Meet the Team


Office Manager

Shelley, originally from Georgia, graduated summa cum laude from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. She moved to the Auburn area in 2004 after finishing school. She worked for a local accounting firm before joining Dr. Thames in 2010. Her favorite thing about working for Thames Orthodontics is being a part of a fantastic team!

Shelley lives in Auburn with her family and enjoys playing video games, scrapbooking, going to the gym, and spending time with her daughter.


New Patient Coordinator

Sarah is the first interaction our new families have with our practice. She gathers initial patient information including what concerns they are having about their smiles, what type of treatments they are interested in, and answers any questions the patient may have about treatment options. She enjoys working with patients of all ages  and making sure that each patient's orthodontic experience is as positive as possible.  Her  favorite part of working at Thames Orthodontics is seeing the smile on the patients' faces when they get their braces off.

Sarah lives in Auburn with her husband Terry, her daughter Hollis Ann and her doggy Sadie Grace. She loves all crafts, Auburn University Football, spending time with her family and watching her daughter play softball.


Scheduling Coordinator

Wanda has been with Thames Orthodontics since 2007. Her friendly face will greet you at every visit, help you schedule all your necessary appointments, and answer your questions with a caring and cheerful attitude. Wanda works hard every day to make all patients feel warm and welcome, and loves creating a special bond with them while learning about their lives.

Wanda and her husband, Trey, live in Opelika. She enjoys painting, baking, walking her dog, Leo, and most of all, spending time with family and friends.


Clinical Assistant, AOAC

As a certified orthodontic assistant, Lynn sees patients during their appointments and assists Dr. Thames in treatment. With more than 25 years of experience in orthodontics, Lynn is uniquely able to help patients during their orthodontic journey.

Lynn and her husband Haskel have three children, Corrie, Mallory, and Whit. Her favorite things to do include cooking, gardening, and spending time with her two granddaughters.


Clinical Assistant

Randi works with our patients to create a pleasant and efficient orthodontic experience, and assists Dr. Thames in treating our patients. Her one-on-one patient interactions allow her to get to know her patients on a personal level. She loves hearing all their interesting stories!

Randi has three daughters, Meredith, Madison, and Hollis, and a dog named Chocolate Chip. She enjoys watching her daughter play softball, spending time at the lake, and having movie and dinner dates with her kids.


Clinical Assistant, CDA, AOAC

Alison is originally from Eastern North Carolina. She and her husband Taylor, recently moved to Opelika after he discharged from the Marine Corps.  Alison worked for three years in orthodontics before joining Dr. Thames' team in 2016. She is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant.

She and her husband have two daughters, Audrey and Mallory, and a pug named Bella.  They love spending time as a family and trips to the beach.


Clinical Assistant

Hope is one of our outstanding clinical assistants. She is always looking for ways to make our patients feel comfortable and happy while visiting our practice. Her enthusiastic, fun-loving personality makes even the most nervous patients instantly at ease.  The thing she likes most about being an orthodontic assistant is seeing just how much a simple smile can change a life.

Hope lives in Auburn with her Husband Josh and her three fur babies Zoe, Danger and MacGyver.  She enjoys working out, fishing, being outdoors, photography and baking cakes.


Office Assistant

Cassie has been a lifelong resident of Auburn and she is the last of four sisters to attend Auburn University.  She hopes to one day own a family-run candy shop in the Auburn/Opelika area.  Her favorite thing about working for Thames Orthodontics is building genuine relationships. Whether it be with fellow team members, patients or their families; all while being in a unique atmosphere that never really feels like "work"
Cassie spends most of her free time forcing her dog, Addie, to cuddle with her. She also enjoys camping, cooking for her family and friends, and watching the Weather Channel.