Caring Experts

We'll make sure you're treated family while giving you quality care in a comfortable, fun setting.

Get to know a little bit about our team!

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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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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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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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Celia Smith

Marketing 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 backwards
  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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Elyse Waldrop

Front Desk Coordinator

Elyse joined the Designer Smiles team in 2020. Elyse's favorite part of her role as a front desk coordinator is the opportunity to come in contact with all of our patients and assist with a smile!

Outside of Designer Smiles, Elyse enjoys spending time with her husband, Heath, and son, Luke, and their favorite family activity is going to Auburn and Georgia football games. She also enjoys watching Luke play baseball and seeing his love for the game. Elyse is always up for a trip to the beach or anywhere tropical!

Fun Facts
  1. Was a majorette in high school
  2. Loves red velvet anything
  3. Favorite artist is Jason Aldean
  4. Loves trying new restaurants
  5. Is an only child

 

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Shey Steward

Insurance Coordinator

Shey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2020. Shey's favorite part of her role as the insurance coordinator is helping patients and families navigate their treatment and maximize their benefits.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her fiance, Kyle, her dogs, Boone and Maverick, and her family and friends. Shey loves to shop, work out, and watch all college sports.

FUN FACTS

  1. Favorite place to be is TJ Maxx
  2. Played college softball
  3. Currently planning her wedding that will be in November 2021
  4. Loves her labradoodle, Boone
  5. Enjoys meeting new people and seeing new places
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Cilla Nelson

Financial Coordinator

Cilla joined the Designer Smiles team in 2019. Cilla's favorite part of her role as Financial 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. Has run 6 half marathons in 6 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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Alyssa Anderson

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 husband, Preston, her niece, Harper, her Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Louie, and Goldendoodle, Benny. Alyssa is an alumna of Jacksonville State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

FUN FACTS
  1. Obsessed with all things Disney
  2. Married her husband, Preston, in 2020
  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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Abbey Roberson

Clinical Assistant

Abbey joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Abbey's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is interacting with patients and helping them through their orthodontic journey.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her friends and family.

FUN FACTS

  1. Loves her miniature schnauzer named "Chopper"
  2. Is extremely close with her two siblings
  3. Loves to watch a great movie in her free time
  4. Favorite vacation spot is Universal Studios
  5. Enjoys playing board games
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Abbey Garcia

Clinical Assistant

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 two sons, Max & Luca, 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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Destin Harris

Clinical Assistant

Destin joined the Designer Smiles team in 2020. Destin's favorite part of her role as a clinical assistant is seeing the excitement of a new patient beginning their orthodontic journey.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her sons, Grayson and Sage, their dog, Acey Girl, her family, and best friend, Stephanie. She loves to shop online, and she is always up for a movie night!

Fun Facts

1. Raced in a triathlon and won second place for her age group
2. Has watched every episode of Friends and can recite most lines
3. Was on the yearbook staff in high school
4. Eyes change colors depending on what she wears or how she feels
5. Loves game nights

 

 

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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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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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Hannah Hawkins

Clinical Assistant

Hannah joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Hannah's favorite part of her role as Clinical Assistant is that she is always learning something new each day.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her family and friends.

FUN FACTS

1. Loves scrub caps
2. Has a degree in Surgical Tech
3. Does not eat beef or pork
4. Always has to have chapstick with her
5. Loves anything scary and horror movies

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Jessalyn Pressley

Clinical Assistant

Jessalyn joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Jessalyn's favorite part of her role as Clinical Assistant is meeting new patients. Outside of Designer Smiles, she loves spending time with her family, her husband Shane, son Kasen, and step-son Bentley. She also spends a lot of time watching her boys play sports!

FUN FACTS

  1. Loves Alabama football
  2. Guilty pleasure of watching reality tv and horror movies
  3. Rock music is her favorite
  4. Enjoys visiting the Talladega Race Track
  5. Married her husband on Halloween
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Alanah Zimmerman

Clinical Assistant

Alanah joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Alanah's favorite part of her role as a Clinical Assistant is building relationships with patients and watching their smiles transform.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Alanah enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is currently a student at Jacksonville State University!

