON

DIRECTOR OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT

As a member of the business development team, Brent is responsible for marketing, referral network growth, and an integral part of the OSP Resident University Development Program.

Brent graduated from Mankato State University with a BS in Manufacturing Engineering.

He has worked in business development for 27 years with 10 years specifically in the oral surgery industry. He has extensive sales and leadership experience with two major dental implant manufacturers.

Brent joined Oral Surgery partners in May of 2022.

Brent and his wife Laurie have 2 children. He enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and watching his kids play sports.

Charles Williams, MBA the Director of Partnership Development at Oral Surgery Partners

CHARLES WILLIAMS, MBA

VICE PRESIDENT OF PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Charles serves as the Vice President of Partnership Development focusing on all Mergers & Acquisition initiatives for OSP. In this role, he is responsible for the identification and development of acquisition targets, underwriting and preparing support documentation, and leading the overall execution of acquisitions. Prior to joining OSP, he led the M&A team for U.S. Renal Care, a private equity backed dialysis company.

Charles earned his Bachelor of Business Administration as well as his MBA from Lipscomb University where he was also a member of the baseball team.

He and his wife Mackenzie have two children. In his free time, Charles enjoys spending time with family, playing golf, going to the beach, fishing, and exercising.

TYLER CAIN

Vice President of Partnership Development

As Vice President of Partnership Development, Tyler supports Mergers & Acquisitions initiatives for OSP. 

Tyler brings 15 years of investing and operating experience, having worked at a New York-based hedge fund; at Pamlico Capital, a middle-market private equity fund in Charlotte, North Carolina; and at an investment bank. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer of Pacesetter Health, a private equity backed lower extremity care company.

Tyler earned his B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

He and his wife Elizabeth have one son. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling, watching sports and attending concerts. 

 

Dan Wiograd, CPA the Vice-President of Finance at Oral Surgery Partners

DAN WINOGRAD, CPA

VICE-PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Dan joined Oral Surgery Partners in 2022. Dan draws from deep, diverse, and dynamic experiences held in financial leadership roles at companies in various industries of varying sizes over the last nearly three decades. He is a results-oriented, hands-on leader with proven successes in designing and implementing innovative solutions for internal and external customers. He is talented at influencing change across the enterprise and highly motivated and resourceful in problem-solving, communication and collaboration. His entrepreneur-spirit coupled with fundamental curiosity, lean Six-Sigma training and desire to make an impact, has saved millions of dollars in wastes and inefficiencies. He is deeply experienced in auditing, cost reduction, change management, risk management, reporting and project management.

Dan graduated from Truman State University with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration (Management) degree. He earned his CPA immediately after. He resides in St. Louis with his wife Melanie and three kids. He enjoys spending time with family traveling, skiing, coaching his kids’ teams, and playing most sports.

Sean Conlin a Senior Financial Analyst at Oral Surgery Partners

SEAN P. CONLIN

Senior Financial Analyst

As a Senior Financial Analyst, Sean analyzes data to establish actionable insights for management. Sean is a key contributor towards mergers and acquisitions.

Sean graduated as a scholar athlete from Saint Louis University with a BS in Economics and continues his education as a Professional MBA candidate at Saint Louis University.

Sean joined Oral Surgery Partners in August of 2019.

Sean and his wife enjoy spending time outdoors and taking weekend trips to the lake.

Ryan Wiedman, MBA the Director of Business Analytics at Oral Surgery Partners

RYAN WIEDMAN, MBA

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS

Ryan has a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri – Columbia (Mizzou) in Management and an MBA-Accounting from Lindenwood University. He has worked in healthcare for the last 10 years in the areas of Finance, Reporting, and Analytics. He and his wife Sara live in St. Peters, MO with their 3 kids (2 boys and 1 girl). They enjoy watching the kids play sports, traveling, and spending their summers boating at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Tammy Woodside an accounts payable manager at Oral Surgery Partners

Tammy Woodside

Accounts Payable Manager

Tammy joined Oral Surgery Partners in December 2020 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and in May 2022 was appointed to Accounts Payable Manager. She oversees the vendor payments and expense reimbursements for OSP and its growing number of practices. She has over 20 years of experience in various roles within accounting departments.

