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 Orthodontics Assistant and New Patient Coordinator for Runnels Orthodontics. April graduated from California State University, Chico in 20116 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. Aprils favorite part of the job is getting to be apart of the journey to a beautiful smile.
Melissa is a Certified Orthodontic Assistant for Runnels Orthodontics. Melissa graduated with a bachelor’s in Health Care Administration in 2014 from Ferris State University, a few months later she moved to Phenix City, Alabama to be closer to her college sweetheart at FT Benning Army base. They were married, re-stationed by the army, and are enjoying the Florida sunshine. Melissa’s favorite thing about working in orthodontics is helping patients gain confidence and seeing the patient transformations!
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.
Kayla is the Scheduling Coordinator for Runnels Orthodontics. She was born and raised in South Arkansas where she studied business at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Kayla has been working in the medical field since 2009 and is a licensed Pharmacy Technician. In 2017, Kayla married into the Air Force and moved to Florida. They have 3 little boys and a little girl on the way! She enjoys the beach and staying busy being a mom.
Sarah is a Clinical Assistant and an Invisalign Specialist at Runnels Orthodontics. She is originally from Pennslyvania but has been a Destin local her whole life. She attended school for Dental Assisting in Georgia and has been in the Dental field since August 2017. She loves spending time with her boyfriend and going on the boat over the weekends. She also likes to travel to Pennsylvania to visit family every year. Sarah went through treatment as a child so her favorite part about working in Orthodontics is seeing how satisfied and happy our patients are when finished with their treatment.