The Happy Valley Team


Emily Aukes-Janoscrat

Registered Dental Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator

Emily  joined Happy Valley Orthodontics as a Treatment Coordinator. She brings many valued skills to our practice, as she is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Emily is also a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Licensed in Local Anesthesia, and is CPR and Radiology certified. Emily also has an Associates Degree in Science from Wichita State University.

Emily loves to read, especially suspense fiction. She enjoys baking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family, Sean-her husband of 20 years, and Claire-her daughter.

Emily's favorite quote: "You are priceless in His eyes."


Kristin Berrigan

Front Desk Coordinator

When you walk through the door, Kristin's bright smile and warm welcome will certainly be noticed. A team member since 2010, Kristin is the heart of Happy Valley Ortho and a favorite among patients as well.

A lover of reading and antiquing, Kristin also loves animals, especially her cat, Zipper.  When not keeping the office in order, she enjoys spending time with her family and her husband, Jeff.


Ursula McMillin

Lab Technician/Front Desk Coordinator

Ursula brings years of experience to HVO as an orthodontic assistant after graduating from Central Pennsylvania Institute and is currently the office certified lab technician. She was a great addition to the staff of Happy Valley Orthodontics in the Summer of 2010 and currently obtains both radiology and D.A.N.C.E. Anesthesia certifications. Ursula's contagious humor is popular throughout the office, and her compassion is popular with patients. Ursula resides in Milesburg with her husband, Steve, and has two children as well as four grandchildren. She enjoys photography, walking, swimming, reading, and crafting in her spare time.

Ursula's favorite quote: "The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed."-N. Chamfort


Samantha Reeder

Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Samantha has been a part of the Pediatric Dental/ Happy Valley Ortho family since 2010. She started working in sterilization in the summer of 2009 and then attended school to become a clinical dental assistant in 2010. She is a DANB Certified Orthodontic Assistant, has her radiology, CPR and infection-control certifications and graduated from Central Pennsylvania Institute in June of 2011. Sam continues to make strides as an assistant and brings formalized training to the practice. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Rock/Metal concerts, playing with Nephew, Jaxson, outdoor activities, reading, and shopping. Sam lives with her cat Sid and believes that she grew up in the wrong era, as she loves 80's music.

Sam's favorite quotes: "Just open your eyes and see that life is beautiful." - Nikki Sixx 


Chanel Simon

Professional Relations Coordinator/ Office Manager

Chanel joined the Happy Valley Ortho team in July of 2015. A Penn State grad, Chanel graduated with a Management and International Business degree in 2001. Since then, she has been in the marketing and management professions.

She is especially proud of her teenage son, Kai and enjoys watching his various sporting events.  An avid football fan, you'll find Chanel at most home Penn State games and front and center watching the Steelers on fall Sundays.  

Enjoying all things social, she keeps herself busy with friends & family as well as her two dogs, Sammi & Lucy. 

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Ghandi


Nash Walk

Lab Technician

Nash enjoyed being a patient here so much that she decided to become a dental assistant, do her externship here, graduated from CPI and eventually joined the HVO team in May 2017. 

Nash enjoys hunting, fishing and loves spending time with her dog Diesel. Our bright, young lab tech has taken to the job quickly and is a welcome addition to HVO!


Sarah Wetzler

Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah came to Happy Valley Orthodontics in 2013 shortly after graduating from CPI with a degree in Dental Assisting. Sarah is certified in CPR and radiology and is also a licensed cosmetologist. Sarah and her husband Dylan live in Bellefonte with their dogs, Diesel and Zeus.  They enjoy spending time outdoors and going to truck pulls.

Sarah's favorite quote: "Through every dark night is a brighter day."