Meet Our Team

Brown Road Dental Staff
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Dr. Nate Porter, D.D.S.

Dr. Porter graduated from University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, California in 2008 where he also finished his undergrad with a B.A. in Applied Science. Prior to that, he did most of his undergraduate at Arizona State University. Dr. Porter is a member of the Arizona Dental Association, American Dental Association, and served as a board member (2011-12) for the Northern Arizona Dental Association when he was living and practicing in Kingman, Arizona. He is married to his beautiful wife, Kate, and they have three adorable children. He loves boating at the lake and to make and fix just about anything he can get his hands on. He is happy to be practicing in Mesa, close to where he grew up, and is excited to continue the legacy of an honest, long running practice that has been in the family since 1955.

 

Administration Team

Karen Andersen

Karen Andersen

Karen was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She met her husband in college and has three children. She enjoys hiking, camping, laughing and watching movies. She is currently taking Improv classes in Mesa and performs from time to time.

 
Gabriela Corona

Gabriela Corona

Born and raised in Arizona, Gaby is the middle child of her all girl siblings. She graduated from a Medical Assistant Institute. In her spare time, Gaby enjoys watching movies and going on camping trips with her family and friends at least once a year is a must.

 
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Sandra Garnica, Office Manager

Sandra was born and raised in south Texas and moved to Arizona over 27 years ago. She studied Criminal Justice at Mesa Community College. Sandra met her husband in Mesa and they now have four boys together. For over 18 years, Sandra has now been in the dental field. She enjoys playing tennis, swimming and going on vacation. She also loves shrimp and Mexican food.

 
Brisa Long

Brisa Long

Brisa was born in Mexico but moved to Arizona when she was a young child. She graduated from Westwood High School in 2011 and attended BYU-Idaho her freshman year. Soon after, she decided to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was called to serve in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission. This is where she met her husband. Brisa loves to spend time with her husband and two puppies. She enjoys watching movies and doing puzzles.

Hygienists

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Jilene Brady, R.D.H.

Jilene is originally from Sugar City, Idaho but has lived in Arizona for over eight years. She graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho and was accepted into the dental hygiene program at Utah Valley State College, where she graduated from in 2006. She has enjoyed working at the office since January 2007. Jilene’s hobbies include spending time with her three children, teaching and playing the piano, and trying out new recipes.

 
Raina Eames

Raina Eames, R.D.H.

Raina Eames graduated with Honors in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix Community College. Her very first dental hygiene job was at Dr. Nate Porter’s office 17 years ago! She has done temping all over the valley in hygiene and loves her profession. In her free time, Raina likes to go boating, fishing, camping, to the beach, and on vacations with her husband Dale and two kids. Raina schools her children from home and hangs out with her two cats, Blacky and Garfield. She also likes volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and her local church. She is grateful to have been working at Brown Road Dental for all these years. Dr. Porter and the staff are wonderful!

 
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Kathy Pearce, R.D.H.

Kathy was raised in Casa Grande, Arizona. She attended Dental Hygiene School at Phoenix College. She is happily married and has five children and nine grandchildren.

 
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Brenda Sierra, R.D.H

Brenda began working at the office as front administration with Dr. Joseph Taylor, who is now retired, when she graduated from high school. She later decided to become a dental hygienist. Brenda completed her schooling at Phoenix College Dental Hygiene School and began work as a hygienist in 1993 for the office. She is a joy to work with and is wonderful with all the patients.

 
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Michele Volosin, R.D.H.

Michele has a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University and has worked at this dental office since 1991. She is married to a wonderful husband and together they have a girl and boy. Michele enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools, leading a girl scout troop, and being active at her church. She also likes to craft, scrapbook, cook, and bake. She feels it has been a pleasure to get to know our patients over the years and watch their families grow!

 
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Amy Wright, R.D.H.

Amy is a 5th generation Arizona girl. She has been a dental hygienist since 1995 and has worked at this office since 2007. Amy has two girls, two boys, and a wonderful husband. Reading, family, and vacations are some of her favorite things. And, she says the patients at Brown Road Dental are the best part of her job!

Assisting Team

Lexi Camac

Lexi Camac

Lexi is originally from Utah but has lived in Arizona for six years. She comes from a family with six children. She loves to snowboard, wakeboard and play tennis. Lexi loves traveling and her favorite adventure was spending a summer in China. She is excited to be working at Brown Road Dental!

 
Elli McOmber

Elli McOmber

Elli was born in Mesa, Arizona and grew up in Gilbert. Some of her favorite things include the outdoors, family, good food, and happy smiles! Her most recent adventure was serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Washington. She is currently working as an assistant for Dr. Porter and has plans to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. Elli, wants you to know “the Brown Road Dental staff is a great team and I feel so lucky to work with them!”

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