Director of Operations
Born and raised in mid-central Ohio (Go Buckeyes!), I started ‘working’ in the dental field at the age of 16 (I use the term ‘working’ lightly) for my dad who was a general dentist. I graduated from Ohio State University with Bachelor of Science degree and Dental Hygiene Degree. After 11 years of practicing clinical dental hygiene , I started my dental management training and career at Meier Orthodontics in 2004. My greatest joy in life is being a mom. I have a son who is currently enjoying college living in the gorgeous state of Colorado. I became a foster parent in 2016 to a sweet baby girl. Since that time, I am most passionate about sharing the needs of the children in our Foster Care system. I have a passion for travelling and learning about other cultures. I am a constant student and believe wholeheartedly in the phrase, “if you aren’t growing, you’re dying!”
APRIL “Business in the Front…”
Office Manager / New Patient Coordinator
I started in orthodontics in 1998 while attending Dental Assisting school and have been in love ever since. When not at work creating beautiful smiles, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Leo, and our two amazing daughters, Madison and Skylar. I am an avid animal lover (yes, I have 4 dogs, 2 cats and a bunny). In my spare time, I volunteer for a local pet rescue. Other hobbies I enjoy are reading, traveling (especially to Disney), going to the pool or beach, and spending time with family and friends.
JESSICA “…Party in the Back”
Clinical / Marketing Director
Born and raised a true native Floridian, I bring with me over 20 years of experience in the dental field. I have two handsome young boys that keep me busy when I’m not at work creating beautiful smiles! A faithful Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat fan, you can always catch me watching sports on any given day! I love spending time outdoors with my boys, whether at the beach, the pool, or the park. I really enjoy building lasting relationships with all of our patients and their families, and I love being a part of the Meier & Benitez Orthodontics – Wellington team!
JESSICA “Glam Squad Captain”
Diving into a whole new career I joined the team in October 2021. Since being here I have loved every minute expanding my experience. While attending PBSC (AA) and then UCF (Psychology) I was able to start my journey in retail, I achieved success as a leader in the industry for over 10 years, I love business! I made the decision to prioritize my family and find a career that would support that. In my free time I love spending time with my handsome, loving son Aiden, he keeps me on my toes, and my husband Drew (previous Dr. Simon patient!). We love to travel, have fun in the sun, and spoil our 3 fur babies. I have a passion for helping others as well as crafting and creating. I am so excited to help make an impact on the community by delivering a great experience and assisting in the journey to a confident beautiful smile!
ANGELICA “Queen Bey”
I am originally from Venezuela, but Florida has been my home since the age of nine. I entered the dental field 4 years ago and have loved it since. I’m currently pursuing an Associate in Science degree and look forward to growing in the orthodontic field. I also have a passion for art. I think time is the most valuable thing on earth and always choose to spend it with family and friends. Meier & Benitez Orthodontics – Wellington truly is a DREAM TEAM and I’m grateful to be a part of it.
KRISTIN “Financially Fit”
I have enjoyed forming relationships with patients since 2005 when I began working in restorative dentistry. My family moved to West Palm Beach from Jacksonville in 2013 and I soon began working with Dr. Simon and the Wellington Dream Team. An avid athlete since my youth, I enjoy spending time in the gym and training in functional fitness. I graduated from the University of South Carolina, where I competed as a collegiate swimmer. I still enjoy cheering on the Gamecocks in every sport! When not working, training or spending time with my family, you may run into me on a Spartan Race course. I look forward to meeting you in the near future.