Our Staff

Dental Team

  • Natalie P. Akin
    Office Manager

    My husband, Brian grew up in Gulf Breeze and we wanted to raise our only daughter, Beth, here in the Panhandle.  My careers have gone from one extreme to the other. From managing over 2000 clients, wrestling alligators, and now have found a home at Parkway Dental. Everyday is a new experience and I love watching the faces of our patients when we are able to truly make them smile!

  • Brook Banks

    I am a long-time dental receptionist and Gulf Breeze resident. Compasionate for people and animals. I love to talk and listen to stories.  I stay busy with work, family and friends.

  • Katy Hathorn
    Dental Hygienist

    I have been living on the Gulf Coast since 1990 when my family and I moved here following my father's retirement from the U.S. Air Force. I have been a member of the Parkway Dental team since 2008 when I graduated from Pensacola State College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. When I'm not caring for our patients, I enjoy spending time with my family and living the beach lifestyle, taking in all that our area has to offer in the way of festivals, food, or whatever else sparks my interests. 

  • Elizabeth Vines
    Dental Hygienist

    I have been living in Pensacola since 1994 when my father got stationed at N.A.S.  After graduating from Pensacola State College in 2008 with a degree in Dental Hygiene, I began my dental career here at Parkway Dental. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with family and friends and my dog Penny. 

  • Catherine Thompson

    I have three beautiful children.  I am bias but, they all have beautiful eyes and are very athletic and smart.   We relocated to Navarre when I met the man of my dreams four years ago.  I love Navarre and all of our many different resturants.... I take great pleasure in eating!!! 

  • McKenzie Lanza
    Dental Assistant

    I graduated from the dental assisting program in St. Petersburg in 2016 with an Expanded Functions certification. I am currently attending Pensacola State College working towards a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygeine.  My free time involves my dog Charlie, my family, and friends.  I enjoy being able to ease our patients anxieties and creating relationships. AND  I love Taco Tuesdays!!! 

  • Kim Brimer
    Dental Assistant

    My husband and I relocated to this area in 2017 from Birmingham, Alabama. For 30 plus years, I have been working in the dental field.  I have 3 adult children and 8 wonderful grandchildren.  We explore the community with our two Doodle Dogs! I enjoy greatly the fact that our area has great seafood and fantastic local restaurants. 

  • Melissa Floyd
    Dental Assistant

    I have called Navarre home for over 20 years. I am a proud mom of three wonderful children and one adorable grandaughter.  I started my dental career in 1997, took several years off to raise my children, and started back three years ago.  I find the dental field very rewarding.  All my free time revolves around my family. 

  • Jennifer Watkins
    Dental Hygientist

    I am a proud miltary spouse!!!  I started my dental career in 2008.  My husband transfered to this area 3 years ago and we love going to our beaches anytime we get a chance.  I have two amazing children, an adorable dog, and dedicated salior for a husband. 

  • Samanatha Chavers
    Dental Hygientist

    I was born in Metairie Louisiana but my family relocatd to Gulf Breeze when I was in elementary school.  In 2011, I graduated from Pensacola state College with my degree in Dental Hygiene.  I am happily married to my high school sweetheart and we have three beautiful, energetic children together.  Our family enjoys spending our weekends together doing anything outdoors.  

  • Kristen Guillen
    Dental Assistant

    My Airman husband, Niko was transfered to Florida 2018.  Since arriving to the sunshine state from Pennsylvania, we have been blessed with a child, Raiden.  Our family, with our two dogs, love to fish and visit the beach.  

  • Taylor Hipp
    Dental Assistant

    I moved to South Santa Rosa county in August 2018 from Golden, Colorado.  I volunteer my time for ministry work.  Currently,  I spend most of my free time in Panama City rebuilding homes. I am looking forward to summertime and fishing.  I am also really fond of Taco Tuesdays!!! 

  • Genie Danley
    Dental Hygienist

    I was born in Cebu, Philippines and moved to the United States 17 years ago.  I attended Gulf Coast State College and obtained my dental hygeine license in 2007.  Prior to moving to Pensacola, we lived on our sail boat in Panama City.  Evacuating to this area has been an amazing adventure!   I enjoy spending time with with great patients and making a difference, especially their smile.  Away from work, I spend all my time with my husband and our wonderful dog, Jack.