Our Team

Our Highly Qualified Orthodontic Team

Angie Shipman

Angie is an Insurance Coordinator. She has been a part of our team since 1990. She graduated from Dorman High School and Spartanburg Community College. Angie was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and now resides in Reidville, South Carolina and is a member of Anderson Mill Road Baptist Church. Angie enjoys watching her 2 sons play baseball, going to the…

Ashley Smalley

Ashley has been a part of our team since 2004. She is one of our Certified Orthodontic Assistants. She is from Roebuck, South Carolina and now resides in Cowpens, South Carolina. Ashley is a graduate of Dorman High School and Spartanburg Community College. She has attended the Ormco meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Orthotrac Users meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, and…

Janet Horton

Janet is a former patient and became a part of our team in 1987. She is our Financial Coordinator. Janet is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and Spartanburg Community College with an Associates degree in Accounting. She has attended continuing orthodontic education meetings in Cancun, Chicago, Philadelphia, Hawaii, California, Florida and Atlanta. Janet enjoys music, going to the lake, movies,…

Alicia Caughman

Alicia is one of our Certified Orthodontic Assistants. She became a part of our team in August 2006 and was with us for 3 years. She pursued other avenues and is now back with us. She graduated from Gaffney High School and Greenville Technical College. Alicia was born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina. She currently lives there with her…

Laura Johnson

Laura is one of our Certified Orthodontic Assistants. She also maintains DANB (Dental Assistants National Board) certification. She has been with our practice since 2012. Laura was born and raised in Moore, SC, and now resides in Pauline, SC. She is a graduate of Dorman High School and Greenville Technical College. She has attended the Schulman Orthodontic meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.…

Melanie Garner

Melanie is our Clinical and Marketing Coordinator. She has been with our practice since 1992. She is from Roebuck, South Carolina, and now lives in Woodruff, South Carolina. Melanie is a graduate of Dorman High School and Spartanburg Community College. She has attended numerous continuing orthodontic education meetings, including Ormco in Raleigh, North Carolina, Orthotrac Users Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia and…

Michelle “MG” Goodman

MG is our Treatment Coordinator. She has been a part of our team since 1990. Michelle began her journey with us as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant before assuming her current role. She has attended numerous continuing orthodontic education meetings across the country. MG was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and now resides in Moore, South Carolina. She is a graduate…

Susan Corn

Susan is our Scheduling Coordinator and backs up our Treatment Coordinator. She has worked in the dental profession since 1973 and has been a part of our team since 1993. She was born and raised in Spartanburg, and now resides at Lake Bowen. Susan is a graduate of Dorman High School and Spartanburg Community College. She has attended numerous continuing…

Taryn Chumley

Taryn is one of our Certified Orthodontic Assistants, and also maintains DANB (Dental Assistant National Board) certification. She has been with our practice since 2007. Taryn is from Roebuck, South Carolina and now resides in Reidville, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Dorman High School and Spartanburg Community College. She has attended the Hinman meeting in Atlanta, the American Dental…

Teena Jarrett

Teena is our Scheduling Coordinator and Office Concierge. She has been a part of our team since 1982. Teena loves what she does, and loves being a part of Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics. Having been a patient at the time she was hired, she has an understanding about the process of wearing braces and having to schedule appointments. Teena was born…

Tony Blackwell

Tony is our Orthodontic Laboratory Technician. He trained at Great Lake Orthodontics Laboratory in Tonawanda, New York. He has been with our practice since 1988. If you need a retainer made in a hurry, Tony’s your man! He is, simply put, the best in the business! Tony was born in Green Creek, North Carolina and now resides in Lyman, South Carolina.…

Trebbi Hardin

Trebbi is our Records Technician. She is also a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and maintains DANB (Dental Assistant National Board) certification. She has been with our practice since 2002. Trebbi is also a former patient, and enjoyed her experience with braces so much, that she made it her profession to help others get the same results. She was born in Anderson, South…

Kristen Mosley

Kristen joined our team in 2017. She is a Certified DANB Orthodontic Assistant. Kristen graduated from Belton-Honea Path High School and Spartanburg Community College. She has attended the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia and the South Carolina Dental Association Annual Session in Charleston, South Carolina. Kristen grew up in Ware Shoals, South Carolina and now resides in Chesnee, South Carolina…

Monique Lewis

Monique’s main responsibility as our office relations manager is making sure patients are well informed about every aspect of their orthodontic care. She also coordinates the internal and external marketing activities, sponsorships and office management duties for the practice. Monique resides in Simpsonville with husband Rob and daughter, Ariana. She enjoys biking, working out, and spending quality time with close…

Erin Rollins

Erin was actually a patient of Dr. Horvath, prior to joining the practice as a staff member in April of 2002. Erin’s warm smile and commitment to the practice is evident every day at work. She enjoys the positive interaction between her fellow coworkers as well as with her patients of all ages. Erin and her husband Travis live in…

Deena Spradlin

Deena, a Michigan native, joined our practice as Financial Coordinator in 2011. Deena’s background in oral surgery and communications along with her dynamic personality make her a tremendous asset to our family. Deena works closely with both parents and patients handling their financial and insurance needs. Deena and her fiancé Ronnie, currently reside in Boiling Springs. She also has three…

Kelly Alford

Kelly joined our practice in 2011 as an Orthodontic Assistant and is the true definition of sweet! With over 13 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry, Kelly enjoys building personal and professional relationships with her patients and parents, while helping fulfill their orthodontic needs. When not in the office, Kelly enjoys spending quality time with her husband Keith, three children, Caelin,…

Jane Lopez

Jane Lopez, originally from Colombia, South America, moved to the United States in 1999 and joined our practice as a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) orthodontic assistant in August 2014. While interning with us, Jane’s love and career in orthodontics began. She enjoys being a part of people’s journeys to a better, healthy smile and improved confidence. Jane resides in Simpsonville with her…

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Due to COVID-19, Nease & Higginbotham Orthodontics will not see regularly scheduled patients beginning March 17.
We will re-evaluate daily and hope to re-open as soon as possible. Our doctors are available at 864.707.1969 for any urgent needs