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Teddy

certified therapy dog

We’re very excited to welcome our newest team member, Teddy, to the Designer Smiles team!

Teddy is a goldendoodle and is in the process of becoming a certified therapy dog.

Teddy is working on becoming acclimated to the office and working with patients and is well on his way to working for many days ahead.

Many of our patients have already fallen in love with Teddy, and you can, too, during your next visit!

FUN FACTS

1. Is an F1 Goldendoodle
2. Is in the process of becoming a certified therapy dog
3. Loves to shake paws and meet patients
4. Will do tricks for treats
5. Will make you smile with his big eyes, fun-loving spirit, and fluffy fur

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Casey Cole Walker

Administrative Director

Casey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2017. Casey's favorite part of her role as administrative director is ensuring the office is operating at its fullest potential. She also enjoys meeting new families and seeing the excitement of a new smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Casey loves spending time with her husband, Wesley, and their children, Carson and Emory. She always has a house full of family and friends! The beach is her happy place, but she enjoys any travel destination, outdoor adventures such as kayaking, and of course, Alabama football.

FUN FACTS

1. Was her high school’s mascot
2. Has lived in four different states
3. Was a certified Zumba & line dancing instructor while living in Colorado
4. Worked as a wrangler at a place called Sky Ranch right after high school, where she taught 800+ children a week about horses, leading trail rides & cattle drives
5. Ran an afterschool program with the Boys & Girls Club throughout college

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Celia Smith

Scheduling Coordinator

Celia joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Celia's favorite part of her role as a scheduling coordinator is getting to know patients and their families on a personal level.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Dell, her son, Javen, and her family and friends. Celia loves to shop, listen to music, watch Alabama football, and travel.

FUN FACTS

1. Can write backward
2. Once had to visit the emergency room to have a moth removed from her ear
3. Loves music and loves to sing
4. Doodles on chalkboards for money
5. Good at impressions, memorizing song lyrics, commercial jingles, and lines from movies

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Cilla Nelson

Scheduling Coordinator

Cilla joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Cilla's favorite part of her role as a scheduling coordinator is getting to know the individuals that come into the office. She says it is a joy to see the excitement on their faces when they begin their Designer Smiles journey.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, Chris, her two children, Chasity and Cayden, and her boxer baby, Ty. They love to ride their bikes, go on a run through the woods, or spend a relaxing day at the beach.

FUN FACTS

1. Ran six half marathons in six different states and hopes to run in every state
2. Is not afraid of an outdoor adventure
3. Enjoys riding mountain bikes with her son & husband
4. Once won a Burlesque dancing contest in Las Vegas
5. Loves to read a good book while lounging with her puppy, Tyrese

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Lisa Bearden

Insurance Coordinator

Lisa joined the Designer Smiles by Benton team in 2017. Lisa's favorite part of her role as an insurance coordinator is aiding patients in the process of maximizing their benefits to ultimately achieving their best smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Lisa and her husband, James, enjoy traveling across the U.S. to secretary and judge rodeos. She also loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

FUN FACTS

1. Travels the country to secretary rodeos
2. Has a 16-year-old Yorkie
3. Obsessed with Chicago P .D.
4. From Georgia and is a Georgia Bulldog Fan
5. Once won a radio contest to eat lunch with John Berry, a country music artist

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Alyssa Angel

Treatment Coordinator

Alyssa joined the Designer Smiles team in 2016. Alyssa's favorite part of her role as treatment coordinator is the fast-paced work environment and meeting new patients and their families.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys serving in her church, running, shopping, and spending time with her fiancé, Preston, her niece, Harper, and her Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Louie. Alyssa is an alumna of Jacksonville State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Obsessed with all things Disney
2. Currently engaged & planning her wedding
3. Was once slimed on a television show called Slime Time Live
4. Favorite food: spray butter
5. Loves the Backstreet Boys

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Angie Myers

Treatment Coordinator

Angie joined the Designer Smiles team in 2006. Angie's favorite part of her role as treatment coordinator is welcoming and becoming acquainted with new patients and their families. She loves watching young patients grow into adults with beautiful smiles.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, Dustin, her children, Lexi and Mason, and their dogs, Daisy and Maggie. She enjoys vacationing with her family, reading, cooking and the outdoors.

FUN FACTS

1. Favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama
2. Loves going to the beach with her family
3. Loves to cook
4. Loves any kind of dessert
5. Enjoys reading

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Robin Crowe Murphy

Financials

Robin joined the Designer Smiles team in 1994. Robin's favorite part of her role is the relationships she has built with patients over the years.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, Greg, her two children, Kristian and Kaleb, and her Maltese, Dixie. She loves the outdoors, traveling to new places, listening to her children sing, watching old episodes of Andy Griffith, and Auburn Football.

FUN FACTS

1. Lives on the water
2. Loves traveling to new places
3. Loves to listen and sing to “old country music”
4. Went to see the movie Grease 13 times in 1978
5. Has worked at Designer Smiles for 26 years

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Sunnie Cotton

Marketing Coordinator

Sunnie joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Sunnie's favorite part of her role as marketing coordinator is finding creative ways to spread the unique message of Designer Smiles.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Sunnie loves spending time with her husband, Chase, and their Goldendoodle, Finn. She enjoys coffee dates with friends, adventuring whenever and wherever possible, writing, and serving alongside her church family. Sunnie is an alumna of Troy University where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Grew up on an ostrich farm
2. Has ziplined on the longest zipline in rural Europe
3. Once kissed a giraffe in Kenya
4. Married her high school sweetheart
5. Went on a solo trip to San Diego and hiked in the Anza-Borrego Desert for her 26th birthday

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Shana Sims

Clinical Director

Shana joined the Designer Smiles team in 2018. Shana's favorite part of her role as clinical director is ensuring the clinic runs smoothly and efficiently. She also enjoys seeing the transformation of our patient's smiles from start to finish.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Shana enjoys spending time with her husband, Austin, her son, Troy, and their two dogs, Louie and Roxy. Shana also enjoys Auburn football, going to the beach, and visiting the mountains.

