Meet Our Team

Our caring, helpful team members are dedicated to serving you at Yazdani's dental clinics in Kanata and Kemptville. Meet some of the people you'll encounter and learn a little more about who we are and why we love helping our patients and giving back to the community.



Meet Our Dental Hygienists

Having successfully completed a hygiene diploma, dental assisting certificate, and a level 2 dental assisting certificate, Tammy is a highly experienced and capable dental hygienist. The Yazdani family is happy to have had her on board since March 2004.

When she isn’t busy making your pearly whites shine, Tammy enjoys spending time with family.


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Chelsea joined the Yazdani team in January 2013, after completing her dental hygiene and dental assistant level 2 certificates at Algonquin College.

Besides cleaning teeth, Chelsea is also passionate about the outdoors, and tries to spend as much of her free time outside as she can by travelling or keeping active.

Her family consists of her husband Matt, her English Bulldog Scout, her two nieces and her nephew.

One thing on Chelsea’s bucket list is to visit every province in Canada.


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Jennifer was born and raised in Halifax. She obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University and also has a BSc from Mount St. Vincent University. Jennifer join our dental family in 2007.

One thing that Jennifer cannot live without is chocolate and blistex. She enjoys daily yoga and walks and cannot wait for grandkids. Being able to visit her sister in Japan is on her bucket list


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Amy graduated from Algonquin College with an Advanced Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2018. Prior to completing the Dental Hygiene program, Amy completed the Dental Assisting program at Algonquin College, graduating in 2016. Amy loves kayaking through rapids, hiking, camping and being outdoors.

Amy has completed 2 MS Bike Tours biking 100s of kilometres and raising money for Multiple Sclerosis, a cause very close to her heart. On her bucket list, Amy would love to go backpacking around the world.


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Kristina joined the Yazdani team in May, 2008. With a diploma in dental hygiene, she is passionate about oral health.

When she isn’t scrubbing teeth, Kristina enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.


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Shaylin graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College in 2016 and has been working here since ever since.

If she’s not working in dentistry, you can catch her as a Spin Instructor or drinking iced coffees all year round.

Shaylin took the leap of faith and went skydiving in the fall of 2018. It was the most liberating experience and she would gladly do it again in a heartbeat! She would love to travel around Europe and see all that this world has to offer!


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Megan graduated from Algonquin College in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Something interesting about Megan is that she has ran 200KM in one year and adopted a 4 year old Labrador. Currently, Megan cannot live without Starbucks and Espresso and swimming in every ocean and great lake is on her bucket list.


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Breana graduated from South Carleton High School in 2016 and then graduated from CNIH for Dental Hygiene in 2019.

Did you know that Breana has been inside a dormant volcano and she can drive a tractor and a transport truck? She also has 2 wonderful parents, a chihuahua and a rag doll cat. Something she cannot live without is oxygen and chocolate of course.

Having a career she loves is on her bucket list and according to Breana, she has now achieved this!


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Santana was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She moved to Ottawa in 2018, to attend school at the Canadian National Institute of Health. Santana graduated in March 2020, with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene with Honours. During her free time she loves singing, playing guitar and hiking. Santana also loves helping others, which she can now do by improving others oral health and overall health.

Santana moved to New Zealand for a year to work and travel. During her time there, she went bungee jumping and cage diving with Great White Sharks. One day, Santana would like to try skydiving.


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Courtney graduated with honours in 2012 from Algonquin College with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene.

Courtney loves her job and enjoys taking continuing education courses to further her knowledge and skills. She also loves spending time with her husband and two children.

Did you know that Courtney has an interest in interior decorating and is taking a course in home staging?


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Brook graduated from Algonquin College in 2015 with an advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene. During her spare time, Brooke enjoys practicing yoga, learning about interior design, being with friends and family, and loves spending her summers on the St. Lawrence River.

Brooke has been night snorkeling with giant manta rays in Hawaii and she would like to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as part of her bucket list.


