Hannah Marshall – Office Manager
Hannah joined our staff in October 2020 as our Office Manager. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Appalachian State University. She enjoys mountain biking and spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs. One of her favorite trips was a hiking trip to Banff National Park in Canada. Hannah looks forward to meeting all of the current and the new Mills River Family dental patients.
Margaret Roddy – Treatment Coordinator/Accounts Manager
Margaret has been in the healthcare field for 5 years and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management at Appalachian State University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and loves to travel. One of her favorite trips involved camping and sight-seeing in Colorado! She is eager to provide exceptional service to the patients at Mills River Family Dental and is excited to be a part of the team.
Cortney Aardema – New Patient Coordinator / PR Rep
Cortney will be the first person to greet you with a warm welcoming smile as you come in the door. Cortney has been with the practice since 2015 and is our New Patient Coordinator and will most likely be the voice you hear when calling the office. She prides herself on making sure our patients are scheduled in a timely manner and get the care and attention they need. When Cortney isn’t working, she can be found spending time with her husband Ben and their three children Kyndall, Hayden, and McKenna.
Heather Gray – Chief Operating Officer
Heather started out as a dental assistant but left the “back” and became our office manager and then our COO. Heather loves coming to work every day and views both her patients and coworkers as family. When not working, Heather enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, Jesse, spending time with their three kids, and one of her most favorite hobbies is shopping!
Laura Dixon – Hygiene Coordinator
Laura joined our practice in July of this year as our Treatment Coordinator/ Accounts Manager. She brings a wealth of knowledge from the Financial world. Laura is from the Hendersonville area. She is married to her husband Matt. They have a beautiful little girl named Brooklyn who is 2. She also has 2 four-legged friends named Roman and Triton. When not working Laura’s favorite place to be is at the beach! She looks forward to meeting everyone and helping them any way she can.
Megan Trantham – Insurance Coordinator
In the fall of 2020, Megan moved from her hometown of Waynesville to Lake Toxaway. Previously her career path had been in the veterinarian field, where she spent 2 years as a vet assistant and a receptionist. Megan has always been interested in the Dental field, so she took the leap in early 2021. A goal of hers is to gain knowledge and experience to help patients achieve their dental goals. In her spare time, Megan and her boyfriend enjoy participating in archery events and spending time with their fur babies.
Christy Wright – Dental Hygienist
Christy is part of our hygiene team. She is a native of Hendersonville and has been practicing dental hygiene for almost 10 years. She earned her associate degree for dental hygiene at Greenville Technical College in S.C. and is currently enrolled at East Tennessee State University working on her bachelor’s in dental hygiene. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and 2 girls, Rylee and Catelynn, and 2 Boston terriers. Favorite activities: Going to concerts, running, being outside. Favorite vacation spot: Florida Keys or the lake. Favorite food: Anything dessert!
Alicia Rachels – Dental Hygienist
Alicia has worked in the dental field for 11 years, and joined the Mills River Family Dental team in September of 2020. Alicia enjoys playing softball on the weekends with her friends, and spending time with family, boyfriend, and dog outside of work. Alicia looks forward to meeting new patients, and patients that have been with our practice for many years.
Courtney Anderson – Dental Hygienist
Courtney is native to the Hendersonville area and is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at AB Tech in Asheville, NC. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Josh and they have a dachshund named Zoey. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the lake, or reading a good book. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients while both educating them and providing a comfortable experience. She is so happy to be part of the team at Mills River Family Dental and looks forward to getting to know our patients!
Sara-Diana Baxley – Dental Hygienist
Sara-Diana has worked with the office since 2015 and has been a Dental Hygienist since 2014. She is a native to Brevard and currently lives in Mills River. She loves working with her patients to help them keep happy and healthy smiles. She is loving the new journey of motherhood with her daughter BaxleyKate. She enjoys traveling with David and her daughter to see as many new places as they can. Summer is her favorite time of year and loves spending time at the lake with family and friends. Her favorite food is Mexican and of course anything chocolate!
Yuriza Mills – Hygiene Assistant
2020 was Yuriza’s first year in the healthcare field. She has been interested in the dental field since she was in high school, and her dream is to one day become a hygienist. Yuriza enjoys spending time with family friends and loves to do Zumba as cardio. She is eager to provide help and build patient relationships at Mills River Family Dental and is super excited to be part of the team!
Kayla Rowland – Lead Dental Assistant
Kayla joined Mills River Family as a dental assistant in April 2017. She has been working in healthcare for 8+ years, always aspiring to help people in the dental field. Kayla loves spending time outdoors and on the water with her husband, son, and two dogs. Kayla is excited and eager to continue her journey here at Mills River Family Dental. We are very lucky to have her here as a part of our team!
Lisa Beckham – Dental Assistant
Lisa has been a Dental assistant for the last 19 years and hopes to work with Mills River Family Dental for the next 19! Lisa has one daughter and a new grandson, Hudson, who is the light of her life. Toothfully, Lisa enjoys a good cup of coffee, hiking, and binge-watching Netflix.
Shauna Whiteside – Dental Assistant
Shauna has been working in the dental field for over 2 decades and obtained a technical certificate from Hinds Community College. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She feels lucky to be a part of such a great team of co-workers that provide excellent care to their patients. When she’s not working at MRFD- you can find her playing in the fields of a local flower farm.
Abigail Aguirre Lopez – Dental Assistant
Abigail (Abi) joined our team in September 2018. Abi has been in the Dental and Medical Field for 5 years. She is a Hendersonville native. She enjoys helping any and everyone with a smile on her face. Abi is bi-lingual. Abi enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, learning new recipes on Pinterest, and taking her daughter, Alexa, to her dance competitions. To get away from it all, Abi enjoys going to the beach.
Haley Cummings – Dental Assistant
Haley has been working in the dental field for 4 years, and joined the Mills River Family Dental team in summer of 2020. Haley enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog and staying up to date on all of the latest movies. Haley is excited to continue her journey in the dental field here at Mills River Family Dental.
Leah Netherton – Dental Assistant
Leah has been assisting for a little over a year. She obtained her certification in dental assisting at AB Tech right here in Asheville, NC. Leah enjoys anything and everything Disney! Her favorite part about traveling to Walt Disney World is eating all of the fun snacks! Leah is excited to make our patients feel comfortable and part of our Mills River Family Dental family.