FUN FACTS

1. Active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Jacksonville State University
2. Played volleyball from 6th-12th grade
3. If she is not at work then you can most likely find her at Target
4. Favorite drink: Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee or Mountain Dew
5. She is happiest when she is eating Chick-fil-a

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Brooke McFarland

Clinical Assistant

Brooke joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Brooke's favorite part of her role is interacting with patients and working with an amazing staff.

Outside of Designer Smiles, Brooke enjoys reading and going fishing.

FUN FACTS

1. Lives in a camper
2. Loves to crochet
3. Was a Golden Girl at Oxford High School
4. Has never broken a bone
5. Loves her weenie dog named Phil

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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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Rylee Hall

Clinical Assistant

Rylee joined the Designer Smiles team in 2021. Rylee's favorite part of her role is the ability to work with amazing co-workers and doctors who take excellent care of their patients.

She enjoys seeing familiar and new patients every day as they progress with a new smile.

FUN FACTS
  1. Loves to bake and cook
  2. Has a baby brother, Easton
  3. Enjoys interior design
  4. Loves to travel different places and try new things
  5. Obsessed with Amazon and TJ Maxx
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Ashleigh Guess

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

Ashleigh joined the Designer Smiles team in 2020. Her favorite part of her role is interacting with patients and seeing the joy on their faces when they get the smile they have always wanted.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Hunter, their three little children, Laura, Waelynn, and Kash, and their many animals. She enjoys duck hunting & working on her family farm.

FUN FACTS
  1. Loves to worship
  2. Was Nicknamed “Pooh Bear” as a child
  3. Has three dogs, two horses, four cows, two goats, four chickens, three guinea pigs, and one rabbit
  4. Loves anything leopard or cheetah print
  5. Favorite drink is cold caramel coffee
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Litzy Rosas

Scheduling Coordinator

Litzy joined the Designer Smiles team in 2022. Litzy's favorite part of working at Designer Smiles is the friendly and awesome work environment. She loves seeing patients faces light up as soon as they walk through the door as if they feel like family.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Christian and traveling to new places! She also enjoys being at her family's farm with her parents & younger siblings & shopping!

FUN FACTS
  1. Married to her husband since 2018
  2. Student at University of West Georgia
  3. Loves boba teas
  4. Enjoys all things home decor related
  5. Is bilingual
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Kimberly Waddell

Scheduling Coordinator

Kimberly joined the Designer Smiles team in 2022. Kimberly's favorite part about working at Designer Smiles is getting to know all of the patients and their families on a personal level.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, be outdoors, attend concerts, and shop.

FUN FACTS
  1. Mom of 2 wonderful girls
  2. Lived in Colorado
  3. Loves coffee
  4. Auburn Fan
  5. Loves Roller Coasters
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Genesis Brand

Scheduling Coordinator

Genesis joined the Designer Smiles team in 2022. Her favorite part of her role of Scheduling Coordinator is being a part of the process that leads patients to get closer to their dream smile after each appointment.

Outside of Designer Smiles, she enjoys spending time with her husband, DeAndre, and daughter, Sabrina, as well as getting ready to welcome a new baby in 2023.

FUN FACTS
  1. Owns a handmade jewelry business
  2. Blood type is O+
  3. Huge Drake fan
  4. Obtains dual citizenship (U.S. & Europe)
  5. Favorite food is salmon
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Shannon Jones

Clinical Assistant

Shannon joined the Designer Smiles team in 2022. Shannon's favorite part of her role as Clinical Assistant is seeing smiles transform from the beginning of treatment to removal day. Outside of Designer Smiles, Shannon loves being on the water at the lake, watching Alabama football, spending time with her family & friends, and shopping for anything and everything!

FUN FACTS
  1. Is a dog mom to her pup, Axelle
  2. Has crooked pinky fingers
  3. Always gets told her doppelgänger is Becca Kufrin from the Bachelorette
  4. Loves Alabama football
  5. Happiest when surrounded by water & sunshine
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Grae Kircus

Records Technician

Grae joined the Designer Smiles team in 2022. Grae's favorite part of her role as Records Technician is meeting new patients and getting to know them and their families. Outside of Designer Smiles, Grae loves being outdoors, hiking with her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.

FUN FACTS
  1. Has a crooked finger
  2. Has a twin brother, Gavin
  3. Loves her dog, Bruno
  4. Deathly afraid of spiders
  5. Awarded the "heartbreaker" superlative in high school