Meet the Team

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

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

Julie Germain

– Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator

Hello to all of you! I joined our team more than 25 years ago and am a proud wearer of many hats. My multi-task position is a wonderful job, and I love to contribute to such a positive working atmosphere that the entire staff has created here at Valley Orthodontics. Every aspect of our patients’ care is important to me, and I truly love the joy our patients express because of their healthy smiles achieved by Dr. Maher and the assistants.

Away from the office, I have served on many community boards. I enjoy music and time spent in my vegetable and flower gardens. Because I am a bit of a social extrovert, I thoroughly welcome social time with family, friends, and of course my Valley Orthodontic teammates. My husband for over 35 years and I value family time with our children and grandchildren. We love the outdoors and are avid sports fans.

Andrea Schmidt

– Certified and Licensed Dental Assistant, Lab Technician

I’ve been a licensed and certified dental assistant since 1999. I received my clinical training at Lakeland Medical Dental Academy in Minneapolis. I joined Dr. Maher’s staff in April 2005. I head up the lab at Valley Orthodontics as well as working chairside with patients. What drew me to orthodontics was seeing the beautiful smiles we create every day. It makes it all worthwhile to see the patient walk out the door with a new self-assurance. I enjoy working at Valley Orthodontics because Dr. Maher and staff are some of the warmest and most compassionate people I have worked with. Plus, we have the best patients around!

When I’m out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tom, daughter Fiona, and sweetheart of a dog, Luther. I enjoy hiking along the North Shore, running, shopping with Fiona and going out to dinner with our family and friends.

Cyann Nielsen

– Dental Assistant

Hello! I started at Valley in October of 2020, and I have enjoyed every second of it! Working in orthodontics has been my dream position since I had braces myself! It has been such a rewarding job to get to see all of our patients reach their smile goals, as well as getting to know all of our awesome patients and families.

Outside of the office, I enjoy listening to music, taking my Goldendoodle, Sully, to dog parks and for walks, hanging out and playing games with friends and family, as well as just being able to be outside, whether its snowing or sunshine. I look forward to getting to know you and your family!

Katie Johns

- Dental Assistant

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