Meet our team

Dr. Damon B. Thompson Read Bio

Dr. Thompson grew up in the Town of Blacksburg and graduated from Virginia Tech in 1992. In the same year, he was married to his wife, Andrea, and they started their family of five boys. Dr. Thompson received his dental degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia in 1996, and served in the United States Navy from 1996-1999 onboard the USS Arctic (AOE-8). He returned to Blacksburg to join Drs. Thompson and Schnecker in private practice from 1999-2010. Dr. Th...Read More

Tom Williams, Director of Operations Read Bio

Tom Williams was born and raised in Corning, New York, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Masters degree in Forestry. He was a paperboy for his first job, and now works passionately to coach and empower people and businesses to be all that they can possibly be. He began serving as the Director of Operations at Real Life Dental in 2016, where he is essential to the overall function of the business as well as the level of patient care we offer. He enjoys spending his time out...Read More

Hannah Schroeder, Patient Coordinator Read Bio

Hannah Kolozsy Schroder was born in Fort Riley, Kansas, and has moved homes 19 times over the course of her life- having lived in several different states with Virginia being the tenth. She spent a few years working as a gymnastics teacher for a children’s fitness gym in California, and recently began practicing Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art. In 2014, she married her husband, Kevin, and they fulfilled a lifelong dream backpacking alone the Rhine River in Germany in 2015. Among other trave...Read More

Laura Andrasco, Financial Coordinator Read Bio

Laura Andrasco was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Though she is used to the hustle-and-bustle of city life, having spent years living in Charlotte, North Carolina, she moved to the Blacksburg area to be near to family and has worked for Real Life Dental since its opening in 2010. For her first job, she worked in an old copy center where she learned administrative skills such as printing, copying, typing, and mailing. Now, she utilizes her natural ability and ...Read More

Tammy Collins, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Tammy Collins was born in Orlando, Florida and has been a native of the New River Valley since 1991. She attended Virginia Western and graduated with degrees in both business management and dental hygiene. Before becoming a registered dental hygienist, Tammy worked as a hair stylist for 10 years. She has worked with Dr. Thompson since 2008, and has been employed with Real Life Dental since its opening in 2010. She enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family, traveling, and anything in...Read More

Andrea Spence, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Andrea Spence was raised in Bedford, Virginia and has been intrigued with dentistry even from a young age. She pursued that interest by studying Dental Hygiene and graduating from Virginia Western Community College in 2008 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science. Andrea worked in Lynchburg, Virginia as a Dental Hygienist before moving to the New River Valley where she met her husband Jonathan. They were married on August 28, 2010, in Christiansburg, Virginia where they now reside. Andrea...Read More

Cayla Dennis, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Cayla Dennis grew up in the small town of Narrows, Virginia, with her family and twin sister. As a teenager, she began working at a small hometown restaurant where she would continue as a server for 10 years. She attended New River Community College to study Police Science and has served as a dental assistant for Real Life Dental since January of 2016. In her free time, Cayla enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and camping as well as anything competitive – including Frisbee golf! Her lifelong dre...Read More

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