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Vicki attended John Abbott College in Montreal, Quebec. She graduated with an Extended Duties Dental Hygiene Degree. Vicki has also received an award for Academic Achievement and Excellence in the field of Dental Hygiene.

Vicki has a long list of ski hills she would love to visit all over the world with her husband and two boys.


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Emily graduated from Canadore College in 2009, with a Dental Hygiene Diploma. When Emily is not working as a dental hygienist, she can be found doing photography, gardening or spending time with her husband and two year old daughter.

Emily has a huge love for animals and would love to travel more within Canada.


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Stephanie graduated with honours from the Dental Hygiene Advanced Diploma program and joined the Yazdani team in August 2015.

When Stephanie isn’t cleaning teeth and giving advice on how to keep them strong and white, you will find her exploring the great outdoors. Steph loves spending her free time with her husband, daughters, and dog. She is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys hiking and running.

Skydiving and backpacking through New Zealand are on her bucket list.


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Kendra graduated in 2015 from Algonquin College with an Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene. Kendra is the most clumsy person ever, yet she has never broken a bone. Being able to go skydiving when she gets enough courage is on her bucket list.


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Megan graduated from Algonquin College from the Dental Hygiene program with honours in 2018. She is the recipient of Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award. In her spare time, she loves to read. If she has the time, she could finish a book in a weekend. Being able to go skydiving is on her bucket list.


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Natasha graduated from Algonquin College with honours from Dental Hygiene in 2011. Currently, Natasha fosters dogs for a local rescue. Her family consists of her husband, 2 year old son and her dog Buddy.

Natasha cannot live without her family, dogs and her paddleboard. Did you know that Racing a dragon boat in the ocean is on her bucket list?


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Paula graduated from the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs at Fanshawe College over ten years ago. She has worked in a variety of settings in Ontario and British Columbia.

Paula loves her morning coffee, camping and spending time with family.


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Meet Our Dental Assistants

Leslie graduated from the Dental Assisting programs (level I and II) at Algonquin College as well as the Preventative Dental Assisting program at Western University. As a certified member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association, Leslie is more than prepared to take on dental challenges. Yazdani is proud to have had her on board since July 2001.

Leslie lives in Kemptville, Ontario with her husband Kevin and two sons. When she isn’t at work, Leslie loves spending time with her family and cheering on her boys at the hockey rink and the golf course.


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Lindsay graduated Level 1 and Level 2 in Dental Assisting in 2013 at Everest College.

She loves animals and going to the gym. Her family includes 2 dogs: Samson and Boomer and 2 older brothers.

Family and music are two things she cannot live without and she really wants to travel the world.


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Kristen has graduated from Everest College as well as Algonquin College. She is also NDAEB Certified.

In her family, she has two brothers, two sisters, two nieces and 4 nephews with another one on the way. The one thing Kristen cannot live without is her family.

One day, Kristen would like to fly a plane. This is on her bucket list!


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Carley moved to the Ottawa area from Prince Edward County to attend College. Carley graduated from Algonquin College in 2008 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant and has worked at several different dental offices in the Ottawa Valley.

Did you know that Carley rescued an Italian Mastiff who has become her best travel buddy? They enjoy going on hikes and finding new trails to walk.

Carley would like to keep attending as many concerts and see as many live banks because she loves listening to music.


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Heather graduated from Everest College in November 2010 as a Level 2 Dental Assistant.

Heather loves dirt biking and can’t live without coffee.

Her family includes her husband John, son Charlie and daughter Blake. They are her world.


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Cilicia attended Algonquin College for Dental Assisting Levels 1 and 2.

In her spare time, she enjoys training calves and showing them at shows throughout the year. She has three siblings, two older sisters and a younger brother. Cilicia also has two dogs, a rabbit and many cats and cows.

Cilicia would love to take a trip to Australia or travel around Europe. The one thing she cannot live without is her family and friends. Cilicia loves spending time with them whenever she can.


