Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Kay

Lab Technician/Facility Manager

Kay has been with the Neale Ortho team since 2001!

Kay loves being part of an incredible team that transforms the lives of our patients by giving them amazing smiles! She treasures all the friendships she's made with our team and patients. She takes such good care of us by keeping our facility in tip top shape and cooking us her famous Pilipino food! Kay fabricates custom orthodontic appliances and retainers so patients can keeps their beautiful smiles for a lifetime. 

What's the closest thing to real magic?

It was real magic when I married by husband, Dave.

What chore is your least favorite?

That's easy, laundry!

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas! I love celebrating Jesus' birthday with her kids and grandkids!


Amanda

Treatment Coordintator

Amanda has been with the Neale Ortho team for 2 years!

Amanda comes to Neale Ortho team with over 14 years experience in orthodontics! Amanda believes that orthodontic treatment should be a positive and exciting journey. At Neale Ortho we do just that plus we add a little fun along the way. Seeing the positive changes in our patients' self-esteem, as they complete treatment, is so rewarding for her. Amanda and her family love that the military brought them to the Emerald Coast.  The beach is their favorite place to spend their free time. 

Are you a morning person?

Abosultely NOT!  Just ask my husband Jessie and my two kids.  

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

To freeze time because my kids are growing up way too fast!

What is your biggist pet peeve?

Laziness drives me crazy.


Kristi 

Practice Coordinator

Kristi has been part of the Neale Ortho team for over 16 years!

Kristi absolutely loves being a part of the Neale Ortho family and seeing the life-changing results in our patients.  She wears lots of hats at Neale Ortho.  Kristi is able to do everything from scheduling to clinical assisting. Her marketing background and degree from the University of Florida makes her our go-to whenever we need a project taken care of or ideas for getting involved with our community.  She stays active keeping up with her two kids and never misses watching a Gator football game with her husband.

What is the best band of all time?

Hands down, Kenny Chesney! 

What chore is your least favorite?

Grocery shopping!

Are you a moring person?

YES!  I love getting up early and getting my day going but, I'm in bed by 9:00!


Karen

Certified Clinical Assistant

Karen has been part of the Neale Ortho team for 7 years!

Karen has over 30 years in orthodontics as a clinical assistant! She has an eye for detail and efficiency and is great at teaching others. She helps make sure our clinic runs smoothly while getting to know each and every patient. Karen also keeps our office current on all OSHA standards so our patient family and team stay safe.  Karen and her husband, Phil love the water and look forward to spending their weekends fishing, scuba diving and sailing.

What is the best band of all time?

That's a tough one, I love 80's music.  I'm going to have to go with Bon Jovi. C'mon Jon Bon Jovi's hair was the best!

If you could travel anywhere for free, where would you go?

The Galapagos Islands. There are so many incredible scuba diving spots.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?

To breathe underwater, like Aquaman.


Amber

Certified Clinical Assistant

Amber is the newest member to the Neale Ortho team. 

Amber has 7 years of dental experience.  She loves working with our patients and getting to know each of them.  She loves the fun the upbeat environment at Neale Ortho and seeing the beautiful smiles of our patients.  Amber has developed the new skill of 3D printing all our models for our Retainers for Life Program.  While away from the office Amber enjoys going to the beach and being out emerald waters with her husband and daughter. 

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas!  I love seeing my daughter's face Christmas morning and spending time with my extended family.

What is the best band of all time?

NSYNC!  JT has always had my heart!

Are you a morning person?

Absolutely NOT! I need at least 1 hour before anyone can talk to me:)


Deborah

Front Desk Coordinator

Deborah has been with the Neale Ortho team for 6 years!

Deborah is the highlight of everyone's day!  Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. She is a great multitasker, taking care of scheduling patients, confirming insurance benefits and communicating with our patient family. She is loved by our patients for making everyone feel like someone.  When not spreading joy at the office, Deborah can be found watching sunrises and sunsets with her husband Dee or visiting with their children and grandchildren.

What was your favorite car?

My absolute favorite car was my 1990 Daihatsu, "Rocky".  It had no A/C but that car loved me and took such good care of me for 10 years!

Favorite TV show to binge watch?

The Andy Griffith Show for all the wonderful life leasons.

What is the best band of all time?

The Temptations. The quintet is indisputably the greatest singing group of all time.


Melissa

Certified Clinical Assistant

Melissa was with Neale Ortho for 3 years moved away and is now back for good!

Melissa is excited to return to Neale Ortho after moving around the world with the her husband who serves in the USAF.  She takes great pride and accomplishment in creating beautiful healthy smiles.  Her favorite part is getting to see patients at the beginning of their braces journey to their removal day!  Such a memorable and exciting day it is when a patient gets their braces off.  Melissa spends her free time walking the beach and spending time with her family.

Favorite show to binge watch?

Money Heist!  I mean, it wasn't really about the money was it?

Are you a morning person?

YES! but 1st coffee.

What is your favorite holiday?

Independence Day= freedom, friends, family, summertime, BBQ, fireworks

 

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