Meet Our Team!

Tom – Lab Technician

Hello, my name is Tom. I am one of the lab technicians at Harborside Dental. I have been employed at Harborside Dental for 23 years. We have an in-house laboratory where Craig and I fabricate most of the crowns, inlays, bridges, partial, and dentures. We feel this is a real benefit for our patients because we can work hands-on with them when needed.

I was born and raised in Traverse City and attended the University of Toledo. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and especially family and my nieces and nephews.

Meet Tomi - Lab Technician at Harborside Dental in Traverse City MI

 

Craig – Lab Technician

Hello, my name is Craig. I am one of the laboratory technicians at Harborside Dental. I have been employed at Harborside Dental for 36 years. I grew up in Reed City, Michigan. Upon graduating from high school, I attended and graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with an Applied Associates of Science degree with Distinction. I am certified in Pressable and Poly Ceramic restorations

I am a life long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. I have been married to my wife, Jeanie for 31 years. We have two daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. My favorite past time is my family and spending time with them.

Graig - Lab Technician

 

Kelly – Front Desk Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kelly I work in the front business office at Harborside Dental as the frontoffice coordinator. I Have worked for Dr. Kozelko since September 2001. Some of my responsibilities include overseeing our front desk operations, answering the phone, scheduling appointments and doing financial arrangements, greeting patients, and some miscellaneous “behind the scenes” tasks. I love what I do here at Harborside Dental! I work with a great team of co-workers.

One of the greatest rewards of my job is building relationships with our patients and helping them to achieve and maintain excellent dental health. It is very rewarding knowing that our patients leave our office with quality dental work.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my fiance and his two sons and daughter. Our “other” children are my fiance’s cats Sammie and Jasper and my cat Koalie and the absolute love of my life my dog Tootsie. Tootsie is part Chihuahua and Boston Terrier.

They all keep us very entertained and busy! Some of my hobbies include going to the beach, boating, jet skiing, traveling, reading, and being with family and friends.

 
 

 

Catherine – Business Coordinator

Hello! I’m Catherine and I’m very excited to be part of the team here at Harborside Dental. I became part of the staff here in September of 2011, as the Business Coordinator. I have finally found “my home”.

I started working in the dental field in 1997 and truly enjoy the satisfaction it brings. I look forward to meeting you and helping with any of your insurance and/or billing needs.

I am a native to the Traverse City area and enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, gardening and many other outdoor activities that the area and four seasons bring us.

Thank you for making us part of your dental health care.

 

Linda – Hygiene Coordinator

Hi, My name is Linda. I recently  joined the Harborside Dental team as the Hygiene Coordinator. I am so thankful to be here and look forward to meeting all of you.

I have lived in Traverse City for several years and it has become my home. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters and 3 family dogs, Cudi, Peanut and Milo. In my spare time I love to be outdoors walking the dogs, entertaining and spending time with family.

Our family has been very involved with the Cherry festival over the last several years. We truly enjoy the event and look forward to it every year.

 

Darla – Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Darla. I am a Registered Dental Assistant at Harborside Dental, where I have been employed for 14 years. I love my career choice and I feel very blessed to come to work every day. Dr. Kozelko and the staff are amazing. I truly love the patients and the view is incredible!! I am a graduate of Northwestern Michigan College where I earned my Associates Degree in Applied Science as a student in the Dental Assisting program.
I have been happily married for 22 years and have 2 wonderful daughters, ages 20 and 29 and I also have a son inlaw Jacob and 2 handsome grandsons Daniel 6 and Elijah 5 months old. I have been living in northern Michigan for 21 years and everyday is like a vacation that never ends. This is definitely “Gods country”!!

In my free time I enjoy staying active in the great outdoors. I especially love camping, hiking, snowshoeing,working out, walking,biking, kayaking and long days at our many beaches. I am an avid skier and a member of the National Ski Patrol. I volunteer my time at Crystal Mountain resort during the ski season as well as many recreational hours on the slopes with my family. We also attend church at the Tabernacle in Buckley and truly enjoy worshiping and serving with our church family.

It will be my pleasure to meet and assist you when you stop in for your dental exams, hygiene appointments or treatment.

 

Brianna – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Brianna. I grew up in Grayling and am new to Traverse City.
So far I am truly enjoying living here. Traverse City is so beautiful and there is so much to do.I love the outdoors so I  feel quite at home here. I graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 2016 with my Dental Hygiene Degree. I am so thankful to be working here at Harborside Dental.I have a true passion for the dental profession.
In my spare time I enjoy Paddle boarding, hiking with my two dogs, Daisy and Mack.
I also enjoy riding my horse Marley. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Harborside Dental staff and I look forward to assisting you in obtaining optimal dental health.

 

Diane – Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Diane. I am a Registered Dental Assistant at Harborside Dental.  I’ve lived in the beautiful Grand Traverse Region for most of my life and graduated from Traverse City Senior High School. (Before it was known as “Central”!)  I received an Associates Degree from NMC after completing the Dental Assisting Program. Having worked in the dental field since 1995, I became employed by Dr. Kozelko in July 2007.  This has been a wonderful employment opportunity for me in a very “TEAM” oriented atmosphere.  Dr. Kozelko and the staff here truly care about each individual patient’s needs and we work hard to make our patients look and feel great.

I have two grown children and three grown step-children with my husband Dave. In our spare time, we enjoy rock-hunting, bike riding, camping, and metal detecting.

I look forward to meeting you soon and assisting with all of your dental needs here at Harborside Dental.

 

Kim – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Kim. I joined the team at Harborside Dental in September of 2014.  I was born and raised in Manistee, Michigan. I earned my degree in dental hygiene from Ferris State University.  I feel very fortunate to be back in beautiful Northern Michigan.  I enjoy spending time outdoors in the summer accompanied by a good book. In the winter, I enjoy spending time indoors with my cat Claire. I look forward to helping each and everyone however I can to achieve their optimal oral health.

 

 

Taylor – Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Taylor. I started working at Harborside Dental in April of 2018. I was born and raised in Frankfort, Michigan. I earned my Associates degree in Applied Science (Dental Assisting) at North Western Michigan Community College. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Harborside team and I look forward to meeting you and assisting with your dental needs.