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Zineb has achieved her Dental Assistant Diploma from Ecole Des Metieres Faubourgs de Montreal in 2008, a certificate of Dental Assisting from Ministry of Education in Quebec in 2009 and participated in continuing education with AURUM Ceramic Dental Laboratories Co. in 2012.

Zineb is very proud to be a Dental Assistant and to serve the community. Some of her interests include travelling. She has been to many places such as: France, Spain, Morocco, Germany, Netherlands and also enjoys cooking international meals.

Zineb’s family is the whole world to her. She could not live without them. She has 5 girls and a husband.

For the longest time, Zineb has always wanted to zipline over a huge city like NYC, Dubai or Japan.


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Briana attended high school at St. Michael's Catholic High school and graduated in 2018. She then went on to Algonquin College and became a Level 2 Dental Assistant.

Briana has a 5 month old Yorkiepoo dog named Marlie and loves camping and going on the water with her seadoos. Briana was Class Rep in College. She also loves skiing in the winter and hanging out with her friends. Briana also loves travelling and would like to see more of the Carribean in the future


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Courtney graduated with honours from KLC College in Kingston, ON. Courtney enjoys photography and spending time by the water and spending time with her friends and family. Recently, she got a Golden Retriever puppy named Clover who keeps her on her toes.

Courtney can quote almost any FRIENDS episode word for word. Being able to see the Northern lights in Alaska is on her bucket list.


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Lindsey is a NDAEB certified Level 2 Dental Assistant. Lindsey graduated from Algonquin College in 2015 and joined the Yazdani Family in 2015

Did you know that Lindsey is terrified of lady bugs and clowns? Lindsey also hopes to travel across Canada with her husband and her dog Hank


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Lara graduated in May from Dental Assisting with her Level 1 and Level 2.

Lara enjoys giving to charity and spending her time at the gym. She is an aunt to 6 nieces and nephews and a cat. Lara cannot live without family and friends and of course dog videos.

Being able to visit Fiji and skydive in Dubai over the Palm Island is on her bucket list.


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Taylor graduated from St. John's Catholic High School in Perth, ON. She also graduated Pre-Health Sciences at Algonquin College. Taylor has also completed her Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Assistant program at Algonquin College. Taylor is also NDAEB certified as of 2019

Taylor loves animals, chocolate and naps! She is the big sister to four younger siblings and mommy to two beautiful kittens. Taylor cannot live without her cats and travelling to Australia and possibly living there is on her bucket list.


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Theresa graduated from the Dental Assistant Level 2 Diploma Program in Kingston, ON in 2004, with honours and continued her education in 2009 - Level 2 expanded functions in Edmonton, AB (Prosthodontic module and suture removal course).

As a former Canadian military child, Theresa has had the opportunity to live and travel from coast to coast working as a dental assistant in the Rocky Mountains in Jasper, Alberta and by the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver and Terrace, BC.

Theresa has lived in the Ottawa area since 2011, where she currently resides in Nepean with her college-aged son, her partner, his three children and her two cats.

Theresa loves to alpine ski and skate in the winter as well as hike, swim, paddle and fish in the summer. She would love to travel overseas as she has never been yet.


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Kali graduated from Dental Assisting at Algonquin College in 2016. She is currently back in school at Algonquin College for Dental Hygiene. Due to COVID-19, it has been a long road and she is looking forward to graduating in August 2022.

Kali enjoys spending time with her fiance Justin, and their Labrador Retriever Rona. When not at home, they enjoy spending time on their boat and cruising down the St. Lawrence river. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and camping.

Kali has been playing guitar for 11 years and would love to travel across Europe one day.


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Meet Our Front Desk Team

Linda is a HARP-certified dental office and chairside assistant, with a Preventative Dental Assistant Level II from Algonquin College. She lives with her husband, Ormond, and two children in Oxford Mills, Ontario.

When she isn’t in the office, Linda enjoys playing volleyball, camping, and spending time with family and friends. She has been part of the Yazdani team since July 2001.


