Meet Your Dental Staff

Dental Staff in Clarion, IA

Kari Mennenga

Kari and her husband, Mike, live on a farm near Meservey.  They have one daughter, Shelby, who lives in Cedar Falls and works for Allen Hospital as an X-ray Technician.  After high school, Kari attended Capri Cosmetology College and worked as a hair stylist for 19 years prior to becoming a dental assistant in Dr. Kelch’s office in 2003.  Her hobbies include spending time with her family, boating, camping, and vacationing in Cape Coral, Florida.


Alison Russell

Alison came to work for Dr. Kelch in April 1999 as a Registered Dental Assistant.  She resides in Clarion with her husband, Eric, and son, Ethan.  In her spare time, she enjoys camping, reading, running, and spending time with her family.


Beth Hildebrand

Beth has 27 years of experience as a dental hygienist after graduating from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. She has worked 23 of those years in Dr. Kelch’s office.  Beth has recently retired from dental hygiene, but continues to work in the dental office. When not at work, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing board or card games, baking and cooking, and participating in “sports” like shopping.



Donna Christensen

Donna grew up on a farm near Eagle Grove and is living on that farm today.  She is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College.  She has been working as a dental assistant for 32 years and joined Drs. Kelch and Anderson in January 2015.  Donna enjoys the outdoors, going fishing, taking care of her farm cats, and visiting her cousin in Florida once a year to relax on the beach.


Brittany Ramos

Brittany is a graduate from the Hawkeye dental hygiene program.  She has worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist with Dr. Kelch’s dental office since November 2015.  She and her husband, Hernan, live in Webster City with their two cats, Mia and Izzy.  In her spare time, she enjoys training and competing in natural body building competitions.


Donna Lorbach

Donna is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been with Drs. Kelch and Anderson since April 2015.  She earned her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Hawkeye Community College in 1996.  She resides in Coulter with her husband, Joel.  They have two daughters, Allysha and Addie, and two grandchildren.  Donna enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping, traveling, and serving on Coulter City Council.


Kailee Russell

Kailee joined our office in March of 2017. She and Anthony reside in Eagle Grove. When not working, she enjoys playing and coaching sports and spending time with her dog, Bentley.