Kristy is the Practice Administrator/Professional Assistant for Dr. Runnels. Kristy has over 20 years experience in the Dental field. She is excited to work for Runnels Orthodontics and is looking forward to making smiles more beautiful. Kristy in her spare time enjoys running, the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Kristy has one son who is a graduate of Auburn University…War Eagle!
April is a certified Orthodontic Assistant and New Patient Coordinator for Runnels Orthodontics. April graduated from California State University, Chico in 2016 with a bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology. April came to us all the way from California eager to have a job that involved patient care. She recently got married to her husband who is in the U.S Air Force and are now stationed at Eglin Air Force Base enjoying the Florida beach with their dogs, Leo and Bailee. April’s favorite part of the job is getting to be apart of the journey to a beautiful smile.
Katelyn is a Clinical Assistant and Invisalign Specialist at Runnels Orthodontics. She is local to Destin and loves a beautiful day at the beach, surfing and being with her friends and family. As a former patient of Dr. Runnels, she enjoys being able to relate to our patients and be a part of their amazing transformations.
DesiRay is a Schedule Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator for Dr. Runnels Orthodontics.
She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Florida with her mother 6 years ago. Some of the things she values most is family, her 4 dogs (Veda, Bodhi, Zuni, and Chaco), time spent outside (preferably hiking/camping) and her husband. She was previously a patient of Dr. Runnels for 2 years and is now excited to be a part of the staff 4 years later. Coming to the dentist as a young girl was something she thought to be scary , but Dr. Runnels and his staff quickly changed her perception and made her feel like family. She believes that every patient, no matter how old, should always feel excited/comfortable, like she did, to go through treatment here at Dr. Runnels Orthodontics and begin their journey to a new, gorgeous smile.
Marlaina is an experienced orthodontic assistant of 20 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Marlaina recently moved to the area with her with her husband (Jeffrey), her son (Talan), and her dog (Andrew Jackson).
Aside from traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time together as a family, they love spending their weekends at the beach!
Jenny recently moved to the area with her husband and their dog from Pennsylvania. She is a DANBI Certified Orthodontic Assistant with many years of experience. Besides her passion for work and changing smiles she loves hanging at the beach, outdoor activities, sports, and camping.
Christie grew up in Fort Walton Beach and graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School. From there, she moved to Atlanta for the following 10 years and eventually returned home. Christie worked in oral surgery for 5 years and is DAANCE certified. During her time off, Christie enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, boating, paddling, and camping.