Meet Our Team

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, call our office today to schedule your appointment. Your initial consultation is complimentary.

Crystal – Office Manager/Licensed Dental Assistant

Crystal is our office manager, in addition to being a dental assistant. She joined Snyder Orthodontics in 2000 after graduating from DCTC in Rosemount.

A Hastings native, Crystal still lives there with her husband and 2 daughters. Outside of the office, she likes to stay active … softball, volleyball, boating, fishing, gardening, canning … you’ll rarely find her standing still!

Crystal’s first concert? Garth Brooks when she was 9 years old!

What Crystal likes BEST about her job here … getting to know her patients!

 Emily – Licensed Dental Assistant

With us since 2004, Emily is also a dental assistant, originally from Willmar, MN. Her and her husband have 2 boys and a dog named, Chewie.

Emily loves staying active and being outside … especially if there’s a beach around! (are you noticing a beach theme here?!?) Emily likes all kinds of music, especially if it has a good beat and her favorite vacation ever? When she traveled to Maui … water, sand and fun!

What Emily likes BEST about her job here … being able to help a person change the way they feel about themselves!

Megan – Licensed Dental Assistant

Megan joined our team in 2018 and comes to us from Inver Grove Heights. She received her dental assisting training at Century College.

In her free time, Megan enjoys being outdoors … hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking and running. She has her 3rd half marathon scheduled for the fall of 2018! Music is also a big part of Megan’s life; she calls herself a music junkie!

The wisest advice she’s ever been given? “Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.”

What Megan likes BEST about her job here … watching a patient be confident in their smile again!

Morgan – Licensed Dental Assistant

Morgan joined our team in 2018. She is originally from Sauk Centre and did her schooling in Brainerd at Central Lakes Community College.

In her free time, Morgan likes hanging out with her friends, working out, watching scary movies, hiking and hunting! She’s also a traveler and has gone on some amazing vacations including Germany and Bonaire. Ask her about her adventures when you meet her!

What Morgan likes BEST about her job … Knowing that she is helping people with their smiles and making them that much more confident.


Tristan – Clinic Assistant

Tristan joined our office in the summer of 2016, while she went to school at DCTC for dental assisting. She is currently helping us out while she waits for her licensing to be completed. She is originally from Apple Valley, but lives in Lakeville now with her daughter, Kailynne … and Tristan’s mom is Tammy, our Business Manager!

When she isn’t working or studying, Tristan loves spending time with her daughter and doing anything where there’s lots of SUNSHINE! One day she’d like to take a vacation to her own little island surrounded by lots of blue water and filled with palm trees!

What Tristan likes BEST about her job here … all of her co-workers!

Tammy – Business Manager

An Albert Lea native, Tammy has been in the Snyder Orthodontic family for 16 years … currently as our business support person. She has 2 children and a beautiful little granddaughter.

Tammy’s favorite activities? The beach, fishing, the beach, fishing, the beach and fishing! Now that her and her hubby live half time here and half time in Florida, her favorite activities are now much easier to achieve!

The lesson Tammy’s mom taught her years ago, that she still lives by, is “Be prepared and have all of your ducks in a row!” You can see this advice come through in her work by how organized she keeps us!

What Tammy likes BEST about her job here … being part of such a great team!

Kim – Scheduling Coordinator/Marketing

Joining our team in 2014, Kim is a Bismarck, ND native. Her and her hubby have 2 adult children, a grandson and a joint-custody dog named Lexie that they ‘share’ with a friend.

Kim’s first concert? Black Oak Arkansas and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Minot Civic Arena when she was 14!

On the top of Kim’s bucket list is to visit Tuscany someday for an ‘extended’ stay. She thinks she was an old Italian grandmother in a previous life!

What Kim likes BEST about her job here … getting to know orthodontics and all of the patients and families who come in here! Plus, at her previous job, ‘chatting’ was discouraged so she’s making up for lost time here!

Ashley – Financial Coordinator

Ashley is a 2019 addition to our team and is a true ‘hometown girl.’ She grew up right here in Apple Valley where her and her husband live with their 2 children and cat named Chloe.

In her spare time, Ashley loves hanging out with friends and family playing bean bags and grilling. She is also an avid reader and when asked to name her favorite book she says, “There are just too many to name!”

What Ashley likes BEST about her job here … watching the transformation of smiles!


Jeanne – Breath of Fresh Air!

We are very fortunate to have our very own “gardener” at Snyder Orthodontics! Jeanne, Dr. Snyder’s mother in law, keeps our flowerbeds and flower pots looking amazing all year long. And yes, it was her idea to put the chirping bird next to our front door … you either LOVED him or didn’t … but he was certainly a conversation starter this winter!

Jeanne loves to keep busy reading, gardening, decorating, getting together with friends and family or attending her grandkids’ events. Grass doesn’t grow under HER feet! And the ‘lesson from mom’ that she still lives by today? “Treat everyone respectfully and everyone the same.” A wise piece of advice we should all remember.

The first concert Jeanne ever attended? The Monkeys with her daughter, Mary Beth … Dr. Snyder’s wife. Be sure to ask her which Monkey she liked best the next time you see her!

What Jeanne likes BEST about her job … well, when she was an RN, it was that she was able to affect changes in her patients’ lives. What WE like best about her job HERE is that she still affects change by keeping our grounds looking great!

In Memory
Linda Calhoun (1967-2015)

Linda was part of our Snyder Orthodontic family and the ‘face’ of our office for 17 years. She lost her courageous battle with cancer in January of 2015 and will be missed by all who knew her.