Front Office

Jami has been working with LifeSmiles Dental/ Westridge Dental Center since 1984. She is a wealth of knowledge especially regarding dental insurance and plays an integral role in keeping LifeSmiles Dental running smoothly. Jami is very knowledgeable in answering questions regarding those confusing dental insurance plans and assists with maximizing your insurance benefits.If you have insurance questions, Jami will find the answer. She is well known for her uplifting demeanor and enjoys helping patients have a pleasant dental experience.

Jami and her husband, Mike, have two adult children and three grandsons. She likes living on the lake, boating, walking and spending time with her family.


Cheri has worked at LifeSmiles Dental/ Westridge Dental Center since 1992.  As a veteran patient services representative she is eager to assist existing and new patients, and provide them with exceptional customer service. Cheri also handles many of the ins and outs of the daily schedule, insuring that the day runs smoothly. She greets you with a warm smile and is fully equipped to help you with scheduling, financials, and more.

Cheri and her husband, Brad, live in rural Fergus Falls.

Barb has been working at LifeSmiles Dental/Westridge Dental Center since 1988. Barb plays a vital role in overseeing and prescheduling your preventive care appointments as the office preventive care coordinator. Her quick wit and fun personality are enjoyed by all.

Barb and her husband, Rick, live on a farm southwest of Fergus Falls. They have three adult children and two granddaughters. Barb enjoys spending time with family and friends; reading; going to thrift stores, flea markets, and “junktiquing” shops.

Sherri and her bright smile have been greeting patients and scheduling appointments for LifeSmiles Dental since 2001. She enjoys the friendships she has developed with coworkers and enjoys working with all of our patients.

Sherri and her husband, Dean, live near Dalton. They have four married children and her family continues to grow with grandchildren.  Sherri enjoys spoiling her grandchildren, spending time with family and friends, motorcycling, camping, church activities, and flower gardening.

Ellie joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in March 2015 as a patient services representative. She has extensive experience in customer service and office administration. When you are visiting LifeSmiles, she will be happy to help schedule your appointments and answer general questions about your insurance. Ellie is well known for her cheerful presence and bright smile. She and her husband, Jesse, reside in Fergus Falls with their little boy, Liam.

“A person may forget what you did or what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel. I feel it is important that each patient I help knows that we appreciate their business and we are here to serve them and their dental needs.”

Sophia joined the LifeSmiles family in 2015. She grew up and graduated high school in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. After traveling abroad and living in Colorado for several years, Sophia returned to her home town to enjoy small town living.

Sophia brings managerial experience to the patient services team after managing an adult home health care facility. She loves helping others, enjoys working with a variety of people, and is always ready to greet you with a cheerful smile.

Sophia, her husband, and three children reside in Fergus Falls and enjoy being outdoors, reading, and playing games. They also enjoy frequenting the local parks and public library, dancing and listening to music.

Jan retired from the Minnesota Judicial Branch after a 36 year career.  She wanted to supplement her time with something fun so she joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in October 2016.  She is one of the cheerful smiles and helpful attitudes you will find at the front desk.  

Jan and her husband, Dave, live on Swan Lake.  They are the proud parents of three married sons and grandparents to nine grandchildren.  She enjoys time with her family, activities on the lake, sewing, reading, and traveling. 

Nicki joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2018. She has over twenty years of customer service experience and eagerly brings her smile every day. Aside from assisting you with your insurance and scheduling needs, she enjoys making people laugh and wants to make sure you have a great day. Nicki also owns the local business, Mimi Rae’s, and spends her spare time managing her product lines located at Beyond the Mitered Corners, The Boathouse in Battle Lake, and online.

Her husband, Dan, is a lieutenant on the Fergus Falls Fire department. Nicki and her family (Micah, Grace, and two dogs) are proud to be a fire-fighter family. She also keeps busy with her kids’ activities and hanging out with friends. Some of her favorite hobbies include re-purposing furniture, attending flea markets, playing bingo, traveling, and planning community events.

Nicki tries to live by a quote from Maya Angelou, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and how you do it.” She is proud to be a part of the LifeSmiles team and is ready to help you when you arrive.

Tommy joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2019 after moving to Fergus Falls area with his wife, Arriana. Tommy has a background in golf management and brings over twenty years of customer service experience to the patient services team. He has a diverse background working with exclusive golf communities and hotels in California, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina, and Montana. Tommy looks forward to helping you with your dental needs.

“I base my customer service on anticipating needs, being proactive, and being pleasant to customers, patients, and colleagues.”

Tommy enjoys fly fishing, golfing, camping, and hiking with his two huskies. His wife is a Fergus Falls native and works at                                                                       Lake Region Cancer and Research Center.

Ozzy joined the LifeSmiles Dental team in 2019 as an ambassador for the patient services department. He is here to help welcome and provide you with a smooth and comfortable experience upon your arrival. He has extensive experience providing customer service working in various industries throughout his career. Ozzy is well-known in the Fergus Falls community and wants to help you feel appreciated for choosing LifeSmiles Dental.

“I have been a patient here for over twenty years and have always been impressed by the high level of skill and professionalism shown by the doctors and technicians. I am thrilled to represent  LifeSmiles Dental in patient services and am here to assist you during the check in process.”

Ozzy lives in Fergus Falls with his wife, Milly. They love spending time with their daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. In his spare time, Ozzy, likes to read, watch old t.v. shows and movies, travel, and freelance as a drummer with area bands.