About Hendersonville Family Dental Staff
Chief Operating Officer
Heather has been a part of our practice since 2005. She started out as a dental assistant, but in 2013, she left the “back” and became our office manager and then our COO. Heather views her coworkers and patients as family and loves coming to work every day, yes this is true! When she is not at work, she can be found riding motorcycles with her husband, Jesse, or hanging out with their three kids. However, if Heather had to pick her own hobby, it would have to be shopping!
Kim graduated from the dental assisting program at AB Tech in 2009 and has been with our office since 2013. She was a dental assistant with us for 6 years and then stepped into the role of Office Manager. She is married to her hard working, handyman husband, Nathan, and has two beautiful children, Derek and Olivia. Kim stays busy with her kids being involved in numerous sports. In her free time, she enjoys going to the lake with her family, being outdoors, and attending Atlanta Braves baseball games!
Junior Office Manager
Monica has been in our office since 2014. She graduated from the dental assisting program in El Paso, Texas in 2013. She was born and raised in Hendersonville. She is very passionate about her job. She loves coming to work every day to educate patients to obtain better oral hygiene. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her three children, Destiny, Tyler, and Austin, and their boxer, Abe. She loves being outdoors hiking, swimming, running, and grilling out.
Treatment Planning Coordinator
Teresa is our Treatment and Financial Coordinator. She has been building friendships around our office for the last 22 years. She takes care of a little bit of everything for us, which is why you may hear her referred to as “Momma T.” Teresa goes above and beyond to see that our patients fully understand their treatment options and that we are as accommodating as possible. She has been married to her best friend Rick for 42 years now! They have 3 wonderful children that have blessed them with 4 of the best grandchildren; Tyler, Miranda, Connor, and Lilee. When she is not in the office, you can often find her in the kitchen baking or out in the back-yard gardening, as well as spending time with her grandchildren and loving family.
New Patient Coordinator
Jennifer joined our practice in late 2020 as our New Patient Coordinator. She is an Air Force Brat who finally made her way to Hendersonville in 2005 after leaving her hometown of Fort Walton Beach Florida. Jennifer met her husband, Dane, while living in Florida and they have two beautiful children, Lindsey and Cameron. They enjoy camping, going on family road trips & visiting MLB stadiums across the country. One of her most favorite things about working at HFD would be helping patients start their dental journey and building relationships with them, as well as our community, along the way.
Alissa graduated from the dental assisting program at AB Tech in 2004 and started with our office in February 2021, after taking time off to enjoy her beautiful daughter Ellie. She is a Brevard native, who loves spending time with her large, close-knit family. In her free time, she enjoys baking and hanging out with her siblings, nieces & nephews, and numerous cousins. She loves spending time outside with family and friends and taking in everything the mountains have to offer.
Miranda was born and raised right here in Hendersonville, went to East Henderson High and is married to her husband, GW, whom she has known since kindergarten. Miranda and GW have two amazing children, Mahaylee and Michael, and they love playing baseball or anything sports related. Miranda loves spending quality time with her family camping, being outdoors and playing with their three dogs, Buck, Axel, and Bella. If you ask Miranda what her favorite part of working here is, she would say helping patients with treatment and giving back to our community.
Kaileigh was born and raised in Brevard, NC and joined us at HFD in 2022 as our Inventory Coordinator. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Brandon, and they have 3 beautiful daughters together: Paityn, Brylin, and Raelyn. Kaileigh enjoys being a busy mom watching her kids do what they love. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping or any outdoor activity. Some fun facts about Kaileigh: Her favorite sports team is Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and she would’ve loved to have been a private investigator or an FBI Agent!
Annamarie is the first smiling face you will see when walking into our office. She is a native to Hendersonville, joining our office in August of 2022. When she is not busy with her 3 pups, Maverick, Charlie & Dixie, she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping with her family and cheering on the Boston Red Sox. A fun fact about Annamarie is she loves blowing leaves and is also an NC trained Crisis Hostage Negotiator. She came to HFD with extreme dental anxiety, but with the help of our wonderful staff, Annamarie has been able to conquer her own fear of the dentist. She enjoys making sure your visit is welcoming each time you walk into our office.
