Meet Our Team
Olga Director of Operations
Olga grew up in Madrid, Spain. She is a foodie and also enjoys reading, visiting art galleries, outdoor hiking and travel. Olga joined the dental field because she enjoys being able to help educate and care for patients. Olga is multicultural and loves to dance. She taught Zumba for all ages and taught toddlers creative movement dancing. She is a highly active lifelong learner who loves trying new things. She even tried snowboarding for the first time!
Nicole Director of Marketing
Nicole grew up in Pearland and completed her degree in Marketing at Texas A&M University. She is a proud Aggie (WHOOP!), a wife and mother to three children. She is passionate about supporting and growing the Avalon brand through exceptional, one of a kind patient experiences. Nicole enjoys cooking, traveling and creating memories with her family.
Suzie Office Manager
Suzie grew up in the Sunshine State in the city of Miami, Florida. Suzie enjoys helping people attain confident, healthy smiles. She also enjoys contributing to improving the patients’ experience in the dental office. She is passionate about educating them on the health of their teeth and helping them attain a higher sense of self-confidence through oral health. Suzie loves evolving as a person and as a professional. She takes pride in the work she does. She is a lifelong learner and enjoys photography and listening to various music genres. In her spare time, she enjoys the company of family, visiting new places and traveling abroad.
Mindy Patient Outreach and Advocacy
Mindy grew up in Dallas but after almost 20 years she calls Sugar Land home. Her education at Baylor and her decades of work experience in customer relations helped prepare Mindy to serve as our patients’ advocate to maintaining a healthy smile. In her free time, she devotes her time to raising a family and traveling.
Kortney Registered Dental Hygienist
Kortney grew up in Michigan and, like Dr. Yu, is a Michigan Wolverine. Kortney’s passion in dentistry is in helping our patients prevent dental problems through education and prevention. Although she’s new to Houston, Kortney is fast becoming a Houstonian by experiencing the city with her friends and her wiener dog. Go Blue!
Jennie Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennie grew up in Vietnam, located in East Asia. When she was 13, her family migrated to America and lived in Houston, Texas for most of their time. During her free time, Jennie enjoys cooking meals for her family. Occasionally she travels around the country with her husband-to-be as part of their outdoor explorations. She loves watching Disney movies, Korean drama and forensic documentaries. Jennie chose to work in the field of dentistry because it allows her to develop lifelong relationships with patients. It also enables her to utilize her knowledge as a professional health care provider to personalize care and identify needs for her patients. Most important of all, she can let people know that going to the dentist is not as scary as it sounds anymore.
Abbey Registered Dental Hygienist
Abbey was born and raised in Wharton,Texas. She has always been passionate about oral health. For as long as she can remember she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. She graduated from WCJC Dental Hygiene Program in Wharton to make her dream a reality. She and her husband Marvin have a daughter, Emmy Lu. They also have a timber wolf named Rambo. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends. She also enjoys the outdoors, boating on the river and spending time on the coast in Matagorda or Sargent. Abby’s hobbies are cooking and taking care of her flower beds.
Jessica Registered Dental Hygienist
Although Jessica grew up in Katy, Texas, she now calls Richmond home. During her free time, she enjoys the company of her daughter and husband, who was also her high school sweetheart. Hanging out with family and friends is a cherished pastime. She also enjoys relaxing and watching a good Netflix series and has cooking as a hobby. With over seven years in dentistry under her belt, Jessica is passionate about helping others achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys building relationships with her patients.
Jennifer Registered Dental Assistant
I am a native Houston Texan and have lived here my entire life. During my free time I love to spend time with my family, go shopping, watch movies, and do outdoor activities. I joined the dentistry field because I wanted to help restore and transform patients’ lives.
Linda Registered Dental Assistant
Linda grew up in Houston, Texas. She enjoys family game nights and spending time with her family. Linda has three daughters with whom she enjoys having a girls’ day. Seeing people smile and counseling patients about good oral hygiene are important to Linda. She believes that if people understood the importance of proper oral hygiene, more of them would be comfortable with regular dental visits. Linda is looking forward to resuming her Sunday School duties and once again playing the rug board in a zydeco band. She also loves fishing and kayaking. Her favorite thing is karaoke with friends.
Jessica Registered Dental Assistant
From Warton, Texas, Jessica loves to spend time with her husband and her two children. Shopping is another favorite pastime. Jessica entered the dental field because it has a lot to offer. She enjoys the challenges it provides along with the many ways she can grow and learn. Even though she has always wanted to work as a radiologist, her heart is in dentistry. Jessica loves meeting and getting to know new people. Her hobbies include traveling the world and going out to eat with family.
Karen Clinical Coordinator
Having grown up in Sugar Land, Karen takes the role of educating her neighbors on the importance of their teeth and prevention seriously. Watching her patients make positive changes drives her passion for dentistry. When she’s not in the office, Karen loves spending time with her husband and daughter and vacationing in Mexico.
Brandy Patient Care Coordinator
Brandy grew up in the small city of Wallis, Texas. She enjoys the interaction with customers and loves helping people which is reflected in her loving personality. Brandy’s hobbies include shopping, vacationing with family and spending time with friends. Though she is committed to being there for others, she also enjoys taking time for herself.
Mykie Insurance Coordinator
Mykie grew up in Houston, Texas though she is originally from Jamaica. Many years ago, Mykie joined the dental team because she needed a job and stayed because she fell in love with making sure patient satisfaction was high. Mykie credits herself as being a good dancer and she can rap. She enjoys decorating and gardening. In her free time, enjoying the company of friends and family and watching movies, are high priorities.