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Name: Mistie

Hometown: Fort Valley, GA

Position at Spillers Ortho: Orthodontic Assistant

Length of time at Spillers Ortho: Three years in April

What did you want to be when you grew up? After graduating high school, I was unsure about my career path. While getting my teeth cleaned, my dentist asked me what I was going to do next. I told him I wasn’t sure. He said, “You’ll start here tomorrow.” If you had told me I’d be working in the dental field, I would have said you were crazy. I’ve been in dentistry for 25 years now.

If you could have any other job for just one day, what would it be? A buyer for a clothing or shoe store

What was your first job? I sold peaches at Lane Packing Company.

Favorite meal/food: Grilled fish or seafood

Favorite band/music: All kinds of music — from the 80s to today

Favorite TV series: Anything on the Cooking Channel or Food Network

What accomplishment are you proudest of? I’m proudest of losing 20 pounds and keeping it off.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Spend time with my dogs

What do you wish you were doing right now? I wish I were on Hilton Head, riding bikes around the island.

What is one place you want to travel right now? Greece

Do you have children or pets? I have two Boston Terriers, Mia and Bailey.

Any pet peeves? Passive aggressive behavior

What are you most grateful for in your life? I’m most grateful for my husband, Spence, and our fur babies, Mia and Bailey.

Words of wisdom (or quote you like): “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” – Dr. Seuss