Meet The Staff

     Many thanks to all the practitioners who have welcomed us into the Whatcom County dental community and allowed us to be a part of the care team for their patients. Special thanks to our amazing patients who have trusted us with their care over the past two years. We love being a part of this community and can’t wait to celebrate many more anniversaries over the years to come!

front office team

cora olsen, Treatment coordinator

Cora grew up in Wasilla, Alaska and recently moved to Bellingham in June of 2021. Although new to Washington state, they’ve fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest! They are excited to continue their passion working in the dental field. Cora is fueled by their devotion to provide their patients with the best experience while visiting the practice. They use their excellent communication skills to assist patients in understanding insurance benefits. Cora carefully explains how best to use those benefits and how they can be applied. In their free time, Cora enjoys reading, thrifting, and spending time with their two cats Shirley and Mulder (if they let her that is).

Jocelynn Ansell, front office coordinator

Jocelynn is a Whatcom County native and has worked in the local dental community for the past 20 years. She is a CDA, but has migrated to the front office in recent years. Jocelynn joined the team in 2020, and has become a mainstay to the practice. Her warm and caring personality makes her the a wonderful addition to the team! Jocelynn takes care to make all of our patients feel welcome and heard. She takes pride in ensuring our patients feel safe and have a comfortable experience. Outside of work, Jocelynn enjoys hanging out with her two dogs (Pirate & Ruby) and her family. Jocelynn is an avid gardener and loves reading, laughing, hiking, and caring for all animals. 

lindsay pierce, insurance & billing specialist

Lindsay has 13 years of experience in the dental field, specifically working with insurance and billing practices. She joined the Horizon team in 2021, and works remotely from Oklahoma. Lindsay’s attention to detail and strong organizational skills make her an asset to the practice and have proven to be immensely beneficial to our patients. Her confidence and experience is essential to ensuring that our patients benefits’ are fully utilized. Lindsay truly enjoys working in the industry and all of the challenges that insurance throws her way!

When Lindsay isn’t battling insurance claims, she really enjoys a warm summer day, watching baseball, reading and going to the lake. She has been married almost 10 years and has two children that keep things wild around her home. 


lindsay becker, office manager

Lindsay is a nurturer by nature—she thrives on helping others and is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for our patients. She believes that inclusivity, integrity, and professionalism are fundamental traits to healthcare and strives to meet this credo every day.

Bellingham has been her home for the past 17 years; 12 of those years were spent working in oral surgery and periodontal dentistry as a surgical assistant. Lindsay returned to school and earned her BA in Sociology at Western Washington University in 2019. She re-entered the workforce in October 2019 to help open the practice. She spends her free time with her husband and three sons skiing, and loves to run Bellingham’s extensive trail system. 

surgical team 

Ashton branning CDA, lead surgical assistant 

Ashton was born and raised in Great Falls Montana. She attended the Dental Assistant School of Northern Nevada where she graduated in 2013 at the top of her class and was named valedictorian. She spent six years working in the field of endodontics before relocating to Washington in 2020 to join the Horizon Team. In addition to her certification in dental assisting, Ashton is also certified in BLS, ACLS, phlebotomy and earned her DAANCE (Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Exam) which allows her to assist Dr. Kyles with anesthesia during surgery.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and is currently training for her 1st half-marathon. Ashton has an extremely caring personality and loves to work with people and help them better their quality of life. She looks forward to meeting you with a smile!

lucas roberts DA, surgical assistant

Lucas was born and raised in Bellingham where his family has lived for over five generations. He joined the Horizon team in early 2020, starting out in the front office as our treatment coordinator. Lucas is a quick study; his passion for learning led him to pursue additional training to become a surgical assistant. He is certified in BLS and is currently studying for his DAANCE exam. His ability to comfort and connect with his patients makes Lucas a huge asset to our team. In his free time, Lucas enjoys reading, exercising, and learning as much as he can.

Leslie lee CDA, surgical assistant

Leslie was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale Florida, and moved to Whatcom County in 2005. She studied at Bellingham Technical College and graduated with her AAS in 2012 and has been working as a dental assistant for the past 8 years. Leslie is certified in BLS, ACLS and DAANCE certification. She joined the Horizon team in early 2021 and quickly became the office comedian with her quick-wit and dry sense of humor. Leslie is an integral part of the surgical team; her even-keeled temperament and genuine kindness gives her the ability to comfort our patients from start to finish. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her three beautiful daughters. 

Sarah peeples CDA, surgical assistant 

Sarah has been a valuable team member since the office opened in 2019. She has been working in oral surgery since 2014 and holds multiple certifications in BLS, ACLS, DAANCE and Phlebotomy. Sarah’s positive attitude and easy-going personality give her the ability to help her patients feel at ease in the dental chair. 

Sarah is a Bellingham native and loves to explore all the wonderful things that the Pacific Northwest has to offer; in her spare time she enjoys mountain biking, paddle boarding and painting. Sarah is happy to work in a field that allows her to create a positive change to her patients’ lives. She loves giving back to the community that helped shape who she is and we are truly lucky to have her on the team!

Juliana Magliano CDA, Surgical Assistant 

Juliana was born and raised in Bellingham. After graduating from Meridian High School, she attended Bellingham Technical College. She has been working in the oral surgery field for 6 years, where the last two have been spent at Horizon Oral Surgery. Juliana holds multiple certifications including RDA, DAA, BLS and ACLS. Juliana wears many hats in our office; you may see her assisting in surgery, checking you in for your appointment, or providing you with your insurance estimate. When Juliana isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their children, playing various sports, reading, painting and traveling. Currently, she is learning ASL. Juliana loves learning and plans to return to school to become an RN to work in the NICU.