Meet the Team
One of the things you’ll notice about our Guelph dental office is how long our staff has been working with us. Not only does this reflect how much we love our jobs, it also shows how much we love our patients. Many of our staff have been here for more than 5, 10, and even 15 years!
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Liz Ewasick, Treatment Facilitator
She has enjoyed getting to know our patients over the years and cultivating caring, supportive relationships with each of them. Seeing the younger patients become wonderful adults is particularly rewarding for her!
Liz likes to spend time with her family, and to take long trail walks with Maya, her dog. She enjoys gardening and growing vegetables, and collecting antiques with her husband. She is active on her small village’s committee, helping fundraise, promote local businesses and artisans, and give back to the community with family fun days and other great events. Additionally, she is active in her church.
Kelly French, Dental Hygienist
She is a mom of 2 great daughters. Kelly’s hobbies include quilting, woodworking and antiquing. She also takes to the outdoors for skiing, snowshoeing and long walks.
Cathy, Office Manager
Her favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and team members, treating them all as individuals and addressing their unique needs. She considers herself successful if she can make a positive difference in a patient’s life.
Cathy cherishes spending time with family and friends, and loves being a mum to her 4 children. Furry family members include two pugs and a wolf cross. Cathy and her husband enjoy weekends away, and are big wine fans!
Monica Boersma, Dental Hygienist
She obtained her Associate Degree in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene at Onondaga Community College. Monica loves helping patients achieve a better level of overall health by getting their mouth healthy. She finds it very rewarding when patients tell her they notice a difference.
Monica is a mother to 2 teenage boys, who keep her busy with their high level hockey competitions! Monica enjoys working out, puzzles, gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Shelley Ogden, Dental Hygienist
Outside of the dental office, she likes to spend time with her growing family of children and grandchildren. Shelley also has a zest for traveling and experiencing new sights, exploring small villages, meeting new people, and trying different foods. Photography and interior decorating are two of her creative hobbies.
Her hobbies include Nascar and camping, and she enjoys spending time with her family.
Nelly Montealegre, Dental Assistant
Nelly treasures working with the wonderful team at Uptown Guelph to ensure that patients leave our office happy with their dental work. She loves helping create beautiful smiles, relieve pain, and improving patients’ oral health.
Nelly is happily married with two beautiful daughters and an adorable dog, Bruno. She speaks Spanish fluently. She enjoys spending time with her family, biking, indoor rock climbing, and reading. Nelly lives by the golden rule: treating others the way she wants to be treated!
Claire D’Arville, Dental Hygienist
She likes to connect with friends, family and neighbors, as well as spend time with her husband and boys. Claire appreciates good food, good wine, and walking the dog in the woods.
She enjoys the financial management aspect of her job at Uptown Guelph. Outside of work, Mariel enjoys travel, good food, good company and real estate.
Jenessa Van Schip, Dental Hygienist
Her hobbies include volleyball, snowboarding, sports, music and watching movies. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jenessa is currently happily on maternity leave with her amazing son, Clark!