Kali Valdez

Kali is one of our wonderful receptionists. She grew up in San Angelo and moved to Abilene when she was 4. Previously she worked with special needs children and at an orthodontic office. Also, she and her 2 children enjoy being outdoors, camping, fishing, and boating.


Leticia Garcia

Leticia is another of our wonderful receptionists. She has lived in Abilene her whole life and has been with the Children's Dentistry of Abilene since 2015. Leticia loves spending time with her husband and 10 year old daughter! She has been in the dental field for 4 years altogether! "I love the atmosphere [of the Children's Dentistry of Abilene] and everyone is friendly," she says.


Angel Poorman

Angel is from Kerrville, Texas and has lived here in Abilene for the last 15 years. She and her husband, Dr. Norm Poorman, were drawn to Abilene when they purchased Dr. Ramsey's Pediatric Dental practice in 2001. After receiving her training in Dallas, Texas, Angel has been a dental hygienist for 19 years. She has a full plate of life with her love of hiking, reading, and traveling! Angel also has a passion for her two sons and missions to serve others. "Our desire is to create an atmosphere where families feel part of a larger family. We are passionate to connect with children and desire to give personal attention which gives each family a memorable experience," she says. 


Asha Russell

Asha is originally from Merced, California and has lived in Abilene since 2006. She received her training as a registered dental assistant from the Galen Technical College for Dental Assisting in California and has been in that position for 10 years. Asha has been with the Children's Dentistry of Abilene for the last 8 years! When asked why she chose to work with us, she said, "She loves working with children!" 


Lavern Seabrook

LaVern is from Crowell, Texas and has loved living in Abilene for the last 24 years! She received her training as a registered dental assistant from TSTI in Sweetwater, Texas and has held that title for 28 years. LaVern has spent the last 14 years at the Children's Dentistry of Abilene because she enjoys working with all of the children! LaVern shares her love for the Lord through music and singing! 


Windy Young

After living for 27 years in Chowchilla, California, Windy moved to Abilene and has been here for a wonderful 14 years! She received her training from the Dyess Air Force Red Cross Training Program and has been a registered dental assistant for 10 years. Windy loves children and since beginning with the Children's Dentistry of Abilene in 2015, she has been able to combine her love of children and her passion for educating children on their dental health! 


Sara Richburg

Sara has been the Children's Dentistry of Abilene's Billing Specialist. From Clyde, Texas, working at the Children's Dentistry of Abilene brought her to Abilene 2 years ago! Sara loves hunting, shopping, and spending time with her daughter! 



Leisel Bailey


Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Leisel is now the Children's Dentistry of Abilene's Office Manager! When she's not helping out Dr. Poorman keeping the office up and running, Leisel is getting plenty of sunshine through spending time outdoors, with her husband, backpacking and hiking. Her desire to work at the Children's Dentistry of Abilene was to grow and manage the practice for her brother-in-law, Dr. Poorman! One amazing fact about Leisel is that she's summited all of the peaks over 6,000 feet east of the Mississippi! 


Jenny McLeod

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Jenny grew up in Cedar City, Utah, and moved to Abilene in 2010. She joined the Children's Dentistry of Abilene to be a Dental Assistant after working in the dental field for 4 years because she loves working with children. Also, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, horseriding, baking, and crafting.


Lauren Hassell

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Lauren moved from Euless, Texas, to Abilene almost 5 years ago to study at Hardin-Simmons University. She joined the team as the Public Relations Specialist in the Fall of 2015. At the Children’s Dentistry of Abilene, Dr. Poorman and his staff desire to educate, care for, and empower parents and children to truly become the best they can be, not only in dental health, but in all areas of life! This is also similar to Lauren’s purpose that she lives for. She is honored for the opportunity to come alongside and serve those in the Big Country! One interesting thing about her is that her middle school competitive Jump Rope team won gold medals in different categories at the Junior Olympics!


Princess Espinoza


Princess, originally from Levelland, Texas, moved to Abilene after her husband got stationed at Dyess AFB. She studied at Kaplan College in Lubbock, Texas, and chose to join the staff as a Dental Assistant and Receptionist after liking the environment when her daughter was Dr. Megan's patient. She loves working with kids and seeing their different personalities. Also, she and her family like to spend time at home, cooking out, and watching movies.