Meet the Team
JJ joined the SO Perio team in March of 2019 and when not at the insurance desk is most likely to be found partner dancing, teaching Salsa, or writing. A self-proclaimed "West Coaster who happened to be born on the East Coast," JJ happily returned to the Rogue Valley in 2015.
Melanie grew up in the Central Coast, wine region, of California in the small town of Paso Robles. She received her B.A. in Theatre at UCLA and moved to Ashland in 2017 where she also works as an actor, choreographer, and dialect coach in the Rogue Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, sewing, and taking long naps.
Cheryl joined the SO Perio team in March of 2016. She grew up on the beautiful Oregon coast and settled in the Rogue Valley in 2011 after several years in Europe. She is fascinated by the dental field and loves that there is always something new to learn. In her free time, Cheryl enjoys spending time with friends, adventures, tall ship sailing, and working backstage at the theatre.
Yani joined the SO Perio team in April of 2017. She has lived in the Rogue Valley most of her life and is the youngest of four siblings. She graduated from the dental assisting program at RCC and has worked as a dental assistant for the past two years. She is continuing her education and working towards her Dental Hygiene degree with plans to transfer to OIT or LCC. In her free time she enjoys, hiking, dancing, and singing. Music is her passion!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Deleen joined the SO Perio team in November of 2015. She has lived in the Valley for 36 years, 30 of which has been as a hygienist. She has enjoyed many years taking care of, and getting to know, her family of patients. She notes that, “The patients are what keep me going.”
In her spare time, she loves to garden and grow her own food & makes some wonderful Jalapeno and Habanero Pepper Jellies.