Meet Our Staff
Kristi Jore, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristi is a dental hygienist and began working with Dr. Bagnell in 1999. She is a 1988 graduate of Carroll College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in dental hygiene. She was born and raised in Helena, Montana and has lived with her husband in the Mission Valley for 22 years. She has 5 children and loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys music, reading, camping, and church activities.
Katie Samsel, Registered Dental Hygienist
Katie is a dental hygienist that started with Dr. Bagnell in 2010. She is a 2008 graduate from Salish Kootenai College with an associate degree in dental assisting. She also graduated from MSU Great Falls in 2010 with an associate degree in dental hygiene. She was born and raised in the Mission Valley. She has two children, and enjoys volleyball, chasing her kids, and working out.
Penny O’Hern, Business Manager
Penny began working as a receptionist with Dr. Bagnell in 1998. She became the business manager in 2006 and has held that position ever since. She is a Montana native and long – time Mission Valley resident. She is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, scrapbooking, and genealogy. She is passionate about her family and can be seen attending her grandkids’ sporting events as often as possible.
Debbie Lund, Financial & Patient Coordinator
Debbie started with Western Montana Family Dentistry in May of 2001. She started working as a dental assistant, but then found her niche at the front desk, and has been there since 2006. She was born and raised right here in the Mission Valley. She is married with two daughters. She enjoys riding horses, rodeoing, and loves spending time with her family. She also likes reading, photography and scrapbooking.
Tomi Clairmont, Patient Coordinator & Dental Assistant
Tomi started at Western Montana Family Dentistry in 2013. She is a multi-tasker, working as a receptionist and a dental assistant. She is a product of our Mission Valley, being born and raised right here in Ronan. She is married with four children. She spends her time working on her family ranch, and chasing her kids around to their basketball, football, and softball games.
Dana Brown, Dental Assistant
Dana is a dental assistant and began working with Dr. Bagnell in 2003. She is a Montana native, born and raised in Frenchtown. She is married with two daughters. She loves to spend time with her family and enjoys shopping, quilting, and watching her daughters’ sporting events.
Lisa Evans, Dental Assistant
Lisa is a dental assistant that started working with Dr. Bagnell in 2002. She was born and raised in Missoula but has resided in the Mission Valley for the past 20 years. She graduated from Salish Kootenai College with a degree in dental assisting in 2002. Lisa has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys following her children with their sports and school activities. She also loves running and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.
John Rausch, Dental Assistant
John began working with Dr. Bagnell on his summer vacations from college in 2010. He graduated from Polson High School in 2008. He then attended University of Montana, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2013. John has been the assistant coach of the Mission Valley Mariners for the past three years. John is recently married and has one daughter with another one to arrive in March. His hobbies include golf, baseball, and wood working. He enjoys being outside, working out, and being physically fit. John will be leaving us the summer of 2017 to attend dental school in Colorado.
Kim Holland-Evertz, Dental Assistant
Kim has been working with Western Montana Family Dentistry as a dental assistant since 2009. She is Montana and Mission Valley native, raised in Polson. She has 3 children, and loves to spend time with her kids. Her other interests include hiking, running, quilting, and riding Harleys.
Deserie’ Finley, Registered Dental Hygienist
Deserie’ started with us the Summer of 2016.
Kelsey Higdon, Dental Assistant
Kelsey started with us the Fall of 2016.
Jessica Picchietti, Registered Dental Hygienist
Jessica was born and raised in Montana. She is from Arlee and attended high school at Loyola Sacred Heart in Missoula. She attended college on full ride rodeo scholarships to both Central Wyoming and the University of Montana, where she majored in Biology with an emphasis in chemistry, pre-health. She attended MSU, Great Falls to receive her A.A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene. Her hobbies include spending time with her friends and family, farming and ranching, rodeo, fishing, outdoor activities and travel.