Meet the Staff

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Staci Vestal

Office Manager

Staci studied business administration at UNC-Wilmington and Caldwell Community College. She grew up in Boone, married Jason, and they are parents of five-year-old Brodie. Staci likes volleyball, golfing and hiking. She has been with Dr. Hill's practice since May of 2015. "This practice has great employees and an awesome atmosphere. I'm enjoying meeting all of the patients and getting to know them."

Sarah Tscherpel

Sarah Tscherpel

Receptionist

Sarah was born in Dubuque, Iowa, moved to Florida as a teenager and made the move to Boone in 2013 to join most of her family. She has worked in the medical office field for over 25 years. Sarah loves to cook, go to concerts, find new restaurants and spend time with her grandchildren Jackson and Abigail. She loves the way patients are always first at Dr. Hill's office!

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Jessica Overmier

Dental Hygienist

Jessica received her Dental Hygiene degree from Catawba Valley Community College in 2004 and has been with Dr. Hill’s practice since 2005. She strives to make her patient’s experience in our office a pleasant one and enjoys educating our patients about good oral practices. In her free time, Jessica enjoys photography, hiking, crafting and spending time with friends and her nieces and nephews. She is originally from Florida but grew up visiting her grandparents in the High Country and now resides in Banner Elk. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know our patients here and like hearing about and identifying with their lives.”

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Alicia Barnes

Dental Hygienist

Alicia received her Dental Hygiene degree from Catawba Valley Community College in 2008. Her goal also is to help our patients maintain good oral health and to provide high quality care. Alicia is a black diamond skier and enjoys swimming, hiking, shopping and spending time with her husband Brad and their three dogs, Rodger, Peg and Gunner. Alicia has been with Dr. Hill’s practice since 2008.“Assisting patients with their overall dental health and patient interaction is very important to me."

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Kristy Shew

Certified Dental Assistant

Kristy received her Dental Assisting degree from Wilkes Community College in 1994. A High Country native from Boone, she has been married to Kerry for 17 years. They are the parents of two daughters, Emma, 13, and Ella, 10, and have three dogs. Kristy likes spending time with her family and vacationing at the beach. Kristy believes that going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary experience. “ I like helping patients have a good experience.”

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Kim Lewis

Dental Assistant

Kim attended Palm Beach University and has 22 years experience in the dental field. She enjoys working with patients and establishing a comfortable experience while they are in our office. With her husband Randy, she has a blended family of 5 children with a grandchild on the way. She loves music, movies an spending time on the New River tubing and kayaking. "I am a people person and like getting to know all of our patients!"

Our Office Hours:

  • Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Selected Fridays 8:00am - 12:00pm
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