Meet Our Team
The staff at Collins Orthodontics is dedicated to providing the highest quality of orthodontic care in the safest and most effective manner possible. Our staff members are compassionate, friendly and accommodating. They stay current with new technology and techniques by attending continuing education courses on a consistent basis. Each member of Dr. Collins’ staff is professional, highly skilled and available to answer any concerns or questions you may have regarding your orthodontic treatment.
Katherine - Patient Care Coordinator
Have you ever met someone who is so incredibly friendly, fun, genuine and upbeat that you think she might not be entirely human? That's Katherine. As our Patient Care Coordinator, she has a gigantic and adorable personality that routinely elicits big silly grins from anyone who walks through our doors. We have yet to see her face without a bright, warm and contagious smile on it, which has us convinced that she probably has the strongest facial muscles in all of Rochester. Katherine hails from one of Rochester's greatest Italian soccer families and is a true "hometown girl" who happens to be a former soccer all-star at Lourdes High School. Katherine also enjoys spending time with friends/family, shopping, boating and traveling. As far as we're concerned, she is one of the most positive, talented, and trustworthy people you will ever meet.
Kimberly - Office Manager
Remember those kids in high school who were multi-sport athletes, played 37 musical instruments, could type 1.5 million words per minute, were super nice and sweet to everyone, and managed to be incredible humble about all of their talents? At Collins Orthodontics, Kimberly is "that kid"... Really, she serves the role of Treatment Coordinator, Office Manager, Financial Coordinator, and part-time Super Hero. In her spare time, you will often find Kimberly singing like an angel with the likes of the Rochester Symphony and Orchestra, the Autumn Ridge worship team, and to her adorable little son Caden, who also happens to enjoy singing (read: yelling) to his friends (read: disney stuffed animals). Kimberly is yet another great team member at Collins Orthodontics.
Jen - Treatment Coordinator
One of my all-time favorite quotes is none other than Maya Angelou's "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." And if there is anyone that knows how to make people feel important, comfortable, and special, it's Collins Orthodontics' newest employee, Jennifer A! Jen's warm, friendly and engaging personality is put to great use at Collins Orthodontics as the most caring, outgoing, fun and energetic Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator in all of Rochester! When Jen isn’t helping you decide on the perfect treatment to get the smile of your dreams, she enjoys exercise, reading, spending time with her two beautiful girls and husband, bowling and going to concerts! Jen also happens to be a hometown girl, where she is a proud alumna of Kenyon-Wanamingo High School. Jen is such an amazing addition to the team, and we know you will love seeing her at your orthodontic appointments!
Jenna J. - Dental Assistant
Jenna was the very first dental assistant hired at Collins Orthodontics, which is just another way of saying that she has had to listen to the same jokes from Dr. C for the longest period of time. She is an extremely skillful dental assistant, amazing with kids, hard-working and is one of the most detail-oriented people you will ever meet. In her free time, Jenna also enjoys running, shopping, country music, spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her dog Midas, and occasionally venturing out for some Chester's chocolate cake to satisfy her sweet tooth. If you get on Jenna's good side, you just might be lucky enough to receive a sample of her world famous molten lava cakes that are nothing short of life-changing. Jenna is a hometown girl as well, as she was a track & field star at Dover-Eyota. Jenna is a wonderful part of Collins Orthodontics and we are thankful to have her on our team!
Veronica - Dental Assistant
Imagine Jennifer Lopez meets Maya Angelou meets the girl who gives you extra guac (no charge) at Chipotle. That's Veronica (or as I like to call her..."V. Lo"). Veronica is chock-full of personality and one of the most amazing, positive, appreciative, talented and genuine people you will ever meet. She speaks Spanish, which is wonderful because Dr. C's Spanish speaking ability begins and ends with "Abre la boca" and "Tengo hambre." When she is not working at Collins Orthodontics, she loves spending time with her family, shopping, dancing, roller blading, and raising her two beautiful children. Veronica is also a hometown girl as she is a proud graduate of Mayo High School. Veronica is such a gem - you will love meeting her at Collins Orthodontics. Trust me.
Shawna - Dental Assistant
If Mother Theresa has a long lost granddaughter, then we are 99% certain that it's Shawna. In 2014, Dr. C called the Salvation Army to volunteer serving meals to families in need, only to find out that someone else had already reserved Thanksgiving week. That someone was Shawna, and less than 6 months later, we hired her at Collins Orthodontics. Aside from having a passion to serve others, Shawna loves hiking, playing soccer, pallet art, taking pictures and spending time with her family. Shawna is a hometown girl as well, where she graduated from John Marshall High School as a soccer star. Shawna is a wonderful part of the Collins Orthodontics team and you will love meeting her!
