Meet Our Team


Hello, I’m Janice, Dr. Griffies’ wife and creator of JMG Orthodontics.  I am originally from Dallas, Texas, and the youngest girl of a family of seven children.  With Dr. Griffies’ long career in the military, we were able to travel the world and raise our two children, Brandy and Chris, along the way.  We have five grandsons, two in college and three in high school, and a granddaughter in elementary.  I bet you can guess who they have wrapped around their fingers.  I love to read and sculpt, but my favorite hobby is unapologetically spoiling my grandchildren. When my husband retired from the military, I envisioned opening a practice that was both inviting and cozy, not impersonal and cold.  I love that we offer cookies and coffee every day, as well as a small library where patients can check-out books!  It is so important to me that our entire team feels like the practice belongs to them, not just me and Dr. Griffies.  We are all in this together – creating beautiful smiles and having a ball doing it!  Welcome to our practice!



Hello!  My name is Brandy and I have been with Dr. Griffies since 2005.  I have worked at the front desk and chairside, doing everything from finances to scheduling to changing wires.  I moved to Indiana for a few years, but now I am back and helping to manage the office.  It feels great to be working alongside all of these awesome people!  I even see patients from back in the day and it is such a joy!  My husband and I have been married seven years and we each brought boys to the marriage – I brought three and he brought two.  Together we had our daughter, now five years old.  So, if you are doing that math, she has five older brothers, two in college and three in high school.  Who do you suppose is running the house? 


Hi, I’m Wendy and I joined Dr. Griffies’ team in 2008.  I am the Financial Manager.  I handle the money and insurance for the practice.  It’s just as exciting as it sounds!  The best part is meeting all the wonderful patients and their families.  I am originally from Jamestown, North Carolina.  I met my husband, William at college in Boone.  We love Boone and go back every chance we can get.  We have a daughter, Clair, who is a freshman at Furman University.  I keep myself busy with work and hobbies.  I like to be outside doing anything, hiking and canoeing are my favorite.  I also love to read.  And you may be surprised to know that I love music and going to concerts.  Would you believe I love bands like the Red-Hot Chili Peppers? 



Hello, I’m Lynda, a retired educator of 38 years.  I manage the front desk at Dr. Griffies’ office.  I moved to North Carolina from Michigan in search of a warmer climate and one where the snow shovel rarely leaves the garage!  My blended family consists of my loving husband, Rob, five children, ten grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.  And, yes, when we all get together, we could populate a small town for sure!  My passions include decorator challenges, furniture, fashion statements, yard beautification, and working with people.  It is so much fun working with Dr. Griffies and this team.  I love meeting new families daily and witnessing the smile transformations.  The end of every treatment is a celebration for both the patient and our team!


Hi, I’m Dacotah and I am a clinical assistant and laboratory technician with Dr. Griffies’ office.  Both positions really suit my personality, as I enjoy meeting people and working with my hands.  We make all of our own appliances, from retainers to palatal expanders, and it such a cool thing to do.  My hobbies include playing video games and crafting.  I mainly crochet, but I truly enjoy working with any medium.  I have a tuxedo cat, named Florence, but I usually call her Flo.  I found her during Hurricane Florence (Get it?  Get it?)!  I love spending time with my friends and family, and my mom and aunt and I are always ready for Disney trip!  Before working with Dr. G, I was a patient.  I loved coming to appointments so much that I jumped at an opportunity to join the team.  I know you’ll love it here too!


Hi, my name is Ahtziri, but I go by Ziri.  I have three horses and four fur babies.  I also have a bit of an addiction to shopping. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family.  My two younger siblings are my pride and joy!  They are what keep me going if I ever feel unmotivated.  I love working for JMG Orthodontics because of the impact that we have on patients and their smiles.  This team and our patients truly make it such an enjoyable place to work.  I have learned that teamwork is the most valuable asset to an office.  I love it here and I know you will too! 



Hi, I’m Mr. Al!  I have been on the team since 2009.  I do a little bit of everything for the office.  I handle supplies, x-ray, sterilization and maintenance – you name it!  I love everything about my job!  I am originally from Detroit – and I won’t let you forget it!  I like camping and riding my bicycle and watching sports (Go Michigan!).  I also collect coins and practice wood working.  I have been married to my wife, Lisa, for nearly forty years.  We have two children, Richard and Kylle.  Lisa and Kylle also work in the dental industry.  I really love it here and you will too!



Hello!  I’m Allison and I am the new patient coordinator at Dr. Griffies’ office.  I am usually one of the first people you meet in our office, and I love that.  I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years and orthodontics is, by far, my favorite specialty.  I so enjoy being able to see the transformation of patients, and unlike other specialties, we continue to see patients regularly for years – what great relationships we have!  I am originally from the Sandhills.  I have two daughters in their twenties and several fur babies – I’ll let you guess which ones I like more!  😉 I love to cook, listen to music, and read.  The beach is my favorite place to be.  I can’t wait to find out what your favorite things are!  Welcome!