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Meet The Team

Tim A Doolin, DMD

Dr. Doolin has lived in Chicago for the last ten years. He recently attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Illinois. Prior to dental school Dr. Doolin received his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago with majors in Biophysics and Biology and minors is Studio Art, Mathematics, and Biostatistics with research in fluid dynamics. He then completed a master’s degree at Midwestern University in Biomedical Science and completed his thesis on stem cells in teeth. In his time at dental school he received multiple honors as the top producing student and spent additional time studying advanced case management. Some of his specialties and certifications include Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Laser Dentistry, Root Canals, and Invisalign.

In his free time, Dr. Doolin enjoys golfing (he proudly maintains a scratch handicap), snowboarding, skiing, backpacking, and volunteering. He has led and participated in multiple dental mission trips to Panama and Haiti. He also spent time volunteering at Chicago’s Ruth M Rothstein CORE center providing no cost dentistry to patients with complex medical histories in the Chicagoland area.

One of Dr. Doolin’s greatest passions is his growing family. He will be moving with his wife Vanessa, who is very excited for the change in lifestyle from Chicago. They are expecting a baby boy in the middle of July and are looking forward to raising him in Angel Fire. The Doolin’s love being in nature and they have explored fifteen national parks since their wedding in 2017 at Yellowstone. They can hardly wait to explore the beautiful Moreno Valley and surrounding areas.


Strider A McCash, DDS

New Mexico native, Dr. McCash grew up in the Albuquerque area. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of New Mexico. Subsequently, he attended Creighton University, in Nebraska, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He graduated in the top third of his class, as well as scoring in the top third of all three, national dental board exams. While he was in Nebraska, Dr. McCash was a resident dentist at two practices, was an instructor of Crown & Bridge at the Creighton Dental School, and was an on-call dentist for Emergency Dental. Dr. McCash has over 13 years of experience in general and cosmetic dentistry. In his commitment to his patients, Dr. McCash remains in the forefront of dentistry through continuing education, skillful techniques, and advanced technology. When Dr. McCash is not practicing dentistry, one can find him spending time with the three lights of his life: his gorgeous wife Daniela, and his two children, Durin and Bree. His love of the outdoors includes whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, downhill skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering, and backpacking.


Ashley Castillo

Front Desk

Since 2010, Ashley has been the face and voice of AFFD, as the Front Desk Receptionist. Her multi-faceted role requires her to be proficient in scheduling, insurance coordination (benefits/ verification/ pre-auths/ claims), and pre-treatment estimates. Ashley also assists our patients in obtaining their oral health goals, through maximizing their insurance benefits, and exploring their financial aid options. With her infectious smile and gregarious personality, she helps our patients feel at ease in our office. Ashley was born in Omaha, NE, and was raised in Deming, NM. After spending six years in Albuquerque, she has been in the Eagle Nest/Angel Fire valley since 2010. She enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, and spending her time outdoors.


Meredith

Dental Hygienist

Meredith joined the AFFD team in 2013 as the lead Registered Dental Hygienist. She is certified in CPR/BLS and local anesthesia. She continues to expand her knowledge base, skills, and techniques by attending continuing education courses. Meredith was born and raised in Ryegate, Vermont. She attended the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), where she received her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene in 2001. After a year of clinical practice, she and her husband moved to Albuquerque and fell in love with the Southwest. Meredith practiced for two years before moving back to Vermont in 2004. She received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, from Vermont Technical College (Williston, VT) in 2012. Meredith and her family enjoy the outdoors, hiking, skiing, biking, and soccer. They believe in being an integral part of their community by participating in their children’s school and their local environment.


Kathy

Dental Hygienist

Kathy has resided in Angel Fire, New Mexico now for approximately 28 years.  She's a 2005 graduate from San Juan College.  She is Laser-certified for non-surgical periodontal treatment and licensed for local anesthesia. Her goal is to provide the best oral care possible through personalized treatment plans. Kathy is very excited about the upcoming experiences with new patients and providing her local community with the upmost dental care.  Kathy comes with a new outlook in dentistry and understanding of patients' needs for dental hygiene.  She lives with her husband Jason and three active, young children.  Kathy and her family enjoy all types of recreational and outdoor activities including camping, fishing, boating, and rock crawling.


Kara Castillo

Dental Assistant

Kara has been with the AFFD team since 2008. She is the lead Dental Assistant.  All her knowledge and years of experience helps patients feel at ease during their transformation into better oral health. Kara was born in Omaha, NE, and was raised in Deming, NM. She has been in the Eagle Nest/Angel Fire valley since 2000. She enjoys spending time with her two children, cooking sumptuous meals, and exploring the outdoors.



Jackie

Dental Hygienist

Jackie recently joined the Angel Fire Family Dentistry team in November 2019.  She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she met and married her husband Tom.  They moved to Florida where Jackie graduated from Palm Beach State College with a degree in Dental Hygiene.  She has been practicing dental hygiene for over 23 years before relocating to Angel Fire with her husband.  Jackie has two grown children and one grandson.  Jackie’s daughter and grandson live in Sydney, Australia and her son lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado.  Jackie is not only looking to provide excellent dental care to her new local community but also exploring the new adventures this beautiful area has to offer.


Nicole

Dental Hygienist

Nicole was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her Dental Hygiene degree in 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She is laser therapy certified and licensed to administer local anesthesia. Nicole loves working in dentistry and strives to make all of her patients feel comfortable during treatment. When Nicole is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, spending time with friends, and reading.


Paula

Dental Assistant

Paula AnnalaI has lived in Angel Fire since 2018.  She has been a dental assistant at AFFD for one and half years. Working in the office, she has learned so much and has thoroughly enjoyed the people she works with. Some of her interests include camping, the outdoors, reading , and spending time with her family.  She is a mom of two wonderful children, and a grandma to a beautiful baby girl. She has been happily married for 29 years to her wonderful husband who works for Chevron. They plan on retiring here in Angel Fire in 8-10 years to begin a life of travel and more family time.  


Christine

Dental Assistant

Christine has been with the AFFD team for about 5 months, joining in September of 2019. She loves working with her colleagues and meeting new people. She has been living in Angel Fire with her husband and 6 children since January of 2017.  She was born in Houston and raised in South Louisiana. She tries to share her Cajun culture, especially the food, with everyone who is willing! She enjoys skiing and hiking and being outdoors with friends and family.


Kelina

Dental Assistant

Since 2014, Kelina has been a part of Angel Fire Family Dentistry as a Dental Assistant. She is in constant pursuit of higher education and aspires to expand her knowledge in the dental field. Kelina plans to earn as many certifications as possible with hopes to continuously improve on the technique and care we provide to our patients. Kelina Powell is a mountain girl who enjoys four wheeling, fishing, shooting, and flying single engine airplanes. She is a Volunteer FireFighter whose favorite hobby is spending time with her husky, Sabrina. Her insatiable curiosity and an immense sense of adventure has led her to an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and some studies under Mechanical Engineering and Physics. 

 


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