Tammy’s job includes a little bit of everything! She is the person who keeps the office running smoothly day to day. She began working for the office in 1980 and Dr. Nicholson inherited her when he came in 1982.
Tammy went to Walker Career Center for her dental assisting training during high school and was able to work at the same time. She loves every aspect of our office, from meeting with patients and parents to working every day with the staff. She says our staff is like a family and we strive to treat our patients the same way.
Tammy has been married for over 39 years and has 3 sons, 3 daughters in law, and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family as much as possible. Tammy also loves camping, traveling, riding bikes, going to Colts games, and spending time with her grandkids and going to their sporting events.
Tamara is a graduate of IU’s Dental Assisting program. She started working in orthodontics in 1989 and joined our team in 2014. She has worked chairside as an assistant, front desk as a scheduling coordinator, and currently as the treatment coordinator helping guide patients and families through treatment. Most likely, your first appointment will be with Tamara! She says her favorite part of her job is building relationships with the families and seeing the transformation patients go through. Tamara loves working alongside Dr. Nicholson, Dr. Brassard, and her fellow staff because there is genuine care for each and every patient.
Tamara and her husband have four children and two dogs. When she isn't working, Tamara loves to spend time with her family. You can find them outdoors traveling, camping or boating!
Ashley is a 2008 graduate of the IU Dental Assisting program and is X-ray certified. She has known Dr. Nicholson all of her life and has worked at Nicholson Orthodontics since 2008. Until recently, Ashley worked chairside with the patients, but now you’ll find her at the front desk with Alex. As the financial/scheduling coordinator, she helps answer phones and schedule appointments as well as handling insurance. Her favorite part of her job is seeing how excited the patients are when they get their braces off.
Ashley loves coffee, fall (it really is the best season!), reading, floating in the pool, hitting the gym, going on vacation, and spending time with her daughters and boyfriend. They live on the south side of Indy with their dog, Kobe, and cat, Milo.
Brandi is a graduate of the IU Dental Assisting program and is X-ray certified. She started working in the dental field in 1996 with Dr. Nicholson and her favorite part of her job has always been the same — She loves treating young kids and watching them grow up into teenagers. She thinks it’s really neat watching all the changes they go through, including the progression of their smile! She was a part of the Nicholson Orthodontics team many years ago and rejoined our team in 2010.
Brandi and her husband have teenage twins, two dogs, and two cats and enjoy spending their free time outdoors hiking, boating and enjoying the scenery. She also loves to travel, especially to the beach! Brandi has known Dr. Nicholson for many years and says that he is the best boss around! She says that he is so caring, honest, and absolutely loves his patients and staff like family! Brandi loves how our team works together and really works hard to engage with every patient during their visits to our office.
Nina joined the Nicholson Orthodontics team in 2022 as our scheduling coordinator. She moved to Zionsville from Georgia (Go Dawgs!) in April of 2022. She is responsible for answering the phone, checking patients in when they arrive at our office, and scheduling appointments. She loves seeing how excited our patients are to get their braces!
Nina comes from a large family and was born and raised in the south. She has two children and five grandchildren. Nina decided to move to Zionsville to be closer to her daughter and two granddaughters, Iris and Lily. They keep her on her toes! She also loves fall, camping, baking, visiting state parks, and Georgia football! Nina travels back to Georgia to visit family as often as possible. Anything you’d like to know about the south or the trip there? Ask Nina!
Michelle is a graduate of Kaplan College with a certificate in Dental Assisting and is X-ray certified. She joined our team in 2010. Michelle’s favorite part of her job is interacting with patients and getting to know them. She is from the Lebanon area and many times if Dr. Nicholson or Dr. Brassard are unavailable on evenings and weekends, she is the one on-call.
Michelle is married and they have four children. She enjoys crafting with her Cricut and attending her son's basketball and football games!
Taylor joined the team in 2015 when she finished the IU dental assisting program. She loves coming to work and seeing the progression and change in patients’ smiles throughout treatment. Taylor says her favorite part of work is the way the team works so great together.
Taylor and her husband Justin have a daughter and a son. Most of her weekends are spent either playing flag football or watching her husband or stepson play sports.
Nancy is one of the first faces you see when you enter our office! Since the beginning of the pandemic, Nancy has been our greeter. She checks patients in, takes their temperature, and seats them in the clinic. She is most known for being our Brace Bus driver which we have started offering as a service again in Fall 2021. Nancy loves working with the patients and getting to know them on a personal level as they go through treatment.
Nancy is married and has two adult daughters and one wild cat. She and her husband have lived in Zionsville for 30 years. Whether she’s walking, hiking, or gardening, Nancy loves spending her free time outdoors. She loves to go to outdoor concerts and botanical gardens. Sewing is also a huge part of Nancy’s life. She always has at least one or more projects going at a time. Sometimes you can even find her working on her projects in the waiting room!