Jennifer - Patient Care Coordinator
Jennifer walked into our office one day, hoping to get braces to improve her smile. Little did she know that her friendly personality and passion to help others earned her a job offer at Collins Orthodontics within weeks of starting her journey to a new smile! Now, Jennifer's adorable, outgoing and fun personality are on full display as one of our highly valued Patient Care Coordinators at Collins Orthodontics. When she's not working hard to make your experience better at our office, Jennifer enjoys exercise, traveling, being outdoors, and getting some good eats at her favorite restaurant - Tinn's! Jennifer is also a "hometown girl," as she is a former graduate of Century High School. We are so thankful to have Jennifer on the Collins Orthodontics Team, and we know you'll love her too!
Chelsea - Dental Assistant
Little does she know, the main reason why Chelsea was hired at Collins Orthodontics is because she routinely laughs at Dr. Collins's jokes, even when they aren't funny (which according to him, is "extremely rare"). But seriously, this girl has the friendliest smile and most contagious laugh ever, with an exceptional ability to brighten even the gloomiest of days with her positive energy and vibrant personality. Chelsea continues the Collins Orthodontics trend of being a "hometown girl," as she hails from the great city of Byron, Minnesota. Chelsea is a wonderful addition to the team, and we know you will love seeing her!
Jordyn - Lab Coordinator
Several years ago, Dr. Collins conducted an orthodontic "wire bending contest" for local high school students at a Health Careers Fair. Many of the students would spend no more than 30 seconds attempting to bend the wire to match the desired shape. However, there was one particular student that stood out. That student's name was Jordyn, and her incredible attention to detail and determination landed her at Dr. C's booth for nearly 30 minutes. Jordyn's natural talent was apparent from the start, as she tuned out all distractions and reached an intense level of focus well beyond her years. Her final product - a perfectly bent wire and taking home the first place award. Five years later, Jordyn is now working as a lab/sterilization coordinator at Collins Orthodontics where her incredible attention to detail is on full display. Jordyn also loves spending time with her friends and family, exercising, playing sports, and relaxing.
Keanna - Lab Coordinator
If I could describe Keanna in one word, it would be.....impossible to do. This girl has way too many amazing gifts and talents to sum up in just one word. Genuine, positive, talented, compassionate, humble, and loyal just to name a few. Oh, and Keanna has the work ethic of farmer and the strength of two dozen oxen (specifically, the ones from Oregon Trail), which I'm pretty sure she picked up when spending quality time on the family farm. Although we don't let her wear her jean overalls to work, we absolutely love having Keanna as one of our talented lab coordinators at Collins Orthodontics. When not gracing us with her adorable and upbeat personality at work, you can find Keanna spending time with family and friends, camping, or reading a great book. Keanna is also a local hometown girl, hailing from the great city of Kasson! We absolutely love that she is part of our team at Collins Orthodontics!
Danielle - Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
I've never met an Icelandic princess before, but I'm 99% sure that Danielle ran away from her castle in Iceland to unleash her can-do attitude and creative potential at Collins Orthodontics. A curious soul with a thirst for knowledge, Danielle is the perfect fit at Collins Orthodontics, as she serves a dual role of Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator. When Danielle isn't working hard behind the scenes to make our patients' experiences better, you can find her spending time with her family, perusing Pinterest for creative ideas for crafts, or re-charging with a great book. Collins Orthodontics is lucky to have found the ultimate "team player" in Danielle, which means all-around better care and service for our patients!
Jenna N. - Creative Director & Marketing Coordinator
As Dr. C's little sister, Jenna recalls him treating her more like the "brother he never had" during their childhood - rifling footballs at her as they played "catch" in the front yard, lifting weights, and playing video games. Fast-forward to present day and now Jenna is showing Dr. C (or "Dr. Brother" as she calls him) a thing or two about artistically creating all sorts of cool stuff to make the "office experience" for our patients and staff second to none! As a former graduate of Century High School, Jenna is yet another hometown girl on the Collins Orthodontics team. Jenna also enjoys exercising, art, and spending time with her family and her coonhound - Briar. Her graphic design ability and artistic eye are absolutely off-the-charts amazing, and we are so incredibly lucky to have her at Collins Orthodontics.
Dr. Collins - Orthodontist
When Dr. C was a 7-year old little boy, he opened a lemonade stand in his parents' front yard in order to help people "beat the heat." Every Sunday, neighborhood families would come out to have a taste of the sweet concoction, with the number of customers doubling every week. What was lil' Dr. C's secret (besides using tons of sugar)? He greeted every single person who stopped by the stand with a handshake and said "thank you for coming." Fast-forward to present day, and Dr. C now is the owner of a much bigger lemonade stand, in which he calls "Collins Orthodontics." After 11 years of post high school training to become an orthodontist, Dr. C says the most important part of his job remains the exact same as when he was seven years old - kindness to everyone he meets. Dr. C has the best job in the world, and he is blessed by having an incredibly talented team, a loving family, and strong faith. Aside from being happily married and spending time with his sons, Dr. C also enjoys art, playing guitar, coaching the girls varsity soccer team at Mayo High School, and volunteering for community service projects. And yes...he now knows that too much sugar in lemonade is bad for your teeth :)