Meet the Team
Get to know the team!
Miriam Steele, Office Manager and Finance Specialist
I have been married since 1982 to my wonderful husband, Chris. We have two fabulous children, Ashley & Chase, daughter in-law, Nicole, and three amazing grandchildren, Alexis, Ceriya and Kendra. We love camping, hunting, Sunday dinners and playing games as a family. We enjoy the quality time we share with our family on our small sheep farm in Genola.
We had a great time taking our children to stock shows throughout the state and now get to take our grandchildren. I love the work I do as office manager for Dr. Barrowes. It is very rewarding. I feel privileged to work for such an amazing orthodontist who loves his profession, helping people achieve great smiles. I look forward to meeting new people and enjoy the friendships I have developed with our great co-workers, patients and parents through the years.
Chris Remund, Insurance Specialist and Assistant Treatment Coordinator
Hi, this is Chris Remund. I am from the Sunshine State of Florida. I have enjoyed working with Dr. Barrowes for many years. I am the Assistant Treatment Coordinator and the Insurance Specialist. I am the person who wrestles with your insurance company to make sure they help cover the cost of your treatment. I enjoy the day to day interaction with our patients and their families. We don’t just bond brackets at Dr. Barrowes, we bond relationships as well. It is always a pleasure to see a beautiful smile and take time for a visit when I run into our patients in the community.
I am married to my husband Kirt and we have 4 children; Kelvin, Rachelle, Kolton, Kayden, our daughter-in-law Ally, our son-in-law Trevor and our adorable grandson Nixon. I enjoy playing sports. Basketball is my favorite. I have spent countless hours watching my children play Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Fast Pitch Softball, Soccer, Golf…you get the point. I love the outdoors, camping, photography, and playing board games with my family.
Ashley Shepherd, Assistant Clinic Coordinator
I was blessed with the opportunity to start working for Dr. Barrowes in 2004, and have loved coming to work ever since. I enjoy bending wires, problem solving, and meeting and learning about patients and their parents. My favorite part about being an orthodontic assistant is seeing people gain confidence with their new smiles.
In my spare time I love camping, fishing, snowboarding, and spending time with my five wild and crazy boys. Family is so important to me, and I am so thankful to work for such an honest, amazing orthodontist who shares the same values.
Amy Schellhous, Orthodontic Assistant
My name is Amy Schellhous and I am one of the assistants who work in the back office. I have worked for Dr. Barrowes since 2003 and in the orthodontic field for 18 years. I have enjoyed my time as part of Dr. Barrowes’ team and take pleasure in working with people who all get along with each other. I met my wonderful husband on a blind date. My family is very important to me. I have one daughter and five sons. My daughter is the oldest child. With such a large family I do not have much free time, but with what little time I have I enjoy reading, spending time working in my yard, and visiting family.
Melissa Frandsen, Receptionist
My journey with Dr. Barrowes and his staff began a few years ago when I brought my son in for a consultation. Everyone was so nice and friendly I didn’t just feel like another patient’s mom. I always felt welcome in the office and enjoyed the atmosphere. I always looked forward to my kids appointments because I knew my kids would be well taken care of! Now I am lucky enough to be a part of this great staff!! I really enjoy greeting all the patients and getting to know their families.
I grew up in Provo with a house full of brothers, that made it easy to be “daddy’s girl.” I had no idea I would end up in the “country”(Spanish Fork) as I called it, but we have found it to be a great place to raise our family despite all the wind. I met my husband while going to school at what was called UVSC at the time. We have been married since 1997 and have three great kids!
As a family we enjoy road trips, swimming, watching movies and fishing on Utah Lake. In the winter we enjoy ice fishing, but I refuse to go when its too cold! We also enjoy spending time with our extended family.
Morgan Jepperson, Orthodontic Assistant and Receptionist
I got started in Dr. Barrowes’ office as a patient in 2002. Throughout my treatment I always enjoyed coming to the office every chance I got to visit whether it was for an appointment or just to visit. I started interning for Dr. Barrowes in 2007, after which Dr. Barrowes asked me if I would stay and work for him as an Orthodontist assistant. I worked as an assistant for 2 ½ years before Dr. Barrowes needed someone who, ideally, had orthodontic experience working at the front desk. Since I love to greet patients by name, make them feel comfortable in our office and interact with them and their families, I am enjoying working in my current position as front desk receptionist. Outside of the office I enjoy riding my horses, camping, boating, snowmobiling and hanging out with my friends, and family!
Kathryn Martineau, Orthodontic Assistant
My first experience with Dr. Barrowes was when I was 8 years old when I began my orthodontic treatment. Since having braces here at Dr. Barrowes office (along with my 5 brothers and mother) I’m very familiar with the appliances we use here at the office and I know how they work from personal experience. When I got my braces off I was amazed at the work Dr. Barrowes had done and I wanted to be a part of helping others have a beautiful smile as well. I went to MATC and got my dental assisting my senior year of high school and interned for Dr. Barrowes that same year. Since graduating high school I’ve been working here as an orthodontic assistant and have loved every minute of it! I enjoy getting to know the patients here and even more helping them to a perfect smile! When I’m not at work I live for snowboarding and also enjoy other outdoor activities!
Kiley McMullin, Orthodontic Assistant and Lab Technician
Smiles are amazing, and that is why I wanted to be an orthodontic assistant. Dr. Barrowes gave me that privilege in 2009. Since then I have found that I enjoy working on patients, yet trimming pre and post-treatment plaster models and running the lab are my specialties. Trimming pre-treatment models helps me remember everyone’s name and I get to see everyone’s different orthodontic cases. Trimming the post-treatment models gives me the opportunity to see all of the wonderful smiles done by Dr. Barrowes. I married my husband Josh in January 2011 and we love watching movies and spending time outdoors. My hobbies are camping, snowmobiling, fishing, playing sports, and hunting. You can talk to me anytime about hunting on any day of the week. I’m an easy going kind of gal and I’ll go hunting any chance I get!
McKenzie Mecham, Orthodontic Assistant
As an Orthodontic Assistant at Dr. Barrowes office, I love being a part of helping people get the smile they’ve always wanted. I started working for Dr. Barrowes May of 2013 and have loved every second of it! My favorite part of the day is when a patient gets to go home with a new smile. I also love getting to know all of the patients on a personal level. Many new friendships come from my job and I love it!
I am the oldest of three children. I have one sister and one brother. In my spare time you’ll find me doing basically anything in the mountains. The mountains are my favorite place to be! I love to go hunting, fishing, camping, riding four wheelers, and downhill mountain bikes. I also love to play softball. I played for the Salem Hills High School softball team and loved every second of it! I love children and getting to know new people. That’s why I love my job so much!
Rachelle Graves, Lab Technician & Receptionist
I married the man of my dreams in March, 2013. His name is Trevor. We enjoy playing sports, watching sports, playing board games, and spending time with our families. I also enjoy scrapbook activities, baking, and vacationing.
I have enjoyed every second working for such a great Orthodontist and incredible staff. It has been a privilege to be a receptionist and get to know all of the patients and family members. I also enjoy working on the models for the patients treatments. I look forward to meeting all of you, “Smiles for a lifetime!”