Tammy and her husband have two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Andi Moore a billing manager at Oral Surgery Partners

ANDI MOORE

Billing Manager

Andi started with Midwest Oral Surgery in 2011.  She transitioned to Oral Surgery Partners as the Billing Department Lead in 2019 and was promoted to Billing Manager in September 2021.  Her responsibilities are management of the Revenue Cycle team for the Missouri and Indiana locations. Her main goal is to help others navigate the difficult and often confusing world of insurance billing. 

Andi has worked in the healthcare industry for over 21 years. Prior to joining OSP, she has had various clinical and administrative roles including Surgical Assistant, Medical Records, Coding, and Billing.

Andi and her husband Jody have two grown children and two grandchildren. They enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Keith Campbell, MBA the Director of Revenue Cycle

KEITH A. CAMPBELL, MBA

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE CYCLE

Before joining OSP, Keith spent nearly 30 years working for private practices and multi-site health care facilities in various operating roles, including: Practice Administrator, Executive Director, and most recently, Director of revenue Cycle for the Kansas City Orthopaedic institute and Alliance. Throughout his career, he has focused on process improvement, workflows, and policies.

Keith has a BS in Accounting as a scholar athlete at Fontbonne University, and an MBA from St. Louis University. He also holds a Certified Revenue Cycle certificate (CRCR) from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. (HFMA)

Keith and his wife Stephanie have 4 kids (1 girl and 3 boys). In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his kids for competitions and sporting events, refereeing soccer, watching baseball, and fishing.

DAWN VANDERLINDEN

Chief Operating Officer

Dawn is a servant leader with an impassioned commitment to provider collaboration and team engagement resulting in a great patient experience.  With over 30 years of experience in the dental industry, she brings an extensive level of knowledge related to the operational aspects of multi-state, multi-site management companies.  As Chief Operating Officer, Dawn will drive operating strategies and transformation roadmaps that enhance organizational agility, efficiency, profitability, and effectiveness while maintaining a positive and collaborative environment. 

Dawn completed coursework in Business Management at Trocaire College and an Executive Leadership Course at Harvard Business School.  She and her husband Tom, have 2 grown daughters.  Outside of work, she enjoys reading, sports, live music events, and mentoring young professionals. 

Cory Welker, MBA Senior Vice-President of clinical operations for Eastern Missouri at Oral Surgery Partners

CORY WELKER, MBA

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS FOR EASTERN MISSOURI

Cory is the operations “quarterback” who works with—and advocates for—OSP’s physicians who practice within the eastern part of Missouri. These practices include Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rolla Oral Surgery, Columbia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Show-Me Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. He oversees nearly every day-to-day aspect of our doctor’s practices, making sure they all have what they need to focus on their specialty.

Cory graduated from Southeast Missouri State with a master’s degree in business administration, emphasis in healthcare administration. He also obtained his CMPE (Certified Medical Practice Executive) designation through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Dr. Parsons recruited Cory right out of college to work for his practice, Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He’s served as Practice Administrator ever since.

During his time at Midwest Oral Surgery, he’s helped grow the practice from two locations to six—from a staff of only about a dozen to nearly eighty.

Cory and his team have built systems and procedures to allow their doctors to thrive. Now, he leverages all of these tools to help grow oral surgery practices around the US.

Cory is married—he and his wife Ann Marie have two sons. He spends his free time keeping up with his sons’ extra-curricular activities.

Cory and Ann Marie are strong supporters of their local church as well as the Adoptive Care Coalition of St. Louis.

Erica McLaughlin, MBA Regional Director for the Southeastern US at Oral Surgery Partners

ERICA MCLAUGHLIN, MBA

Regional Director of Operations for the Southeastern US

Erica joined OSP in November 2021 as the Regional Director of Operations for the Southeastern U.S. She currently supports our groups in North and South Carolina including Greenville Oral Surgery Partners, Summerville Oral Surgery, and Carolina Surgical Arts. These three groups account for 7 of the OSP locations.

Before joining OSP, Erica spent her career managing and supporting privately owned, multi-site dental practices, including two start-ups. She earned her undergraduate degree in Professional and Technical Writing for Business at the University of South Florida, and later completed her MBA with a specialization in Healthcare Management at Walden University. With twenty years of combined management and dynamic dental experience it made for a seamless transition into the world of oral surgery.

