Meet Our Administrative Team

Beside every successful dentist is a great administrative team.

treatment and financial coordinator Charisse is smiling and standing in front of trees at crabtree dental in katy texasCharisse
Treatment and Financial Coordinator

Charisse has over 25 years of experience in dental administration. She coordinates treatment plans for our patients and has been responsible for the insurance and billing functions of our practice for more than 15 years. She has attended many continuing education courses in her career, which has contributed to her expertise in dental insurance.

Charisse is originally from Rayne, Louisiana, and is now a Katy resident with three grown children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and watching movies.

 patient relations coordinator Stefanie at crabtree dental in katy tx smiling in front of a treeStefanie
Patient Relations Coordinator

Stefanie joined our staff in 2010. She is a certified medical office specialist and has an associate’s degree in computer science. With over a decade of administrative and customer service experience, Stefanie conducts patient checkouts, verifies insurance, and cheerfully answers your calls throughout the day.

She is originally from Corpus Christi and now calls Eagle Lake home. Stefanie loves spending time with her family, which typically means sports are involved, so it’s a good thing she’s an avid football and baseball fan!


When Ashley joined our team in 2016 she was new to the dental field. She continues to enjoy learning about dentistry and loves interacting with our wonderful patients. She is the front desk receptionist and scheduling coordinator, so she is often the first face you see when you walk through the door or the friendly voice you hear on the phone when you schedule your appointment.

Ashley is originally from Pasadena but now calls Richmond home. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and working out. Ashley is active in her congregation at River Pointe Church and she loves experiencing new family-friendly activities with her husband and two kids.

Assistant Manager

After being away for many years Lauren has returned to Crabtree Dental full time as assistant manager. She is responsible for a variety of functions including bookkeeping, human resources, compliance, marketing, and wellness.

Lauren is a registered dietitian and is happy to discuss nutrition topics at any time! She completed her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University before completing her dietetic internship and master’s degree in public administration (MPA) at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She has lived in Utah, Virginia, and Oklahoma, and she’s very happy to be back in Texas! Lauren is married to an orthodontist, Dr. Aaron Laird, who practices in Katy. Together they enjoy cooking, skiing, and being outdoors with their son.

 administrative assistant for crabtree dental allonia in front of a bushAllonia
Administrative Assistant

Allonia started working at Crabtree Dental after retiring from a long career in administration. The life of a retiree didn’t suit this highly energetic woman and she was determined to return to work. Drawing on her experience working in a dental business office early in her career, Allonia decided to become a registered dental assistant.

In addition to assisting clinically, Allonia works on the administrative side of our office. She enjoys working with people in an environment where she feels like an asset. She also enjoys working with her daughter, Daroma, who is a hygienist in our office.

Allonia is a native Texan, originally from Fort Worth, and has three children and eight grandchildren. Her hobbies include fishing, camping, sewing, and cheering on the Astros. She is also very involved with the Second Baptist Church.

Assistant to the Practice Manager

Talyn is a transplant to Texas and has joined the Crabtree Dental team as the assistant to our practice manager. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and spent the last several years working in the technology industry. Her organizational skills and knack for problem solving make her an asset on many projects, but her primary responsibilities include marketing, design, and optimizing office efficiency.

She grew up in Utah and Colorado and loved the idea of going on outdoor adventures, but no one in her family shared her aspirations. She finally met her match in Dr. Colby Crabtree and together they enjoy backpacking, paddle boarding, hiking, and camping. Talyn recently moved to the area from San Antonio and is thrilled to make Katy her home.