Jamie Harris joined our team in 2015 as one of our Dental Assistants. She resides in Lawrence and enjoys crafting and cooking with her two daughters in her free time. Jamie is also a certified personal trainer and teaches group fitness classes.
Kim Herries is also one of our Dental Assistants. She started her career with dentistry in 1995 with our office and has attended several continuing education classes over the course of her career. She enjoys cooking, shopping and spending time with her family. She lives just outside of Lawrence with her husband Richard and their two sons.
Adrienne Boyd-Akers joined our practice in 2015 as one of our Administrative Assistants. She has since grown her role to include Dental Assisting and Marketing. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropology. Adrienne lives in Lawrence with her husband Pete and their son. Her daughter recently left for college on the east coast. She is a return adopter at the Lawrence Humane Society, where she and her family periodically visit to find their next pet. Adrienne enjoys baking and cooking with her family, and is an avid reader.
Erica Wilcoxson joined Free State Dental in the summer of 2017. She has been a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist since 2005 and studied at Johnson County Community College. Erica was born and raised in Lawrence and is the mom to three boys. She spends much of her free time chasing and supporting her boys and their many activities. As a family they enjoy movie nights, fire pits, and gardening. Erica also enjoys learning and creating things every chance she gets and is always looking for a new craft project.
Natalie Stoss is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a 2013 graduate of Johnson County Community College’s Dental Hygiene program, and a 2010 graduate from Kansas State University with a Bachelors degree in Life Sciences. She began her dental career in 2009 as a dental assistant.
Ashley King is our Office Manager. She has been with us since 2009 and been in the healthcare field since 2003. She resides in McLouth, KS with her husband Steven and her two daughters. She enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and sunshine.
Erin is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Prior to entering the Johnson County Community College Dental Hygiene program, she attended Kansas State for one year. She has been in the dental profession since 1993 and has been with Free State Dental since 2007. Erin has lived in Lawrence since 2005 with her husband Bryan. Their oldest son Owen is attending Baker University, and their youngest son Isaac attends Free State High School. Erin enjoys time outdoors and time with her dogs!
Sara Elder is a Registered Dental Hygienist and joined our practice in the summer of 2020. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Johnson County Community College in 2010. Sara lives in Tonganoxie, Kansas with her husband, Kevin, and their dogs. She also helps out in the office at their own small business, Kevin’s KC Brake and Auto Repair, located in the Crossroads District in KCMO. In her spare time, Sara loves to travel, try new restaurants, and be outdoors with her husband going for a run, kayaking, or just sitting on the deck watching the sunset.
Kayla Steffey is one of our Administrative Assistants and has been with us since 2018. She has always been a huge sports fanatic, but her all-time favorite team is the Kansas City Chiefs. Kayla enjoys spending her free time trying new foods, crafting, and hanging with her dog, Milli.
Keeli is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our practice in the spring of 2019. She graduated from Johnson County Community College. In her free time, she loves to go to the dog park with her fiancé Connor, and golden retriever, Leroy. She also enjoys playing sports, camping, and traveling!
Mandy Akers joined our administrative staff in the Spring of 2019. She’s a native of Wichita who graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Communications. You’ll find her camping, enjoying bicycle rides with friends or checking out the latest brewery. She also has a fascination with film and music.
Justin joined Free State Dental in 2019 and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2009. He lives in Linwood, KS with his 2 children. In his free time Justin enjoys working out, backpacking, gardening, and volunteering for his church.
Alyssa started as a Dental Assistant in 2021. She grew up in a military family, so she moved around quite a bit, but Lawrence stole her heart. She spends her free time reading or hanging out at the lake with her partner, Scott and their dog, Zoe. She is a coffee enthusiast, so ask her about her favorite places to grab a cup!
Kelsey joined our practice as an administrative assistant in January of 2021. She grew up in the Flint Hills and moved to Lawrence in 2014. She is a new mother to her son Quincy and has a husky mix named Aurora. In her free time, she loves to watch TV and movies, especially Marvel, and likes to travel as much as she can.
Kristie became a Dental Assistant the fall of 2020. She was born in Texas and moved to the Lawrence area with her family when she was two years old. Before she transitioned to the dental world she was a hairstylist for nine years. She spends her free time with her son and enjoys cheering him on at soccer games.