Erica is originally from outside Philadelphia, but now lives outside Greenville, South Carolina with her husband Mike and their two boys. When she’s not busy leading administrative teams or heading up clinical projects, Erica loves to spend time with her family by their pool or traveling.

Leigh Slavens the Regional Director of Operations at Oral Surgery Partners

Leigh Slavens

Regional Director of Operations

In August of 2020, Leigh Slavens joined Oral Surgery Partners as Regional Director over Illinois where she oversees the day-to-day operations of all practices in that location. She brings 18 years of oral surgery experience to her position.

Prior to joining Oral Surgery Partners, she served as Practice Administrator for Associated Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons where she was instrumental in helping to grow the practice from one location to three. She was also an integral part of assisting the surgeons to keep the practice forward thinking by staying on top of technological advances, creating a patient focused employee culture, as well introducing new employee roles and concepts to the offices to keep the practice running efficiently.

Leigh is a long-time member of the Society of OMS Administrators where she enjoys networking with other oral surgery administrators to learn about concepts she can bring back to her practice and her
position.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, and attending music concerts.

CAROLINE LOPES

Regional Director of Operations

Caroline joined OSP in April 2022 as Regional Director over the Northeast region, which includes four locations in New Jersey. Caroline oversees the day-to-day operations of all of those offices. She brings over 17 years of experience in the dental industry to her position.

Prior to joining OSP, Caroline served as Practice Administrator at Hudson OS, where she gained extensive experience in practice management and built a strong business. Her leadership skills, coupled with her dedication to providing exceptional patient care, have made her a valuable addition to the OSP team.

Caroline is an active member of the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM), which provides her with a network of professionals in the dental industry and access to valuable resources to help her excel in her role as Regional Director.

In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and volunteering in her community.

DANIEL TACKLING

Regional Director of Operations 

In August 2022, Daniel Tackling joined Oral Surgery Partners as the Regional Director of Operations for the Southern Market. This includes oversight in the states of Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.

Prior to joining Oral Surgery Partners, he served in the role as Chief Operating Officer for Associated Oral & Implant Surgeons (AOIS), helping the practice achieve significant growth over a five-year period as it became one of the largest in the state of Tennessee. Prior to AOIS, Daniel worked for a large healthcare system in a variety of roles supporting the development of major hospital service lines, and quality improvement. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in management from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, and a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A) from East Tennessee University. He holds a professional certification as a Master Examiner through the state’s Malcolm Baldrige program and a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (C.H.F.P.) through the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Outside of work, Daniel is involved in the community, serving as a Board Member for the Johnson City Development Authority (JCDA), Professional Advisory Committee for East Tennessee State University’s Health Services Management & Policy program, and several other local boards. He and his wife, Lenora, have four children – Emerson, Heidi, Jules, and Harrison – who love sports, travelling, and being involved in the church.

Tanya Brundige, MBA a Director of Practice Integration at Oral Surgery Partners

TANYA BRUNDIGE, MBA

DIRECTOR OF PRACTICE INTEGRATION

Before joining OSP Tanya spent a decade working in the dental care industry supporting dental practices with office and multi-site level management for private and DSO markets. Tanya has had great success managing multi-office dental practices ensuring high quality care standards for patients. Her focus on providing exceptional service, achieving significant growth, as well as her expertise in operations are a great support to our OSP team.

Tanya received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Concordia, Austin TX. She then returned to Concordia to receive her MBA.

Tanya is married and in her free time enjoys family game nights, traveling, and cooking.

Linda McCune, CPCO, CHC a Compliance Manager at Oral Surgery Partners

LINDA MCCUNE, CPCO, CHC

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Linda joined Midwest Oral Surgery in January 2015. Linda served as a Lead surgical assistant and guided her team on the day-to-day operations of the oral surgery practice. Linda is a self-motivated, organized professional with over 15 years of dental experience. Linda has a proven history of delivering high-level detailed patient care and maximizing patient satisfaction by providing thorough and skilled patient care. She is known for her excellent bedside manner and charismatic nature.

Linda joined Oral Surgery Partners in June 2022 as the Compliance Manager. She is responsible for developing and leading our comprehensive compliance program to ensure our organization meets all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. She is responsible for implementing effective policies and procedures at all levels of the organization. This includes writing and updating annual compliance plans, establishing in-depth training, communicating changes, and creating mechanisms to report possible violations. She keeps senior management, board members, and the oral surgery team members up to date on compliance and risk matters. She is also well-versed in ethics standards, OSHA, HIPAA, and workplace safety.

