My name is Carolyn Strickland, and it’s been a privilege to be a hygienist with this office since September 1983. I love the fact that our office has always strived to treat patients compassionately and as though they are family. In fact, many of our patients are as close as family! My husband Randy and I find lots of joy in traveling, good books, hiking, nature-seeking, the North Carolina mountains, and most of all, our children and 5 wonderful grandchildren.
My name is Lisa Evans Pickelsimer. I have been a hygienist with the practice since June 1991 and have been in dentistry since 1985. My husband and I have a beautiful daughter and grandson. At any event with our office, you can bet that I’ll have a camera, as I love photography. On the weekends, you can always find us boating, scalloping, ATV riding, or anywhere outdoors!
Hi, my name is Jill Bailey. I was fortunate to start with Dr Nofsinger in 1984 and have been privileged to watch NLCZ Dentistry grow into a wonderful group practice that has a small office feeling. I’m so proud to be part of such a caring practice. On a personal note, I’m married to Ed, and we have one son Brian. We are very involved in scouting and love outdoor activities such as boating, scuba, lobstering, golf, and biking! I look forward to meeting you!
My name is Elizabeth Steffens and I have been a dental hygienist with NLCZ Dentistry since 2000. I truly enjoy catching up with each patient when they are in the office, as I feel that many have become close friends. My husband and I have 2 amazing children, Evan and Ethan who love to play soccer. I was born and raised in Gainesville, thus my love for the Gators. On the weekends, when we are not carting the kids around to soccer games, I love to jog, go to the beach , and spend time with family and friends here in town!
Hi, my name is Carrie Padgett. I feel blessed to have been with this practice since January 1998, and truly consider my co-workers and many of my patients to be family. I’ve loved watching this practice grow while still keeping the small family feeling. There is seldom a time when you can find me without a huge smile on my face. I was raised here in Orlando, went to Lyman High School, and graduated from Mars Hill College in Asheville, North Carolina. I am married to Mark and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Emma and Anna, who keep us very busy! My joy in life is spending time with them.
My name is Gail Boardway and I’ve been part of the LC&Z team since 2002. In my early 40’s I left teaching to pursue a career in dental hygiene and I’ve never regretted that decision. I love what I do and I love to laugh! My passion is to share that with my patients so that they can relax and enjoy their visit with us. My husband Gordon and I have two grown children and I am “Nana” to two beautiful granddaughters. Any spare time is spent playing with them or building things around the house.
My name is Araceli Bornacelli, but everyone calls me Celi. I have been with the office since 2005, and have found a 2nd family! I was raised in Chicago, and I love visiting there to see family and friends. I am also fluent in Spanish. My husband Larry and I have 2 young daughters, Lily and Adeline, who, needless to say, keep us very busy! One of my passions outside family and work, is my love of music of all kinds. I look forward to seeing you here in the office!
My name is Sarah Folan and I have been with this office since 1997, serving in several capacities. I had the fortune of serving as Dr. Nofsinger’s chairside assistant for 14 years. I then decided to go back to school for my dental hygiene degree. Upon graduation, I found myself back here at my second “home” as a hygienist, and have been doing so ever since. A graduate of Lyman High School, my husband Tim and I have a son Jacob and enjoy boating and fishing.
My name is Laura Brooke. I joined this Dental Team in September of 2014. I consider it an awesome privilege to serve our patients with this team of professionals. I enjoy taking mission trips, serving the needs of those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to have care. I have two children and four grandchildren who light up my life daily.
My name is Tiffany Bradley. I started with the practice as a dental assisting intern in 2000, and upon graduation from Orlando Tech I was hired in January of 2001. I drive every day from Volusia County and pass many other dental practices before I reach ours. I really love this office, the doctors, my fellow staff members and especially our awesome patients! I have a passion for dentistry and teaching. In 2010 I received my undergraduate degree in Technical Education and Industry Training from UCF. My husband Scot and I have two wonderful boys ages 5 and 7.
Hi, I’m Becky Ellington. I have been a dental assistant for 14 years, the last 5+, here. I was born here in Central Florida. My husband and I have one great dog, who keeps us entertained! I enjoy fishing, boating and spending time with my family and friends. I love working here because of the level of care for our patients demonstrated by everyone. This is truly my second family!
Hello I’m Pam Smith. I have been an assistant for over 40 years and have been married 35. When I find something I love, I guess I stick with it! I was raised primarily in Florida and have three daughters and five grand children. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and watching sports on the weekends. I love working for this practice because of the way we truly care about our patients.
Hi, my name is Vanessa Cieszynski and I’ve been a dental assistant with LCZ since 2013. I love dentistry and our wonderful family of patients! I’m a Florida native and grew up in Central Florida. My husband Josh and I have a beautiful daughter Kara Jo and a loveable dog named Tank. In my spare time I enjoy baking, working on projects and spending time with family and friends.
I’m Kelli, your hygiene coordinator. I’ve had the pleasure of calling LCZ Dentistry home since 2005. When I’m not here welcoming new or returning patients, I enjoy spending time with my amazing husband and daughter as well as my family and friends. I enjoy playing sports, staying fit and healthy, traveling, all while having fun! Being a part of the LCZ Dentistry team has offered me the opportunity of fostering relationships with many of our patients and our phenomenal team. Getting to meet our new patients or catching up with old ones make my workday FUN. I look forward to welcoming you to our practice!
I have had the pleasure of working for Drs. L, C&Z since 2011. This office is not only a place of employment, but I also consider it to be part of my family. We have some of the best patients who over the years I have the pleasure to say are now friends. I have a wonderful husband Bryan and two amazing children Mason and Camryn, who keep me going all the time. When I am not at work I enjoy cookouts, being poolside and pretty much anything relaxing as long as it’s spent with great family and friends.
My name is Becky Meyer. I have been a scheduling coordinator for over 30 years. I moved to Central Florida 5 years ago and have found a special place here at LCZ since 2012. My husband and I have one amazing daughter. On the weekends I enjoy bird watching, hiking, going to the beach, and just spending time with my family.
Hello! My name is Rebekah Mills and from the day I started at LC&Z I immediately felt a part of the team. I was born and raised in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 2014 and I love it here! I am obsessed with my two goldendoodles, Teddy and Ella, who keep me very entertained. In my spare time I love to travel and read.
My name is Sandy Hay. I am the financial coordinator for LCZ Dentistry. I have been in the dental field for 30 years. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, outdoor sports, and spending time with family and friends. I am very fortunate to call LCZ Dentistry not only my workplace, but my second home. It is a pleasure to work with so many professional, talented, and caring people.
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