Meet the Staff

Shannon.jpgShannon Boyer - Office Manager

Shannon joined Port City Family Dental Associates in 2010. He moved to Bainbridge after retiring from the United States Army as a Command Sergeant Major after 23 years of service. Shannon is a graduate of Brooks County High School and has his Bachelor's Degree in History.

He has enjoyed modernizing the office; bringing in the latest and best technology available, assisting families navigate difficult insurance nuances, supporting the community with their health care needs and supporting other community activities.

Shannon is married to Paula and between them they have 7 children and 1 grandson. He enjoys the outdoor lifestyle that Bainbridge provides (Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Tennis, and just being out on our beautiful waters).

105126.jpgHeather Walden - Financial Coordinator

Heather is a native of Cairo, Ga. She graduated high schools from Calvary Christian in Thomasville, Ga and obtained an Associates Degree in Business Management from Thomas University. Heather started working in the dental field in 2002 and has a vast array of skills in the field of dentistry including clinical and administration, as well as treatment and insurance coordination. She is married to Dr. Walden and they live in Bainbridge with their four children, Alex, Jaiden, Keagan and River. Heather enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Ashley.jpgAshley Gaskins - Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley has been with Port City Family Dental associates since 2015. She graduated from Darton State College in may of 2015 with an Associates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

As well as being a full time hygienist, Ashley is also proficient at dental assisting. She enjoys meeting and forming long lasting relationships with her patients. She strives everyday to be very understanding, calm and compassionate with her patients, while also working hard to build good patient compliance. Ashley believes in teamwork among employees and keeping a positive attitude.

Ashley enjoys going to the beach, shopping and hanging out with friends. She enjoys spending time with her Fiancé of 6 years Flint King and the love of their lives, Gabby. They love spending the hot South Georgia days on the lake, river, creek fishing and kayaking. In addition to her beloved dog Gabby, Ashley has three cats that like to steal her attention.

Cheryl.jpgCheryl Harrell - Dental Assistant

Cheryl is our lead dental assistant that has been with our office for over 21 years. Cheryl is a 1990 high school graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Cheryl is married to Chas and they have a son, Carson, and four fur babies: Pepper, Marlee, Jetta, and Sage. Outside of work Cheryl enjoys the outside, especially the beach.

Cheryl's other hobbies, include caring for their farm animals, hunting, fishing, and riding their airboat on the creek. Cheryl enjoys meeting new patients from different backgrounds and maintaining relationships with them.

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