Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. 

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Financial Coordinator

Coming to us in 2017 with 13 years of experience in dental assisting and financials, Melanie is our patients’ point person when it comes to billing, insurance, claims, and statements. She loves working with people, especially the kids, and seeing them smile and be excited about their accomplishments and ideas. A great problem solver, Melanie is great at coming up with strategies for payment plans and resolving any issues patients have.

When she’s not in the office, Melanie loves spending time with her grown kids, husband, and pups Bristol and Bentley. She is passionate about the outdoors and often goes fishing, camping, hunting, and gardening. Of course, she’s also a Seahawks fan!

Ashley N.


Ashley was born and raised here in Grants Pass, OR. She graduated from Hidden Valley High School in 2012 and joined the Grants Pass Orthodontics team in 2018. She loves getting to know each patient and being a small part of their journey to their perfect smile!

Ashley and her husband Kyle have been married for six years and have a German shorthaired pointer, Ruger, of whom they are proud “dog parents.” They are on staff at Edgewater Christian Fellowship’s high school youth group and have been involved in ministry in some way for ten years. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her doing some kind of house renovation, on the mountain snowboarding in the winter, or on the soccer field.

Clinical Assistants

Sarah S.

Sarah is originally from California, and moved to Grants Pass in 2002. She has worked in the dental field for 16 years, joined our practice in 2015, and received her EFODA certification in 2017! She works directly with Dr. Erickson and our patients to transform a great smile into something extraordinary. Sarah loves getting to know our awesome patients and families while being a part of the joy experienced as smiles transform with every passing appointment.

Sarah is married to her best friend Travis. They have two amazing young boys, Riley and Skyler. The family enjoys boating, snow skiing, riding at the Oregon Dunes, and all that Southern Oregon has to offer!

Sarah H. 

Sarah began her career in 2017, working in general dentistry for several years before finding her passion in orthodontics. A new member of the GPO team, she enjoys the opportunity to watch a patients’ self-confidence soar while going through the orthodontic process. Her focus is on giving patients the best possible experience at GPO.

Sarah adores the outdoors! In her spare time during summer, she loves floating the Rogue River, paddle boarding, camping, wakeboarding, and surfing. During winter, she still chases outdoor adventures, whether it is hiking, four-wheeling in the mountains, or traveling to find some sunshine.

Sterilization Team


Cindy grew up in Grants Pass, is married, and has two adult children. Her passion in life is her faith and her family! She enjoys camping with friends, dirt bike riding, and the great outdoors!

After staying home and raising her children, Cindy entered the workforce and was employed by UPS helping her husband during Christmas. She then worked as a records specialist for the State Courts. She joined Grants Pass Orthodontics as a sterilization technician in 2015 and enjoys the varied tasks, the patients, and her kind and supportive coworkers!


Tiffany has more than ten years of experience as a dental assistant, having joined GPO in 2018. She enjoys working with such a variety of people, as each day brings something new, challenging, and rewarding. Tiffany is outgoing and fun, and a wonderful part of the GPO team!

Tiffany is blessed with her husband and two little girls, Kimber and Kinley. She has been around horses all her life and is excited to continue that with her girls! The family is always on the go with lots of outdoors activities.