Sturgeon Bay Office

Katie Bennett – Office Manager

Katie was born in Wisconsin and raised between Green Bay, WI and Cincinnati, OH. She graduated from NWTC as a dental assistant, and brings great knowledge and passion to the DBD team.  Katie enjoys educating patients and the youth on the importance of dental health.

Katie enjoys traveling and is a big believer on having a work/life balance.  If she is not hanging out with her family, you may find her nannying, boating, running or anything outdoorsy.  She recently bought her first home, so with that comes her first puppy too.  Any free time she gets she puts the time into re-doing her home and training her new pet!

Gena Hansen – Treatment Coordinator

Gena has been in the dental field for over 16 years. For the last 14 years she has worked in Florida and Seattle as a surgical assistant. She truly enjoys making patients feel more comfortable with the dental process & helping them understand the importance of good dental health.

Gena, her husband Orin and two young boys moved back to Door County in 2014 to slow down and enjoy life in a small town. She enjoys being outdoors, gardening, boating and chasing her boys around. Gena is excited to be back in the area to be able to spend quality time with her family and friends and to make a difference in patients’ lives at Dentistry by Design.

Kori Powell – Scheduling Coordinator

Kori is a former early childhood educator and child care director. Having always felt at home assisting others and directing them to the services they need, Kori is happy to find a new home in the dentistry field. She is excited to join Dentistry by Design and to get to know all the wonderful patients that walk through the door.

Kori grew up in Manitowoc county and graduated from St. Norbert College in 2009 with a degree in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services.  She and her husband were married in Sturgeon Bay in 2015 and are thankful to now call Sturgeon Bay their home having moved here recently from Stevens Point.  In her spare time, Kori loves singing, gardening, running, and competing in triathlons.

alexanderJoan Alexander – Receptionist/Insurance Coordinator

Joan began working in this office in January of 1987, for  Dr. Robert Schrank as a receptionist. She later added the roles of bookkeeper, and manager of patient insurance claims to her list of responsibilities.  Joan is also trained to assist Dr. Feit when needed.  Joan has become friends with many patients over the years and enjoys being able to help and watch them improve and maintain their oral health.

Joan and her husband live on a farm west of Forestville.  They have six children and 15 grandchildren.  Joan is a very family oriented person, she enjoys playing cards with  her children and attending her grandchildren’s school functions including baseball, basketball, football, and soccer games, as well as musicals and band concerts.  Joan also enjoys gardening and preserving what is harvested.

Cortney LondoCortney Londo – Dental Hygienist

Cortney graduated from NWTC in 2009 with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She is also a graduate of Southern Door High School and currently resides in Brussels. Cortney worked as a Dental Hygienist in Green Bay prior to starting at Dentistry by Design.

Cortney loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and gardening.  She also enjoys curling up with a good book.


Gina Luett – Dental Hygienist

Gina is a 2000 graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Bachelor of Science program in Dental Hygiene. She has been practicing as a licensed dental hygienist for the last 13 years in the Green Bay and Lakeshore areas. Gina enjoys meeting and talking with people. She takes pride in making the dental hygiene experience, not only educational and thorough, but fun. Gina works at both Dentistry by Design’s Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay locations.

Gina lives in rural Sturgeon Bay with her husband John and their two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, her animals, gardening, listening to music, hiking and anytime spent outdoors in the sun.

Kelly Curtain – Dental Hygienist

Kelly graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She was born and raised in Door County and currently resides in Sister Bay. Kelly is very excited to be a part of the Dentistry by Design family.  What Kelly loves most about Dental Hygiene is meeting new people, making them feel comfortable during their appointments and helping them achieve and maintain optimal oral and overall health.

During her off time she loves being outside, hunting, being with family, friends and her dog.

Sue StocktonSue Bosman – Dental Assistant

Sue has been in the dental profession for over 20 years, graduating with honors in 1995 from the Dental Associate program at NWTC in Green Bay.  Her most recent job was with the Oneida Nations.  At Oneida, she had the privilege to complete a course in Basic Restorative Functions at the IHS Dental Staff Development Center at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.  This gave her training and certification to perform expanded functions at the Dental Clinic on the reservation, including placing fillings.

Sue has lived in Sturgeon Bay for 35 years and she has two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws as well as two beautiful grandchildren.  In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, exercising, bike riding, playing games with her grandson and granddaughter, and Sue has a new love – sailing.

Patti BrauerPatti Brauer – Dental Assistant

A native of Sturgeon Bay, Patti graduated from the Dental Assistant program at NWTC in 1980.  After working as a Dental Assistant for several years in both Green Bay and North Carolina, Patti returned to the area where she has been working with Dr. Robert Hoover for the past 24 years.  Patti finds the dental field more exciting than ever and looks forward to continuing to educate and reassure patients that dentistry can be a pain free experience.

Patti has one adult son, who she enjoys spending her free time with when possible.  She also enjoys the Arts, Brewer and Packer games, walking, reading a good book, and spending time with her two cats.

Jenel Schartner – Dental Assistant

The combination of high tech dentistry with strong focus on patient care is what first attracted Jenel to Dentistry by Design.  With over 20 years in the dental profession, she currently works as a dental assistant in both our Sturgeon Bay and Algoma practices.

Jenel and her husband Mike reside in the Brussels area with their two teenage sons Beau and Blake.  When not at work, Jenel enjoys being outdoors, hunting, gardening, campfires, watching baseball and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite quote is, “Allow your passion to become your purpose and it will one day become your profession.”

Heather LaVine – Marketing Manager

Since graduating from St. Norbert College in 2000 with a degree in Communications, Heather has worked in marketing for companies ranging from space education to theatre.  Heather has learned a lot about dentistry since joining Dentistry by Design and after observing a bone graft and a dental implant procedure she finds it quite fascinating.

A native of Door County, Heather resides in Sturgeon Bay with her husband Lance, and their two children.  When she is not hanging out with her three favorite people, she enjoys acting, watching movies, keeping up on entertainment news, being outside and spending time with friends and family.

 Teri HookerTeri Hooker – Controller

After graduating with a B.S. in Accounting in 1995, Teri worked for a public accounting firm in California, where she became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.  With over 20 years in the accounting profession, Teri has experience in a wide variety of industries, including dental practices.  She joined the Dentistry by Design team in 2011.

Teri has two school-aged children, Jacob & Benjamin and they keep her and her husband, Bill, quite busy.  When not at the office, or toting the boys to one activity or another, Teri enjoys reading and is often found volunteering for several community organizations.

Briana Mcafee – Bookkeeper

Since receiving her Associates Degree, Briana is currently attending Rasmussen College to receive her B.S. in Accounting.  Briana currently has two years of bookkeeping experience under her belt and is working on gaining more knowledge in the Accounting field.  Working at Dentistry by Design has helped build her confidence in the Accounting profession and she can’t wait for what the future holds.

Briana has been coming to Door County since she was little and has lived here permanently since 2005.  She and her husband Whitney have two daughters, Keanna and Jaden and a son Cameron.  When not working or doing homework she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Bruno, listening to music, and enjoying a good book series.