Meet Our Staff Our Experienced and Friendly Team Sets us Apart Dr. Ryan Helms and staff of Image Orthodontics, West Lafayette Caitlin B. is our Treatment Coordinator. She joined our team in February 2014 as a records assistant and is now proficient in almost every role in the office. She graduated from Ivy Tech in 2010 and is certified in radiology and CPR. Caitlin is married to her husband Josh and they reside in West Point with their daughter Tatum. In her free time she enjoys camping, spending time outdoors, reading, and baking. Caitlin’s favorite part of working at Image Orthodontics is being able to see each patients before and after results! She enjoys getting to know all the different families and working with such fun people! Shannel K. is our Financial Coordinator and has worked for Image Orthodontics since 2001. She graduated from Benton Central High School, and now lives in West Lafayette with her husband John, and 3 children. Shannel enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and spending time with family. She is always happy to take the time to help patients with their financial needs. Her favorite part about working at Image Orthodontics is seeing how improving a smile can transform a patient inside and out. Teresa M. is our Scheduling Coordinator and has been working for Image Orthodontics since 2005. Her experience leads to a very efficient schedule, meaning well-organized appointments for our patients. She looks forward to helping patients and making sure that all of their scheduling needs are met. She lives in West Lafayette with her husband. She has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Teresa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves to shop. She loves to camp with her family and is a huge Boilermaker fan! Her favorite part about working at Image Orthodontics is getting to see all of the patients every day and helping them to achieve a great smile. Kellie H. has worked for Image Orthodontics since 1989 as an Orthodontic Assistant and Lab Technician. She graduated from the Ivy Tech Dental Assisting Program and is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting (AOA). Kellie has two adult sons, Evan and Austin. Kellie enjoys spending her free time riding horses and participating in agility classes with her dogs. She is a member of the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club and the Battle Ground Saddle Club. With so much experience, Kellie knows what it takes to create a great smile. Her favorite part of working at Image Orthodontics is the variety of tasks that she gets to perform and creating custom appliances for each patient. Laura N. is our Lab Technician, and started at Image Orthodontics in 1997. Laura is a Certified Dental Assistant, and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with Academy of Orthodontic Assisting (AOA). She also has additional certification in CPR and radiology. Laura loves helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy, and straight smile by making custom orthodontic appliances. Her favorite past times outside of work include spoiling her cat, gardening, fishing, and reading. Laura keeps us laughing at work and her favorite part of working at Image Orthodontics is the fun atmosphere! Cassie T. joined the Image Orthodontics team in 2011 after receiving her Dental Assisting degree from Ivy Tech. She is a certified Dental Assistant with additional certification in radiology and CPR. You will see Cassie taking all of the dental records and working as a chair side assistant. She also enjoys using her artistic skills to organize all of the contests here at Image Orthodontics. Cassie is originally from Lafayette where she graduated from McCutcheon High School. She resides in Lafayette with her boyfriend, Mike, and her 2 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and going to the lake. Cassie loves working at Image Orthodontics and getting to see the patients reactions when they view their before and after photos, especially knowing that she had a hand in their great smile! Cindy S. graduated from Ivy Tech’s Dental Assisting program in 1988. She worked for Image Orthodontics from 1991 to 1996 and left to raise her three children. Cindy rejoined the Image Orthodontics team as an Orthodontic Assistant in 2012. She resides in Lafayette with her husband, Robert. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, 5 grandchildren, and friends. Cindy’s favorite part of working at Image Orthodontics is working with the patients and getting to know them and really loves working with a great team! This is Erica. Bio coming! Hannah was born and raised in Logansport, where she started her dental career. She has been with our practice since 2020. (Fun fact: her first day was the first day that we started back after being closed for 7 weeks due to the pandemic.) . Hannah has a dental assisting certification from Ross Medical Education Center, where she met Megan F. She also has a radiology certification and a CPR certification. She got married her husband, Alec, and moved to Lafayette in May of 2020. She has a son, Hayden, a pit bull named Dozer, and a cat named Evee. In her spare time she loves to read, bake, and work on cars with Alec. Her favorite thing about working at Image is, “working with a team that I love so much and building great relationships with the patients.” Megan F. has been a part of our team since 2018. She graduated from Ross Medical at the top of her class with a degree in dental assisting. Previously, she spent five years in the Army. She currently lives in Benton County with her husband David and their daughter Lyla. She enjoys riding her motorcycle, working out, and napping. Megan’s favorite part about her job is welcoming new patients to our office. Rene´ V. is an Orthodontic Assistant and has worked for Image Orthodontics since 1997. She graduated from the Professional Careers Institute and has over 25 years of experience in the dental field. Rene’ is an Expanded Restorative Procedures Dental Assistant and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant with the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting (AOA), with additional certification in radiology and CPR. She lives in Delphi with her husband and enjoys spending time with her son. Rene´ is an active member in TRI KAPPA and likes to spend time reading and antiquing. Rene´’s favorite part of working at Image Orthodontics is getting to spend one-on-one time with patients and seeing their beautiful smiles at the end of treatment! Megan serves as the office manager and helps keep Dr. Helms on his toes…she is also conveniently Dr. Helms’ wife. Megan is the third generation on both sides of her family to reside in Greater Lafayette and enjoys having so many roots in the community. She has two children, Hudson and Marley, and two dogs that think they are children, Griffin and Leroy. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, working out, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with her large extended family. Megan’s favorite part of her job is her work family.