BIOGRAPHY for Dr. Joseph A. Narde, DDS
Dr. Joseph A. Narde, DDS, attended Oklahoma State University for 3 years as an undergraduate. He was accepted into the University of Oklahoma School of Dentistry during his junior year, where he graduated in 1989.
Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. During his five years of service, he completed the Army Dental Corps, a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Ft. Benning, GA, and was the top graduate from this program in 1990. He then served 3 years in Germany with "Big Red One" Forward Division in Goeppingen; followed by service with 7th Corp and 7th Medcom.
Following his service in the military, Dr. Narde chose to make his home in Columbus, GA. Dr. Narde has served the residents of Columbus, GA, and surrounding areas through private practice since 1994. During this time, he has continued to pursue his education by completing the Maxi-Course in Implant Dentistry through the Medical College of Georgia in 2000, completing a 1-year education program with American Orthodontic and obtaining his certification in Orthodontics in 2004, and furthering his education in Sleep Dentistry.
Dr. Narde is an active member of his community. He was part of the Jaycees from 1995-2000, and was nominated for the JR Allen Memorial Award in 2000. He has volunteered and served at various dental health fairs. He has been active with the Columbus Technical College Dental Hygiene Program since 1998, where he also served on the Hygiene Board and Columbus Technical College Foundation for several years.
His faith in God has given him a heart to serve people. He enjoys reading the Bible, especially the book of Psalms. He is an active member of Crosspointe Church and he has volunteered on mission trips to Romania, Guatemala, and Haiti. He also helped establish a dental clinic for the underserved at Columbus Technical College that was active from 1998 through 2012.
Another passion besides dentistry and his family is the Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Team. He has been the team dentist since the team was formed. Hobbies that he enjoys outside of the office include gardening, volleyball, and riding his Harley. He and his wife Rhonda are parents of two children, Olivia and Jacob; and they enjoy spending time with their young grandson, River.
Dr. Amanda Weigt
Dr. Amanda Weigt has been with Willow Point for 2 years and is a wonderful addition to our practice family. She graduated with honors from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and then attended Dental School at the University of Alabama. She joined the Air Force and completed her General Dentistry residency in Texas at Sheppard AFB. Dr. Weigt fulfilled her active duty commitment at Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA, and continues to serve her country in the USAF Reserves.
Dr. Weigt grew up moving every few years with her parents who were in the Navy. Her favorite countries to visit are Portugal, Denmark, Germany, and Spain.
She and her husband Sean have been married for 2 ½ years. Her sweet, spunky daughter Riley just turned 1. As a family, they attend both Pierce Chapel UMC and St. Anne Catholic Church. They are raising their daughter to respect all faiths.
In her leisure time, Dr. Weigt enjoys horseback riding, CrossFit, photography, swimming, reading, and her dog Teensie. She is a staunch Alabama football fan, as well.
"My favorite thing in the world is being a mom and wife to the family I’ve been blessed with."
Sue McPherson joined our team in April 2015, as our Office Manager. She has 9 years of administrative experience in the dental field. Before that she spent 16 years in retail management. She and her husband Barry moved to Columbus in 2002. They are members of St. Anne Catholic Church where Sue is a member of the Lector Ministry, Council of Catholic Women, and the Altar Society. Outside of the office, she is an avid reader, and enjoys sewing, crafting, and working in her yard. She and Barry enjoy time together in the mountains, hiking, and spending time with their large family.
Claire Delamater is a native of Columbus and has worked in the dental field for 14 years, with 10 of those years as a member of the Willow Point team. Upon moving back to Columbus in 2001 she went to get her teeth cleaned-she not only found a great dentist, she found a new career. She enjoys all the aspects of her job, especially the friendships that have grown with her co-workers and patients over the years.. Claire is our Insurance Coordinator. If you have any questions about your dental coverage, feel free to contact her at the office. Claire is a memory keeper and loves taking pictures, she is also an ice hockey fan and during the season you can find her cheering on the Columbus Cottonmouths. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Janette Chaney-Brummitt is our newest team member. She came on board in September of 2015. While Columbus is her home, she only recently returned with her husband Quan, who is Active Duty Military, and their daughter Keiara, who is a sophomore at Columbus State University. Janette has over 7 years of experience in Dental Administration. Her strengths include a strong attention to detail, a pleasant and professional phone demeanor, and a love for people. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, and shopping. Janette shares, "I joined Willow Point Dental because of its core values. Dr. Narde cares about his patients and their overall health, not just oral health. He continuously studies and stays up-to-date on the newest technologies to give his patients the best care and options available."
Ashley Williams is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been a member of Willow Point for 6 years. She graduated with honors from Columbus Tech in 2009. She is currently working on her BS and aspires to become a dentist. She won the Gold Medal in Dental Assisting at the 2009 Skills USA National Championship. Ashley attends Christ Community Church. She likes football (Go, Dawgs!), hockey (Go, Snakes) and CrossFit Training. She recently became a homeowner and is enjoying adding her personal touch to her new home. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, daughter, friends, and family. She also enjoys her fur babies, Peep and Stella.
Sara Pemberton has been a member of the Willow Point Team for 2 years, and in the field of dentistry for 15 years. She has experience in the Front Office environment, and is also a trained Dental Assistant. She is a native of Columbus. Sara has one daughter Zoee, who is 12 years old. She enjoys being outside, cooking, hunting, and spending time with her fiancé Brad, along with family and friends.
Ann Thombley has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 30 years and has been with Willow Point for 18 years. Ann has one daughter Olivia, who attends Auburn University. She and her husband Joe enjoy exercising, Auburn football, basketball and baseball games. They also love spending time with family and friends. During football season, you will find them tailgating and supporting their favorite college team. WAR EAGLE!
Marty Schmitt has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 23 years and is a graduate of Columbus College. She has been a member of the Willow Point family for 9 years. Her hobbies include cooking, exercising, and gardening. Marty and her husband Chris are members of Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church, and they have a wonderful son, Christian. ROLL TIDE!!!
Lori Haidu is originally from Northern Virginia. Prior to settling in Columbus in 2001, she lived in many other places around the country. These places included Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina, and Upper Michigan, where she worked in the food service industry, and as a fitness instructor. During Desert Storm, Lori was active duty with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Saudi Arabia. In 2007, she graduated from Columbus Technical College with her Dental Hygiene degree, and shortly after joined the Willow Point Dental family. She also served several years on the Columbus Technical College Dental Advisory Board. When she is not working, she stays active with the music ministry at Central Baptist Church. Lori is devoted to her family and enjoys spending her spare time with them. Lori lives with her two daughters, Nadia and Karina, along with their three cats.
Tammy Cruz has been a member of our team for 1 year and has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 19 years. She has one daughter Cortney and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Tammy and her lifelong partner William enjoy spending time with family and friends. They partner with Dr. David White, the Nephrologist, in community service thru Summerville Baptist Church. They raise money and awareness for "Relay for Life.” They also support community wellness and education thru St. Francis Hospital. In her spare time, Tammy can often be found in the kitchen cooking up goodies for the office. She also enjoys spending time in her garden.
Lindsey Posey Childs
Lindsey Posey Childs is a recent graduate of Columbus Technical College and has been in dentistry for the past 5 years. Lindsey is a native of Columbus, where she is actively involved in her church as the Worship Leader. She enjoys singing, playing piano, and spending time with her husband and family. She and her husband are expecting their first child in May.