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 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!
Tammy’s job entails 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. She is very fortunate he has kept her around!
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 38 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.
Alex joined our team in 2020 and has learned so much about orthodontics! She works at the front desk and loves greeting patients when they come into the office for their appointments. Alex also answers the phones and helps with rescheduling appointments and taking payments. She loves talking with the patients and getting to know them and their families.
Alex and her husband have two young kids and love to go to the zoo! She loves a good cup of coffee and cool weather. You can also find Alex spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, or relaxing at home.
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 the 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 in our office.
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.
Renee started working in the dental field in 1994. She joined our team in 2016 as an orthodontic assistant. She loves seeing the results when patients finish treatment. Renee has known Dr. Nicholson for many years and loves the energy he brings to the office every day.
Renee lives here in Zionsville with her daughter and two dogs. You can find her outdoors swimming, camping, boating or hiking in her free time. Her favorite season is definitely summer!
Mattie is the newest member of Nicholson Orthodontics! She just began her dental career and is excited to get to learn alongside so many experienced assistants. She is most looking forward to learning everything there is to know about orthodontics! She loves to get to know the patients and help them through their treatment.
Mattie loves to spend time with her family and friends. You can find her boating at the lake during the summer months (which is her favorite season!) or roller skating at the local roller skating rink.
Margy is a graduate of Ball State and was a nurse in the Navy for five years. She has many job descriptions in the office, from filling in for office staff and the Brace Bus driver to running errands. She also does the marketing for the practice. She enjoys meeting the other doctors and their staff, and she knows many of our patients and parents.
Margy and Dr. Nicholson have been married since 1984. They have four sons, four daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. Margy likes the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Brace Bus Driver
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!