Meet the Staff

Amanda – Insurance and Financial Coordinator

Amanda

I am responsible for financial agreements with patients and billing for the office. I enjoy working out payment arrangements that work with each family’s budget, and navigating the problem-solving challenge insurance often brings. I take pride in my ability to make patients comfortable at our office. Choosing an orthodontist is a huge decision, and I always make sure patients and their families know how much they are appreciated.

I was born in Beloit, Wis., and currently live in Janesville, Wis. I graduated from Janesville Parker High School in 2006 and I graduated from Blackhawk Technical College in 2008 with an Associate Degree from the Administrative Assistant program. I am married to Shawn since May, 2012, and have three cats, Jack, Alice, and Jasper, as well as a turtle named Gilbert. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, biking, walking, playing tennis, and watching movies. I also love spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Jean – Treatment Coordinator, Office Manager, and Laboratory Technician

Jean

My position is to educate parents and patients as to why orthodontics is important, how the whole process works in our office, and how long the orthodontic treatment will be. I also handle scheduling the appointments to get the orthodontic treatment started, and answer any questions they may have. Because of my multiple years in orthodontics, I have worked with all ages, and I am able to relate to concerns of all patients and their families. Dr. Ellis is very easygoing and never gets flustered by challenges. She has really created a fun office atmosphere where we get our patients involved, both in conversation and our many contests throughout the year.

I have been married to my husband, Chuck, for 39 years, and we have two married daughters, with super son-in-laws, two granddaughters, and two grandsons. We also have a black lab. Since being married, my family has lived in Delavan, Wis., Janesville, Wis., and we currently live in Milton, Wis. Both of our daughters graduated from Parker High School in Janesville, Wis. My favorite things to do are spending time with our grandchildren, sewing, quilting, gardening, and taking walks with our dog.

 

 

 
Maria – Orthodontic Assistant
Maria

I assist Dr. Ellis with patients as an orthodontic assistant. I am proud of being friendly and patient with the families we see. I am amazed at what Dr. Ellis can do with a smile in such a short period of time. Nothing beats seeing a patient smile and say "Wow" when their braces come off.

I am married to Nick, and we have three children named Karol, Viviana, and Adrian. I also have two step-children, Vanessa and Nick Jr., and a dog named Doc. I was born in Rockford, Ill., and attended Rockford East High School. My family currently lives in Roscoe, Ill. All of my children attend or have graduated from Hononegah High School in Rockton, Ill. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy going for walks, getting involved at my children’s schools, and rocking out to '80s music.

 

Kelly – Administrative Assistant

Kelly

I’ve been in the orthodontic field since 1994 and I love playing a role in the improved smiles and self-esteems of our patients! I love getting to know our patients and their families. We all take pride in our ability to have fun with patients and their families.

I live in Janesville, Wis,. with my fiance Mike and have one son, Ian. We are avid Wisconsin Badger fans and love going to football games. I also enjoy running and have finished four half marathons! One of the biggest thrills in my life came recently when I went skydiving for the first time.

I feel so blessed to be working with Dr. Ellis and the rest of the Ellis Orthodontics team.

 

Pam – Orthodontic Assistant

Pam

I work chair-side with Dr. Ellis during orthodontic procedures. I have worked in the orthodontic field since 1999. During this time I have worked mostly with children. I find it very rewarding seeing what a difference a beautiful smile can make.

My husband, Jim, and I live in Edgerton, Wis., with our two children Katelyn and Matthew. We have two golden retrievers. When I am not working, I can be found watching my children in their various sporting events, boating, traveling, snowmobiling and just enjoying time with family and friends.

 

Ashley – Orthodontic Assistant

Ashley

I have been an orthodontic assistant since 1997. I take pride in caring for patients with my gentle touch. I like teaching patients good oral hygiene to help make their new smiles last a lifetime. I enjoy working with Dr. Ellis and our team that is committed to excellent patient care.

My husband Kevin and I have two children, Kolton and Alexa. We enjoy going to our place in Black River Falls, Wis., where we spend our time on ATV trails, fishing, and relaxing by the campfire.

 

Cheryl – Administrative

Cheryl

I have been working in the Orthodontic field for more than 30 years.  At Ellis Orthodontics,  I enjoy working with our patients and getting to know their families.   At our front desk,  you may find me answering the phone,  scheduling appointments, and handling insurance and financial services.  You may also find me in the clinic working chairside with Dr. Ellis.   

I was born and raised in Janesville, Wis., and currently live in Janesville with my husband, Brian, and our twin sons, Brett and Bryce.

I enjoy biking, walking, attending Brewer games,  and going to my boys’ high school baseball games.

 

Bailey - Orthodontic Assistant 

I have been working in orthodontics for 6 years. My job is to assist Dr. Ellis with our patients, and to make sure they are comfortable while they are in my chair. I enjoy making our patients laugh, getting to know them and building friendships. I am very proud to work with Dr. Ellis and the rest of the Ellis Orthodontics team. I was born and raised in Janesville, WI and I graduated from Craig High School in 2011. I married my highschool sweetheart in June of 2016. In my spare time I enjoy playing with our dog, Mylah, watching shows on Netflix, spending time with family, and being outdoors. 
 
 
 
 
Abby- Orthodontic Assistant 

I started working for Dr. Ellis in 2015. My job is to assist Dr. Ellis in procedures and make each patient comfortable. I take pride in educating every patient with what is being done at their appointment, great oral hygiene and the importance of elastic wear.  I enjoy being a part of a great team here at Ellis Orthodontics.  I have been in the orthodontic field since graduating from Dental Assisting school in 2007.  I enjoy watching each patient grow into their beautiful smiles.

I grew up in Potosi, which is a small town in Southwest Wisconsin near the Mississippi River.  My boyfriend, Mike, and I made the journey to Milton, WI in 2013 to pursue our dream of owning a restaurant.  In my free time you will find me shopping, jet skiing, hunting, spending time with my family and friends or working at Mike's Mr. Pizza.

Karla- Sterilization & Lab Tech

I have had the pleasure of working in the Dental/Orthodontics field for over 20 years now, but working for Dr. Ellis has made me proud of the path that I have chosen as I love watching her create her beautiful smiles!
I assist Dr.Ellis in providing the utmost safety for our patients by complying with all the proper sterilization procedures by OSHA standards, and our office procedures. I also keep the clinic flowing when needed by assisting chair side as the schedule permits. I also work in the lab doing various duties for our office and making the night time retainers for our patients that get their braces off.
I am from Janesville and currently have 3 children; Tyler, Travis and Khloe all of which have graduated from Craig High School in Janesville and have successful lives of their own. Khloe a Junior at UW Milwaukee yet pursuing her medical degree. My husband Jim, and I have been together for  9 years and were married October, 2015. I proudly gained a wonderful step daughter, Courtney and son in law Cody, who gave us an adorable grandson, Liam. Jim and I love being grandparents and spending time with all our family!

Corrina - Orthodontic Assistant

I work chair-side with Dr. Ellis during orthodontic procedures. I recently graduated in May 2016 from the dental program at Blackhawk Technical College. I love being able to make patients laugh while also making them confortable. It's always rewarding to see patients have more confidence with a beautiful smile. I am proud to be working with Dr. Ellis and the rest of the Ellis Orthodontics team.
I was born in Janesville, Wi and currently reside in Milton, WI. I am the proud owner of a 5 year old German Shepard/Husky mix. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also love traveling and going on hikes.

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