Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


April

Assistant

I began my career as an RDA in dentistry in 1998 and joined Brazos Valley Orthodontics in 2016. I come to work each day excited that I’ll play a part in helping to create beautiful smiles. I love watching the confidence that a beautiful smile creates in a person. It’s so much fun to get to know our patients on a personal level.

Another great thing about our office is the work environment. Our team is amazing! It never feels like work when you are laughing all the time. We are like a family.

At home, I have an amazing husband and two wonderful kids. We enjoy floating the river, hanging out at the lake, and anything we can find to do in the sun. We have the craziest little dogs that have personalities of their own!

Carrie

Insurance Coordinator

I joined Brazos Valley Orthodontics in 2017. I take care of our patients’ billing and am their liaison in working with their insurance. I enjoy working with patients and helping them sort through the financial aspect of their treatment. Our team has created an honest work environment where we genuinely care about our patients and each other.

I am a licensed veterinary technician and love my family, which includes my husband, two kids, and two dogs. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and gardening, along with anything outdoors. I also run the nonprofit organization for my husband’s company for Brazos County.

Cindy

Assistant

I began my RDA career in 1992 and joined Dr. Gardner’s team a few years later. I make sure that all setups are ready for the day, communicate with Dr. Gardner about patients and their treatment, coordinate assistants’ work schedules, and assist in all aspects of patient treatment.

Throughout our patients’ treatment, I feel like I’ve really created a bond with them, and that’s very important to me. I love to find out about our patients and keep up with what’s going on in their lives. We have the best team ever. The girls in the office love to have fun and we all love our patients as well.

I live in the country, where we have chickens. Outside of work, my time is spent with my three grandkids. One plays sports and the other two do rodeo, so they keep us busy! I also do a lot of girl trips with my close friends.

Jamie

Assistant

I obtained my RDA in 2009 and have been in orthodontics for nearly a decade. I serve as a chairside assistant by placing and removing braces and providing oral hygiene instruction to patients. It’s very fulfilling to work in an office where patients achieve the orthodontic health they’ve always been looking for. Working with the girls in the office is a blast; each and every day is different. We truly are a team!

I have been married to my childhood best friend for several years and am a new mom to a handsome little boy. I also love anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Julie

Treatment Coordinator

My journey to Brazos Valley Orthodontics began in 1980, when I graduated from Golden West College’s dental assisting program and received my RDA license in the State of Texas. I worked in general dentistry for more than 15 years as an RDA and office manager, and joined our team in 1995.

I enjoy meeting with the new patients and seeing their transformation after they have completed treatment. I have met so many amazing people over the years. Being in orthodontics is so different from general dentistry: I have the opportunity to be a part of their lives on a regular basis.

I currently call Texas my home, having been here for almost 25 years. I spent my younger years in several places in Germany, Japan, and the United States, which gave me a love for travel of any kind. I also enjoy spending time with my dog Lilly and get great joy from my hobby of cross-stitching.

Karsen

Assistant

I graduated from Houston Dental Assistant Academy with my RDA and have worked as an orthodontic assistant ever since. The best part of my job is watching people fall in love with their smile! I also really enjoy being a part of the Brazos Valley Orthodontics team. We all work together so well and never hesitate to help when needed.

I am originally from Nacogdoches and moved to College Station in 2015. I have a beautiful little boy I love spending time with!

Michelle

Appointment Coordinator

I have worked at Brazos Valley Orthodontics for more than 30 years as our appointment coordinator. I greet patients, answer incoming calls, and coordinate appointments to meet our patients’ needs. I enjoy talking with parents and patients and getting to know them better. It’s my goal to make them feel comfortable whenever they’re in our office. Everyone on our team is great, including Dr. Gardner. We are like family!

I have been married for more than 25 years and have two wonderful children. I enjoy spending with my family and our pets.

Rachelle

Business Manager / Marketing

I work closely with Dr. Gardner and our team to guarantee a great patient experience, both by managing the business side of the practice and marketing and promoting our business in the community. I meet with many of our new patients and families, who come into our office looking for a practice that will put their needs first. Here at BVO, we treat patients like family and welcome them with open arms.

I’ve been married to Dr. Gardner for a quarter century and we have three wonderful children. In our free time, we enjoy traveling, attending concerts and sporting events, and being involved in our community.