Kori McGladrey – Office Manager

After spending most of her life in Northern California (with brief stops in Mississippi and Utah), her family moved to Ellensburg in 2015, where her husband now works at CWU.  Not by coincidence, her bachelor’s degree in health promotion aligns nicely with her goal of helping others to realize optimum dental health.  Over the last two decades, she has enjoyed working in a number of positions in the dental field.  As Office Manager at Creekside Dental, her promise to the community is to ensure that we provide quality dental care that includes a positive experience.  When she’s not assisting our staff and patients, she likes to spending her time hiking, biking, weight lifting, and downhill skiing.  Her four kids and two granddaughters help keep her grounded and invigorated.

Ashley Jenks – Scheduling Coordinator
Ashley is Dr. Kevin Packard’s scheduler and financial coordinator. Her priority is our patients.  She will do everything she can to schedule our patients conveniently and quickly. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad and their two children Wyatt and Maddy.  Ashley is very friendly and is dedicated to providing excellent service to our patients.

Madison Able – Front Office Receptionist
Madison’s is usually the first smiling face you will see when you walk through our doors.  She was born in Wenatchee but raised in Ellensburg, and calls the ‘Burg home.  She was drawn to the dental field because she loves helping others, and working in dentistry provides ample opportunity for providing help.  She enjoys spending time with her family and her great dane Stella.  She also enjoys photography and painting.

Rhylee Ashby – Hygiene Coordinator
Rhylee is our Hygiene Coordinator, so when you are due for a cleaning you will most likely be talking to her!  She has been in the dental field for six years, and especially loves working with children.  She plans to be in the dental field for the foreseeable future, as she will be applying to dental hygiene school soon.  Besides dentistry, she loves horses, hiking, crafting, and family.

Janet Velasquez – Dental Hygienist
Jan is one of our dental hygienists and has spent her many years at our practice bringing maturity, experience, and humor. She loves working with Dr. Forrest Packard, Dr. Kevin Packard, and our staff. Together with our team, Jan continually works to learn new and exciting ways to deliver and expand our services to our patients and the community. She finds our office a great place to be! Jan’s message to her patients is, “I love to work with each of you to make you comfortable!” She works hard to help patients reach the level of health they want to be at and put a smile on their faces.  Jan attended the YVC Dental Hygiene program and graduated in 1979. She continues her education yearly and has attended classes on dental lasers and dental implants. Jan has been married for 35 years and has 2 children and 4 grandsons. In her free time, she enjoys being a grandma, reading, and knitting.

Allison Buege – Dental Hygienist
Allison joined the team at Creekside the summer after graduating from dental hygiene school at Columbia Basin College.  Born and raised in Yakima, she is excited to be living in Ellensburg with her boyfriend of 7 years.  Allison is excited to get to know her patients, and prides herself with providing gentle, quality dental care to all.  In her free time she like to play tennis, go hiking, and visit her family and American Eskimo dog in Yakima.  Allison looks forward to serving you with the wonderful staff at Creekside!

Teresa Keith – Dental Hygienist
Teresa has been in the dental field for over 34 years, beginning as an assistant for 10 years then becoming a dental hygienist after that.  She loves working with people and caring for them.  Nothing is more rewarding to her than having a fearful patient smile and thank her at the end of her time with them.  For her, it isn’t just about teeth, but about building relationships with people in our community and providing exceptional quality care.  Teresa has a large family including many adopted children, who fill her life with love.  They enjoy spending time together as a family, including taking the kids camping and mushroom and huckleberry picking.

Whitney Trammell – Dental Hygienist
Whitney has been a hygienist for over six years after graduating from the Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program.  She loves working one-on-one with patients, providing quality and enjoyable care, and hopes to continue in her career for many years to come.  Whitney and her husband Jeff have been married for nine years and have two children – Jayne (4) and William (2).  They enjoy all things outdoors: hiking, camping, soccer, tennis, kayaking, etc.  Inside, Whitney enjoys interior design, building, and art.  There is always a project to work on!

Melissa Clark – Registered Dental Assistant
Melissa has been a dental assistant for over 16 years. She greatly enjoys helping people gain confidence in their dental health. It is her goal to educate, comport and support you through your dental care here at Creekside Dental. She is honored to be a part of the dental team she now calls family. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 5 year old daughter, her horses and reading a good book.

Shawna Amaral – Registered Dental Assistant
Shawna has been a dental assistant for over 12 years.  She completed her training at Chemeketa Community College in Salem Oregon in 2004.  She joined the team at Creekside in 2016 and works with Dr. Kevin.  Shawna loves being an assistant, because it puts her in the position to help patients address their dental needs.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with and spoiling her two grandsons, Lane and Loudyn.  She also enjoys car shows, watching drag races, cooking, concerts, and spending time with family and friends.


Meghan Sorenson – Registered Dental Assistant Meghan has been with our office since August 2011 and contributes much to our team atmosphere. She loves to learn new things and help patients have a positive experience. Every day brings a new adventure for Meghan. She graduated from EHS in 2008. In her free time, Meghan enjoys hiking, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with family. She has been married since September 2014 to her high school sweetheart, Cody.

Elle Samuelson- Registered Dental Assistant
Elle has been in the dental field for 4 years, having started assisting right after high school.  She loves watching the transformation that occurs in people’s lives and mouths as they undergo orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry.  Most of all she loves working with patients, meeting new people, and making them happy.  Her goal is to make every visit a positive experience.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and her black lab, camping, fishing, hiking, surfing, and traveling.

Cassie Johnson – Sterile Technician
Cassie is an Ellensburg local, born and raised here.  She loves the community and the area.  Cassie is a recent addition to our team and is currently a student at YVCC, working towards her degree in Dental Hygiene.  She is looking forward to a long career in dentistry.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, and doing outdoor activities including fishing, boating, riding motorcycles, and snowmobiling.