Tina graduated from Southern Illinois University’s Dental hygiene program in 1993. After graduation she chose to take a job opportunity in Zürich Switzerland for two years. She said the learning experience she took from there was not only valuable, but also rewarding. She loves interacting with her patients, helping them feel comfortable, and guiding them to make informed decisions about their dental health. Since 2005 she has been serving on the advisory Board for the Dental Assisting program at Elgin community college. In her free time, she loves to be with family and friends, she loves to read and she has a very soft spot in her heart for animals.