Meet Our Dental Team!

Group photo of the Doctors and Staff

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 37 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 and their children.

A portrait of Tom, our Lab Technician at Harborside Dental

 

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 42 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 also have several years experience in  Cad Cam Milling and Design.

I am a life long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. I have been married to my wife, Jeanie for 37 years. We have two daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. My favorite past time is my family and spending time with them.

A portrait of Craig, our Lab Technician at Harborside Dental

 

Kelly – Front Desk Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kelly I work in the front business office at Harborside Dental as the front office 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 Rob, my cat Rascal and my dog Sadie. They 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.

A portrait of Kelly, our Front Desk Coordinator at Harborside Dental

 

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.

A portrait of Catherine, our Business Coordinator at Harborside Dental

 

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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 and Peanut. 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.

A portrait of Linda, our Hygiene Coordinator at Harborside Dental

 

Darla – Registered Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Darla. I am a Registered Dental Assistant at Harborside Dental, where I have been employed for 15 years. I love my career choice and I feel very blessed to come to work every day. Dr. Kozelko, Dr. Krull, 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 24 years and have 2 wonderful daughters, ages 22 and 30 and I also have a son in law Jacob and 3 handsome grandsons Daniel 7, Elijah 2 and Benjamin, 4 months old. I have been living in northern Michigan for 24 years and every day 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.

A portrait of Darla, one of our Registered Dental Assistants at Harborside Dental

 

Jan – Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi, my name is Jan, I recently returned to Traverse City due to the Pandemic and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Harborside Dental Team.
I graduated from Traverse City Central High School and then went on to Northwestern Michigan College and finally earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Michigan. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 40 years and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise to help patients obtain optimal dental health.
I was fortunate to live in Japan and Germany, so travel has been a passion as well as yoga, my fur babies, hiking, biking, boating and water color painting. I look forward to meeting you!

A portrait of Jan, one of our Registered Dental Hygienists at Harborside Dental

 

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, Dr. Krull 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.

A portrait of Diane, one of our Registered Dental Assistants 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.

A portrait of Kim, one of our Registered Dental Hygienists at Harborside Dental

 

Emily – Dental Assistant

Hello, My name is Emily. I am a registered Dental Assistant and received my Associates Degree of Applied Science in NMC’s Dental Assisting program.
I grew up in Benzie County and I have two sons, Ivor and Ewan. When I am not busy taking care of my boys, I enjoy spending time with friends, going to concerts, hiking, kayaking and watching all of Detroit’s pro sports teams. Go Red Wings!
I am very thankful for being a part of the Harborside Dental Team and look forward to meeting you.

A portrait of Emily, one of our Dental Assistants at Harborside Dental