Meet The Team


Brett Blackwelder: Office Manager

Brett Blackwelder is a native of Kansas City. He earned an undergraduate degree from Iowa State and a graduate degree in Health Policy and Management Administration from the University of Kansas. After many years of non-profit fundraising he is VERY happy to get back to the world of healthcare.

Brett and his wife, Alisha, have two active sons, Harrison and Henry. They love going to the park and cooking together.

The most exciting thing about joining the Sunny Day team, for Brett, is working with children and the joy of helping Dr. Day provide your children with a comforting and enjoyable “dental home”.




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Sara Schaefer: Clinical Assistant 

Sara grew up on a farm near Princeton, Kansas with her parents, brother and sister.  She attended Flint Hills Technical College where she graduated from the dental assisting program in 2013.  Her passion for dentistry lead to a dental assisting position in Garnett, Kansas.  There she discovered her enjoyment of helping others with dental care.  She especially enjoyed helping young children.  Sara has a kind heart and a special way with children.  This enjoyment in helping children was very rewarding and she realized she wanted to pursue a career in Pediatric Dentistry.  In August of 2015, Sara traded country life for city life and joined the Sunny Day team.

Sara enjoys spending time with her friends and family, watching movies, and shopping.  Sara has a passion for sports as she played softball since the age of 4.  Sara looks forward to working with your children, giving them a positive experience, and utilizing her skills alongside Dr. Day and the Sunny Day team.  


 Keeley Loiseau: Office Assistant 

Keeley is originally from Nashville, TN. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science and a M.Ed. in Sport Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Keeley went on to receive her M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and most recently worked in cardiopulmonary rehab. Soon after relocating to the Kansas City area with her family she joined the Sunny Day team. Keeley enjoys being a part of the friendly and inviting atmosphere generated by the staff at Sunny Day and loves interacting with all the kids and families we serve.

Keeley enjoys family movie night, watching her son play soccer, and participating in Girl Scouts with her daughter. She also enjoys working out, playing tennis, and doing small DIY projects. 

IMG_3256 MariahMariah Anstaett: Clinical Assistant

Mariah grew up in Topeka, KS. After high school, she attended Fort Hays State University and graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree. She also attended Midwest Dental Assisting School after learning that dentistry would be a great fit for her and graduated in March of 2016. Mariah then moved to Kansas City and became a part of the Sunny Day team. Mariah has worked with kids in the past and is very excited to help children learn to love the dentist.

In her free time Mariah enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to Royals games, shopping and trying new restaurants around town.  

 Thalia Villegas: Clinical Assistant IMG_3267 T

 Thalia grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri. After finishing high school Thalia attended Concorde Career College and graduated from the Dental Assisting Program in 2011. Shortly after graduating she found her first job as a dental assistant in a pediatric dental office. Thalia enjoys working with children and providing them with a great experience on their first visit to the dentist. Thalia spends her free time with her family by going to the movies, taking her kids to the park and trying out new and exciting places around Kansas City. Thalia looks forward to continuing working with children at Sunny Day and providing them with a positive dental experience.