Meet Dr. Shenkarow's Team

meet our team

Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable stress-free and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family and we look forward to working with you.




Vilinda is our Office Manager & Financial Coordinator. She was born and raised in Winnipeg with her two older brothers and would love to have a large family of her own! On her down time Vilinda can be found spending quality time with her husband Jeff and two sons Preston & Benson. They love having pizza nights and grabbing a sweet treat from La Grotta Mediterranean Market. 



Sarah D.

Sarah joined our Team in October 2015. She is one of our New Patient Treatment Coordinators.  Her husband Adam, sons Owen and Oliver, and german shepherd Stormy live in the neighborhood of River Heights. She enjoys traveling and has spent much time traveling abroad through Europe, South East Asia and New Zealand. In her spare time she likes to attend classes at Moksha Yoga, outdoor activities with her family & friends and snowboarding when she can escape to the mountains! In the summer her family spends time at their cottage in the Whiteshell.



Sarah P.

Sarah is our Clinic & Schedule Coordinator.  Sarah is happily married to her husband Julius and is a mother to two beautiful daughters Elissa and Avery. They also have a frenchie named Max! Sarah loves to bake and try new recipes, she also enjoys spending time with her family, having movie nights and eating at their favourite restaurants!




Gail is one of our Orthodontic Assistants and has been a part of our Team since January 2004. She lives in the Richmond West area with her husband Greg and teenage son Dean. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, attending her son's sports games, exercising and refinishing furniture.




Michelle is one of our Orthodontic Assistants. She enjoys playing sports, especially hockey and golf, and traveling to where the weather is hot. She was born and raised in Winnipeg and now lives just north of the city with her husband and dog Mister.







Colleen is also one of our Orthodontic Assistants. She was born in Ontario but has lived in Winnipeg for many years. She is happily married to her husband John and they have raised 2 children together Jessica and Drew.  Colleen loves physical activity, to travel and bake.  She also loves to spend time with family and friends enjoying life!




Charlene has worked at our office since 2009. She was an orthodontic assistant and in September 2021 she took over the role as one of our New Patient Treatment Coordinator. We are so lucky that she is able to use her fantastic skills from clinic and administration to provide the best care to our patients. She was born in Newfoundland and lived in Northern Manitoba before moving to Winnipeg. She enjoys traveling and has traveled to both Canadian coasts and around the USA. She also enjoys painting and spending time with her family at the lake. She lives in the Charleswood area with her husband, daughter, two sons and dog.




Melissa is our Sponsorship Coordinator & Front Desk Administrator.  She was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg in 2004.  She is happily married to her husband Jason, they have 2 children Haylee and Chase and a cat named Ginny. She loves to bake, play board games with her family, and travel back to Thunder Bay to spend time with family and friends.




Alexis is an Orthodontic Assistant and joined our team in 2015.  She was born and raised in Utah and moved to Winnipeg when she married her husband Chris in 2012.  Alexis and Chris have two kids together Hudson and Emma.  They live on the east side of the city in Transcona and love to spend time with their two dogs Penny and Bella and also their pet rabbit Mr. Moon!  In her spare time she loves to go on adventures with her family, practice photography and play with makeup.




Amanda is our newest Orthodontic Assistant.  She was born and raised in the Portage La Prairie area.  She is happily married to her husband Brett and they have three children named Chase, Jett and Sienna.  They have a goldendoodle name Piper and live in the Charleswood community.  She enjoys baking cookies, shopping, fitness and going on adventures with her family.






She was born and raised in Niverville and still resides there.  She and her husband have 3 teenage daughters.  Some of Nikki's hobbies are going for walks with her family, biking, puzzling, and watching movies! She also likes to exercise because she LOVES chocolate!