About Our Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient, comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient! Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advancements in orthodontics by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Scheduling Coordinator

Laura joined our practice in 2008 as a Scheduling Coordinator.
She's an expert at meeting our patients' scheduling needs
and making them feel welcome to our practice.  In addition, 
she keeps our Lab and Records running smoothly.
Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, three sons
and extended family, as well as
volunteering with the Boy Scouts, crocheting and baking.

Orthodontic Assistant
Mariana joined our practice in 2014 as our Records Coordinator, then later as one ofamazing Orthodontic Assistant . She is a Certified Dental Assistant as well as CPR and Infection Control certified. She enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. 

Specialized Orthodontic Assistant Jackie Color

Jackie joined our practice before Dr. Schwendeman! She is certified as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant. Jackie has over 25 years of experience in the clinical area and is DANB certified in Radiology and CPR certified. Jackie has three children and two grandchildren. She and her husband moved to Bozeman from Nebraska in 1987... They are still big Husker fans.


Thanh ColorThanh
Specialized Orthodontic Assistant  

Thanh joined our practice in 2009 as our Clinical Assistant. She is certified as a Specialized Orthodontic Assistant and CPR certified. Thanh enjoys spending time with her son and daughter as well as hiking, camping, cooking and reading. 


Tatiana Tatiana Color
Orthodontic Assistant  

Tatiana joined our practice in 2014 as an Orthodontic Assistant. She is CPR certified and Infection Control and X RAY certified. Tatiana moved to the U.S. with her husband in 2009 from Moldova, Europe. She enjoys reading romance novels, having BBQs with friends and family and playing volleyball and mostly spending time with her two beautiful children

Treatment Coordinator
Jennifer took the role of Treatment Coordinator in February 2018.
Jennifer worked in the area of Ophthalmology before taking
a couple of years off to spend time with her daughter and
in-laws. She met Dr. Schwendeman when her daughter was
a patient and was excited about the opportunity to join our team.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys gardening, relaxing on her deck,
and watching wildlife stroll through her backyard.

Orthodontic Assistant

Rachel started at Dr. Schwendeman's in January of 2018. She previously worked in the medical field and as an O.R. Assistant. Rachel went to the University of Wisconsin for Environmental Public Health and spent a year traveling the world before settling down in Bozeman. Rachel loves cooking, crafting, hiking, running and petting every puppy that comes in front of her. Mostly, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé.


Professional Relations Coordinator Tanya Color

With a background in marketing, special events planning and teaching, Tanya was the wonderful addition to our team, as our Professional Relations Coordinator. When she joined the team in September 2016, she had recently moved back to Bozeman from Santiago, Chile where she had spent eight years. During this time, she met her husband, got married and had her daughter, Zoe. Now, Tanya enjoys being back in Bozeman, showing her family all the joys that Montana has to offer and ones which she enjoyed when she was younger.