To know me is to know that I LOVE MY JOB! I love working with kids, families, adults… everyone! Knowing that our team can make such a profound difference in others’ lives is such an inspiration and is intensely fulfilling. Another reason I love my job is because I so strongly believe in Dr. Chorak’s work quality, ethics, unsurpassed service, and his ability to create that amazing signature “Chorak Smile” that sets him apart from the rest.
I have been with the practice since its inception in 2001. For many of those years, I have worked behind the scenes doing the business side of things such as bookkeeping and marketing. In May of 2014, I decided to come aboard as the Treatment Coordinator. I am one of the first to welcome you into our office as I walk you through your initial consultation with Dr. Chorak. You can expect to be greeted warmly and made very comfortable.
I earned my B.A from the University of Washington and my Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of Puget Sound. I am a certified elementary teacher and have taught in schools in both Oregon and Washington. I was also the Center Director of Sylvan Learning Centers in Kentucky and in Oregon for several years.
Dr. Chorak and I have been married since 1996 and we have 2 amazing and wonderful children, Julia and Mason. We also have the world’s greatest dog, Jinger.
Can’t wait to meet you!
Sarah - Treatment Coordinator
My Name is Sarah and I am a Treatment Coordinator for Dr. Chorak. I have been working with Dr. Chorak since 2002 and I have worked in all aspects of an Orthodontic Office. You will see me at your first visit and I’ll be able to walk you through your Initial Consultation. I absolutely, love establishing relationships with patients and their families. I love working for Dr.Chorak who is dedicated on perfecting patients smile and I’m very proud to be a part of a wonderful staff who are compassionate about Orthodontics and creating beautiful smiles.
On my free time I enjoy traveling and spending quality time with my family and friends. I live in Kent with my husband Jesse, who is my high school sweetheart and our 3 amazing boys Junior, Josh and Isaiah and my sweet grandson Adrian.
Jillian - Lead Orthodontic Technician
My name is Jillian! I grew up in Salt Lake City Utah, and I moved here in 2004! I have lived in Renton since then! I graduated from Hazen High School and went to Dental Assisting school at Renton Tech! I love to travel, and I take any chance I can to go to a concert! I really enjoy working in Ortho, and watching patients smiles transform! I have worked for Dr Chorak since 2009 and if you don’t see me in the clinic I can usually be found in our onsite lab, making all the retainers you’ll use to keep your smile perfect for years to come! I love to travel, and I take any chance I can to go to a concert! In my free time I love spending time in the sun and enjoying time with friends and family! I have one dog named Tito who is my favorite little sidekick ever!
Tierra - Orthodontic Technician
My name is Tierra and I graduated from dental assisting school at Renton Tech in 2013. I always found interest in orthodontics throughout school and following graduation I went straight into ortho and have worked for this office since! 4 years and counting. I work chairside with Dr. Chorak, as well as lab duties such as retainer making.
I feel as though smiles share a lot about a person. Which is why helping other achieve their perfect ideal smile brings me so much joy! My favorite appointment is when our patients get their Braces removed. Seeing their faces light up as they check their new smiles in the mirror is the best feeling, knowing that I could help contribute to that great ending result!
When I’m not working I love to travel with friends and family, go to shows & concerts, during the summer hiking and paddle boarding, I am also a big food connoisseur, so I enjoy eating at fun new restaurants all around Seattle or whenever I am able to travel to new places.
Celina - Scheduling Coordinator
My name is Celina and I am a scheduling coordinator for Dr. Chorak. I am the person that greets and welcomes you into our office. I’ve been working with Dr. Chorak in the orthodontic field for about a year and a half. My role in our office is to answer phones, check patients in and out, process payments and much more. My favorite part of this job is to see patients smiles transform and devolving new relationships with patients!
When I’m not at work I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family. I also love to hike the beautiful PNW or any new places I travel. I love to go to festivals and shows. I am a huge foodie! So, I love trying new restaurants and cooking!
Myra - Orthodontic Technician
My name is Myra Austin, Grew up in the Fairwood area since 1995. I grew up in a family of Dentistry. My father was a dentist, my uncle was an Orthodontist. So, naturally I wanted to be in the same field. I graduated from dental assisting school at PIMA Medical Institute in 2014.
I love ortho because of the life changing moment I get to witness. The excitement that you feel when you get to help someone achieve their perfect smile sticks with you. I have been with Dr. Chorak for 8 months and look forward to spending a long time here.
In my spare time I like to go watch my son play baseball and my husband coach. I have one dog a bulldog named Foxy and two cats. I love spending time with family and being outside.
Yanina- Orthodontic Technician
My name is Yanina (Nina), I am the newest member of Dr. Chorak’s ortho team. I’ve been in the ortho field for almost 2 years, I love my career because every patient is a different experience and with that comes new challenges, every day I learn something new. My roles as an ortho technician includes taking x-rays, impressions, placing braces and appliances and most importantly educating every patient about proper oral hygiene. What I love the most about my job is watching someone's personality and self-esteem grow with their new smile when they see the final results.
When I am not at the office i love to spend time with my Peruvian family and my cat, movie nights are always my top favorite things to do, I also enjoy traveling, running, hiking & salsa dancing