Our clinic staff is highly trained in dermatology. They are an integral part of our practice and provide patients with the best possible care and support. Patients will often be seen by both a medical assistant and a provider. Our medical assistants are trained to assist in procedures, see emergency patients, they are available for phone consults and have a vast knowledge of dermatologic conditions and therefore are a huge asset to the clinic. Our receptionist Chris and our medical assistants Jessica, Lindsay, Alex, Bronte, and Tiffany are all here to help.
Chris has worked with Dr. Rich and Amy Simpson since August 2012 as the receptionist. When not working, Chris spends time with his beautiful wife Amber and two kids Tegan and Adric. They all keep busy working on their house, playing video games, gardening, and crafting. Chris has received his Bachelor of Science from Western Oregon University, and has been licensed as an elementary school teacher K-5. His dream is to curate a video game museum while creating large art pieces. His favorite medium is steel, anything from the smallest diameter wire to large sheets of steel.
Allie has been with Phoebe Rich Dermatology since March of 2007. She became involved with billing about a year and a half later, and then became the clinic’s sole biller in 2010. Following a restructuring in the office in Fall 2012, she was given the position of clinic manager. A native Portlander, Allie left to attend OSU and received a Bachelors degree in Psychology, with minors in English and Spanish. While in Corvallis she worked at Heartland Humane Society and then transferred to the Oregon Humane Society when she moved back up to Portland. She loves to travel, play board games, and spend time with family. She lives with her husband Wyatt and their cats Awesomecopter and Kimbote. Yes, Allie and Wyatt love animals. No, they are not crazy cat-people.
Jessica is a life-long Pacific Northwesterner, born and raised near Seattle, graduating from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, and now calls Portland home. After spending a decade working with community-based advocacy organizations throughout Oregon, Jessica returned to her passion for patient care. Her previous clinical experience is rooted in reproductive health and primary care, especially with underserved and underinsured communities. She is currently a health sciences student at Portland State University with the goal of becoming a health practitioner in the future. Like many of her colleagues, she is an avid lover of cats, although believes dogs are ok too.
Alex grew up in Portland, OR and attended Willamette University in Salem, OR earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Spanish. Prior to joining Dr. Rich's clinic as a medical assistant, Alex worked at Oregon Health and Science University in oncology clinical research for three years. Alex is currently applying to medical school. In her free time, Alex loves to run, hike in the gorge, visit the Oregon coast, stand up paddle board, and just generally explore Oregon.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Lindsay loves the sunshine and enjoys spending time at the beach (while wearing protective sunscreen of course)! Lindsay majored in Psychology at Lewis & Clark College as an undergraduate and has hopes of one day becoming a Nurse Practitioner. During her undergraduate career Lindsay was bitten by the travel bug while studying in Argentina and hopes to tackle Europe next. She loves all things musical and spent several years performing with a local A cappella group. When not baking, gardening, or crafting you can often find her spending time with her husband and their Schichon puppy Luna Petunia.
Tiffany was born in Hong Kong and moved to Portland 13 years ago with her family. She has recently graduated from Portland State University with a major in Science and minor in Chemistry. Before working at Phoebe Rich Dermatology as a Medical Assistant, she was a certified nurse assistant at Marquis as well as a Research Assistant at OHSU. Tiffany enjoys snowboarding, swimming, and traveling. Her goal is to become a Physician Assistant one day and travel the world!
Bronte and her family moved to Salem, Oregon from Ontario, Canada in 1997. She obtained her bachelors degree in Spanish at Portland State University in 2015 and is currently working toward her second degree in public health. At 11 years old, Bronte was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although the experience was very traumatic, she considers it the spark that started her interest in medicine. She hopes to one day become an endocrinologist and share not only her clinical expertise, but also her personal experiences as a type 1 diabetic with her English AND Spanish-speaking patients. Before joining Dr. Rich's clinical staff, Bronte worked at Oregon Health and Science University as a scheduler in family medicine and rehabilitation. She is fascinated by historic architecture and could spend hours exploring old castles and cathedrals.