Meet Our Team
Stacey is our practice manager and keeps all departments running smoothly, creating protocols and schedules to help streamline processes. She started her oral surgery career in 1994 and has been with the practice for over 25 years. Stacey’s passion for oral surgery comes from her eagerness to learn, as the field is constantly evolving with new technologies and procedures.
Stacey feels very fortunate to work alongside such amazing surgeons, teachers, and owners, and loves taking her clinical skills and knowledge to elevate the practice to the next level. As a mom, fur mom, BMX mom, and wife, Stacey loves to travel, read, and enjoy live music when her crazy schedule allows.
Autumn brings her marketing expertise from the skilled nursing industry to the table, backed by her BS in family and consumer sciences from Eastern Illinois University. While she takes charge of marketing to the Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan regions, she also maintains social accounts and coordinates our events. Autumn loves being creative in her role and being part of a compassionate, highly skilled team that provides excellent patient care.
Out of the office, Autumn loves to exercise, hike, and spend time with family and friends and is currently enjoying being a newlywed. She says, “There’s nothing better than seeing a patient’s confidence level transform before your eyes upon seeing their new smile. I’ve really enjoyed capturing those moments and then sharing them on social media for prospective patients to see.”
Hallie is the first point of contact for new patients being introduced to Aspire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as she schedules patients for initial consultations and surgeries, as well as reaches out to patients for follow-up and training new employees. Hallie is proud of the level of care and security their patients can expect at the office.
At home, she spends quality time with her two-year-old daughter, Iris, and husband, Jordan. She has a passion for refurbishing furniture and would love to incorporate it into her life as a small business. Having spent most of her life in the saddle, she is now starting to introduce equestrianism to her daughter.
Donielle brings years of experience to the table, having been in the dentistry field since 1984 and having worked with the practice for 31 years. She is in charge of the clinical team, scheduling assistants for the doctors, managing IT and HR issues, and keeping a happy balance between clinical staff and doctors.
In her hometown of Valparaiso, Donielle spends time with her husband, Rob, and adult children, Phillip and Kate. She loves to frequent her favorite restaurant, Don Quijote, as well as traveling, good food and wine.
Lindsey leads the business team at the Valparaiso office. She began her time with Aspire as a treatment coordinator and now manages all of the doctors’ larger cases, including patients needing multiple dental implants or a full mouth restoration. She also handles patients’ finances and strives to keep herself available as a liaison between all parties to ensure a smooth experience for her patients.
Out of the office, Lindsey loves hitting the beach and exploring new restaurants with friends and family. She says, “It’s really an eye opener to see people come to us as a last resort for dental relief and then to witness the amazing outcome of them going home, pain-free, smiling and to be able to eat comfortably; things that so many people take for granted.”
Kaitlin handles scheduling for all hospital and outpatient surgeries. She works closely with patients’ insurance companies and manages medical records, medications, and refunds.. Prior to joining the Aspire team, she worked for an orthopedic office and, before that, an ENT. She loves connecting with patients and easing their fears or anxieties about upcoming procedures, and being able to confidently tell them that they are in the best care.
In the summer, you can find Kaitlin at the beach with her husband, Carlo, and their sons, Jaxon and Landen. She also loves gardening in the spring and skiing in the winter.
Stephanie has been honing her skills in dentistry since 2012. She’s in charge of verifying insurance for patients and calling them with treatment estimates. She also follows up on claims with insurance companies and is passionate about “fighting for the patient.” At home, Stephanie has a lot of DIY projects going on and has recently gotten into thrifting.
Jaleisha has three years of experience in the dental field and manages billing, accounts receivable, insurance verification for all three offices, insurance claims, and more. She strives to ensure patients get the best care and maximize their insurance benefits.
Out of the office, she runs her online boutique and new luggage company. Jaleisha loves spending time with family and friends, hosting cookouts, traveling, and staying busy as the assistant secretary of her local HOA.
Business Lead & Aspire Implant Center Treatment Coordinator
Crystal has been a proud member of the Aspire team since 2020. Her passion lies in helping patients feel at ease and taken care of when they enter the office, diffusing the stigma and anxieties that surround dental procedures. She enjoys being part of such a compassionate and patient-centric team.
Out of the office, Crystal spends quality time with her boyfriend and dog, and loves to work on her home. Her creative side comes out in her baking and drawing.
Merrillville Team Lead
Day has been part of the Aspire team since 2022, bringing to the table her experience from her time in dentistry and optometry. She loves being part of a supportive and helpful team driven by genuine connections between staff and patients. She says, “Especially when patients come in afraid, we tend to always put them at ease and make the experience of the surgery trauma-free.”
Out of the office, Day enjoys reading, painting, baking, and playing with Prince, her 2-year-old Shih Tzu.
The look in the mirror of having teeth again, I can describe it as no less than incredible.
Aspire Dental has made a change in my life that I could have never imagined.
My self-esteem has grown tremendously. I wasn’t a smiler before and now I smile all of the time.
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