Celina was born and raised in the Yosemite National Park area. Celina and her sister, her only sibling, attended a one room school house until the 9th grade when her family moved to Mariposa, Ca. Celina began working at a local dental office during high school which has now led to a lifetime career. After high school, Celina moved to the Lake Tahoe area where she lived for many years. While living in Tahoe Celina completed her RDA licensing at Sacramento City College and University of San Francisco. She also expanded her dental assisting experience to include endodontics and periodontics. Celina and her young daughter moved to Bend in 2012 to be closer to family. She joined Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry in 2013. Shortly after she completed her EFDA certification! Now Celina is settled in with her daughter, main squeeze, and his two sons. They recently purchased a small farm in Bend and in their free time they are happily devoted to the farm life and her daughters’ traveling cheer squad competitions. In her spare time, Celina enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, gardening and backpacking with her sister.