Meet the Team

staff photo Karen – Front Office Coordinator

I started in the dental field in 1988 by helping my mom during the summers at the office she worked at. I fell in love with the opportunity to be a part of creating beautiful smiles and building relationships with our amazing family of patients. I was proud to join the Gechoff team in 2001. Dr. G. is an amazing orthodontist and a kind man. My team members are my family — we are all here because we love what we do and enjoy each other’s company. We have tons of fun!

Outside of orthodontics, I enjoy cooking and being at the beach. My favorite place to be is at home with my husband Rick and my two boys Jack and Ryan.

staff photoLaura – Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I have more than 30 years of experience in the dental field. Working as a registered dental assistant for most of that time helped give me the tools I needed to become a treatment coordinator. Now I have the opportunity to meet and educate so many wonderful patients and their families about the positive impact orthodontics can provide. The biggest reward in orthodontics is helping build lifelong confidence and self-esteem with beautiful smiles. I also enjoy being a part of this amazing, talented, and caring team that work together creating lifelong friendships and beautiful smiles!

Outside of work, I have many interests, such as cooking and anything that involves being outside. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and circle of friends.

staff photoJennifer – Front Office

I graduated from SDSU with a BS in business and entered the dental field in 2000. My goal at the front office is to provide a positive and welcoming experience every time our patients enter the office. The best part of my job is seeing our patients’ beautiful new smiles, and how happy and confident they are following orthodontic treatment. I’ve loved working with Dr. Gechoff and our team since joining them in 2018. They have a great reputation and pride themselves in providing the best orthodontic treatment and care for their patients from start to finish.

My family is the most important thing in my life! I enjoy spending my free time outdoors with by husband, son, and dog. We like to go hiking, boating, camping, and exercising. I also enjoy cooking and trying new restaurants.

staff photoMarytes – Scheduling Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

I attended Northwest College in Pomona, California, and joined the field of dentistry in 1988. I have wanted to work with Dr. Gechoff for a long time and finally got my wish in 2019! I’m very happy to be here, where I help run the front office, including scheduling appointments and answering phones.

My family is everything to me! My husband and I love spending time with our two kids, family, and friends. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and traveling.


staff photoTori – Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from dental assisting school in 1998 and have been working in the orthodontic field ever since! I joined Gechoff Orthodontics in 2004 as a clinical assistant. I love getting to know our amazing patients and their families, and seeing their beautiful smiles that we help to create. Our doctor and team are passionate about providing the best patient care around. We are a family and love to spend time together in and out of the office.

I grew up in Central California and moved to San Diego many years ago. My husband Ronnie and I have two amazing children: son Brewin and daughter Brynlie. During my free time, I enjoy cheering my children on in their various sports and spending time with friends and family camping and at the river. 

staff photoChristalin – Registered Dental Assistant

Prior to attending Grossmont ROP program, I was a receptionist at a dental office when I lived in Germany. That’s what sparked my interest in the dental field! After joining Gechoff Orthodontics in 2017, I serve as an X-ray technician and photograph our patients’ before and after pictures! The best part of my job is being able to see the transformation of a beautiful smile emerge in each of our patients. I also love that we are more of a family than we are “team members.” We all are in it for the same purpose and genuinely care about all our patients.

My Ohana (Hawaiian for family) is my everything! I have a spunky and outgoing daughter, Korie. We both love to dance hula, long days at the beach, and singing songs at the top of our lungs in the car.


staff photoLaurie – Registered Dental Assistant

I’ve worked in the orthodontic field for more than 30 years and have spent the about five here at Gechoff Orthodontics. Quality and attention to detail are just a few reasons I enjoy work here. We have a great friendly team and Dr. Gechoff is a fabulous orthodontist. I provide caring and compassionate patient care along with great customer service to all our wonderful patients. It’s a blessing to get to see how happy patients are with their smile results.

I was born and raised in San Diego. I’m married with two boys who have both completed college. I also have two dogs that keep me busy! I enjoy working out, hiking, bike riding, dancing, and living a healthy lifestyle. My favorite thing to do is plan new vacation destinations. I’m always looking for new places to go and visit!

staff photoSierra – Registered Dental Assistant

As a former patient of Dr. Gechoff’s. I had such a positive experience that it influenced my decision to become a dental assistant. Best decision I ever made! I graduated from the dental assisting program in 2014, and I knew that I wanted to start my career in orthodontics. What could be better than building relationships with patients and creating beautiful smiles that last a lifetime? Nothing, except working with this team. We all care about our patients and make sure they are all comfortable and happy!

I was born in Portland and moved to San Diego in 2005. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach with my dog Tux, and wedding planning with my fiancé!