Meet the Team


Gayle Gomez


Gayle is the friendly face at the front desk making sure everyone feels welcome. “I am so grateful to have a job that I enjoy coming to each day! The staff, here, and Dr. Haught are always very supportive, not only to co-workers but to the patients and their families as well!”

Gayle was born and raised in western Kansas and has lived in Emporia for over 25 years. When not handling phone calls, making appointments and other duties, you’ll find her enjoying time with her teenage daughter and families of her four adult sons. She also enjoys sewing, baking, crafts and bicycling.


Cathryn Harrison

Clinic Director

As clinic director Cathryn makes sure the office and clinic run smoothly. “I chose orthodontics because I enjoy watching the changes that occur with our patients. We see many patients start treatment as children and finish as young adults. I like that by giving them a healthy smile, we are contributing to their self esteem. I spend my spare time with church activities. I enjoy supporting the youth by helping in any way that I can. I have learned to play handbells and have joined the choir. I have helped with Habitat with Humanity, and used these skills to help with remodeling of my home. I am truly blessed to have chosen a career that has never bored me. I am fortunate to have an employer that cares about his staff and patients.”


Martin Jones

Dental Assistant

Martin is the anchor in the clinic and lab. He always has a friendly smile and kind word to the patients. In the lab he’s the one making most of the retainers.

“I’ve worked in orthodontics for more than twenty-five years, and I enjoy my job. Dr. Haught has created such a positive environment. I love seeing people get excited about their appearance as it changes. It is great to see former patients come into the office to start treatment for their kids. I have taken up golf and am hooked big time. I also spend a great deal of time on church activities as a deacon and as worship leader.“


Norma Poersch

Chair Side Assistant

Norma is our orthodontic assistant fluent in Spanish. She has a passion for learning new things as shown by becoming proficient in many areas of the office: working chair side, making retainers, and taking orthodontic records. She is so important because of her rapport with our hispanic patients.

“I like working with the patients seeing how they change and grow through treatment. I like listening to their stories. This office is a pleasant place to work. Everybody is flexible and open to change.”