Our Team

Meet the Staff

Anchorage Staff
Anchorage Staff


Kathy Mountford

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Kathy, and I’m the office manager for Priebe Orthodontics. I’ve been with Dr. Priebe since 2003 when he began his practice here. I have a great job! I get to work with many people on our team that I have known for years and really are more like family than coworkers. In fact, one of the team members is my youngest daughter, Jamie. I also love that the practice of orthodontics allows us to build a relationship with our patients while giving them a great smile, confidence, and overall, improving their oral health.

I was born in Wisconsin and came to Alaska with my parents. I graduated from East High and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage dental assisting program. Being in need of orthodontics myself, I became very interested in the specialty of orthodontics and took a position in an office where I was both assistant and receptionist. I have remained in orthodontics for 38 years. I have four grown children and nine grandchildren. I love being a grandmother!

Jamie Thornton

Orthodontic Technician

I have worked for Dr. Priebe since 2005 in our Anchorage office and on occasion, I travel to work in the Soldotna office. I have been working in an Orthodontic office ever since I was a teenager.

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. I have four fabulous children, three girls, one boy, and a few too many animals. I have never been so happy to work somewhere. I love my job, working with my mom, and our wonderful patients.


Meghan Burdick

Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Technician

I have worked for Dr. Priebe for about three years now and absolutely love it. I have been working in the orthodontic field since 2007 and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Being a part of helping create beautiful and healthy smiles is the greatest job ever.

I was born and raised in North Pole Alaska and moved to Anchorage in May 2013. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband Robert and our doodles Rico and Lily.

Melanie Abian

Orthodontic Technician

I am the newest member to the team. I have been assisting since 2010. I first started off in a General Dental office and made my way into Orthodontics and absolutely loving it! I was born and raised in the Island of Guam, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009 and recently moved to Anchorage in April 2014. I enjoy spending time with my husband Tim and our dogs, Mojo, Dodger, and Mika.