Our Staff

Our team of highly qualified individuals will assist the orthodontist, Dr. James West, during your orthodontic treatment. They are a unique group of people that have gone through rigorous training to become proud members of Columbia Orthodontics. Whether it's early treatment for kids or adult orthodontics for yourself, you have come to the right place. We serve the Pilot Rock, Pendleton, Boardman & Hermiston communities with offices located in Hermiston and Pendleton. We are so excited to meet you and your family!

Our spectacular, knowledgeable staff includes:



Kaycee is our fantastic front desk and scheduler, she is from Hermiston, Oregon and has attended both Blue Mountain Community College and Portland Community College. She loves coffee, and also reading and photography. Once a year she watches Gone with the Wind, while her favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye. She would like to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World one day.


TinaTina– Orthodontic Assistant / Clinic Coordinator            
Tina started working for Dr. Turner and has transitioned to Columbia Orthodontics, over the years she has maintained excellent orthodontic and assistant skills. Tina is from Umatilla, Oregon but now enjoys watching her son play sports in Kennewick, Washington where they live. They have two dogs a Bulldog and a Boxer. Her favorite drink is a Chai tea with coffee- delicious!

TamiTami – Orthodontic Assistant          

Tami is from both Bend, Oregon and Pendleton, Oregon. She has been with Columbia Orthodontics for many years, which first began with Dr. Turner and now she is a vital assistant to the office. Some of Tami’s hobbies are biking, hiking and yoga. She also enjoys spending time with her two little ones, while having an iced Americano. Two of her favorite movies are The Notebook and The Accountant. 

Daisy Daisy – Orthodontic Assistant      

Daisy was born and raised in the lovely city of Hermiston, Oregon. Daisy graduated from Blue Mountain Community College in 2011 with her Dental Assistant Certificate. She has two children, a boy and a girl, in the summer’s she likes to play volleyball, while in the winter she crochets. Daisy also enjoys comedies and thriller movies. Columbia Orthodontics is happy to have Daisy as an amazing orthodontic assistant.