Our Dream Team

Andrea Sayre
Manager

Bio

Andrea has been a valuable member of our practice since early 2016. She proudly served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. She was a Logistics Management Craftsman. During her time in the military she deployed to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Iraq. After her distinguished military career Andrea pursued her graduate degree. She graduated with honors with an MBA and a special concentration in health care management from the University of Phoenix in 2014. She is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, an elite professional business fraternity.

Fun Facts

Andrea is the proud wife of Gary who is a Physician Assistant in the United States Air Force. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Emily and Alexandra. She also has three furbabies: Oreo the cat, Sahara the St. Bernard, Athena the Bull Mastiff and Jax the Dogo Argentino. Andrea enjoys camping, boating and fishing with her family during the summer and down hill or cross country skiing in the winter.

Jenny Jackson
Lead Orthodontic Technician

Bio

Jenny has been a key member in the practice since 2004. She started as an orthodontic assistant in 1997 in Honolulu, HI. She has been a certified orthodontic assistant since 2005. Starting in 2016, Jenny became the practice's Lead Technician and is responsible for the oversight of the clinic. Additionally, Jenny is a Navy veteran!

Fun Facts

Jenny enjoys spending time with her family. She has been married to Dwayne for 20 years and they have 2 kids together, Brendan and Brooke. They attend school in the Blue Springs school district. They enjoy vacations together and visiting family out of town.

Ashley Leavitt
Treatment Coordinator

Bio

Ashley has been with Hansen Orthodontic Specialist since February 2015, and has worked in the orthodontic field since 2003. She have done about every position in the office and now works as Hansen Orthodontic Specialists' treatment coordinator. She really enjoy getting to know all our patients and watching their smile transform.

Fun Facts

Ashley is a mother to three amazing kids Hunter, Hadley and Hayden and the most amazing husband Matt. She really enjoys spending time with her family hiking, snowboarding and being outside. She also loves traveling and meeting new people. Running is one of her passions she has done lots of races. Her dream goal is to one day complete a 100 mile race. Oh, and she will do just about anything for a bag of gummy bears. :)

Shelly Plumb
Appointment Coordinator

Bio

After receiving a degree in retail management and spending time in different positions, Shelly has worked with our team for a total of nine years. Because customer service and problem solving are Shelly's favorite things, she makes an outstanding appointment coordinator. Though she worked as a stay at home mom for a number of years, she is excited every day to come to the office.

Fun Facts

A native of Missouri, Shelly hails from the southern part of Kansas City. She loves to shop, eat (Mexican) food, and spend tim with her three miniature yorkie fur babies; Kramer, Karter, and Khloe. Her husband, Jeff, has worked for Arm & Hammer for 17 years. Together, they love to travel and hunt for antiques.

Marcia Thomas
Appointment Coordinator

Bio

One of the newest members of our team, Marcia helps all of our patients find appointment times that fit with your busy schedule. She is often the pleasant voice on the other end of the phone, too. Marcia is happy to bring her experience as a CNA to our team and hopes to share her nurturing spirit with all of our patients.

Fun Facts

Marcia has two daughters, Aubrey (10) and Cheyenne (8), and is happily married to her husband, Tyler. Both of her beautiful daughter are softball players and the entire family are huge Royals Fans. When they are not attending games at the K, they love to dance, eat junk food (shhh...don't tell Dr. Hansen), and go hunting and fishing.

Candi Johnson
Orthodontic Technician

Bio

After graduating from Concorde with honors, Candi has been a valued member of our orthodontic team since 2013. She most loves working our 3D scanner and creating beautiful teeth with her mad braces skills. When you don't see Candi at the chair, she is helping keep track of all of our inventory.

Fun Facts

Candi is a loving mother of Noah, Johnny, Jesse, and Jayme and a wife to Jermie since 1999. She enjoys spending time at the lake, fishing, watching movies, and doing home projects with her husband. As an avid Royals and Chiefs fan, Candi enjoys watching games from home and at The K and Arrowhead. She loves the smell of fresh cut grass, fresh laundry, and fire pits in the fall.

Lori Jennings
Orthodontic Technician

Bio

Lori Lea, also know in the office as "LL Cool J," has been a loyal Hansen Orthodontic Speciliasts team member for more than 23 years. She is an expert wire-bender and loves to adjust retainers. Not only is Lori super talented at braces and retainer adjustments, she is also the best resource in the office for appliance customization.

Fun Facts

Lori Lea lives in Blue Springs with her 19 year old son, Clint. She enjoys hunting in the fall and even got her first eight point buck last year with her custom inscribed 20th Anniversary Rifle given to her by Dr. Hansen. When she is not in the deer stand, Lori loves to mow the yard and spend time with her family and friends.

Emilie Hawkins
Orthodontic Technician

Bio

Emilie is one of the newest members to the Hansen Orthodontics team. She first got interested in dentistry after shadowing a family friend who was a hygienist. Soon after she began training as a general dental assistant, a nearby orthodontist heard that she was training & decided to hirer her, part time. Emilie loved working in orthodontics and decided to expand her career to full time, which is when she started to hear wonderful things about Hansen Orthodontic Specialists. She has been with the team now since July 2016 & is enjoying every minute.

Fun Facts

Emilie has always loved to travel. She has visited most of the United States and even visited 7 states in one summer! Emilie plans to continue traveling by visiting one country every year. When she isn't traveling, she spends most of her time watching movies. Emilie watches an average of 4 movies every week. Her favorite place to watch movies is the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City. Want to talk film? Find me in the office!