We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment. We promise to speak candidly with you about possible treatments as well as any risks and associated costs of treatment, and how treatment can address your individual needs.

Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide unparalleled service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and certifications, and years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!



Hi, this is Theresa!  I joined the Chelsea Orthodontics team in 2005.  I'm the new patient/appointment coordinator, and I am the first person to greet you when you walk in.  I am also certified to take dental x-rays.

I've been married for 29 years to my husband Jim, and we have two adult kids, Megan, 27, and Jimmy, 22, and a granddaughter, Brooklyn, who will be three and a half.  In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and babysitting my granddaughter!



I am our treatment coordinator.  At your first appointment, I will assist Dr. Kwon and Dr. Barkley in their evaluation of your orthodontic needs.  After Dr. Kwon and Dr. Barkley have discussed their recommendations for orthodontic treatment, I will answer your questions about appointment scheduling and financing.  I have worked in orthodontics since 2006.

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three kids. They keep us very busy with sports, dance and gymnastics. On my own, I spend time exercising and reading.



Hello, I'm Renee M! I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Washtenaw Community College, and earned my Registered Dental Assistant degree in 2015. I am very happy to be a part of the Chelsea Orthodontics team!

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three teenage daughters - Rae, Abby and Sarah, who fill my life with joy!



I joined team Chelsea in 2010 and have been an orthodontic assistant since 2005. I absolutely love it! It is so great to see the changes to a person's smile and confidence, especially when you've been there from start to finish. I love the interaction with my patients and really look forward to each appointment.

When I am not here hanging out with my awesome patients, you will find me playing, chasing, and doing my very best to keep up with my family! I married my best friend, Russell, when I was 20! The first 7 years, I shared him with the United States Air Force. We froze in North Dakota for a few years, and then we relocated to New Mexico to defrost. We moved to Michigan in 2007. Together, we are raising 5 wonderful little ladies. Our daughters are Katie, Kaliana, Dakota, Carolena, and Lucy James. Life is good!


ashlee Ashlee

I am a graduate of Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting program. I am a Certified and Registered Dental Assistant. I joined Chelsea Orthodontics in 2014 as an orthodontic assistant. I also handle the insurance billing and your insurance questions.

Outside of the office, my husband Jonathon and I have one little boy named Hunter who keeps us very busy with his activities. Whenever I do find the chance to do something that aren't my son's activities, I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my large extended family.


Courtney-lr Courtney

I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I graduated from the Washtenaw Community College Dental Assisting program in 2012 and have been working in the orthodontics field ever since. I love the dental field in general, but it is especially rewarding to be a part of creating beautiful smiles, and giving children and adults their confidence back!



I am a dental hygienist. I graduated from the University of Michigan and have practiced in general dentistry for most of my career. I joined Chelsea Orthodontics in 2012, and I love it! My specialty here is the removal of cement after the braces are taken off, revealing a smooth, beautiful smile!​​