Dependable | Consistent | Motivated
Caring and loving | Forgiving | Celebrates with others
Willing to have fun | Appreciates positive change | Chooses to have a great attitude
Humble | Eager to learn | Approachable
Colossians 3:23 | Principle centered | Strong convictions
From Baton Rouge, La., meet Carley Parish. She has always aspired to work in the dental field in some fashion. After graduating from Louisiana State University in May 2019, she joined the admission team with Accelerated Dental. Not only does she love her coworkers, but she thrives on helping students better themselves and meet their goals. She truly enjoys making genuine connections with students on a daily basis and getting to be a part of their experience as they grow significantly in such a short period of time. It is so rewarding for Carley to see a student's journey from start to finish!
She enjoys spending time with her tight-knit family, friends, Fiance Luke, and her dog, Stevie. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, biking, gardening, and cooking.
Shawndee joined Accelerated Dental in November of 2017. She loves her job, the students she gets to interact with, hearing their stories, and helping them reach their goals!
She, her husband, and four beautiful children reside in Livingston, La., along with her chickens and barn cat, Bageara. With having four children whom she loves dearly, she stays busy supporting them with their hobbies such as cheerleading, softball, basketball, video game marathons, and playing power rangers with her littlest one. When not with her kids, she absolutely adores date nights with her hubby!
Emily grew up in North Carolina but Louisiana has been her home since 2013. Emily graduated from Louisiana State University where she earns a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Emily has a huge heart and loves nothing more than bringing a smile to someone's face. She strives to do the same in her role with Accelerated Dental.
Emily has been with Accelerated Dental since 2016. She started out as an admissions representative, and now she is one of our regional managers. Her favorite aspect of managing is seeing the company's vision come to life through our doctors, instructors, and students. Helping others reach their goals while creating opportunity along the way is what keeps Emily smiling so big! She loves filling her time with all the things she loves. Emily is married to Dylan and had their daughter, Isabelle in November 2020!
Dean of Academies
Patricia is the Director of Operations at Accelerated Dental. With explicit attention to detail, Patty oversees the operations of all ADAA schools. Her favorite thing about her position is making students' experiences at Accelerated Dental the best it can possibly be.
Patricia attended Louisiana State University where she majored in marketing and business. She started her career as a sales consultant in the hair industry before she made the switch into the dental world.
Fun fact about Patty: not only is she a twin, but she also has younger sisters that are twins!
Director of Operations
Lexi joined Accelerated Dental in December of 2018. Lexi moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2016. She and her husband Myles, both originally from Shreveport, LA, decided to lay roots in Baton Rouge amongst a group of lifelong friends while pursuing their career opportunities. As a Regional Dean, it is Lexi’s goal to serve her instructors and students so they may feel valued and important!
When she’s not working, Lexi and her husband enjoy LSU events, concerts, and spending time with family. She looks forward to the opportunity for growth and is committed to supporting instructors and students.
Angie joined ADAA in 2019 in the Licensing Department. She brings a steadfast determination to bring Accelerated Dental to new places so we can help future dental assistants achieve their goals. As a graduate of Louisiana State University in 1993, Angie has 15+ years in the mortgage industry and another nine in office administration and marketing.
When not working, she can be found entertaining friends and family, traveling with her husband, Keith, and supporting her teenage children. Her daughter, Maddie, is very active in volleyball; her stepdaughter, Leigh Evalyn, is attending Southeastern University, and her stepson, Gus, has an active YouTube channel. Angie and her family reside in Baton Rouge, attend Healing Place Church, are supporters of her Alma Mater and sorority, ZTA, and are active in their community. Angie’s why in life is “To be a safe haven to those seeking direction and to equip them to take action.” She brings support, wisdom, and love to anyone who meets her.
Ashley joined Accelerated in June of 2017. She and her husband live with their two children in Holden, La. When she's not at the ballpark being a "ball mom", she loves to make spur of the moment plans. You will often find her, along with her family and dogs, traveling to the next adventure.
She loves to cook, bake, grill and smoke! Nothing brings a bigger smile to her face than having others enjoy her cooking. She owns the patio with her Pit Boss Pellet Grill!
Ashley plays a vital role in the success of our students. She gets so much joy encouraging and empowering them to see their dreams become reality. She becomes our students' biggest fan and loves to celebrate with them in their hiring success.
Linsay comes to us originally from Baker, La., and now resides with her husband and two children in Watson, La. Linsay joined the team in December of 2017 and has been making us laugh ever since! Her favorite part about working at ADAA is being able to help students afford a career that they are passionate about.
She enjoys spending any spare time with her family, especially her twin sister.
Misty is a highly-motivated, business administration graduate. She enjoys working with students to help them further their dental career.
Misty and her husband, Robert, reside in Walker, La. They have three beautiful children, Colton, Alexis, and Kalli. Their dog, Turbo, always keeps them on their toes.
Ceallaigh joined our team in February 2021 as our Performance Marketing Strategist! She enjoys the creative freedom of her job, but especially loves the relationships she has made within the office.
Originally from Dallas, TX, she moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU and study marketing. During her time at LSU, Ceallaigh was a 4 year member of the LSU Band, a PHC sorority, and several intramural teams. Ceallaigh alsohas a huge love for all plants and animals, which is evident by her many office plants and her dog, cat, and 6 chickens.
Performance Marketing Strategist
Meet our Director of Relations, Abby. She enjoys building relationships with potential hosting offices and being the bridge between our operations department and the dentists we may work with.
Born and raised in Louisiana, she proudly calls Baton Rouge, LA her home. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2018 with a Degree in Kinesiology. Abby loves to spend time outside with her fiance, Dan, her friends, and her sweet dog, Gretchen! A little-known fact about her is that she is an avid croquet player!
Director of Relations
Mishaux was born and raised in South Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University where she received her bachelors degree in dental hygiene. Mishaux has a heart for dentistry and has worked with Dr. Bencaz since 2006. She has built, alongside her team, a very successful dental practice and dental assisting school. Mishaux has been a part of the Accelerated team as COO since day one, and is also the Director of Finance! She has pioneered our curriculum, business model, and culture. She continues to maintain our culture and serves the team daily, focusing on the growth of the business.
When Mishaux is not in the office, she enjoys her time with her husband, Chanse, and daughter, Sophie. She is a committee member of a non-profit, Launch, for children with disabilities, and she manages a bed and breakfast with her family.
Director of Finance
David has been the President of Accelerated Dental since its start in 2015. David's vision is to provide students with more than an education. His heart is to develop students into quality people and incredible employees. He says it best himself, “I believe my mission in life is very clear; fear the Lord, lead my family, and mentor others to live a meaningful and productive life."
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