Written By:

Dr. Kyle Fagala, DDS, MDS

Board-certified Orthodontist, husband and father of 3, drummer, and ginger living in Germantown, Tennessee.

Our talented team is a huge part of who we are here at SCO, and it’s important to us that our patients know how proud we are of each and every member of our team. In that spirit, we’ve decided to introduce a “New Employee Spotlight” to feature some new faces you may not be familiar with yet. We want you to feel comfortable with everyone you have contact with in our Germantown and Collierville offices, so we’ve put together a fun Q&A to help you get to know the most recent members of our team a little bit better, and to learn about their backgrounds, interests, and favorite movie quotes!

Since we recently had two clinical assistants start on the same day, we’re going to kick this off with a double feature! Read below to learn more about Latisha and Nicole.

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Latisha



Name:
Latisha Young
Job Title: Clinical Assistant
Any nicknames we should know about? Tish
Do you have kids? Names and ages? Yes, Liev (2 years old)
Are you from this area? How long have you lived here? Yes. I am a Memphis native!
Where did you graduate high school or college? Southwind High School
Any favorite sports team? Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, and Dallas Cowboys.
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional? Becoming a mother.
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on? Typically I wake up in the morning, then get myself and my daughter dressed. I go to work. Once I’m off work, I go get my daughter, and most evenings we visit family or have play time together. We then eat dinner and to bed we go!
What is on your wish list for your next five years here? I wish to still be employed here. If there is room for growth, I would love that opportunity!
What are your biggest professional challenges? Being too hard on myself.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? My mother. She passed three years ago and there are questions I would love to be answered as I’m experiencing more adult-like issues now.
What do you like most about your job? Working with and helping patients and my work family!
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? When my boyfriend Nick and two year old Liev sent me a video of them dancing to 24k magic by Bruno Mars. 😁
What is your motto or personal mantra? “Love Conquers All”
What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded and why? I downloaded the StyleSeat app to look for a stylist.
Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Michelle Obama
What’s your favorite line from a film?Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Dirty Dancing
What is your guilty pleasure? Spicy foods

Nicole


Name: Nicole Hightower
Job Title: Clinical Assistant
Any nicknames we should know about? Aunt Colie, Colie Olie
Do you have kids? Names and ages? Two. Caleb is 11 and Josh is 10.
Are you from this area? How long have you lived here? Born in Memphis, moved to Munford when I was 12 years old.
Where did you graduate high school or college? Munford High School and Concorde Career College.
Any favorite sports team? Florida Gators! Memphis Grizzlies!
What is your biggest achievement to date – personal or professional? Graduating from college, and being able to travel to the places I’ve been blessed to see.
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on? Making smiles brighter daily (cheesy…. but true!)
What is on your wish list for your next five years here? To make this my lifelong career, and to continue learning all the new things Dr. Kyle has to teach me!
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? My mom.
What do you like most about your job? It’s very hands on, and the staff is amazing!
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? Last week at dinner over microwaved cheese. 😆
What is your motto or personal mantra? Live In The Now
What’s your favorite blog? The Memphis Braces blog! 😉
What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded and why? Boomerang to record my niece doing funny stuff.
Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Jack Sparrow!
What’s your favorite line from a film? I have two:
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Rafiki, from The Lion King
“Why would you wanna marry me for, anyhow?”
“So I can kiss you anytime I want.”
– Sweet Home Alabama
What is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream

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Big thanks to Tish and Nicole for giving us a glimpse into their lives! We’re so excited to welcome them as part of our SCO family, and can’t wait for our patients to get to know them too.

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