The staff of Dr. Sonneborn’s office is trained to provide efficient, high-quality care. We strive to make each and every visit as pleasant as possible. We take pride in our training and we feel the care we provide is second to none. Our staff is CPR certified for your peace of mind.

Since we are constantly striving for improvement, we welcome your comments. We hope your experience with us will be a pleasant one and one that will provide you and your family with fantastic smiles that will last a lifetime!

Laboratory Staff

Connie Richardson, COA

My name is Connie Richardson. I was born and raised in Jackson. I come from a family of 12 children. I have been with Dr. Sonneborn for 33 years and thoroughly enjoy working for him. I retired from the clinic in 2017 and was filling in when needed. A part-time position in the lab became available and I was more than thrilled for the opportunity to make appliances. My husband Mike and I have been married 48 years and I have 3 wonderful daughters and 8 beautiful grandchildren who are the light of my life. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, reading, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Front Office Staff

Heather Donato

Hi, I’m Heather. I have been a receptionist/new patient coordinator and bookkeeper for Dr. Sonneborn for 25 years. I love the fast pace of our office, meeting new people, and interacting with our patients and families. I was born and raised in Coldwater, MI and moved to Battle Creek when I was 19 and have been there ever since. I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 4 years and have been together over 10 years. I have a son, Garrett, a daughter, Aubrey, and I also have 2 bonus kids, Cody and Chloe and we have one granddaughter. We also have 3 dogs and 2 cats. We enjoy traveling anywhere it’s warm, spending time on the lake with friends and spending time with our kids and grandbaby.

Michelle Sanford

My name is Michelle Sanford. I hail from Coldwater but live in Bronson. My Fiance’ Jason and I have a total of 6 kids and if that isn’t enough, we have 6 grandkids. We love spending time with family and going camping. All of our children and grandchildren are local except my oldest son who is a marine and he and my daughter in law and 2 grandchildren currently live in Hawaii. I have been employed with Dr. Sonneborn for 19 years as a receptionist. I love meeting new patients and seeing the ending results of all of our patients. I am one of the first people you will meet when you come into the office the first time.

Lacey Miller

My name is Lacey, I’ve been with Dr. Sonneborn for 14 years. I’ve been married to my husband for 12 years and we have an 8-year-old son. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and watching sports. I have 2 dogs and a cat named Tom Brady since we only Go Blue in my house. I hope you enjoy your experience with our office and always know that I’m here to help!!

Michelle Brown

My name is Michelle B., I just recently started working for Dr. Sonneborn after being a patient here for a year. I am really enjoying my experience as a patient and I hope you do to. In my free time, I like to ride the trails up north in my razor and make tik-toks. Let me know if you need anything while you’re with us and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Clinical Staff

Jaime Valdez

Hello, I’m Jaime and I have been working with Dr. Sonneborn for the last 20 years. I really love my job. It’s been a great career. I take pride in seeing the end result in every patient that comes to Dr. Sonneborn. I enjoy coming to work every day because I love the people I work with they are not just co-workers but great friends. I have been married 17 years to my best friend, we have 3 amazing kids. We also have 3 fur babies. When I’m not at work during the summer months I like to spend time on the lake. Whenever we get a chance, we also like to go up north and enjoy the rustic outdoors at our family cabin.

Nicole Roggow

Hey friends, it’s me Nicole, the assistant helping to service your Sonneborn smiles for the last 17 years. I can truly say that I love my job, all my coworkers and Dr. Sonneborn. Time has flown by watching all of our patients grow over the years. It’s been very rewarding watching smiles change from not smiling much to those million-dollar winning smiles. In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures of landscapes, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets. I love to travel with my family to places we haven’t been to experience new memories.

Alanna Valdez

My name is Alanna, I’ve been working for Dr. Sonneborn for 16 years! Ive been married to my husband for 2 years and have been together over 6 years. I have a 16-year-old son Devan and a 12-year-old daughter Ayva, 2 dogs Hennessy and Remy, 2 cats named Zorra and Rico aka Kiki! In enjoy playing sports and watching them as well. I’ve been very blessed to have the opportunity to work for Dr. Sonneborn he is the best in town and has been like a father figure to me for the past 16 years and always has the best advice. I would recommend Dr. Sonneborn to anyone for orthodontic care!

Rachel Herrick

Hello, I’m Rachel and I’ve worked with Dr. Sonneborn for 9 years. I am married and have 6 kids. In my free time, I enjoy working out and crafting.

Kara Kenyon

Hey, my name is Kara and I have been with Dr. Sonneborn since 2014. Working for Sonneborn Orthodontics has been a true blessing for me and my family. I love working with such great people who have become family. I’m a boy mom and an ocean lover.

Becca Duke

Hi, I’m Becca, I’ve worked for Dr. Sonneborn for 5 years. I enjoy spending my free time with my 2 awesome kids and going fishing.