Tina graduated from Oregon health Sciences University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in dental health science and from Concordia University in 2013 with a master's degree in education. She began her teaching career in 2007 for Lane Community College running the distance education site at Linn-Benton Community College for four years. Tina joined the Oregon Tech family in the fall of 2011. Prior to being a full time educator she worked in a small private practice office in Salem, Oregon and still continues to work in a clinical setting when school is not in session
She currently teaches the following classes at the Salem, Chemeketa Community College campus. Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology, Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice and Seminar IV, V, VI (Junior Clinical Lead), Medical Emergency for the dental professional and Pain Management I and II. She has also taught Dental Anatomy, Dental Ethics and continues to assist in the clinical portions of the sophomore and senior students education. Along with her teaching responsibilities Tina enjoys being the Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association Club Advisor.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Physical fitness and diving into her creative side help her unwind.
A quote from Tina, “I love what I do! Dental hygiene students are some of the most amazing and strong people I know. They are a special ingredient that fills my cup of happiness.”