Meet Our Team

Come smile with us!

Each of our talented team members is passionate about providing exceptional orthodontic results and extraordinary customer service. We truly value the trust our patients place in us, and we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to exceed your expectations and make you smile.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and getting to know you and your family!


Alicia, Patient Relations Coordinator

Meet our team

Alicia joined our team in November 2021 with more than 8 years of customer service experience and 4 years of administrative experience. Alicia loves building relationships with our patients to ensure that their questions and concerns are always properly answered and addressed and that the journey to their new smile is as pleasant as possible!

Alicia was raised in Flowery Branch, Georgia, and she currently resides in Athens, Georgia with her 2 dogs, Molly and Blu, and her kitten, Luna. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys hiking, reading, swimming, spending time with her family and gardening.


  • Food: Pasta
  • Hobby: Reading
  • Vacation: Destin, FL

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Courtney, Patient Accounts Coordinator



Courtney joined our team in August 2020. Prior to joining our team, she spent 3 years teaching middle and high school and 2 years in a medical office. Courtney loves to combine both areas of her experience to make every patient's journey with us the best it can be. She looks forward to getting to know all of our wonderful patients!

Courtney married her high school sweetheart Jake, and they live in Temple. In their spare time they enjoy leading their church's worship team and traveling any chance they get!


  • Food: Cheese Fries
  • Hobby: Exercising and traveling
  • Vacation: Anywhere, anytime!

Katherine, Treatment Coordinator & Office Manager

Meet our team

Katherine joined our team as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in May 2015 with more than four years of orthodontic experience. She graduated from Lanier Technical College with a degree in General Studies and is a certified Healthcare Specialist.  Katherine has always had a passion for making people smile, and her extensive experience in all areas of our practice make her an incredible asset to our team.  Her goal for every patient she meets is for them to leave feeling like they gained a new best friend!

Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family and crossing new experiences off of her bucket list each year.  She lives in Jefferson with her husband Tim and their two daughters.


  • Food: Pizza
  • Hobby: Crafting
  • Vacation: The Bahamas

E-mail Katherine at


Linda, Clinical Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Linda is our Clinical Coordinator and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant.  She joined our team in August 2010 with over 17 years of orthodontic experience, and she has been a valuable team member ever since.  Linda loves to make our patients and their families smile, and we are very fortunate to have her extensive orthodontic knowledge and experience on our team.

A native of Watkinsville, Linda now lives in Athens with her husband David and son Tom. In her time outside the office, Linda enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Reading and exercising
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Linda at


Rhonda, 3D Lab Coordinator & Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Rhonda joined our team in March 2012 with 13 years of experience as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. Rhonda’s combination of orthodontic experience and friendly personality make her a favorite of our patients.

Rhonda has been married to her high-school sweetheart for more than 25 years, and they have two wonderful children, Courtney and Daniel. Rhonda loves spending quality time with her three grandchildren. She also likes to craft and shop at flea markets in her spare time. She would love to meet Ellen DeGeneres in person one day!


  • Food: Mexican
  • Hobby: Crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Rhonda at


Heather, Certified Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Heather joined our team as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant in February 2016 with 19 years of orthodontic experience. Heather’s sweet personality and years of experience make her a valuable addition to our team.

She and her husband Matt have a son Caleb, dogs Duke and Jasmine and a cat Coco. In her time away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and photography. 


  • Food: Italian
  • Hobby: Photography and crafts
  • Vacation: The beach

E-mail Heather at


Bree, Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Bree joined our team in June 2021 as an Orthodontic Assistant after graduating from Gwinnett Technical College with a diploma in Dental Assisting. She is very excited to help our patients become the most confident version of themselves and that all starts with a smile!

Bree was born in Upstate New York and lived in South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida before ultimately moving to Georgia. She recently moved to Athens to be closer to our offices. Outside of work, she loves to travel to new places, bake and go to her family's condo in Florida.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Working Out & Tanning
  • Vacation: Anywhere Tropical

E-mail Bree at


Sarah, Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Meet our team

Sarah joined our team in August 2021. Prior to joining our team, she studied at Ogeechee Technical College and has years of experience working with children as a nanny. Sarah also previous worked in veterinary medicine for two years. She is very excited to create relationships with our patients and see their beautiful smiles evolve.

Sarah grew up in Cumming and Lake Oconee, and she now lives in Athens. In her free time she enjoys spending time on the lake and with her dog, Violet.


  • Food: Pasta
  • Hobby: Traveling
  • Vacation: Greece

E-mail Sarah at


Tristin, Clinical Orthodontic Assistant


As a former patient, Tristin was excited to join our Newell Orthodontics team in March 2022! Shortly after she graduated high school, Tristin started her first job in orthodontics and she brings over 5 years of orthodontic experience to our team. Tristin strives to build meaningful relationships with our patients to ensure that they feel confident and comfortable each time they step into our office.

Tristin was raised in Jefferson, where she currently resides with her 4 year old son. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors creating memories with her friends and family.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Kayaking
  • Vacation: Gatlinburg

E-mail Tristin at


Isabel, Orthodontic Records & Sterilization Coordinator


Isabel joined our team in June 2022 with extensive experience in customer service. Before joining our team, Isabel worked in veterinary medicine and as a Team Leader for Chick-Fil-A. While at Chick-Fil-A, she established many relationships with her customers, and she still makes time to stay in contact with her favorites! Isabel has always wanted to be in the orthodontic field, and she is currently attends Athens Technical College. Isabel is thrilled to be part of our team, and she is excited to help our patients create a beautiful smile!

Isabel moved to Athens in 2021 with her husband Shane, who is in school at UGA. They have a boxer named Peaches, and they love to take her for walks! Isabel loves to go to Madison, Georgia with her husband to shop, and she also does ballet and paints in her free time.


  • Food: Steak
  • Hobby: Ballet/Dancing
  • Vacation: Anywhere!!!

E-mail Isabel at


Katie, Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director

Meet our team

Katie is Dr. Newell’s wife and our Practice Coordinator & Marketing Director. She enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and working with her husband to grow their family business. Katie loves the friendly atmosphere at our office, and you’ll often see her working behind the scenes with her three helpers.

Katie has her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to starting Newell Orthodontics with her husband, she practiced corporate and business law.  She loves to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys playing with her Chocolate Lab, cheering on her kids in their many activities, reading, volunteering and traveling.


  • Food: Sushi
  • Hobby: Running
  • Vacation: Petit St. Vincent

E-mail Katie at

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