We are committed to giving you the best possible experience. From your first phone call to every interaction you have with us, we are dedicated to treating you with the compassion, consideration and understanding that you deserve.

Meet Our Team Members

Amanda Troester, Office Manager

Meet Amanda Troester. Amanda’s compassionate nature, in combination with nearly twelve years of experience in healthcare, lends itself to exceptional service and passionate patient advocacy. As Office Manager, Amanda will help guide you through our practice and act as your personal liaison. From scheduling your appointments, to explaining your finance options, to directing you to the person at our practice who can best answer your questions, Amanda stands ready to help you.

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.

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 work.

Penny Bowman, Registered Nurse

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.

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 such a 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 husband and three children doing outdoor activities of all types.

Lupe Rodriguez, Patient Care Coordinator

Lupe is born and raised in Nashville and is currently attending Tennessee State University to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. Lupe spent six years in customer service before joining our practice in 2014. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful and caring team. Lupe is very passionate about helping others and strives to exceed our patients’ needs. Lupe loves baking and spending time with her family and friends.

Eva Lara, Front Desk Advisor

Eva was born in Los Angeles, California but has been living in Nashville since 2006. She received her certification in medical assisting and phlebotomy in 2015 from Nashville College of Medical Careers. Eva enjoys helping others by overcoming language barriers, and she is bilingual in both English and Spanish. Eva loves her family and her two dogs, Max and Dougie. In her free time she enjoys going to the gym, taking a dance class, or hanging out with friends. She is very excited to be a part of the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery!

Kimberly Brown, Patient Care Coordinator

Kimberly is originally from Colorado and has been living in Nashville since 2015. She received her Bachelors of Music degree from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Kimberly is a classically trained singer and has had the opportunity to travel and perform around the world. Her love of music and the arts brought her to Nashville, and she has since fallen in love with the city. She brings with her over 10 years of customer service experience, including 2 years in health and wellness. One of her passions is truly connecting with and helping others. She is honored and excited to be joining Dr. Wendel’s extraordinary team.

Brittany Cox, Patient Care Coordinator

Brittany was born and raised in the Nashville area. She has been in customer service for over 5 years and loves helping others in any way that she can. She grew up in a huge family, which means everything to her. Brittany and her fiancé have a beautiful fur baby named Percy. She loves going on adventures and exploring different places. Aside from traveling, another hobby is photography. Brittany is also an active member of her church and serves as a mentor for the youth group.

Christy McClung, Clinical Assistant to Dr. J. J. Wendel, Certified Lash Specialist

Meet Christy McClung, who joined our practice in May 2014. She is a native Nashvillian who lived in Texas a short time while studying nursing at Tennessee Christian University.

Christy has three children — Tyler, Clay, and Caleigh. She also parents a cavapoo named Chili. Christy enjoys outdoor adventures including hiking, skiing, traveling , attending sporting events & volunteer work. She is active in her community church.


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Dr. J. J. Wendel, MD, FACS
Lori Lankford, NP
Paige Hastings, NP
Brynn Roe, NP
Talor Coughlin, CLT