Meet Our Staff


Kellen Churchill, RDH

Greetings! I was born and raised in Rome, GA where I currently live with my wife, Heather, and my daughter, Kaylyn. I enjoy spending time with family and working with my hands when I’m not with them; either drawing, painting, or doing a number of other hands-on projects. I graduated Georgia Highlands College with my Associate's of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2014, where I was a part of the first class in eight years to graduate with a full hygiene class.

I was nominated to the Georgia Highlands College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board and have served on it since 2016 where I advise students and offer insight about anything from newer technology to new procedures and techniques to the Director of Dental Hygiene and surrounding dentists in the community. I am also involved with the state accreditation of the program.

What I’m passionate about most with this field is I enjoy the feeling that I’m helping people with their smile, health, and overall well-being. I feel like I’m part of a great team here and feel very blessed to assist you with your dental needs!

Katie Kallett, RDH

I earned my Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Highlands College in 2014. I have greatly enjoyed my career choice; I love being able to help my patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles.

I currently live in Rome, Ga with my husband, Tommy. We have two dogs--a Golden Retriever, Ruger, and a Labrador Retriever, Bear. In our free time, we enjoy being outdoors, and traveling to new places.

Emily Thurman, RDH

Hi my name is Emily I graduated from Georgia Perimeter College in 2006 with an associate degree in dental hygiene. I strive to make all of my patients comfortable during their appointments with understanding and a gentle touch. I live in Kingston on our small horse farm. When not at work I am spending time with my family and caring for all of my horses, dogs and cats.

Madel Ketterer, RDH

Hi my name is Madel. I graduated from MCG in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I was born in Baton Rouge, LA (Geaux Tigahs) and planted myself in Georgia in 1987. I currently live in Cartersville and have 2 grown children, Jordan and Julia. Also, can’t forget my beloved furry son Clarence and my grand-cat Luna. When not focusing on work, I love being with my family and friends, watching college football, and being at the lake or beach. What I love about my job is helping patients feel comfortable while achieving their optimal dental health. My goal is to have each of my patients leave smiling. I feel blessed to be a part of this great team.


Windy Arrington, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I grew up and have lived here in Bartow County my entire life. I have been married for over 20 years to my wonderful husband, Daniel and we have one son, Nathaniel. In my free time I enjoy scrapbooking, camping and quality time with my family.

I have worked with Dr. Fitzgerald for over 17 years. The thing I like best about my job is meeting and talking with patients about their dental needs.

Erika Brock, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Hello! Welcome to our office! My name is Erika I have been an expanded functions dental assistant for 12 years. I joined Allatoona Family Dental in 2013 after the birth of my first child. I love my job because I can help people have a beautiful smile, more confidence and ideal dental health. My goal every day is to make our patients very comfortable with treatment.

My husband Dusty and I have been married since 2010. We have one beautiful daughter Hadley who was born in June 2013. We also have a Chocolate Lab Timber who is supposed to be a "hunting" dog, but he is more of a family member than a dog. When not at work we enjoy spending our extra time outdoors, and traveling.

Jo Benton, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Hi, I am Josephine "Jo" Benton. I am a 24 year veteran of the U.S. Army and have been in the dental field since the mid-nineties. My favorite part of my job is watching apprehensive patients grow comfortable.

I enjoy reading and pretending to work out. I enjoy spending time with my two children Jasmine & Jonathan and my four grandchildren, Brynleigh, Braylon, Ja'Hailyn, & Bella.

Gabby Cunah, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Gabrielly but everyone calls me Gabby. I was born in Brazil but moved to America when I was 5 years old. I graduate from Dental Career Institution and have been loving the dental field. I love being able to meet new people and help them achieve their ideal goal in their dental needs/expectations. On my free time, I enjoy going on adventures with my family and friends and going on beach trips any chance I can get.

Yoselin Trejo, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Yoselin Trejo. I attended Georgia State University from 2014-2017. I graduated from Georgia School of Dental Assistant in Roswell. I was awarded top student of my class. I love what I do. Being in the dental field makes me strive for more. I enjoy educating my patients on their dental health.

I was born in Carrolton GA, but lived in Roswell my whole life. I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter, who is the world to me. I also enjoy reading and shopping on my spare time.


Taylor Baldwin, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

Hellooo! My name is Taylor, but everyone in my hometown calls me Taylo. I was born and raised in a small town called Cedartown, Georgia (you can definitely tell by my accent). I enjoy riding four wheelers, motorcycles, dirt bikes, razors and going muddin'. I have been an assistant since 2018. I absolutely love the career path that I have chosen! I married the love of my life, Wes, on October 3rd, 2021. We LOVE to travel. We have a Maltese named Ziggy. I am so blessed to be part of the AFD team and help patients achieve their dental goal!


Bianca Contreras, Hygiene Coordinator

Hey! My name is Bianca, I was born in San Diego California but moved to Cartersville at the age of 14. I have been in the dental field since 2015. I have 2 beautiful daughters, Samantha and Salma. In my free time I enjoy traveling to new places, trying out new restaurants, reading, and working out.

Kristie Townsend, Front Office Team Lead

Hi, my name is Kristie. I have a wonderful little girl named Ava, 1 cats, and our biggest baby is our Great Dane named Bodi. I graduated in 2006 from Coosa Valley College Dental Assisting Program and was awarded most outstanding Dental Assistant. I have worked in the dental field for over 10 years now and love it. Helping people smile and feel confident about themselves is the best part of my job.

Sam Fort, Practice Administrator

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Minnesota. What was once a great place to live, at this stage of life is now only a great place to visit. I graduated from Coon Rapids Sr. High in June 1975.

After graduation, I joined the U.S. Navy in 1975 and attended boot camp in San Diego, CA in January 1976. From there I was sent to Meridian Mississippi for Storekeeper School. Upon graduation from SK school, I was send to the “REAL” Navy in Keflavik, Iceland. After a bitter cold one year’s time, I was sent to Charleston, SC where I served aboard the U.S.S. Orion, a submarine tender. After learning that my wife was pregnant with our first child and being told that she couldn’t go overseas with me, I ended my time with the Navy and was honorably discharged in December 1979.

I am the father of 4 children and I have 9 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy Braves baseball, both Atlanta and Rome, and golf. I started with Allatoona Family Dental in July of 2007 as the front desk receptionist. I am now the practice administrator. I love working in the dental field. The people I work with are the best in the business and a pleasure to work with. This is a great team of professionals who take their jobs seriously and love what they do. In my 10+ years here, Allatoona Family Dental has grown into a full service practice that offices their patients a full line of dental procedures. I hope you choose to join our FAMILY. I know you won’t regret it.

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