Linda is a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.

Linda and her three children love to spend their free time outdoors, boating, fishing, camping, and watching their children play sports.

Matt Meyer, MBA/MIM Director of information technology at Oral Surgery Partners

MATT MEYER, MBA/MIM

VICE PRESIDENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Matt brings more than 20 years of experience in multiple fields of information technology and strategic leadership. In his capacity with Oral Surgery Partners, he is responsible for all technology initiatives within the organization. He has broad experience in setting priorities and direction in the areas of project management, cyber security, network operations, infrastructure management, internal service delivery, application acquisitions, software development, telephony and communications, and business continuity as a part of disaster recovery.

This includes policy development, technical analysis, assessments, strategic direction, standards development, and hands on support of individual business initiatives.

Matt has a diverse background in leading high performing organizations in both Fortune 500 and small private business sectors. He earned dual Masters degrees(MBA/MIM) from Washington University in St. Louis as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Matt has three children and enjoys spending time with their activities, soccer, and DIY projects.

JESSICA L. SICKMEIER, MBA

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jessica is a dynamic and accomplished human resources executive with a proven track record in strategic human resources.  With an unwavering passion for fostering organizational excellence through its most valuable asset – its people – Jessica has consistently demonstrated an ability to lead, innovate, and drive impactful change.

With over two decades of experience in the field of human resources, Jessica has honed her expertise in aligning HR initiatives with business objectives to achieve sustainable growth and success.  Her strategic mindset and forward-thinking approach have led to the development of progressive talent management strategies, robust employee engagement programs, and a culture of inclusivity and diversity.

Throughout her career, Jessica has successfully spearheaded complex organizational transformations, including mergers and acquisitions, cultural integration initiatives, and large-scale change management programs.  As Chief Human Resources Officer, she will drive Oral Surgery Partners’ success by nurturing our people to create an environment where innovation, collaboration, and professional growth flourish. 

Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on global leadership. She and her husband, Steve, have two grown sons.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new cuisines, entertaining friends, and spending time with her family. 

Amanda Lefebvre, SHRM-SCP the Director of Human Resources at Oral Surgery Partners

AMANDA LEFEBVRE, SHRM-SCP

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

As Director of Human Resources, Amanda manages the relationship between surgeons and their employees. She’s also an expert in the laws that govern employment practices and help protect a practice.

Amanda helps with recruiting, onboarding and the full employment lifecycle while maintaining the “human touch” to employee relationships as a partner practice increases in size and scale.

Amanda graduated magna cum laude from American InterContinental University with a BBA in Organizational Psychology and Development.

She’s also certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), having worked as HR Manager and Contract Manager at a large St. Louis-based technology company.

She formalized Midwest Oral Surgery’s HR department-implemented its current HRIS/payroll system, and created a partnership with a new insurance broker to better serve the practice.

Amanda and her husband Mathieu have three daughters. She spends most of her free time with her family (her “other full-time job”).

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He studied Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. There, he specialized in maxillofacial reconstruction, facial trauma, general anesthesia, bone grafting, and dental implants. He also completed a fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Parsons is:

Diplomate in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Past president of the St. Louis Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
An evaluator for the State of Missouri in office-based anesthesia
Dr. Parsons built his practice from the ground up, growing it to six locations throughout the St. Louis area. As the practice grew, he learned how to “take back his specialty” by hiring a team of business development experts. Together, they perfected the administrative and marketing side of the practice. With his team in place, he had more time to do the work he loved best.

Now, through Oral Surgery Partners, Dr. Parsons brings his team of experts and the systems they’ve developed to other oral surgeons like himself.

When he’s not in surgery, Dr. Parsons fills his free time with activities he loves. On weekends, he’ll go fly-fishing, boating, or hiking with his lovely wife, Georgia. He’s also a private pilot. His ability to fly allows him to serve as a volunteer for Wings of Hope, a non-profit organization that arranges free air travel for medical purposes.

Christine Mark, MBA the Marketing Manager at Oral Surgery Partners

CHRISTINE VANCIL, MBA

MARKETING MANAGER

Christine manages the marketing efforts for OSP and it’s growing number of practices around the country. She facilitates branding, websites, social media, reputation management, blogs, advertising, special events, and much more. Working closely with local marketing representatives, practice managers, and the business development team we aim to provide OSP practices the best possible support in the industry.

