Meet the Team

Want to meet our Dental Team?  We are passionate about dental health and together we proudly represent 138 years of combined dental experience. Our team is dedicated to providing you and your family the best possible dental experience. So let us introduce ourselves...

 

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


 

Ashley

Director of First Impressions - Front Desk

I have an Associate’s degree in Applied Science. I began working in the medical field in 2013 and moved to dentistry in 2016. My job entails being the first point of contact for patients, processing insurance payments, answering patient phone calls, and educating patients on treatment plans and financial plans. My favorite part of my job is helping our patients get the care that they need. We are the first point of contact and it starts with building the relationship over the phone. The best part of my job is seeing their smiles transform!

I have been married to my husband since 2011 and we have four beautiful and amazing children, one dog, and one cat. We love to go camping in the summer and to sporting events such as U of M football games. I like to do 5Ks when I can, which balances my love of movies, popcorn, and tacos!

 

Kristina

Director of First Impressions - Front Desk

I have been in the dental field since 2014. I have been in the customer services field since I was old enough to have a job and have always enjoyed working with people! I have furthered my business education by taking classes at Baker College. I honestly feel that dental work is fascinating! My favorite part of my job is helping our patients achieve their goals to have a healthy, beautiful smile!

My favorite thing in the whole world is my daughter, Ellery! She is my mini me; we love Mommy/Daughter dates often to dinners, movies, shopping, beach days, waterparks, museums, Tigers games, and anything fun we can find to get into! She takes ballet and jazz classes, keeping me a busy Dance Mom! I also love going to concerts and have seen many performers! My family and friends are important to me and I cherish my time spent with them the most.

 

Diane

Registered Dental Hygienist

I began my career in 1987, holding every position in the dental office, except being the dentist! I am forever reading and love attending continuing education to further my knowledge. I provide a wide range of preventive therapy and customize oral health care programs for each patient’s needs. I truly appreciate when a patient is able to recognize the exceptional dedication, commitment, and quality care our office has provided to them. I admire that everyone here shares their knowledge and positivity with our patients and each other. I love dentistry and can’t imagine doing anything else!

I am very versatile and have a variety of interests. I have been married since 1990. My husband and I love and have American Saddlebred and Arabian show horses, a Keeshond dog, and one rescue cats.

 

Julie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I started working in the dental field in 2012 and I love it! My favorite part of being a Hygienist is seeing people smile and making their smiles shine again! I find great energy in interacting with my patients and helping them create and reach their goals in their oral health. I started at Blue Spruce Dental in 2020 and enjoy working with Dr. Timm with his fun, upbeat and good character traits! He knows his patients very well and is passionate about the importance of dental health.

I grew up in the Jackson area and recently returned home after being out of state for 8 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and being an "Awesome Aunt"! I am always up for adventure whether it be travel (foreign or domestic) or something active like zip lining or hiking. (I have been skydiving but not completely sure I will go again.) I have a 13 year old cat named Lucy who can be sweet and loveable... but like most cats, she is also bossy and set in her way.

 

Shellby

Dental Assistant

I started working in the dental field in 2015 and love assisting Dr. Timm with dental procedures while making sure our patients are comfortable and educated on their oral health. I really enjoy watching patient's smiles and confidence transform! Dr. Timm is very patient and informative. I am always confident he is giving the best education and care for our patients. He makes sure the entire team continues to learn so we can grow in our careers.

I met my husband when we were "High School Sweethearts" and we have been together since 2006. We have two children that light up our lives, our son Aiden and daughter Avery. I enjoy kayaking and traveling in Northern Michigan with my family.

 

 

Lindsey

Dental Assistant

I have been working in the dental field since 2018. I have been in the customer service industry prior to starting my dental career.  Starting with Dr. Timm and the Dental Team here at Blue Spruce Dental was the best life choice ever! I love so many parts of working with patients. My favorite is to ensure that each patient leaves having a better day than when they came to our office. I completely trust that Dr. Timm will do what is best for each patient as well as each member of his team.

I met my husband Patrick in 2011 and we were married in 2017. Soon after our wedding we moved to the Jackson area to open a Barn Wedding Venue. It has been a crazy adventure but worth every minute!

 

Jennifer Timm

Business Manager

My dental background started in 1993 when I met Dr. Timm on a blind date! I had no idea I was entering the dental world! I always joke that I am the “non-clinical expert” of the office. I do not work directly with patients but rather work the magic behind the scene. You could say I am the “number cruncher,” managing the account payable, accounting, and budget of our practice. The fun part of my job is the marketing, social media, and the official decorator!

What always makes me smile is to hear patients having a great time at their dental appointment! I enjoy hearing the laughter from our patients as they have fun with our dental team. Both Dr. Timm and myself grew up in small rural communities and part of that upbringing rolls into our business philosophy of small town America. What I love most about our dental team is that we are family friendly, approachable, and caring, involved in supporting our local schools and communities, and have a deep authentic care for our patients and their families. Our whole team is excited and passionate about dental care—and that rocks!

Dr. Timm and I are officially empty nesters! Both of our kids attend Central Michigan University and we spend many football weekends camping in Mt. Pleasant to see them march in the CMU Marching Band. To fill our empty nest we added two beagle puppies to our family—Ruby and Opal—who bring us much joy (and lots of digging in the yard). I continue to serve on the Napoleon School Board and enjoy keeping involved in our community. I love camping, hiking, biking, chasing sunsets, photography, gardening and landscape, and spending time with our family as time allows.