Mandi – Dental Assistant 
I came to work for Dr. Manning right after graduating from Concorde Career Institute. I have been here since 2006. I love riding horses, walking, and spending quality time with my family. I get fufilment when I can make a difference in my patients smile and overall dental care.

           ​Jesse - Hygienist

Born in Michigan, raised in Vancouver, WA. I attended Clark College right after high school and received my AAS in in Dental Hygiene. I have two young children, a boy, Colton and a girl, Chloe. I enjoy riding and performing with horses and have been a horse fanatic since I was little. I can’t wait for my children to get older so I can take them camping with the horses!

 Dr. Kathrine Manning - Dentist

Hello and welcome to Grin and Bear It.  We chose this name because although we take our work seriously, we still want to encourage an atmosphere of fun and congeniality.  My name is Dr. Kathrine Manning and I am your dentist.  I was born in Schenectady, New York and raised in Anaheim, California.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from California State University at Fullerton.  I love creatively working with my hands and enjoy expanding my knowledge base by learning new things.  This is where the practice of dentistry brought it all together for me.  I have worked in a dental laboratory, earned my Registered Dental Assistant's license in California where I worked for my family dentist, then moved to Oregon in 1984 where I attended Oregon Health Sciences University and earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and later a Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree in dentistry.  While at Oregon Health Sciences University, I met my husband, Dr. Neil Gray.  We were blessed with three wonderful boys, Sterling, 20 and our twins, Gannon and Remington, 16.  I love spending time with my family, especially at the dinner table, as my husband was a fabulous cook.  Staying physically active is in my blood.  I love being outdoors and doing anything sports or gardening wise that takes me there. I also enjoy exercise of almost any kind and have weight trained for years.  We look forward to having you as part of our dental family.

Meet our team

I started working in the dental field as an assistant as soon as I graduated high school right here in Vancouver, WA in the year 2017. During my time working as an assistant, I was also cross-trained to work front office; and then I was super lucky to be able to join the best team here at Grin and Bear It in 2021. I love spending time outside with my husky Misha, watching movies and rollerblading when I’m out of the office!

Bobbie – Office Manager

I have a Bachelors of Fine Art  Degree in Communications. Originally from CA. I have three fur-babies; 2 cats and 1 dog that I absolutely adore. I love to watch TV, see movies, go bike riding and spend time with my family. I am also attempting to write a mystery novel.