Meet Our Team

Savannah (Office Manager)

I am Dr. Marshall’s Office Manager.  Taking care of the behind-the-scenes running of an office is my specialty.  I handle all insurance and billing related issues that may come up during a patient’s time at our office.  I have an A.S. from Grossmont College in Forensic Technology and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from American Military University. 

When I am not working I enjoy reading, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.  I also love animals and have a German Shepherd (Ricin), two ball pythons (Earl Grey and Sergeant Butters), and co-own a blue roan gelding with our dental assistant, Hannah. 

Hannah (Dental Assistant & Appointment Coordinator)


I have been working  as a dental assistant since 2009. As a dental assistant, I work closely with Dr. Marshall assisting her in treatments, taking impressions, sterilizing instruments, and performing standard appointments and procedures both in the clinic and the lab.  I enjoy getting to know our patients and having the opportunity to work in such an upbeat office. Both our patients and our staff are phenomenal!

In my spare time, I love being at the ranch with my three beautiful horses, Atlas, Eclipse, and Jameson.  Training problem horses and going on trail rides with my friends are a few of the adventures that occupy my time on a regular basis.  But when I’m not doing something outdoors, I love to get dressed up and spend quality time out on the town with my husband.

Paula (Registered Dental Assistant)

I have been aiding the doctor in the production of beautiful smiles for our patients since 2013.  I work closely with Dr. Marshall assisting her in procedures, taking impressions, sterilizing instruments, and performing reties, routine appointments, and multiple other procedures in the clinic. I received my certificate for dental assisting from Pima Medical Institute in Chula Vista.  My favorite part of the job is interacting with our patients and getting to see them on a regular basis.  I also enjoy working with my hands and creating models and appliances in the lab.

Like our whole team, I enjoy the company of pets and any opportunity for fine dining.  I am the proud bunny-mommy of three rabbits. Apart from work,  I enjoy cross-fit, mountain-biking, and spending time with my husband.

Emi (Office & Clinical Assistant) 

I have been working in this wonderful office since the end of 2016. I mainly take care of Japanese patients, developing Japanese documents and building the Japanese website. I also help the dental assistants in the clinic as needed.

After I moved to America from Japan I found my new joy – running! I enjoy participating in marathons. There are lots of wonderful running courses among the beaches in San Diego, I feel like I can run very long distances!  I love spending time with my husband and we are really enjoying  living in San Diego.

Nathan (Office & Clinical Assistant)

Hi, my name is Nathan!  I’m the newest assistant at Marshall Orthodontics.  In my spare time, I am a student at Grossmont High School.  There, I do some theater, along with Academic League.  Outside of school, I participate in C. Hook Theater, where we put on wonderful productions.  I also enjoy reading, playing games, and watching shows.