John CopousChief Enthusiasm Officer
John became a new patient of LifeSmiles in 2008. He likes to tell people he was not allowed to leave. John worked down the street for 14 years before joining the team. He has a passion for meeting new people and extending genuine hospitality.
Often the first person people meet on the phone and when they walk in the door, you can count on John for a warm welcoming smile. You can even ‘hear’ it over the phone. He says, “I believe everyone deserves the red carpet treatment and love seeing other people smile.”
John hears stories every day about how someone’s smile is holding them back. He can barely contain his excitement when shouting the praises of Dr. Mitchmore and the entire team. He shares passionate stories of how the transformations people have received at LifeSmiles, changed their lives.
Outside the Office: John loves being outside. He enjoys sharing a beach house with friends and family. He loves entertaining, throwing a party, and cooking at home. He can start a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He’s an amateur stand-up comic.
Bucket List Item: To live in a foreign country for one year, somewhere near the beach. Take some time to write an epic love novel loosely based on my large Italian family.
Your Hero: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. While fictional, the character incorporates admirable qualities from real-life people. She believes in the goodness of everyone, keeps on going, and moves forward despite any obstacle. She is able to find humor in other people’s quirks, accepts them, and makes sense of it all. Plus, she’s a little outrageous too.
Sandra is 44 years old and is a star athlete for the Special Olympics. At LifeSmiles, Sandra stocks patient rooms and the coffee bar. She does all kinds of special projects like decorating for holidays and preparing awesome gifts for our patients.
Sandra loves being around all her friends and is proud to wear a LifeSmiles shirt, jacket, and name badge. You’ll always find her smiling and helping make our patients smile too.
Outside the Office: Sandra likes to go fishing with her family, swim, go to dances, and walk the mall with her friends. She is very active in the Special Olympics and won second place in the state volleyball tournament (go, Sandra!) in 2020. She sings in her church choir and attends international performances with them.
Spirit Animal: Butterfly. She likes them because they are pretty.
Toni Wilson“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.”Queen of Charisma
Toni’s favorite thing about working at LifeSmiles is the beautiful scenery. When patients are having anxiety about their dental appointments, she creates a fearless atmosphere with her charisma and warmth. She is passionate about helping every patient achieve their dental health goals. She says she truly loves being part of a team where she can grow professionally and personally.
Outside the office: Toni loves spending time with her husband and their sons. She also likes to show off her green thumb with her work in her garden.
Bucket list item: Travel around the world and learn about other cultures and regions.
Your hero: Harriet Tubman because she was passionate and a fearless leader unafraid of any of life’s challenges.
MIke Mireles“Smiling is contagious”Elite Care and Education Specialist
Mike began his career at LifeSmiles seeking an opportunity to expand his skillset and advance his career. Today he works at Dr. Michmore’s side through dental procedures and surgeries. He loves working at LifeSmiles because the entire team is continually learning and keeping up to date with the newest advancements in dentistry.
Outside the office: Mike enjoys barbecuing on his patio, traveling, and spending time with his family. He’s a dog dad of two: Tati and Tito.
Bucket list item: To visit Thailand and Dubai and to try skydiving!
Your hero: Mike looks up to his parents and is forever grateful for the life lesson they taught him; respect, manners, strength, and to be a go-getter. He continues to carry these things with him with everything he does.
Sally May-FrankumDental Hygienist
Sally’s favorite part about working with the team at LifeSmiles is the fun she has with her co-workers. Additionally, she appreciates working with Dr. Randy Mitchmore because much like her, he values whole-body health for his patients. She’s proud to be part of a team that does such high-quality work.
Outside of the office: Sally enjoys being with her children and grandchildren and uses writing as a creative outlet. On the weekends, she can be found doing all things outdoors including hiking and biking.
Bucket List: Going to Europe, exploring every US state, and zip-lining.
Hero: The Highest Power of them all!