Everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you restore your self-confidence. From your first phone call to every interaction you have with us, we are dedicated to treating you with compassion, kindness, and understanding. We want you to have the best possible plastic surgery experience, and our team will go above and beyond to ensure that you get the results you desire as well as the attention and consideration you deserve. Whether you’re considering laser hair removal or a tummy tuck, Botox or breast augmentation, our team is happy to provide the highest quality care. If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, let the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery help! Call 615-921-2100 and schedule your consultation.

Meet Our Team Members

Amanda Troester, Office Manager

Meet Amanda Troester. Amanda has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2013.  She has spent nearly twenty years in healthcare and has been creating, fostering, and empowering healthcare teams for over a decade as a healthcare manager.  Her compassionate, empathetic nature lends itself to exceptional service and passionate patient advocacy.

Amanda received her Associates of Arts degree from Kirkwood Community College in 1999. She graduated with honors as a Phi Theta Kappa member and was the recipient of the Crawford Merit Scholarship.  She then attended Coe College and the University of Northern Iowa.

Amanda and her husband, Brian, reside in Spring Hill with their two daughters, Emily and Kirsten and puppy, Minnie Pearl (adopted from Russell Rescue). She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and listening to audiobooks during her commute to and from Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

Mary Broome, Director of Marketing & Community Outreach

As a grad student in French at UCLA, Mary discovered a love of PR, marketing, and branding by accident and quit school to begin her career as a publicist and digital marketer in 2010. She moved to Nashville in 2011 and worked for an agency where she met and befriended Dr. Wendel.

Throughout her career, Mary’s led teams, managed national and local campaigns, and created content for hundreds of clients in a variety of industries, her favorites of which are beauty, health, and wellness. Mary brings her passion for creativity and community service to Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

In her free time, Mary enjoys hiking, painting, and writing. She loves plants, pets, podcasts, a gluten-free PB&J, a good sweat in an infrared sauna, and sprinkling kindness like glitter everywhere, trusting that its sparkle will never fade. 

Penny Bowman, Nurse Manager

Penny Bowman, BSN, RN, CST is a licensed registered nurse and certified surgical technologist. She has 8 years of experience in delivering patient care, with over 4 years as a registered nurse caring for medical-surgical and plastic surgery patients.

As a surgical technologist, Penny had a desire for more patient interaction and knowledge. While working in surgery she received an Associate’s Degree of Nursing from Aquinas College in 2012. After developing a strong passion for nursing she returned to school to advance her knowledge and clinical acumen. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Austin Peay State University in 2016. She is certified in basic life support (BLS).

Penny, a Nashville native, loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys travel, theatrical plays, music events, and caring for others.

Eva Lara, Assistant Office Manager

Eva is originally from Los Angeles, California but has been living in Nashville since 2006. She received her certification in medical assisting and phlebotomy in 2015. Eva enjoys helping others by overcoming language barriers. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Eva loves spending time with her family, friends, and her goldendoodle, Benji!  In her free time she enjoys crafting, taking dance classes, and traveling. She is very happy to be a part of the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery!

Lauren Shine, Aesthetic Assistant

Lauren was born and raised in Griffin, GA and has been in Nashville since 2011. Her love of music and performing brought her to “Music City” and she has since performed on hundreds of country music stages across the country. Lauren also brings with her over 5 years of customer service experience, as well as a medical aesthetics degree from Aveda Institute Nashville. In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and enjoy time outdoors.

She has a passion for serving and loving others, and is so excited to join the Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery Team!

Brittany Brown, Patient Care Supervisor

Brittany was born and raised in the Nashville area. She has been in customer service for almost 10 years and loves helping others in any way she can. She grew up with a large family, which means everything to her. Brittany and her husband reside in Hendersonville, TN with their daughter, Luna, and fur baby, Percy. Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, and listening to audiobooks on her way to Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

Laura Brittingham, Patient Care Coordinator

Laura was raised in Knoxville, TN and has been in Nashville since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009 from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!). She brings with her over 10 years of customer service experience and loves serving others. Laura loves all things health and wellness. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, Olivia and Hayes.

Jamie Sullivan, Patient Care Coordinator

Jamie Sullivan was born and raised in Massachusetts. She attended school in Philadelphia, earning a BS in interior architecture. Jamie worked in the architecture and design world until a year ago when she decided to follow a true passion: plastic surgery and aesthetics. She moved to Nashville in the summer of 2020. Jamie enjoys one-on-one interactions and bringing a smile to the faces of patients as they walk through the door. She loves being able to see her family in Massachusetts whenever possible. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys trying new restaurants, working out and exploring her new home here in Nashville.

Lynn Peadro, Patient Care Coordinator

Lynn has been calling Nashville home for most of her life. She enjoys continually exploring this vibrant city with her husband and close friends.  Lynn has a background of six years of experience in the beauty industry. She is excited to expand her knowledge with a focus in plastic surgery and medical aesthetics. Her hope is to always make patients feel heard and cared for as they step into our office. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors, gathering with friends and family for game nights, and spoiling her sweet pup, Sammy Beans.

Jenny Lemons, Patient Care Coordinator

Jenny Lemons comes to us from Greenville, South Carolina. She has over 15 years of experience in customer service and a passion for helping people. Jenny is excited to be at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery and play a role in helping people look and feel their best. In her free time she loves to be outdoors with her husband, Cooper, creating new recipes, snuggling with her two fur babies, Ellie and Gary, and antique shopping. She is so excited to grow in her career and looks forward to caring for each patient that walks through the door.  

Hanna Dice, Photography & Content Curator

Hanna Dice was born and raised in Nashville, TN and earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020. Hanna joins us with previous experience in the marketing, entertainment, and customer service, and brings her design skills, attention to detail, and love for helping others to Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery.

In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new music, spending time at the park, trying new restaurants, and painting. She loves plants and meditating, and believes that every experience you have leads to growth and new understanding of yourself and the world.

Emily Moore, Aesthetic Dept. Advisor

Emily joined our practice after spending twelve years in customer service. Five of those years were dedicated to healthcare. She is currently pursuing a career in nursing and is excited to be a part of Dr. Wendel’s professional and advanced medical team. Next to faith and family, she devotes her life to serving and providing care for others. Emily firmly believes that sincerity of the heart is shown through actions more than words.

Emily is currently attending nursing school at Nashville State Community College.

She loves spending time with her children doing outdoor activities of all types.


Please tap provider picture below to read the provider’s bio.

Dr. J. J. Wendel, MD, FACS
Lori Lankford, NP
Paige Hastings, NP
Jill Robbins, MA, CLO/A