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Ginny graduated Algonquin College and completed one semester as a Law Clerk and one semester in Culinary Management.

Ginny grew up in Almont, has a talent for cupcake decorating, enjoys the warmer weather being outside in her backyard or on a patio and loves binge watching Dateline Mystery or any other true crime documentary.

Ginny has been with her boyfriend Brian for 12 years and love spending their free time with family and friends, especially their niece and nephew. Their dream dog is a Giant Schnauzer.

One thing Ginny cannot live without is movie theatre popcorn with extra butter. On her bucket list, she has listed going to NYC and having breakfast at Tiffany’s and also visiting NYC during the Christmas season and watching the Rockefeller Tree Lighting.


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Stephanie graduated from the Graphic Design program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston and received her advanced diploma.

Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and watching her son grow and change as well as do photography in her free time.

She cannot live without coffee and travelling the world is on her bucket list


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Wendy has achieved her Chairside Dental Assisting Diploma (1985), a Preventative Dental Assisting Diploma (1993) and became a Registered Dental Hygienist (1996).

In Wendy’s spare time, you will catch her knitting, reading and binge watching Game of Thrones.

Wendy has a son, Evan and a daughter, Katie. She also has 2 dogs, Buddy & Arthur.

The one thing Wendy can’t live without is reality TV and going on an Alaskan Cruise is on her bucket list.


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Sue has been working in dentistry for all of her working years. She started as an assistant then moved to front desk.

She loves taking care of her garden and travelling to Arizona is on her bucket list. Her health is very important to her and she loves to work out.


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On top of her Dental Hygiene Diploma, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University. She joined the Yazdani team in November 2013.

When she isn’t working, Linda enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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Kim joined the Yazdani team in April 2012, with experience as a certified Level II dental assistant. She is also HARP certified.

Although she has plenty of experience as a dental assistant, she has many other talents, including shrink-wrapping a boat and riding a dirt bike. Her favourite saying is, “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.”


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Ashley graduated from CDI College in 2008, as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. Working as an assistant, she also had the opportunity to learn the skills of a dental receptionist.

Ashley has a husband, two boys and a very hairy husky and they like to spend their days out in the country playing and daydreaming. Ashley also has a passion for wood working and being able to travel to Costa Rica is on her bucket list.


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Emma is a 5th year student at Carleton University working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Honours in Psychology & Neuroscience (Graduating August 2022). Emma has 4 years experience working as a dental administrator.

Emma was raised on a farm and has a keen passion for health and fitness.


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Meghan is a mom, wife and friend. She loves to relax and watch her favourite shows on Netflix, sitting on a patio and chatting with friends. Meghan also enjoys photographing families. She is born and raised in Ottawa, but hasn’t even seen all that her town has to offer.

Meghan has been married for almost 15 years and has a daughter who is 10 going on 20 and two gerbils. The one thing Meghan cannot live without is Kettleman’s Bagels. Meghan would love to take a year off to travel with her family – Everywhere and anywhere!


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Heather graduated with high honors from the Addiction and Community Service Worker program at Willis College.

Heather enjoys cooking, spending the summer camping or poolside in the backyard with her daughter and boyfriend. She also loves a good comedy movie. One thing that Heather does not like is winter. Being able to visit Hawaii is on her bucket list.


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Meet Our Sterilization Technicians

Angela is a certified sterilization technician for medical or dental.

She loves the country and being outdoors.

Angela has one son and an Australian Shepherd Pup. One thing she cannot live without is her car and traveling to Hawaii is on her bucket list.


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Meet Our Patient Experience Coordinators

Marilyn started with Yazdani Family Dentistry in April 2019. In her spare time, you will often find Marilyn crocheting, reading or gardening.

She is married with three boys. She also has two grandchildren with two more on the way. She enjoys spending time with her family and grandkids.


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Toni is originally from Hamilton, ON. She moved to the Ottawa area for her husband’s job. Toni was a stay at home mom for 15 years, then a pharmacy technician for over 20 years.