Hygiene Department Head
Lacie has been with our office since 2015. Dental hygiene has been an interest of hers since she was a small child. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is the relationships she builds while educating patients about oral health. She is married to her best friend, Justin, who is the Deputy Chief at the City of Hendersonville Fire Department. They have two children, Lane and Caroline, who keep them very busy when she is not in the office. Her family enjoys “glamping” every chance they get. She is an avid runner and loves spending time with her friends and family.
Sara first started working at our practice in early 2020 as our Front Desk Receptionist. Within a few months, Sara was thriving in her position and was given the opportunity to become our Hygiene Coordinator. She has bloomed in her new role and our patients absolutely love her and her positive, upbeat personality. Sara was born and raised in Hendersonville, but she is now a permanent resident of the quiet mountain town of Saluda with her two sons, Kane and Tucker. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, shopping, doing DIY projects for her home and taking relaxing trips to Hilton Head to visit her mom. Sara is a true go-getter and works hard to build strong relationships with all of her hygiene patients.
Melissa has been with our office since 2003 and in the dental hygiene field for 29 years. Melissa feels like her sweet patients have been her second family for awhile now and she treats each and every one of them like family! She loves educating and providing the best and most comfortable cleaning possible while laughing and having fun in the process. She has three children and a wonderful husband of 25 years, Brian. When she is not at work, she loves to relax, get involved in the community, and go on mission trips.
Megan grew up in Waynesville and frequently would visit her family in Hendersonville. She graduated from AB Tech and joined our office in 2020. Megan’s favorite aspect of being a hygienist is the opportunity to educate her patients and make a positive impact on those around her. She spends most of her time with her future husband, Tyler, and their four dogs. Megan can almost always be found with a book or shopping bag in hand!
Shelby was born and raised here in the small town of Hendersonville. She graduated from Dental Hygiene School at Greenville Tech and joined our team as a hygienist in 2019. Shelby loves making connections with her patients and putting them at ease when in the dental chair. The majority of her free time is spent with her family and boyfriend, along with their two golden doodles, Maisy and Indi. She loves the outdoors and is happiest when at the lake or the beach.
Marcela joined us at HFD in June 2022, and she is a true Hendersonville Native! Before attending Greenville Technical College for their dental hygiene program, she was a certified Zumba instructor, and then after graduating, she worked at a Periodontal specialty office for four and a half years. Marcela loves to go mountain biking, exploring new places and she enjoys traveling when she can. When she isn’t enjoying life outdoors, she loves to watch her favorite sport’s team, the Atlanta United Soccer Team! Marcela is happily married to Jonatan, has a daughter named Arianna and a dog named Kali. She is also fluent in Spanish!
Patti joined us at HFD in May 2022, and was born and raised right here in Hendersonville! She has been married to her husband Bobby for 30 years and they share two children together, Kaitlyn & Andrew. Patti has two Shih-tzus named Cocoa & Dudley, and she is a proud, first-time grandmother to Madilyn, who is just 8 months old! Aside from spending time with her family, Patti serves in many areas of her church. She loves the fellowship with her church family and serving Christ beside them. Patti strives to serve her patients with a caring spirit and is dedicated to developing relationships with them beyond dental hygiene.
Alicia is a native of Hendersonville. She completed the dental assisting program at AB Tech in 2012. She worked in pediatrics for about 8 years as a hygiene assistant before joining our office. Alicia enjoys working with our patients and loves her work family! When she is not at work, Alicia enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, and cooking.
Marlee grew up in Polk County. She graduated from AB Tech’s Dental Hygiene program and joined the office in the summer of 2022. Marlee’s favorite part of being a hygienist is knowing that she is giving back to her community as well as building lifelong relationships. When she is not in the office she loves to spend time outside with her dog, Athena. She also enjoys reading and listening to true crime podcasts.
Carly joined our team in 2022 as a hygiene assistant. She was born and raised in Hendersonville. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, going to concerts (especially Taylor Swift), running and camping. Something you may not know about Carly is that she is an identical twin! Carly’s favorite aspect of working at HFD is building relationships with her team that grow into lifelong friendships. She also enjoys the lunch provided on Wednesdays!
