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.
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 as the Director of Content & Social Media. It was there that she met and befriended Dr. Wendel.
Throughout her career, Mary’s led teams, managed national and local campaigns, and created unique 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, drawing, giggling, and writing. She loves her people, plants, 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, 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.
Amber Tummins, BSN, RN, is a licensed registered nurse with 6 years of experience in delivering patient care.
Amber earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Union University in Jackson, TN in 2016. Before joining the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, she worked at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in the hematology/oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit before transitioning to the Intensive Care Unit. Amber also spent time as a travel nurse, and her favorite assignment was Boston, MA. She is certified in basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS).
Amber is excited to continue to grow as a nurse here at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery where her goal is to help every patient look and feel like his or her most beautiful self.
A Nashville native, Amber loves to spend time with her significant other, Brent, and their two-year-old son, Liam. She loves to travel, get lost in a good book, and go to any live concert. You can find her cheering on the Vols every Saturday in the fall.
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 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 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.
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.
Kimberly has been in Nashville since 2015 but originally comes to us from Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s in Music from Webster University, and her passion for music inspired her move to Music City. She has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2017 but took a year off to follow her love of traveling. In her free time she enjoys spending time in nature, reading a good book and traveling with friends and family. She is excited to be back with the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, helping people feel and look their best.
Melissa Wesley was born in Illinois and received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Lindenwood University. Melissa has lived in Nashville, Tennessee for almost ten years and she has thrived in her career journey in the medical, mental health and wellness fields.
Melissa is passionate about helping patients empower themselves to live their best lives by overcoming barriers for their aesthetic treatments and surgical goals.
Outside of work Melissa is an entrepreneur and hosts UNPLUGGED IN NASHVILLE events, which create free opportunities for people in the local community to be active in nature and become present through mind-body-connection.
Melissa enjoys being an aunt to thirteen nieces/nephews, practicing yoga, hiking, paragliding, fishing, seeing live music and cheering on the Predators, Titans, Nashville Soccer League, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Olivia was raised in Michigan most of her life and attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC to play Division One College Basketball. After severe injuries, she decided to pick up her things and move to Nashville, TN where she discovered a passion for helping people become more confident and comfortable in their own skin. Olivia loves spending time with her family, friends, and her English Springer Spaniel, Loki! In her free time, she enjoys working out, going on long walks outside, and watching baking shows! She is so happy to be a part of the Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery team, and looks forward to helping patients on their journey to living their best life!
Emily has been with Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery since 2014. She has been in healthcare for over twelve years and is pursuing a career in nursing. 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.
She loves spending time with her children doing outdoor activities of all types.