Meet the Staff

April Todd, Office Manager

April Todd has been the Office Manager for Dr. Hamling since 2001. She was born in Northern California but has lived in Montana most of her life.  She grew up and graduated from high school in Glasgow, MT.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from MSU in Health and Human Development/Business Management.  Her family includes her husband Bill, and 2 grown step children and grandchildren.  April enjoys walking and being outdoors.

Jenny Whitaker, Assistant and Front Office Assistant

Jenny Whitaker has been a dental assistant and front office assistant for Dr. Hamling since 2000. She was born in Billings and raised in Helena, MT at Hauser Dam, and graduated high school from Capital High School. From there she was a nanny in Arlington, VA, before moving to Bozeman in 1990. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Exercise and Wellness, from MSU in 1999.  Jenny is also Group Fitness instructor and holds a Group Fitness certification from the American Council on Exercise, as well as several Les Mills certifications. Jenny’s family includes her husband Rich, 4 children, a daughter-in-law, a dog, a bunny, and several chickens.  Jenny’s hobbies include anything in the gym, pickleball, golf, camping, and concerts.

Erin Andersen, Dental Assistant

Erin Andersen has been a dental assistant for Dr. Hamling since 2011.  She was born and raised in Deer Lodge, MT, before moving to Bozeman. Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from MSU and an associate degree as a veterinary technician from St. Petersburg FL.  Her family all resides in Montana, and she enjoys hiking and animals.

Tara Ellis, Dental Assistant

Tara Ellis has been a dental assistant for Dr. Hamling since 2006. She was born and raised in Missoula, MT, and moved to Bozeman in 1987. She graduated from Bozeman High School in 1989, and attended MSU from 1989-1991. Her family includes her husband Rick, her daughter Jessica, and her 3 dogs.

Tara enjoys attending MSU football games, puzzles, movies, and hiking.

Judy Sheets, Dental Assistant

Judy Sheets has been a dental assistant for Dr. Hamling for 18 years. She was born and raised in Bozeman and attended MSU.  She is married with 3 adult children.  Judy describes herself as the “meanest crocheter in the West.”