Katie Eastwood, our office manager, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She has six siblings, five of them being sisters. Katie went to Highland High School in Gilbert and graduated in 2000. She still lives in Gilbert with her husband of almost 9 years. They have a family of three girls, one of whom also attends Highland High School. Katie started in the dental field very shortly after graduation as a sterilization technician and found her passion. She then attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with a diploma in dental assisting. She worked as a dental assistant for a few years before she was crossed trained in the front office and is now an office manager. If you ask Katie why she loves working in the dental field, she will tell you that she “loves to assist patients in making them feel comfortable and knowing they are in good hands.” Katie’s main goal is to see every patient leave with a confident smile. When not at work you will find that Katie loves to spend her time with family, working out, and reading as many books as possible.
Veronica Gonzalez, our dental assistant, was born and raised in South Gate, California, where she attended United Education Institute in 2002. Veronica is very passionate not only about the dental field but in all areas of the medical field. In the summer of 2006 Veronica and her son started their journey to great state of Arizona. When you ask her why she is so passionate about working with patients, she will tell you that helping people is what motivates her to be great. She now resides in Mesa with her son where they love going to the park or spending time with family and friends or watching movies. She is grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the team at Kokopelli Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Our front desk assistant, Arielle, was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. In 2012, she and her family moved to Arizona and she has loved it here ever since. Arielle attended Carrington College for dental assisting school. She feels that she has found her passion working with patients. For the last 5 years, Arielle has worked with patients by helping them understand their insurance and assisting them with their treatment. If you ask Arielle why she loves working in the dental field, she will tell you it’s because she gets to build relationships with our patients everyday. When not at work she loves to be with her husband hiking, working out, or just being outdoors.