Meet the Team

our team


Our Treatment Coordinator

Our Treatment Coordinator is simply the best! They will help guide you through your treatment process and are also able to answer any insurance and financial questions you may have.


Kori

Kori

Kori’s dental career began in 1993, and we’re lucky to have her as a part of our team. She loves working in orthodontics, getting to know her patients and watching as each patient achieves their own unique smile.

In her free time, Kori spends time with her husband Aaron. She has one kid, Hanz, who is an exotic Persian cat! Kori enjoys her church, Real Life, going out on the boat, and spending time with her family!

 

Director of First Impressions


Ashley

Ashley

Ashley’s friendly face is one of the first things you’ll notice when you come into the office. She’s here to solve any problems that you may have, whether in person or over the phone, and can schedule your future appointments with ease. She tackles new and challenging opportunities head-on and always with a big smile! Her focus is on changing lives... one smile at a time!

Ashley is all about family. She has nine nieces and nephews who she truly adores and loves more than life itself. Ashley is a fur mommy to a Maltipoo named Bentley who is her world. Ashley’s parents are her biggest supporters through her life’s journey. She is originally from San Antonio, so you know she loves her Spurs!

 

Our Smile Architects

When it comes to your care in our office, our dental assistants provide service second to none! They help to place braces, change wires, take any necessary X-rays and photographs, and give instruction on the best ways to take care of your braces or appliance. They love meeting new patients and take the time to make sure your treatment is an easy, comfortable, and all-around positive experience.


Carol

Carol

Carol’s extensive experience in dentistry spans 30 years. She works hard to create an upbeat, positive, comfortable environment, where our patients’ needs always come first. Carol enjoys getting to know our patients, and building lasting friendships with each person she meets.

Outside of work, Carol enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include going to the beach and exercising.

 
Marcie

Marcie

Marcie joined the team at Vela Orthodontics in 2013. As a dental assistant, she has the opportunity to get to know our patients throughout their entire smile journey and see their beautiful results when treatment is complete. Marcie loves being a part of this team; we work hard, but we make it fun for each other and our patients.

In her free time, Marcie loves being with her four amazing children, whether they’re hanging out together, swimming, or just relaxing.

 
Molly

Molly

Molly joined Vela Orthodontics in 2015, and since then, has worked hard with the rest of our team to make our patients happy with their smiles. She enjoys helping to improve the lives and confidence of our patients by creating a beautiful final result.

Outside of work, Molly likes spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors, watching sports, and going on short road trips.

 
Chery

Chery

Chery brings an incredible amount of experience to our Smile Architect team. She is great at anticipating exactly what the doctors need to make our patients’ experience incredible. Getting to know all about our patients also brings her joy. Teamwork makes Chery’s dream work!

Chery is married to her husband Michael, who is in the United States Coast Guard. They have one son, Mason. Chery enjoys working out and dancing, and loves everything Houston: Texans, Rockets, and Astros!

 
Miranda

Miranda

Miranda works side by side with our doctors to create straight beautiful smiles. She loves making people happy and watching how much their personality changes as their smile transforms. Our patients’ beautiful smiles make her so excited to come to work each day. Miranda is a fantastic team player, always willing to help when needed, and always eager to share a laugh.

Miranda is the mother of a handsome little boy—her everything and the reason she works so hard. In her off time, Miranda loves watching sports, especially the Cowboys, reading, and most of all, keeping up with her little boy.