Meet The Orthodontic Team

West Des Moines, Iowa’s Favorite Orthodontics Office

Have you ever wanted to go somewhere where everybody knows your name? Walk through the doors at Stork Orthodontics in West Des Moines, Iowa (IA) and that is exactly what you’ll get. We know that you are the most important part of what we do. Each of our team members is excited to welcome you to the Stork Orthodontics family.

Our highly trained team works exceptionally hard to best serve you. Our team members consistently exceed the continuing education requirements to ensure the orthodontic treatment you receive is sensational.


Scheduling Coordinator

Melanie grew up in Des Moines and attended Iowa State University. She loves spending time with family and keeps busy travelling with her husband and two teenage daughters. In addition to rooting for the Cyclones and the Broncos, she enjoys cheering on her daughters at their cheerleading competitions around the country. She also loves animals including her two cats. Melanie has a passion for customer service and making others smile!


Scheduling Coordinator

Emma grew up in Des Moines and is the youngest of four children. She graduated from Roosevelt High School and studied business at Des Moines Area Community College. In her spare time she loves spending time with family (including her adorable cat, Shyla) and friends. She also loves to meet new people. Emma is happy to be part of an amazing team with GREAT patients!


Treatment Coordinator

Brooke was born in Georgia and grew up in Kentucky. She became interested in orthodontics after getting her own braces as an adult and spending time in the office. She enjoys spending time with her family including her two cats, Princess and Oliver. Brooke likes to cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and the Chicago Blackhawks. She also has a passion for trying new things and is obsessed with Dave Matthews Band!


Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah lives in Granger and received on the job training before receiving her dental assistant certification. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters and son; grilling and fishing. She is a (major) fan of Shinedown, the LA Chargers, and providing sensational Stork smiles.


Orthodontic Assistant

Maiya received on the job training before obtaining her dental assistant certification. She loves spending time with her family and fur babies. In her free time, Maiya enjoys going to Iowa Hawkeyes games and watching movies. Maiya also enjoys creating relationships with all of our amazing patients while she helps them achieve their sensational smiles!


Orthodontic Assistant

Margaret grew up in Houston, lived in North Carolina, then moved to West Des Moines in January. She obtained her BS from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). Margaret was recently married in October and has a dog, Cola, and a cat, Whiskey. Fun facts about Margaret: She loves to bake, her dad is her best friend, she is the only one in her family with red hair, and she loves to travel! And her friends at Stork Orthodontics love her awesome accent!


Orthodontic Assistant

Jazmine grew up in Illinois and completed the dental program at Triton College. She has a two year old daughter, Ava Ruth. Jazmine lives in Urbandale where she enjoys crafting and painting. She also has eight plants, and her collection is growing! Her favorite time of the year is fall when she can go to the pumpkin patch and eat apple cider donuts! One of her favorite things is traveling to Chicago and visiting family.


Orthodontic Assistant

Chloe comes to us from Alabama where she was born and raised. She recently moved to Bondurant in December of 2018. Her education includes an associates of science degree. Chloe and her husband, Tyler, have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Ethan. Her favorite animals are dogs, and they have a dog named Molly Mae. She is an adventure enthusiast and loves meeting people and trying new things! Some of her favorite things to do in her spare time are getting her nails done, cooking, and cheering for University of Alabama football (Roll Tide!).


Orthodontic Assistant

Katie grew up in the Quad Cities with her mom, Barb, and her three older brothers, Corey, Casey, and Kelly.  She attended Scott Community College.  She enjoys sports and spending time outside. In her free time she especially likes boating, kayaking, and going on adventures!   


Marketing Director

Jenna was born and raised in Illinois. She attended Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois for Dental Hygiene. After practicing hygiene for years, she began lecturing about dental risk factors to doctors and teams around the country and Canada. Orthodontics has become a passion of Jenna’s. She loves being a part of delivering sensational service and smiles that boosts patients’ confidence and truly changes their lives. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, trying new things and exploring Des Moines.


Marketing Assistant

Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Buena Vista University.  Her and her husband, Cody, have been married for three years and have a daughter, Theia.  They rescued their cat, Frank, from the Animal Rescue League.  Megan has previous experience as a marketing assistant and a center supervisor. She enjoys yoga, shopping, cooking, and water activities.



Executive Assistant

Dawn obtained a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University a master’s degree in library science from Iowa State University.  Her family includes her husband, Matt, and her basset hound, Dolly Mae.  In her spare time she enjoys nature walks, reading, and movies (especially in the horror genre).  Her favorite holiday is Halloween.