For the sixth installment of the Meet the Staff” series, we interview our webmaster, Anna.

1) How long have you been working for Dr. McVey?

I have been working at Dr. McVey’s office since December of 2016.

2) What inspired you to pursue your career?

I grew up around dentistry. Fun fact: Dr. McVey is my dad. So, I’ve been around the industry as far back as I can remember. I’ve always been comfortable around dentistry, but I wanted to have a more creative career. When I decided to move back to Garden City, my parents gave me the opportunity to manage their website, social media, and some marketing. I was on board; it combined the world of dentistry and creativity. I just thought that was perfect. I’ve been blessed to have such a great opportunity to have this as a job.

3) What is your favorite part about your job?

My absolute favorite part of my job is telling the office’s story. That includes writing and managing blog posts, sharing patients’ reviews, showing our office personality via social media, etc. It’s fun!

4) What are some of your hobbies?

I really enjoy volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the respiratory and digestive systems.) Prior to moving back home, I had an internship with their chapter in Denver, Colorado. Since then, I’ve been able to volunteer my time as part of the planning teams for some of their conferences for adults with cystic fibrosis.

I also like to have movie nights with my kids. Eating pizza and soda and finding a fun movie to watch is just one of the best ways to bond with them. I also love to frequent Patrick Dugan’s. You might even see me working there from time-to-time working on a blog post or updating the website.

5) Do you prefer happy or scary movies?

I enjoy both happy and scary movies, but if I had to choose, it would be scary movies. While I don’t claim to be an aficionado of horror, some horror movies are in my top ten list of the best cinema. Some of my favorites include Get Out, The Babadook, and Rosemary’s Baby. I like the thrill that I get from watching them. I would say it’s similar to the feeling you might get from riding a roller coaster without the danger of being tossed from the ride. It’s a safer way to get the thrill I want, because if it gets too intense, I can always turn it off and come back when I’ve calmed down. You can’t do that on a roller coaster.