Rachel joined HFD in mid-2022 as our Sterilization Assistant, and she is originally from Parkersburg, WV! She has been married to her husband Heath for 16 years, and they have two boys together named Eli & Owen, and they have one dog named Mittens. Rachel enjoys reading, hiking and even mowing the lawn! In her free time, she enjoys watching her boys play sports or watching the Carolina Panthers play football. A fun fact about Rachel: she used to dance for our local, semi-pro basketball team, the Asheville Altitude!
Dental Assistant Department Head
Alejandra has lived in Hendersonville for over 19 years but she is originally from Costa Rica. She loves both countries and travels to see family as often as possible. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. She has been a dental assistant since 2016 and she enjoys every day of it. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband and daughter. She recently added a new family member, their dog, Aria.
Marjie is a native of Hendersonville. She completed the Dental Assisting program in AB Tech in 1979 and completed the Cosmetology program at Blue Ridge Community College in 2012. Marjie has been an asset to our office for 22 years. She has been married to her husband, John, for 36 years. They have two children, Stephanie and Drew, and four grandchildren, Tristan, Ava, Dawson, and Wyatt, along with three dogs.
Cindy has been a dental assistant since 2004. She worked in pediatrics for 6 ½ years. Since then, she has been in general dentistry. She has been with our office since 2017. Cindy and her husband, Jerry, have six children and eight grandchildren. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hunting, and fishing.
Brooke is from Travelers Rest, SC. She has a beautiful baby girl named Blakely. During her free time, she loves to be outdoors or by the pool. Summer is her favorite season. Brooke is the only girl and has five brothers! She started working here first as a hygiene assistant and then trained to become a dental assistant, which she absolutely loves! She loves her job and her coworkers and loves being part of this family!
Julia joined our team in 2020. She is a native of Hendersonville, NC. She graduated from North Henderson High School. She has three adorable sons, Axton, Pierce, and Dawson. She has two dogs and two Guineapigs. She enjoys camping, fishing, and getting together with friends. Julia loves being a dental assistant and always goes above and beyond to ensure her patients are comfortable while they are in the office for their dental procedure.
Diane is originally from the Tampa, Sarasota area of Florida. While in Florida, her hobbies usually revolved around the water, sailing, power boats, kayaking, and wind surfing. She has enjoyed many years of continuing education in the dental field, this includes her first job, which was working as an assistant with her family dentist. This is where she developed her love for the dental field. Her spare time is spent kayaking and spending time with her dogs, Hannah and Sadie, and her cat, Frank.
Teresa was born and raised in Brevard, NC. She is married to her wonderful husband, Vernon, and they have three daughters and one granddaughter. She joined our team in 2019 and has grown to learn so many aspects of the dental world! When she is not at work, she likes to read, jog, ride bikes, and visit her granddaughter. She also has a small petting zoo in her backyard!
Laurell is a native of Western North Carolina and graduated from AB Tech’s Dental Assisting program in 2010. Laurell loves the dental assistant career path and is excited to be part of the Hendersonville Family Dental team! In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her son and her boyfriend. She loves the beach, lake, and hiking in the beautiful mountains.
Taylor was born and raised in Brevard, North Carolina. She graduated from Brevard High School and then attended AB Tech, where she graduated from the dental assistant program. She is the youngest of three siblings and she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Bradley, her family and friends. She also enjoys cookouts, sports, and the outdoors. She loves her job because she enjoys getting to know her patients and hearing their stories. She truly loves her HFD family!
Jessica joined HFD in mid-2022 and she was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She graduated from East Henderson High and completed her dental assisting program with us through the ADAA. Jessica is married, has an American Bully named Peter and a mean fish named Bruce, from Finding Nemo. Since has an obsession with Volkswagens, so her and her husband love to go to different car shows together. If you asked Jessica what her favorite activity is, she’d say driving fast, but safely, in her Volkswagen Golf up the mountain that she lives on! A fun fact about Jessica: she prefers to be called by her nickname, Jett!
Contact our office in Hendersonville, North Carolina to schedule your next dental appointment with our amazing staff today!