Passionate About Your Smile
I look forward to coming to work because every day I meet people as they start changing their lives and I make sure everything goes smoothly.
Everyone at RiverView Orthodontics is encouraging and supportive, which makes for a positive environment. I meet new patients and parents, introduce them to orthodontics, take initial photos, and answer questions.
Working closely with patients, I review their treatment plan, explain the process, and work on financing, too. It’s important for people to be able to make informed decisions about care and their new smile!
I’m originally from California but have lived in Tuscaloosa for almost 20 years. I attended Shelton State and graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in finance/real estate.
My husband Matt and I had our first baby, Dryver, in January 2017. We love being parents.
Orthodontic Assistant and 3D Printer Specialist
It’s incredible to spend my days surrounded by smiling, happy people. Our patients and their families are some of the best people in the world, and they become part of my extended family.
I love how everyone at RiverView Orthodontics takes time to talk with patients, explain the treatment, answer questions, and keep them excited about the process.
I provide chairside assistance and take records. I also print our 3D diagnostic and treatment models.
My home life is shared with my delightful dog. I love skiing, anything involving the water, and painting.
I love working in such a happy, energetic practice! Our patients are always excited to show us the progress they’re making on their smiles and tell us about their latest adventures. Seeing your excitement and joy when you get your braces off is the best moment, and we all celebrate your achievement.
I sterilize our orthodontic tools and equipment, stock supplies, and keep everything in order. I’m also learning to assist Dr. Upton with patient care.
I have four boys and a dog named Olive. We’re active members of Shiloh Baptist Church, where I teach Sunday School. I love spending time with good friends and family, along with gardening and being outside. I also love music.
I love to meet our patients as they start treatment and see how they become happier and more confident as their smile changes. No matter your age or needs are, changing your smile will increase your self-esteem.
We have an amazing doctor and team keeping our office full of laughter as they create great smiles! I seat patients, assist Dr. Upton with various procedures, and offer home-care instructions. I also work in the lab, answer the phones, and schedule appointments.
I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and was as Air Force pilot’s wife for 13½ years. I have two sons. Jon was born in 1991 and was killed in a car accident in 2015. Brett, my other son, is married to his wonderful wife Laney. I love going to the beach, working in my yard, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
We serve a wonderful community and I love being a part of a team that creates amazing smiles for our neighbors. Dr. Upton is a gentle, attentive orthodontist and he and the rest of the RiverView Orthodontics team always make your welfare the top priority.
I work in our on-site lab, where I finish all the before and after patient study models. I also create custom appliances and retainers that ensure your smile stays beautiful and strong
I’ve been blessed to be married to my husband William for 45 years. As Pop and Nannie, we have seven grandchildren.
Along with loving and spoiling grands, we spend a lot of time at the ballpark, on field trips, and supporting their dance and theater activities. We’re active members of Shiloh Baptist Church and are thankful for our home in Ralph.