FUN FACTS

1. Her last name has changed four times since birth, but she has only been married once
2. Was a cheerleader K-12
3. Has caught and kissed a wild stingray
4. Got engaged to her husband at an Auburn football game
5. Has an extra vertebra but is only 5’2”

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Dedria Carroll

Lab Coordinator

Dedria joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Dedria's favorite part of her role as lab coordinator is providing patients with excellent care.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Tony, and her son, Landon. Dedria enjoys kayaking, boxing, shopping, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and watching Auburn football.

FUN FACTS

1. Enjoys boxing
2. Lived in California
3. Will travel to Greece with her family next summer
4. Favorite food: Mediterranean
5. Favorite movie: a tie between Shawshank Redemption and Taken

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Abbey Garcia

Clinical Assistant / Lab Technician

Abbey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2017. Abbey's favorite part of her role as a lab technician and clinical assistant is working to create a friendly atmosphere for patients and families.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Abbey enjoys coaching soccer and spending time with her son, Max, and the rest of her family.

FUN FACTS

1. Is bilingual
2. Loves to coach and play soccer and her favorite pro team is Atlanta United FC and is a season pass member
3. Her favorite movies include anything to do with Star Wars or Marvel
4. Loves coffee all day, every day
5. Is an adventurous eater and loves to try new foods

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Holly Hinchman

Clinical Assistant

Holly joined the Designer Smiles team in 2015. Holly's favorite part of her role as Clinical Assistant is the process of developing incredible smiles for our patients.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her husband, Chad, her sons, Collin and Jude, and the rest of her family. Holly also likes going to concerts and listening to music, particularly the Beatles!

FUN FACTS

1. She has seen both surviving members of The Beatles live!
2. Has a minor in French
3. Has attended more than 100 concerts
4. Loves 80's movies and cult classics
5. She and her husband are Penn State fans

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Morgan Busby

Clinical Assistant

Morgan joined the Designer Smiles team in 2015. Morgan's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is interacting with all of our patients and helping them achieve a beautiful smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Morgan loves to travel with her husband, Troy, serving in her church, and spending time with friends and family.

FUN FACTS

1. Loves to bake
2. Has a lot of plants that she enjoys taking care of (and cares for the office plants, too)
3. Played volleyball from 6th - 12th grade, including travel volleyball
4. Loves to scare her co-workers but she, herself, is completely un-scare-able
5. Is extremely observant and has a very good memory

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Casey Cofield

Pell City Office Coordinator

Casey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Casey's favorite part of her role as the Pell City Office Coordinator is walking with patients throughout their orthodontic journey from start to finish and seeing the result of a beautiful smile.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Casey enjoys hunting, the outdoors, watching Alabama football and spending time with her family and fur babies, Autumn, Bristol, Meathead, and Whiskey.

FUN FACTS

1. Likes to hunt
2. Played football when she was younger
3. LOVES eggnog
4. Enjoys to freehand draw, paint, & make crafts
5. Has naturally curly hair that is 40 inches long (and growing!)

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Kelsey Mabry

Clinical Assistant

Kelsey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Kelsey's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is helping to create a lasting memorable experience.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Kelsey spends many weekends traveling and competing in rodeos along with her husband, Zack. She enjoys riding horses, being outdoors, and spending time with family. Kelsey is an alumna of Athens State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS

1. Competes in rodeos all across the country
2. Loves warm chocolate chip cookies
3. Favorite cartoon is Scooby-Doo
4. Loves to play sports
5. Is really good at braiding her own hair from being around horses all her life

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Tristan Johnston

Clinical Assistant

Tristan joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Tristan's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is being a part of the process of the joy transitioning smiles can bring. She also loves the positive, upbeat vibe of our office.

Tristan enjoys spending time with her husband, Zach, her baby boy, Tatum, and her three fur babies, Cocoa, Sadie, and Max. They love visiting the lake and the beach, as well as watching Alabama football.

FUN FACTS

1. Drinks a glass of 2% milk with every dinner
2. Is very crafty, she makes lots of home decor & clothing
3. Used to compete across the state in cornhole competitions
4. Was a majorette in high school
5. Favorite artist is Miranda Lambert

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Haley Hyde

Clinical Assistant

Haley joined the Designer Smiles team in 2016. Haley's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is getting to know the patient personally while assisting in their orthodontic journey. She also loves serving an upbeat, family-oriented business.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Haley enjoys time with her husband, J.J., her children, Bryson and Milas, and their dog, Willie. Her family enjoys traveling, fishing on Lake Guntersville, and watching baseball.

FUN FACTS

1. Can play four different instruments
2. She and her husband were born six hours apart of the same year, in the same hospital, and were delivered by the same doctor
3. Has hiked through the lava tubes in Hawaii
4. Is a foodie; she and her husband have an Instagram account about their travels and different
foods they’ve shared and enjoyed
5. Obsessed with documentaries