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Our Team



Cindi is a lifelong resident of Chaska and is delighted to be part of the team at Carver Dental. She has substantial experience in the dental field; as a patient care and financial coordinator, and also as a dental assistant after earning her degree in 2003. She enjoys helping patients in any way that she can. Cindi loves spending time with family and friends; especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies include baking, sewing, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors with her husband on their motorcycle.



Emma is a Carver resident and student at Chanhassen High School.  She was mistakenly hired by Dr. Holder when she was a patient and stated that she wanted a summer job ‘at the daycare center over here’.  NOT ‘at the daycare center OR here’.  Nevertheless, the rest is history, and Emma is an indispensable part of our team!



Jordyn grew up in Waconia and graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in dental hygiene in 2019. She enjoys educating patients and making them feel comfortable at the dental office. She lives in New Prague with her fiancé Caleb. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, biking, and spending time with family. She is excited to start her career at Carver Dental!



Kayla is from Chanhassen, MN and a graduate of Chaska High School. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Minnesota State University Mankato and appreciates educating each patient on the importance of their unique oral health. In her free time, Kayla enjoys being on the lake in the summer time, traveling and shopping. Kayla takes pride in helping to serve the community of Carver and feels grateful to be working with such an admirable team.



Lauren grew up nearby in Chaska and received her dental assisting degree from Hennepin Technical College in 2015.  She enjoys getting to know patients and help them feel comfortable and have good experiences.  She resides in Cologne with her husband Jake and two sons Weston & Brooks.  Lauren loves enjoying the outdoors, boating, and spending time with friends and family.  She’s looking forward to being part of a wonderful team serving Carver and the surrounding area.



Melissa graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in dental hygiene in 1988 and has enjoyed caring for people since.  She uses experience and compassion to improve the health of her patients and is especially passionate about emerging trends and innovations in the dental field.  Melissa lives in Chaska with her husband Steve.  Together they have two children and have also had several dogs through the years.  Melissa is very excited to work in a dental office that values being part of the community, and can’t wait to meet all of her new friends!



Rita was born and raised in Belle Plaine, MN and has recently moved back to the area. She has worked in healthcare since graduating from Minnesota State University Mankato in various roles including business office, human resources and sales. Her and her husband Nick live on a hobby farm with their daughter Lucy and have a another little girl on the way November 2019! Rita loves gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. She is excited about working for a small town company with a great of values.



Shelby graduated from Hennepin Technical College in 2013 with a degree in dental assisting.  She loves making patients feel comfortable and overcoming their fears in dentistry.  Shelby, her husband Kyle, and son Silas live in Carver where they have been renovating their 150 year old farmhouse. In her spare time Shelby enjoys fishing, gardening, spending time with their dogs and volunteering at her church.  She is excited to be working in Carver and getting to know everyone in the community!