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Meet The Team

Angela Williams

Dental Hygienst

Angie started her dental career in 1998 as a dental assistant with Dr. Peurach. She graduated from hygiene school in 2005 from Kellogg Community College. In college she served as a class officer and enjoyed participating in community outreach programs. She wants to positively impact people's lives and and improve their oral health.

Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities like camping, canoeing, and spending time with her family. Angie has been married to her husband Mike, since 2002. They have a daughter Josie, and a son Warren.

Marcie Sipperley

Marcie moved to the Lake Odessa area when she was 14 years old. She attended Lakewood Public Schools and graduated in 1983. She is married to Wayne Sipperley Jr. and has two children, Lauren and Erik Sipperley. Always having a passion for dentistry, she decided to attend Kellogg Community College. She enrolled part-time and started taking classes in 2000. She graduated with an Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2005.

Marcie joined this office in January 2009. She is fluent in Spanish, and enjoys meeting interesting new people. She takes pride in providing a pleasant, comfortable hygiene appointment.

She enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her family. Marcie has enjoyed getting to know her patients in Hastings and the surrounding communities.

Brooke Embree

Dental Hygienst

I grew up in Wayland and graduated from Martin Public High School in 2011.  I have always been interested in dentistry.  I attended Kellogg Community College from 2011 to 2015 and graduated with an associates degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.

 Outside of work I enjoy being home with my two year old daughter, Lylah.  We like to spend our days going to the park to play and bike rides.  I also enjoy reading a good book whenever Lylah decides to let me!

Joy Barcroft

Dental Assistant

My name is Joy. I am an assistant here at Dr. Peurach's office since 2000. This has been my dream job.

I am married with 2 grown children, a son, Kevin and a daughter, Cassandra. We live in the Freeport area. We love animals. We have 2 dogs, a cat, and a pigeon.

Did you know that older dogs can be revitalized by having their teeth cleaned?  All though we don't clean dogs' teeth, we will clean yours, and make sure that you get the best of care. 

Desiree Tossava

Dental Assistant

Hello, My  name is Desiree.  I am a dental assistant.  I have lived in Hastings my whole life and graduated from Hastings High School in 2011.  I've always been interested in dentistry, so I enrolled at Ross Medical and received my dental assisting certification in 2013.

Some things I enjoy doing outside of work include painting, gardening,camping, and spending time with my family and friends.

Kenna Curtis

Dental Assistant

I am a Hastings resident and am joining the team at Dr. Peurachs' office from Dr. Sweetlands' office.  I was a dental receptionist for 3 years and Dr. Sweetlands' assistant for the last 7 years. Prior to that I worked for Felpausch Food Center for 20 years.  I'm happy to be part of Dr. Peurachs' team so I can continue to see all the patients I have known at Dr. Sweetlands' office for years as I love our community here in Hastings.  I am enjoying seeing lots of familar facing from around the community.

Melissa Sabri

Scheduling Coordinator

Melissa and her family have lived in the Middleville/Hastings area since December 2001.  She and her husband have four children; three daughters and one son.  Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, knitting, and teaching Sunday School.  Melissa joined the office as an adminstrative assistant in the Fall of 2010. She looks forward to meeting you and helping to provide you with the best dental care possible.

Alicia Merlau

Financial Coordinator

Alicia graduated from Olympia Career Training Institute in 2006 as Valedictorian, earning a Dental Assistant Diploma.  In 2007, she began at James C Peurach Family Dentistry as the Circulating Assistant, then later joined the Front Desk Reception.  In 2010, Alicia chose to further her customer service experience, training, and education.  Missing our community, she returned in 2015 as a Financial Coordinator to provide customer service excellence and the office experience every patient deserves.

Alicia married Dustin Merlau in 2007 and they have lived in Barry County ever since.  They were blessed with two incredible sons, Emmett and Garret.  In her free time, she enjoys staying active by being outside, going for hikes, gardening, spending time with friends, and enjoying every minute with her family.

Amanda Callaghan

Scheduling/Financial Coordinator

Amanda graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions.  She and her husband Matt lived in Colorado for 3 years before moving to Hastings in 2012.  They have two children, David and Aria, who keep them very busy!

Amanda joined the team in the summer of 2016 and is excited to be a part of such a wonderful team.  In her free time she enjoys working with the PATH youth group, and spending time with her family.

Peggy Peurach

Office Administrator

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BBA in 1982 and graduated from Western Michigan University with an MS in Accounting in 1990.  While I has worked in several different industries, most of my experience is in the area of health care; including dental offices, a podiatry clinic, and an accounts receivable department of a hospital in Chicago.

I started working in this office in 1978 for Dr. Carl Peurach and have been active in the office in a variety of positions, off and on since then, while raising our three sons with Dr. Jim.