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Brunacini & Ross General Dentistry | Staff - Front Office in Hillsboro

Hillsboro Family Dentistry


Family Dentistry, Orthodontics, & Sedation


Staff - Front Office

Kristie Watters began working for our practice in 2014 with Drs. Brunacini and Ross. In 2016, she became the Office Manager for Hillsboro Family Dentistry. We have been most impressed by her extensive knowledge and skills that she brings to our team. She has many years experience working in medical, dental and insurance fields.

Kristie lives in Hillsboro with her adoring husband, Troy, and their two children, Kaleb and Kalen. When not covering the many details of managing our dental team Kristie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching movies.





Shauna Goad began working for Hillsboro Family Dentistry in April 2016 as a business assistant. She brings to our team 15 years of business experience. Shauna is a person that embraces life and the opportunity to see our patients smiles transformed into health, happy smiles. Loving the dental field as she does Shauna is thrilled to be working with a passionate group of dental professionals.

Shauna’s husbands name is Davis and together they have an amazing daughter, Mariah. Mariah just graduated from Ohio University with a BS in Athletic Training. The Goad family are active members of the Cornerstone Assembly of God. When not working Shauna enjoys cooking, gardening, canning, and caring for her small apiary with the help of her father-in-law.




Maddie Whittle joined our front office team in March 2016. After raising her two daughters, Maddie worked for 13 years at the Arthritis Center of Nebraska. This experience has enabled Maddie to be a natural fit with our team. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our amazing patients and be a part of our front office team.

Maddie lives with her husband, “Spud”, on a farm just south of Hillsboro. She has 5 beautiful granddaughters and enjoys being a part of their lives. Maddie is active in her church, is an avid gardener, and loves doing anything with her family.


Kalesta Nickell joined the front office team at Hillsboro Family Dentistry in February 2016. She works part-time at our office and is our "go to” girl for errands and numerous other responsibilities that vary from day to day. Kalesta is learning so much in the areas of checking people in, insurance, coding, and working with patients.

Kalesta is the oldest daughter of Dr. Nickell and his wife, Jennie. She graduated from high school in 2016 where her studies focused on horses, animals care, herbal medicine, and horticulture. In her spare time you will find Kalesta working hard to start her own business! She is very interested in managing a CSA (community supported agriculture) and organic market garden. She also enjoys spending time with her horse, Khnight Watch, and her dog, Dakota.





Hillsboro Dentist | Staff - Front Office. Dr. Bryan Nickell is a Hillsboro Dentist.