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!
Brittany is the Front Office, Financial & Marketing Coordinator for Runnels Orthodontics. She grew up in North Carolina where she attended collage, had a amazing little boy, and married her husband. The U.S Army moved Brittany’s family to Destin, FL in 2017. She has worked in the medical field for 11 years now with a growing passion for Orthodontics. Brittany’s favorite part of the job is being able to see all the hard work patients put in pay with beautiful smiles.
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.
Tessa is a Clinical Orthodontic Assistant for Runnels Orthodontics. With over two years of experience in orthodontics, Tessa never tires of providing beautiful smiles and building confidence in our patients. In 2016, Tessa earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Alabama. She moved to Inlet Beach from her hometown Huntsville, Alabama. SHe enjoys gardening, cooking, and taking her dogs, Millie and Olive, to the beach to play.