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.