Our Staff



Shannon Pollard-Jensen, Office Manager

Shannon started her career with Dr. Pollard at the young age of 15, filing charts and answering telephones after school. After college, Shannon began working as a financial coordinator for two dental practices in Iowa City. After her husband accepted a position with a company in Ames, she relocated home to the Boone area. She has been back with Pollard Family Dentistry since 2013 as the office manager of both the Ames and Ankeny locations.

Shannon loves working for Pollard Family Dentistry because the practice is patient focused and treats each patient as a family member not just another set of teeth!

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her husband, Trevor and her four children Izzy 13, Addy 10, Cooper 7, Brindley 6.




Kasie Swihart, Patient/Scheduling Coordinator

Kasie brings a friendly demeanor and smiling face to your visit at Pollard Family Dentistry. Kasie’s previous experience has been in accounts payable and scheduling, both in the medical setting.

Kasie loves working at Pollard Family Dentistry because it has allowed her to gain knowledge about the dental industry and meet many new people. She loves working with a team of people that really care about their patients and their patient’s overall health.

In her spare time, Kasie loves to spend time with her husband and three step-children. She also enjoys spending time with her nephews and attending their activities.






Stacy Askelsen, RDH

Stacy started her dental career in 1998 by completing her Dental Assistant training at WIT in Sioux City, IA. After graduation she worked in orange City where she realized she would love to take her passion for Dentistry a step further. In the fall of 2000 she relocated to Ames and began Dental Hygiene school in Ankeny. She graduated in 2002 and has enjoyed her career in hygiene ever since. Stacy’s focus is on patient care and being able to spend time with each of her patients and individualize each appointment to their specific needs.

Stacy loves working for Pollard Family Dentistry because the needs, concerns, and well being of each patient is always a priority at Pollard Family Dentistry.

Outside of the office Stacy loves to spend time with her husband and four children who range in age from 6-21. She also enjoys running and training at TFW Boone.





Anna Washington, RDA

Anna graduated from DMACC in 2014 with her degree in dental assisting. She chose to pursue the dental field because of er passion to help people coupled with a need and interest in dentistry. As a dental assistant, Anna enjoys developing relationships with patients and giving them the best care possible. Her goal is to make sure every patient’s experience in the office is outstanding.

Anna loves working at Pollard Family Dentistry with reliable team members she knows are reliable and share the same philosophy of patient focused care.

In Anna’s spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, doing DIY projects, sending time with her dog, Ava, and being outdoors.