Meet the Team
Nina Cummings, RDA
Nina originally from Louisiana, moved to Tennessee to marry her husband Dan. Together they have four wonderful children; Lizzie, Matt, Lina, and Zach. She enjoys spending time with her family hiking, biking and painting pottery. She is very excited about her role as a clinical assistant loving and caring for each patient individually!
Karen Durham, RDA, CDA
Karen is a registered and certified dental assistant. She is also certified in the Academy of Orthodontics. Karen joined our clinical staff in June of 1993, but has been in the dental field since 1988. She loves meeting and talking to our patients and enjoys being part of the Aspire team.
Patti Hafley, RDA
Joining the practice in 1977, Patti was practically raised in our office. She is a registered dental assistant and enjoys working as a part of the clinical staff. Married to her husband, Larry, for 34 years, they have a beautiful daughter, Erica. Patti’s other pride and joy is her grandson, Jax. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Lynn Harrison, RDA
Office Manager/New Patient Coordinator
Originally from Columbus, MS, Lynn moved to Cleveland in 1987 and joined the team. She was a clinical assistant in our office for 12 years before taking her current position. She is an Ole Miss Rebel with a business administration degree, a registered dental assistant license, and Academy of Orthodontics assisting certification. Married to her best friend, Ron, they have a family of four wonderful kids and two beautiful grandchildren. Lynn fills her spare time with shopping, decorating, and learning new things. In honor of her youngest son’s service in the USMC, the Toys for Tots drive will be an annual fixture in our office every holiday season.
We recruited Trina as a patient in March of 2014 to work as one of our administrative assistants. You can find her at the front desk answering the phone, scheduling appointments and facilitating our social media presence. She has been working in customer service for many years and loves creating lasting relationships with our patients and their families. In her spare time, Trina enjoys crocheting, being crafty and spending time with her sweet little yorkie, Bodey.
Kelly Ware, RDA
Kelly is the lab tech at Aspire Orthodontics and a registered dental assistant. She is responsible for all retainers and appliances custom fabricated in both Cleveland and Ooltewah offices. Being employed since 1999, there is nothing Kelly can’t make in the lab. She has one very handsome Colton and a bulldog named Diesel.