Meet Our Team

Crystal (Concierge and Appointment Coordinator)

Crystal grew up in a small, agricultural community in Kansas. Her kind and friendly personality is an important facet of Emerald Coast Dentistry. It is Crystal who answers questions about sedation appointments, sees to it that patients are comfortable before and after appointments, and helps patients fill out those complicated medical history forms. With over a decade of experience working in medical and dental practices; Crystal has learned to perform an infinite number of “behind-the-scenes” magic tricks to make things run smoothly for everyone associated with our practice. Crystal enjoys community volunteer work, traveling, spin classes, and collecting vinyl records.


Rachel (Treatment Coordinator/Financial Coordinator)

Rachel was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas. She moved to Navarre, Florida, twelve years ago. Her husband, Tony Carter, is retired from the United States Air Force. She has been blessed with a blended family. She has two college graduates. Her daughter, Jiovannah, is now attending Marquette University School of Dentistry. And one of her stepsons is currently a running back with the University of North Carolina Tarheels. Rachel has over twenty years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 1995. Rachel’s enthusiasm and hard work are a welcomed addition to the team. Her hobbies are jogging, singing, and spending time with her family.


Rosalinda (Appointment Coordinator/Dental Assistant)

Rosalinda is from Dallas, Texas. She loves the Dallas Cowboys and all things Disney related. She moved here permanently in 2014 with her husband after his 11 years of service as a Marine. She has a precious baby boy, Captain, and two furbabies. Rosalinda began on the job training in the dental field in 2011. She loves making others feel as comfortable as possible, always treating others with utmost care and compassion. Her hobbies are swimming, going to the beach, and spending quality time with her family.


Angie (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Angie is a local girl and she is a graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School.  She earned an Associates of Arts degree from Northwest Florida State College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene from Pensacola State College in 2002.  She has worked for Dr. Sutton and her excellent team at Emerald Coast Dentistry since 2002.  Angie is thankful to work for a state-of-the-art dental practice providing comprehensive dental care to each individual.  She has enjoyed providing friendly, compassionate care to patients of all ages.  Angie has built trustworthy, lasting relationships with her patients over the years.  Outside of the office, Angie loves working on her fitness, traveling with her husband of twenty-seven plus years, spending time with her adult twin sons, and making memories with her friends and family.  Go Seminoles!


Natalie (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Natalie has been a dental hygienist at Emerald Coast Dentistry for over eleven years.  Her experience in the field of dentistry contributes to the passion she has for the dental health of her patients.  She enjoys creating a fun, comfortable atmosphere for patients to feel relaxed and at home.  By meeting the needs of high anxiety and special needs patients, she has a sense of accomplishment when they look forward to their dental visits with her.  Natalie lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida with her husband of fourteen years and two beautiful, outgoing children.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, playing on the beach, staying physically fit, and Florida Gator football.


Jennifer (Registered Dental Hygienist)

Jennifer is a Destin native who has grown up on the Emerald Coast. She graduated with honors from Ft. Walton Beach High School in 2001. She studied at Northwest Florida College and Pensacola State College. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene in 2005. She has been practicing for almost 10 years and loves her job! Educating and encouraging her patients is her goal and watching them leave with a happy, healthy smile is what it’s about! Her husband retired from the Air Force in 2014 after 20 years of faithful service, and they have two beautiful kids. Jennifer is excited to be continuing her work here and looks forward to football season – Go Gators!


Jennifer (Certified Dental Assistant)

Jennifer is originally from Biloxi, MS and moved to the local area in 1997 after her father was reassigned to Eglin, AFB. She is a graduate of Crestview High School. After high school, Jennifer attended NWFSC where she received her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate in 2009. In addition, Jennifer has obtained her National Board Certification in general dental chairside assisting and radiology. Jennifer’s warm personality and gentle touch help our patients feel comfortable. Jennifer is very professional when she is educating her patients in dental care. We are glad that she is part of our dental team.


Sandy (Certified Dental Assistant)

Sandy is originally from Louisiana.  She moved to the area in 1995.  Sandy graduated top of her class at Gulf Coast Community College in 1997.  She enjoys dentistry and helping her patients.  Educating her patients by presenting various options for their smile and watching them leave with a happy smile is her goal.  Sandy’s professional manner, listening skills, and humor help her patients relax.  Patients are sure to feel comfortable about their dental treatment with Sandy in the room.  Her loyal, dedicated service since 1997 as an assistant to Dr. Hills reflects her true passion for the dental field.