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.


Scheduling Coordinator

Mary is our scheduling coordinator, and she looks forward to working with you! She will greet you when you come into the office, coordinate your appointments, and connect with your referring dental office if needed. Mary loves being a part of our great team at Grants Pass Orthodontics! Working with Dr. Erickson and our assistants makes for a busy day, but she has fun and great energy! 

Mary is originally from Stockton, California, but moved to Grants Pass to be closer to family. She previously worked for a dental office in New York, but for the past 14 years, she taught history to junior high students in Lodi, California. Mary and her husband enjoy escaping city life by going to the river, fishing, camping, and rafting.


Financial Coordinator

Melanie is our financial coordinator and has been in orthodontics since 2003. She worked with Dr. Matthews for 11 years and is excited to be a part of the office again! Melanie's passion is to help patients find a way to make their desired smiles a reality. She looks forward to meeting you and working with your family to create a financial plan that best suits you!

Outside of the office, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband. The newly married couple loves all outdoor activities, but has a special fondness for hunting, hiking and boating! Melanie has two adult children and is especially looking forward to future grandchildren.



Ally was born and raised in the Grants Pass area, and graduated from Rogue River High School. On the weekends, you'll catch her either hiking, camping, or on some sort of a spontaneous getaway.

Ally is new to orthodontics, but no stranger to tasks that require detail and patience. She looks forward to greeting you with a smile and answering any questions you may have. We are ecstatic to have her!


Reception & Sterilization

Lacey was raised in Grants Pass and graduated from Hidden Valley High School where she played volleyball. Go Mustangs! She enjoys meeting new people, making spontaneous trips, and spending time outdoors.

Lacey is new to orthodontics, but she has already jumped into learning the sterilizing position as well as greeting patients at the front desk. We are thrilled to have her!


Clinical Assistant

Sarah is originally from California, and moved to Grants Pass in 2002. She has worked in the dental field for 11 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!


Clinical Assistant

LaRae began her orthodontic career in Coos Bay, Oregon, where she earned her Expanded Functions and Radiology Certifications. She will help start your treatment by taking impressions for Dr. Erickson to use to plan your treatment. She also helps Dr. Erickson remove your braces to reveal your beautiful new smile for the first time! LaRae loves being part of an All-Star team whose goal is to get you the very best result possible!

LaRae and her husband have three beautiful adult children. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and all the great outdoor activities here in Southern Oregon.


Clinical Assistant

Heather was hired by Dr. Matthews to work in sterilization in 1991 and transitioned into orthodontic assisting one year later. She now has been a part of our awesome orthodontic team for 25 years, and is very proud to be a part of the beautiful smiles she sees around town. She loves getting to know our patients and cherishes the relationships she’s built with her coworkers. They’re one of the reasons why she’s loved working here for so long! Here at Grants Pass Orthodontics, we are an extended family where we support each other in all that we do.

Heather and her husband Dave have been together for 21 years. She has three sons, one daughter, and two beautiful grandchildren. She also has two Yorkies that keep her entertained. Heather enjoys game nights and spending time with family, and is enthusiastic about photography, welding, and being creative.



Tammy started working with Dr. Matthews in 1999 and is thrilled that Dr. Erickson joined the team at Grants Pass Orthodontics. Tammy thrives on the fast-paced nature of her job, where the sterilization of all instruments and operatories keep her busy. Most of all, she enjoys being a part of an amazing team who are more than coworkers; they are family.

Tammy was born and raised here in Grants Pass, where she and her husband Kevin liked it so much, they decided to stay! They now have three children and one grandchild. Tammy is also a cat lover and has two furry friends at home. She is an active member in church and enjoys spending time with family and friends, zip lining, cooking, baking, and spending time on the beaches of Oregon. 



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!

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