About Us

EMBS opened in 2011 in beautiful Portland, OR. Since then we’ve expanded from one client to over 50. While we specialize in supporting the growing alternative care community, we also work with traditional medical doctors in all specialties, including metal health counselors and drug and alcohol counselors. We serve clients across the US.

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Our Friendly Staff

David Waite, Owner
David graduated in 1998 with a Nursing Degree, then returned to earn a degree in Healthcare Administration. After college, he managed two large medical offices for over a decade before branching out on his own to start EMBS. In his spare time, David referees baseball, softball, and volleyball. He enjoys hiking and camping, and has traveled around the world – though tropical islands are by far his favorite destination!

Mariah MacDonald
Mariah came to work with EMBS after graduating from Concord Career College in 2013 with a degree in Medical Office Administration. She specializes in the charge entry and coding. Mariah is an avid motor cross and rodeo fan. She loves animals, especially her adorable Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix.

Crystal
Crystal grew up on horses and motorcycles in Bend, OR. She started with EMBS in 2015, and has worked in medical billing for 8 years. Outside the office, Crystal loves visiting Hawaii, hiking, camping, and going to the movies. She’s married with five amazing, exhausting daughters, a lab puppy named Dakota, and a cat named Chloe – a popular animal name at EMBS!

Erika
Erika moved to Oregon from Syracuse, New York, where she was born. She joined EMBS in 2015, bringing with her ten years of billing experience and a dual degree in Business Services and Medical Services & Billing. Her partner, Daniel, and she have a 12-year-old son and black lab named Vader who goes on hikes with her by day and engages in pillow fights by night. In her free time Erika enjoys reading hiking, camping, cooking, photography, and riding her bike. She believes in living each day to the fullest!

Kevin
Born in Michigan, Kevin holds an AA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has been working in medical billing for 20 years and started with EMBS in 2015. Kevin has been with his partner for 18 years and is happy to report that “we still like each other.” They watch over Chloe and Millie, two sister shiztsus, a crazy cat named Lala, and another cat named Loki who thinks he’s a dog. Kevin enjoys traveling, and the Philippines is his favorite destination so far. In his free time, he volunteers at a local food bank.

Lauren
Lauren, who holds a BA from Lawrence University, started with EMBS after graduating from Concord Career College in 2015 with a degree in medical billing. A native Oregonian, Lauren is married to her best friend, Brandon. They have two cats named Murray and Benny. Lauren used to sing opera and still loves singing, as well as playing the piano, traveling, and football – especially the 49s. Lauren has also mastered the ability to roll her eyes in opposite directions!

Claire
Claire began with EMBS in 2016 after graduating from Concord Career College with a degree in Medical Administration. She and her boyfriend have a house in SE Portland, the city where she was born, that they share with a German Shepherd named Matilda and a energetic Belgian Malinois named Cato. Her chosen mode of transportation is motorcycle; if you see a troop of tiny Honda motorcycles putzing around town, Claire is likely to be with them!