Lauren, Patient Care Coordinator.
When you call our office, you’re greeted with a sweet voice. When you walk through the door, you’re greeted with a smiling face. As the ‘voice’ and the ‘face’ of Scott Ellard Dentistry, Lauren is the first and last person you see when you visit. She is helpful, cheerful, and always here to make you comfortable. A native of Kalamazoo, Lauren recently moved to Portage with her husband, Ryan. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2012 from Western Michigan University. Although art is her passion, she has always been interested in the healthcare field and was thrilled to join the team at Scott Ellard Dentistry. Lauren enjoys working in such a dynamic environment because it allows her to learn something new every day. She is eager to help those in need and loves to watch the amazing transformations. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys running – just ask her about her experience jogging with a big buck!
Vanessa, Marketing and Practice Administrator
Originally from “way up north”, Vanessa grew up in Gaylord, Michigan. She studied business at Lake Superior State University via North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan (even farther up north!) and would love to someday return to school to begin work on her MBA. Before working at Scott Ellard Dentistry, Vanessa was also in dental product sales. Working for an industry leader, she traveled all over the country attending trade shows and seminars. We feel fortunate to have Vanessa as part of the Scott Ellard Dentistry team. Vanessa manages our community outreach and marketing activities as well as interacts with patients. She loves getting to know patients on a personal level. Vanessa is also a member of the AADOM, American Association of Dental Office Managers. During her free time, she and her boyfriend Darek enjoy spending time in downtown Kalamazoo. They also love to attend concerts, music festivals, and visiting many of downtown Kalamazoo’s restaurants and breweries.