Business Office Staff
Vykke has been employed as the office manager at Dr. Messina's office since 1997. She graduated from the Akron Medical-Dental Institute in 1991. Vykke also has a background in infection control from Purdue University, as well as a state certification in radiology. She keeps current with continuing education on a regular basis. Vykke is a recent graduate with High Distinction from Stark State College in Canton, Ohio. She graduated with nearly a 4.0 grade point average with a degree in Business Management.
Vykke has three adult children, a daughter and two sons. She recently celebrated gaining a daughter – her eldest son married our dental hygienist, Rachel last year. In her free time, Vykke enjoys going to auctions and refinishing antique and primitive furniture. In fact, you can check out her work locally, either at Country Pickers in Marshallville or at Brother’s Antiques North here in Medina.
Katy is the Financial Coordinator at our office. This is her 13th year working at our office, having previously been an office and clinical assistant.
Katy is a graduate of Kent State University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She is the daughter of our office manager, Vykke.
More than anything, Katy loves to travel. While traveling, Katy enjoys seeing the sites and shopping, completely immersing herself in the local culture; however, she loves nothing more than sitting on a quiet beach with a good book. She also has taken an interest in crafting with her Cricut. She also loves taking her Newfie puppy, Odin on walks at the park.
Clinical Assistant, EFDA
Billie received her education in dental assisting through the Medina County Career Center's Adult Education program in 2006. She came to Dr. Messina's office to complete her clinical externship hours for the program and has been with the office ever since! Billie graduated from the program with successful completion of her boards exam in May 2006. She was then certified in dental assisting as well as radiography. After working in the office for two years, Billie then entered the Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) program at Case Western Reserve University. She completed this program in May 2009. She is now certified to do advanced remediable intraoral dental procedures, some of which include: placement of amalgam and composite restorations, carving and polishing amalgam and composite restorations, and placement and polishing of pit fissure sealants.
When Billie is at home she loves being with her family. She and her husband Matt have been married since 2009. They have four children - 2 girls and 2 boys. She loves attending dance recitals and t-ball games! She also has 2 cute puppies, a French Mastiff and a St. Bernard. In her free time, Billie is also a photographer. Her work can be seen at her photography Facebook page, Billie Lee Photography.
Mike has been with our office since 2016, as a sterilization technician. It can be said he truly has an interest and curiosity for what he does!
Mike lives in Wadsworth, having grown up right on the lake in Bay Village. In high school he was a member of both the football and lacrosse teams. After high school, Mike pursued further education at the University of Toledo. He enjoys learning in any and all aspects of his life.
In his free time Mike likes to enjoy nature. He loves taking hikes around the area parks and trails. And he loves watching any type of nature documentary or playing video games. He enjoys taking his dog for walks and hikes at the park when the weather is holding up! Also, he enjoys spending time with his dad and two sisters, although if you ask him, he says he was raised by wolves.
Mike is responsible for infection control and also has his radiographer's license. As a newer staff member, Mike loves his job. He looks forward to continuing his knowledge of the dental field by working at this office, and thanks Dr. Messina for this wonderful opportunity to work in such a relaxed, fun office.
Rachel is a newer addition to our office! She started here in March of 2019 as a dental assistant, while finishing dental hygiene school. Rachel graduated from Stark State College in May of 2019, with her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
Rachel had a very exciting 2019! Along with graduating, she also got married to her partner of 7 years, Michael. In addition, they resuced a dog, Finley.
When she's not working, Rachel enjoys traveling and relaxing with her husband, 2 dogs and cat. They recently purchased their first home and are looking forward to spending their summer days in their new pool!