Leslie Brady is the Office Manager for River Valley Smile Center and has been with Dr. Liggett since 2012. She started in dentistry over 30 years ago and fell in love with the field of healthcare and has made it a lifelong career. Leslie studied business administration, business management, and computer programming at EOSC. She has been married to Alan for 24 years and they have 6 kids (“The Brady Bunch”), 8 grandkids, 3 dogs, and 6 horses! In her spare time, she loves spending time with the horses, camping, traveling, and reading, and she is a big country music fan (specifically George Strait)!
Shanna Douglas is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been with Dr. Liggett since 2012. She has spent 24 years in the dental field and holds an Associate’s Degree. She is married to her husband Billy and they have one daughter. She enjoys swimming, going to concerts, and baking. In her free time, she also enjoys making beautiful hats.
Danielle Malenshek is one of River Valley Smile Center’s Registered Dental Hygienists. She has been with Dr. Liggett since 2014 and started in the dental field in 2004. She attended Van Buren High School and later graduated with an Associate of Arts in 2001 and an Associate of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 2004. She has a son named Kolton, and a daughter named Bailey. In her spare time, she is a Crossfit trainer and also enjoys horseback riding and anything outdoors with the kids.
Stacey (Nagy) Lockhart grew up in Alma, AR, graduating from Alma High in May of 1989. She graduated from Westark Community College (UAFS) with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in 1991 and from UAMS in Little Rock with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1994. In May 1993 she met her husband Tim, who grew up in Van Buren. Despite their high school rivalry, they married in July of 1994 and had their only son Ryan in May 2003. Stacey has remained a hygienist in the River Valley her entire career and joined River Valley Smile Center in July of 2012 when Dr. Liggett joined the practice. Stacey loves being a member of RVSC because it is such a “close-knit” family environment. Her biggest enjoyment about being a dental hygienist is getting to meet members of the community and developing a “relationship” with her patients. In her free time, she enjoys reading (autobiography and political non-fiction), traveling, and playing with her 2 rescue dogs, Henry and Edgar.
Heather Liggett grew up in Northeast Arkansas, attending Greene County Tech. Gymnastics was the first love of her life, training for twelve years, in Paragould, under coach Bill Grogan. In this sport, she gained valuable life skills, as well as, life-long relationships. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Arkansas State University and an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from UAFS. During her educational venture in Fort Smith, she met her amazing husband, Dr. Charlie Liggett. The two of them have two sweet and beautiful daughters, Emery and Piper. Heather enjoyed working, for eight years, for Dr. James Lee Jr., as a pediatric dental hygienist. She has joined Dr. Liggett in Jamaica 12 times doing free dental work and cleanings for those in need.
Drea has worked for RVSC since 2016 and is a Registered Dental Assistant. She has a background in general dentistry with 7 years of experience along with working in pediatric dentistry for 8 years. She graduated from North Eastern State University and got her RDA at the Green County School of Dental Assisting. She is married to Troy and has five children, Rylon, Logan, Brooks, Georgia Mae, and Bodhi. Her hobbies include watching football games, chasing chickens, and raising kids! She has a passion for dentistry, especially with children. She served on a dental missions trip in 2014 at Orphanage Emmanuel in Honduras with hopes of serving more in the future.
Sara has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 15 years and 7 of those she has spent here at RVSC! While having worked most of her career in the Fort Smith area, Sara has enjoyed building new relationships with patients and co-workers at RVSC. She takes pride in her work and strives to provide gentle care for her patients in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Sara grew up in Fort Smith and earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from UAFS in 2002. She and her husband Nick have been married since 2003 and they have 8-year-old boy/girl twins. Sara loves the Lord and has been a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church since she was a little girl. In her free time, Sara enjoys being an active member of the PTA, tackling DIY projects, spending time with friends, and traveling with her family.
Lynnett is a 2010 graduate of the UAFS Dental Hygiene program and has worked with Dr. Johnson since 2012. She tells us she is married to the best man on earth, Daniel, who works at ArcBest. Together they have 3 wonderful children; Shannon, Rebecca, and Wyatt. Lynnett attends and volunteers at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith. She loves all sports – watching, coaching, playing, and outdoor activities but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family!
Lynnett tells us – “every day is a good day, just some are GREAT!”
Wanda “Lulu” Nolte
Wanda has been a Registered Dental Assistant with RVSC for three years and has worked in the dental field for 39 years. She has two grown children, Chris and Vickie, and four grandchildren, Maddie, Hunter, Rachel, and Leah. Her black cat, Rocky, is 14 years old. She enjoys singing, reading, and going for walks. When Lulu is not at CBC Fort Smith, she is spoiling the RVSC staff with her cooking and baked goodies.
Taylor Kannady is a Scheduling Coordinator who started working at RVSC in June of 2021. She is originally from Southern California but now resides in Greenwood, AR with her husband Dillan and their two sons Kayden and Kolson. Before working in the dental field she did medical billing for 5 years. Her interests include going to concerts, traveling, watching/ going to OU football games (BOOMER SOONER), reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Debi started in the dental field over 20 years ago when she first became a Registered Dental Assistant. She knew she loved helping people prior to that when she became a first responder in her hometown in Oklahoma. Debi graduated from EOSC with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. While in Oklahoma, she met and married her amazing husband Brian and they have enjoyed many ventures over the last 23 years. They have one beautiful daughter. Living by Bible principles and putting God and family first is very important to Debi. In her free time, she enjoys being outside especially gardening, raising chickens, kayaking, hiking, and riding bikes.
Michaela is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been part of the team at RVSC since August 2022. She is RDA Certified and has been in the dental field for a year. Michaela loves spending time with her 3-year-old daughter. In her free time, she also enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, gymnastics, and working out. She also enjoys watching football and softball. Before getting into the dental field, Michaela did gymnastics for 16 and went on to coach for 3 years.
Megan has been working as a Scheduling Coordinator since February 2023. Originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Megan continues to call it home, where she resides with her husband of 17 years, their 14-year-old daughter, two cats, and their beloved dog. Family holds a special place in Megan’s heart, and in her spare moments, she finds joy in quality time with her 14 nieces and nephews, exploring the outdoors, shopping, and trying new foods. She’s also a proud fan at her daughter’s cheering events!
Diana serves as the Hygiene Coordinator and joined our team in May 2023. While this is her first venture into the dental field, her prior experience includes working as an Assistant Manager for a financial company in her former residence of Oklahoma. Diana has been happily married for eight years and is the proud parent of an, almost two-year-old son who constantly keeps her on her toes. During her free time, Diana enjoys playing and watching soccer. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Jasmine works as a Sterilization Tech and joined our team in May 2023. Jasmine graduated from Northside High School in 2023. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys shopping, cleaning, taking naps, and playing with her puppy clyde.