Meet the Team

our team



Treatment Coordinator

A newer face to our practice, Abbigail is a Treatment Coordinator for both the Waycross and Valdosta offices. Her outgoing personality makes her a great fit for working with our new patients! A true people person, Abbigail never meets a stranger. Outside of the office, she spends time traveling, playing tennis, and enjoying family and friends. Her son Turner is her greatest joy!



Valdosta Treatment Coordinator

Amy assists our new patients by going over their treatment plans, coordinating their initial visit with Drs. Hester and Morris, and developing payment arrangements to fit within each family’s budget. Her true joy is seeing our patients gain self-confidence with their new, beautiful smile! Amy shares her passion for creating smiles with our doctors and the rest of our team. Amy is happily married with a son. As a family, they enjoy playing golf, tennis, and watching football together.



New Patient Coordinator

Cindy started working in this office 19 years ago when she moved here from Alaska. Her knowledge and experience in the office makes her versatile in many areas to better serve our patients. More recently, Cindy has transitioned into coordinating our entire new patient process. She is the friendly voice on the phone when you schedule your first visit with us and ensures that all of your questions are answered. She is very passionate about the orthodontic process and believes we are building smiles to last a lifetime! Cindy is married with two grown children and four grandchildren. Her leisure time is spent with family and attending her grandchildren’s many activities.



Practice Relations Coordinator

As our office’s representative to the community, local schools, and dental offices, as well as the person behind our Website, Facebook and Instagram pages, Crystal oversees all the marketing efforts for Hester & Morris Orthodontics. She loves using her creativity to plan contests and giveaways to make our office the most fun place to be! As a former patient of Dr. Hester, Crystal knows firsthand what excellent care he provides. Crystal’s time outside of the office is spent with her husband, Eric, and her three children, twins Caleb and Abigail and her youngest, Sarah Beth. They are active in their church’s children’s ministry. Crystal also enjoys time with friends and coffee!



Clinical Assistant

Elizabeth provides compassionate, gentle clinical assistance to our patients. She is reassuring, helpful, and always ready with a warm smile and kind word. The best part of her work is interacting with patients and getting to know about their hobbies and passions, including those she shares in, such as sports, horseback riding, and hunting.



Financial Coordinator

Gail has been with the office for about a year, and handles all of our account collections. While some might consider her's an unpleasant job, Gail loves what she does, and is good at working with patents on their payments. Her fun personality is well known all throughout the office! In her down time, Gail enjoys spending time with her husband and enjoys watching high school, SEC, and NFL football! She also enjoys time riding motorcycles and spoiling her fur baby, Gizzard. She has two young adult children.



Clinical Assistant

In the practice, Kami works with the team to assist the doctor during treatment processes. She spends time with each patient, talking them through what is happening, and reassuring them. Kami loves her work and thrives on her interaction with patients. She especially enjoys being part of treatments that will positively affect lives. Kami appreciates the doctors' knowledge and their ability to provide the best care to each patients. Kami is originally from Valdosta, has a twin sister, loves spending time with her pets, and is active in her church.



Office Manager and Waycross Treatment Coordinator

Karen is the woman to speak to when you need to plan treatments or understand treatment processes. She is always willing to make the time to ensure that patients and parents have a clear understanding of what is going to happen and why. She also manages the office, keeping everything running on time, making sure that patients and their parents are comfortable, and overseeing the paperwork. Karen says that the best part of her job is helping patients begin the treatment process, and sharing in their excitement. When not at work, Karen spends time with her husband, her adult children, Justin and Jessica, and her two Shih Tzus, Murray and Miley. She also loves taking road trips, especially when the pups can come along.



Ortho-Taxi Coordinator/Lab Technician

Working out of both the Waycross and Valdosta offices, Kathy coordinates and runs the Ortho-Taxi. She also assists with the front desk and performs laboratory duties. Kathy especially loves the relaxed work environment and getting to know patients and their parents. Married for 28 years to her high school sweetheart, Robbie. Kathy has two children, Ansley and Austin, and three dogs: two Miniature Dachshunds, Anna Belle and Suzie Q, and a beagle named Sassy. Kathy enjoys spending time with family and shopping!



Clinical Assistant

Lauren is one of the friendly people that assists our patients while they are on their journey through braces! She is a newer face in our clinic, but is not new to orthodontics. Lauren is enthusiastic about her job and the people she works with, and loves getting to know her patients and families. This former college softball player spends her time away from work on the mound, coaching younger players and has a true love for the game. She also loves time with her dog, Riley.



Clinical Assistant

Nicole started with Hester and Morris Orthodontics in 2015, when she moved to the area with her husband who serves in the United States Air Force. She has worked in orthodontics for the past three years and loves it! She is a valued member of our team because of her strong work ethic and easy going personality, and is well like among patients and staff. Outside of the office, Nicole enjoys outdoor activities, especially golf and spending time with her daughter, Avery.



Scheduling Coordinator

The friendly, professional voice you hear when you call, Perri works hard to give patients the very best first impression of our office. In addition to answering the phones, Perri helps to oversee our patient schedule and keeps our front desk organized and running smoothly.  Born and raised in Valdosta, Perri graduated from VHS, and claims she is happy as long as she has a coffee or sweet tea in hand. She loves watching her 2 little people grow into big people and thinks that Pitbulls are the best dogs ever.



Clinical Coordinator

Tiffany coordinates our orthodontic clinicians.  She ensures the patients are seen in a warm, professional atmosphere and in a timely manner.  Tiffany has been a dedicated team member since 2005 and really enjoys watching how patient's confidence and self esteem bloom while undergoing orthodontic treatment.  She says working with Drs. Hester and Morris is a lot of fun as there is always something exciting happening in our offices at any given time!  Tiffany is married to Randall and together they have an energetic little boy named Parker and sweet daughter Bella.  They enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially when outdoor activities like fishing is involved!

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