Maria always has a fun story to tell when you sit down with her, you never know what to expect! That is why our patients love her. She was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but moved to the states shortly after and attended school in Alexandria. She is now local to the Stafford area. October is her favorite month of the year because its her birthday month and of course Halloween! She says responsibility and independence are two major elements that she believes she got from her parents, she is also very punctual. Her favorite activity is singing and dancing with her beautiful daughter before bedtime. We have heard her singing subconsciously in the office but haven’t caught her dancing yet! She has a pet bearded dragon, whose name is Paco, and loves to eat kale, lettuce, insects, and apples, but not Red Apple of course!
Heather is an integral part of Red Apple. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, She has an amazing six year old son in Kindergarten. Her interests are any activities that include her son and the beautiful outdoors. They love to hike, hammock, slack line and camp. She is a professional hiker. If you see someone on a trail carrying a Redbull in their hand, just go a head a say hi, because it is Heather for sure! She loves traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. She has had the opportunity to visit India, Germany, Mexico and Canada. She says her bucket list will be complete with visiting New Zealand, Australia, and Spain. She is currently continuing her education part time online. Science is her all time favorite subject. Bill Nye and Steve Irwin are her role models although she herself is the roll model of others. Grilled cheeses are her specialty, she is also a cheese pizza monster. On her free time she volunteers at a local clinic and does outreach programs such as Missions of Mercy. And she is a DANB certified dental assistant!
Shamarra loves being part of a team. She enjoys seeing new patients. One of the things that Shamarra loves about her job is that she works at the front desk and in the clinical side of things as well, so you never know where you will see her! She is the mother of a wonderful 2 year old little boy, who is her everything. She loves to do outdoor activities as well as indoor. Always interested in learning new things, but singing is her passion, you might hear her singing at the front desk on occasion! She plans on going back to school and becoming a dentist one day, she has Red Apples full support to make this happen.
Kelsey has been enjoying working with children in pediatric dentistry for almost six years now. She is a wife and a mother to a beautiful two year old little girl. One of her favorite things to do with her family is to go to Washington Nationals Baseball games. Her husband Alan proposed to her at a home game! Kelsey loves to travel and has had the opportunity to visit England, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, France, Canada and Mexico. She is an avid animal lover and has two dogs and one cat. Some of her hobbies are camping with her family and friends, skiing out west, hiking, going on bike rides, tending to her garden, cooking, and having tea parties with her daughter. Most of her nights are spent snuggling on the couch watching Disney movies with her family. Kelsey looks forward to her time spent in her back yard with her family playing soccer, sitting by their bonfire roasting marshmallows or lazing in the hammock. Kelsey truly loves working with children and strives to make each child's visit a happy and exciting time!