Meet Our Team

Jacob Wood, DMD

Dr. Jacob Wood is excited and grateful for the opportunity to provide dental services to the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas. Dr. Wood purchased Parkway Family Dental in June 2022 and is eager to continue the tradition of a family-centered clinic. He is passionate about treating patients of all ages and finds great satisfaction in changing lives with the confidence that comes from a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Wood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him obtained from many years in the dental field. He is grateful to be your dentist and looks forward to establishing a lasting doctor-patient relationship built on kindness, trust and collaboration.

Dr. Wood and his wife Mellissa have been married since 2013. They have two wonderful boys and welcomed a daughter in November 2023. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Wood worked as an Analytical Chemist in the dental industry for over ten years. When not doing dentistry, Dr. Wood can be found spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and all the beautiful things that Montana offers.

Our Team

Dr. Jacob Wood is happy to present our amazing dental team! Helpful and experienced, our diverse team has a strong work ethic that helps us learn and grow as we provide our patients with flexible, personable dental care in Kalispell, Montana. We are pleased to get to know each of our patients by name and provide a comfortable, family atmosphere for all to enjoy. Learn more about us below and call Parkway Family Dental today at 406-752-2372 to schedule a visit with our excellent dentist.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Renae started her career in dental hygiene in 2015 in North Carolina. Born and raised in Montana, she and her family moved back in 2020 and eventually settled in Kalispell in May of 2023, just before joining the team at Parkway. Her many talents include a professional equestrian background — she is a judge, instructor, trainer, and competitor in at least 10 national competitions per year. When she’s not cleaning teeth or riding her five horses, she enjoys spending time outside with her beautiful family made up of her husband, daughter, three dogs and her “baker’s dozen” chickens.


Dental Assistant

Mandi is a Montana native and has been a dental assistant since 2010. She loves the diversity that comes from working in this field and values the friendship of her coworkers. She and her husband have two boys and together they enjoy hiking, skiing, and traveling around the country in their camper. Among other adventures, she keeps a small hobby farm and helps out at her kids’ school in her spare time.


Front Desk Staff

Stephanie is new to the Valley following a move from northeastern Wisconsin in summer 2023. She attended a certification course for dental assisting in 2021, but after starting in dental reception decided she was happy where she was! She considers herself a “homebody,” although she does get out every once in awhile to participate in community theatre. Her other hobbies include listening to audiobooks, playing video games, watching movies, and video-chats with her family. Stephanie and her husband Josh have been married since 2018.


Dental Assistant

Carrie moved to Montana from Bethel, Maine and began her dental assisting career in 2001.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Erin moved to Columbia Falls in 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and originally planned on a nursing career, but completed her dental hygiene program in 2017. Her favorite activities include eating snacks, working out (because of the snacks!), and fishing. During the winter months, her preferred pastime is watching movies. Having played sports through high school and college, Erin enjoys being part of a team and loves the family-friendly atmosphere at Parkway. When not making smiles brighter, she cherishes time with her husband, son, and two dogs.


Front Desk Lead

Erica graduated from the University of Montana in 2014 and joined the practice in December of 2020. She loves our family atmosphere and the sound of laughter in our office, and is very grateful to be a member of this staff. Her favorite part of working in dentistry is making patients feel cared for as part of their dental team, and will take the time to help them understand treatment needs or insurance benefits. Erica is our resident “green thumb” and enjoys nurturing the various greenery in our waiting room. Erica has been with her husband Andrew since 2011; together they have three boys, three dogs, two cats, and a small jungle of plants! When not in the office, she loves baking and trying new recipes for dinner, painting and DIY projects.