Toni has two grown sons and 3 grandchildren. In her free time, Toni enjoys quilting and crafts of all kinds are a big part of her down time. She is happiest when her house is filled with people and laughter.

Currently, Toni lives on the river where she enjoys boating and water activities and travelling the world is on her bucket list.


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Brenna is a student at St. Mary Catholic High School and has made grade 11 honour roll.

Brenna loves cooking, baking and decorating. She has a passion for fitness, enjoys volleyball and hockey and has recently taken up running. In Brenna's spare time, you will catch her binge watching netflix.

Brenna has a sister, 2 cats and a dog, her mom and her dad and the one thing she cannot live without is her family and pets. On her bucket list, she would like to travel the world, get a pet goat and become a dietician.


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Cheryl graduated from Algonquin College from the Marketing program. She is a licensed hairdresser and has shown horses and won several awards with them.

Cheryl is a proud Grandie to two young babes. She currently lives on a hobby farm and travelling is on her bucket list.


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Helena is currently attending Holy Trinity Catholic High School, some of her favourite classes being Biology and Physics.

Helena loves reading, biking, knitting and playing rugby. Did you know she can speak Slovak and loves visiting her extended family in Slovakia? Being able to visit New Zealand is on her bucket list.


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Salma is currently finishing her last year of high school at Earl of March Secondary School. Music is a large part of her life and Salma plays both the piano and the flute and enjoys playing both greatly. Salma spends a lot of time reading and has accumulated a long list of favourite books.

Salma used to participate in competitive swimming for 9 years and has always wanted to go to Egypt and visit all the historical monuments.


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Meet Our Support Staff

Lisa comes to the practice with a Small and Medium Enterprise Management Diploma (2005), a Business Marketing Diploma (2006) and an Advertising & Marketing Communications Post-Graduate Certificate (2008). She also has taken several continuing education courses to keep her skills current. She has completed a Marketing Masters program and a Telephone Certification Program through Scheduling Institute.

Lisa has been part of the Yazdani team since January 2014, and she stays active both inside and outside of the office. Lisa has climbed Mount Macy. At 5,343 feet, Mount Macy is the highest point in New York State. She often volunteers her time for various community causes such as Relay for Life, Brain Tumor Walk and Shack Stock.

She lives with her spouse Chris, and has two step children – Chelsey & Aiden. She also has two dogs – Rose & Gracie and a Cat – Louie.

Visiting the Scottish Highlands is on her bucket list.

Lisa | Marketing Director

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Raul is a communications specialist and a business development professional with 18+ years progressive international experience in diverse front-line media environments including newsprint, radio and magazine. He has a Bachelor in Communications (2009), a Post-Grad in IT Based International Business in (2010) and a degree in Creation and Administration of Content for Social Networks 2013. Now, he is a proud member of the Marketing team at Yazdani Family Dentistry.

He is working on a personal FM radio project that is about the pleasure of reading, writing and listening to music. Raul loves to exercise and he tried to run a marathon once but could only reach 25 kms, he knows one day he will achieve it.

There’s nothing you can do to scare him, he has two daughters and a wife at home. He does not have any pets right now, but he loves dogs.

Raul | Marketing Assistant

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Maria is currently attending St. Michael's Catholic High School and loves English and Psychology classes.

Some of Maria's hobbies include crocheting, yoga, cooking and swimming. Maria also loves visiting Nova Scotia. On her bucket list, she plans to visit Fiji.

Maria | Marketing Administration Assistant

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Anna comes to the practice with a Bachelor of Psychology with a minor in Business from Carleton University. Anna also received a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Algonquin College.

Anna's family consists of her 1 year old daughter, her husband and her very active dog Sara.

Anna loves spending time outside with her family, she loves coffee and watching shows on Netflix.

Being able to own a waterfront property and driving down the Pacific Coast Highway are on her bucket list.

Anna | Human Resources & Administration Specialist

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