Before joining OSP Christine worked in the health care field for over 25 years in business development, marketing, and management. She managed mental health practices for the past 17 years developing and executing marketing, sales, and operations initiatives that increased staff and revenue generated.

She received her MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, MO and her BA from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.

Christine has two adult children, two dogs, and a desert tortoise. She resides in Arizona and St. Louis with her partner Jason, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, bouldering, and visiting national and state parks.

David Andres, MA, MS the Chief Financial Officer at Oral Surgery Partners

DAVID ANDREWS​, MA, MS

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David previously furthered the mission of Compassus for more than a decade. He contributed to growing the organization from serving 20 markets to 200 markets in 30 states with 6,000 colleagues and expanding services beyond hospice to include palliative care, home health and infusion therapy.

David started his career with EY. He also served in the United States Army.

David earned a Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science in Health Policy & Management from Harvard University.

David and his wife, Mary Ellen, have a daughter. They enjoy college sports and travel.

Mary Fenlon the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Oral Surgery Partners

MARY FENLON

VICE-PRESIDENT, FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS

Mary joined Oral Surgery Partners in March 2020 as the Financial Controller and was appointed Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis role in August 2022. Her responsibilities are financial reporting and corporate financial planning and analysis.

Prior to joining OSP, Mary held various increasing roles of responsibility in accounting and finance in the healthcare, manufacturing, and real estate industries.

Mary received her BSBA – Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She began her career with Deloitte and earned her CPA in the State of Missouri. Mary and her husband Greg have two grown sons and a school aged daughter. In her free time, she enjoys running, watching her daughter play sports, annual family ski trips and college football games with the family.

Jin Ray, MBA, MHA a regional director of operations at Oral Surgery Partners

JIM RAY, MBA, MHA

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Jim brings over 15 years of multi-site health care management experience to Oral Surgery Partners, plus over 30 years of working in the health care industry. He oversees the day-to-day operations of our locations in Indiana, Kansas, and Texas.

Prior to OSP, Jim spent two years developing an urgent care network for a major health system in
Michigan. Before that, he spent 15 years managing surgery centers and hospitals for two national
surgery center and hospital companies. Jim spent 20 years in the US Air Force as a Medical Service
Corps Officer.

He received his MBA and MHA from Penn State University.

Jim and his wife, Sharon, enjoy spending their spare time with their two sons and four grandchildren.

Emma Safford, SHRM-CP a Human Resources Generalist at Oral Surgery Partners

EMMA SAFFORD, SHRM-CP

 Human Resources Generalist

As Human Resources Generalist, Emma works alongside the Director of Human Resources in all aspects of the HR department, recruiting, onboarding, benefit enrollment, employee support, and so much more.

After graduating from dental assisting school, Emma worked full-time in general dentistry while obtaining her BS in Human Resources Management from Lindenwood University. Emma also has her professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Since joining OSP in the beginning of 2021, Emma has become an integral member of the organization. While supporting the entire administrative support office, Emma has enhanced the recruiting and onboarding processes and diligently tends to every request from OSP’s ever-growing team of employees. She has a passion for connecting with employees, compliance, and DE&I.

Emma and her husband, Justin, have a daughter. She spends her free time with her family and two dogs, enjoying hockey, hiking, and reading.

Jackie Endres Regional Director of Operations at Oral Surgery Partners

JACKIE ENDRES

Regional Director of Operations

Jackie is a Regional Director of Operations for OSP. She joined Valley Oral and Facial Surgery in March of 2016 as the Practice Manager of their two locations. In 2018 she quickly showed her leadership skills and took the lead with opening an additional location in Bismarck, ND and building out a new space in Fargo, ND. She was also an integral part in growing all three practices through implementation of marketing initiatives and technological advances within each practice. She currently oversees operations for all three locations.

Prior to joining Valley Oral & Facial Surgery, she was the controller of a regional division of a large agricultural company for 15 years. She earned her Bachelor of Accountancy from The University of North Dakota in 2007.  While Oral Surgery was completely new to her, she quickly showed that her forward thinking and management style would be a great fit for the group.

While not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Shaun and 3 children, taking in all their sporting events. She also enjoys spending time at their lake place.