Meet the Team

Our caring and professional team provides an exceptional orthodontic experience!
The result … a smile to EMBRACE!

Embrace your Smile. Embrace your Life!



Chuck at Embrace Orthodontics in Cibolo TX


Office Manager

Chuck makes sure the office runs smoothly and goes out his way to make each family feel right at home! Chuck was born in California and raised in South Central Illinois. Chuck met Dr. K. while he was working at the Saint Louis Zoo and she was finishing her Master’s Degree in Orthodontics.

When Chuck is not at Embrace, he enjoys spending time with his wife Dr. K. and their two lovely boys. You can also find him smiling ear to ear while mountain biking, running, and wrestling with his boys.

“It never ceases to amaze me how braces can transform a person’s life. I really enjoy taking the journey towards a new smile with our patients and the bond we forge along the way.”

Emma Embrace Orthodontics in Cibolo, TX


Lead Orthodontic Assistant & Clinical Specialist

Emma has enjoyed working with Dr. Kalakech since 2004. With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, detail-oriented Emma is a source of knowledge. She is the lead orthodontic assistant, known to be very patient and gentle during treatment.

She was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Guadalajara in 1991. Emma and her husband have two amazing boys. She has a passion for cooking, reading, and fishing with her family.

“I’m passionate about orthodontics and helping patients achieve a beautiful smile!”

Josi Embrace Orthodontics in Cibolo, TX


Treatment Coordinator

Josi is a native Texan, growing up in nearby Bandera. She has a very outgoing personality and is a joy to be around! Josi has been in the dental field since 1999.

She has worked in a variety of positions, including Orthodontic Clinician, Marketing Specialist, and Office Manager. When it comes to guiding a patient through the initial stages of their orthodontic journey, no one is better trained than Josi!

Josi and her husband live in La Vernia, Texas, with their two adorable daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, visiting historical hotels, swimming, Texas country music, crafting and the Spurs!  Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.

“My mission at Embrace Orthodontics is to make sure, “The New Patient” experience is as enjoyable as possible.”

Vickie Embrace Orthodontics in Cibolo, TX


Front Desk Coordinator & Clinical Specialist

Victoria – better known as Vickie – is the first people you meet when you visit Embrace Orthodontics. Vickie’s warm personality makes her the perfect person for welcoming you to the Embrace Orthodontics family!

Vickie was born and raised in Alaska. She has lived in San Antonio since 2011 and met Dr. K. when she was finishing her externship in dental assisting.

Outside the office, Vickie enjoys spending time with her husband and lovable daughter. She also enjoys being outdoors, traveling and exercising.

“I love being part of Embrace Orthodontics, where every day I’m surrounded by an awesome team and wonderful patients!”