Christine Dixon: Office Administrator
Christine brings over 16 years of administrative experience to our practice, and was introduced specifically to the dental field after accepting her position as Office Administrator at our practice. Christine believes in the importance and value of providing quality customer service to all of our patients, and it shows in her daily efforts. Everyone enjoys her positive and professional can-do attitude!
She received her Associates Degree from North Central Michigan College, and has received numerous commendations for customer service excellence over the years, including the nationally recognized Marriott Spirit to Serve Award.
Christine was born, raised and still resides in Boyne City with her boyfriend Charlie and 9 year old daughter Olive. They enjoy being active and try to spend as much time together as possible. They coach Olive’s youth soccer team, chaperone ski/snowboard school events and love adventure! Some other hobbies they enjoy include traveling, sports, collecting and working on cars and motorcycles, DIY projects, interior design and music.
Josie Czykoski: Patient Relations
Josie was born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area before moving to Northern Michigan in 2009 with her now husband, Wesley, who is native to the area. Josie brings over 11 years of customer service experience to Harbor Pointe Dental and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in the dental field. You can always count on Josie to be upbeat and smiling at the front desk!
Josie and Wes purchased their first home in Boyne Falls, where they currently reside with their two dogs, Rocco and Jude. They enjoy going for hikes, kayaking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Josie also enjoys boxing and trains with other fighters at a local gym.
Lillian Ellsworth: Accounts Payable & Payroll
Lillian is the wife of Dr. Ellsworth, and a Michigan native who has called Northern Michigan home for the majority of her life. She handles all aspects of practice management for Harbor Pointe Dental, providing administrative and moral support to our entire team, and especially Dr. Ellsworth. Her contributions to staff administration, marketing, and accounts payables, among her many other duties, are invaluable and we simply could not keep our practice running smoothly without her!
Lillian received her Bachelors in Finance from Eastern Michigan University and graduated with honors. Prior to relocating to the area, she worked as a Loan Administrator for a mortgage company and as a Compliance Officer for a third-party lending firm.
Lillian is very involved with her church, family and in the local community. She has had a lifelong passion for ballet and enjoys volunteering backstage during the Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet performances. She currently serves on the Education Committee for CTAC and has previously served as the Treasurer for the Concord Academy of Petoskey School Board. Above all, Lillian loves spending time with her family and being active with her five children.
Kara Cosens: Marketing Director
Kara has been a longstanding team member at Harbor Pointe Dental, and her valuable experience with the practice allows Kara to provide our entire staff with much needed remote marketing support, to ensure that Harbor Pointe Dental is sending the right message to existing and potential patients alike. Kara also helps support the practice in our community outreach programs and Chamber events, where she is able to share her passion for dentistry in person!
Her keen business sense and savvy marketing perspective keeps our brand fresh, and Kara’s previous experience as a dental assistant for Dr. Ellsworth also allows her to have a comprehensive understanding of the clinical aspects of the practice. She always makes sure we are accurately representing the high-quality, patient-focused care we provide in all of our marketing endeavors.
Kara graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Psychology, with honors, from Liberty University. She was raised in Harbor Springs, has been married to her high school sweetheart for 9 years, and they reside in the local area with their two children. In her free time, Kara really enjoys baking, health and wellness and being active outdoors.