Meet the Business Team
Hi! I am April, the financial coordinator here at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group. I came to this office as a dental assistant in 2000, after some time in a family/cosmetic dental practice. I have always loved working with children and thought this would be a great fit for me. I spent my first couple of years here assisting, then worked into a front office position, and in May 2006 came to my current position for the office.
My husband and I were married in 2004, and we now have three children. A girl born in 2006, our son in 2008, and our youngest girl in October 2011. We love to travel, cook, and spend time with friends and family. I am also an avid baseball fan working on attending games in every major league park in the States. So far, I have been to ten!
Business Coordinator/Sedation Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Jessica. I've been a dental assistant since 1998. My career in dentistry started my senior year in high school. I worked after school as a part time assistant at a general practice. I soon realized that adult dentistry was not for me, but working with the kiddos in that office was a right fit! I was very lucky to find an assistant job at a pediatric office and worked there for 8 years before joining Drs. Liu, Lombardi and Quinby in 2006. Working with the patients, doctors and fellow co-workers in this practice has been amazing and I look forward to many more years.
Since joining Eastside Pediatric Dental Group I have expanded on my duties from dental assisting to business coordinator, sedation coordinator, and assisting the financial coordinator. I feel very lucky to have so many opportunities here for the office and taking care of any needs a patient may have. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter who participates in platform diving, choir, cheer and any other activity she can find! She keeps us going; you can find me knitting away at a project on the side lines of her events. When we aren't busy with her activities, I love working on Shutterfly projects, working in my yard, and reading!
Director of Finance
Hi! My name is Karen and I am the Business Manager at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group. I have worked for this office since 1997 and love it. Not only do I work for EPDG, but my boys have been patients here since 1995. Being an employee, I know the care that the doctors and staff take to stay up to date on the latest information and procedures. I feel confident that they have both received the best dental care around.
I am married and have two boys who keep me very busy. When I’m not working, I am spending time with my family either at one of the boys’ sporting events or musical events (they both sing, play instruments, and act!).
Hi, I’m Meagan Hawkes, a business coordinator here at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group. I started part time at the beginning of 2014 helping the office to go chartless. In April of 2014, I came on full time as a business coordinator at the front desk, please say hi when you’re in next!
I am married and we have three kids, two boys and a girl. We live in Renton. When we aren’t running around to all our kids activities, we like to go to our family cabin on a lake near Shelton. We also love to go skiing and enjoy being outdoors!
Hi! My name is Nicole, and I am one of the smiling faces that will greet you at the front desk here at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group. I started here as a three year old patient, graduated from the practice at sixteen, and have since interned during summers back from college. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University, it is a pleasure to now work here. I have loved coming here through all my stages of life, and am very excited to be back with such a wonderful group of doctors, team members, and patients!
Along with making a visit to the dentist a fun and positive experience, I have a passion for travel and food. In my spare time, you can find me exploring new restaurants, perusing quaint bookstores, or recipe testing in my home kitchen. I have been to 11 countries and counting, and love to engage new people, cultures, and cuisines.
Hi! My name is Penny and I love working here at Eastside Pediatric Dental Group welcoming families at check in and answering your questions! I started here in 2010 and really enjoy interacting with the families and making them feel comfortable.
My husband and I live in Kent and have two amazing girls, 12 years apart in age, and a Labradork named Bella—all keeping me wonderfully busy! I love spending time with my family, and my hobbies include collecting sea glass at the beach and adding to my awesome collection of city mugs from Starbucks!