Meet Our Team


Kelsey Everett, Office Manager, Financial Consultant
Kelsey Everett
Office Manager & Financial Consultant

Kelsey is from Decatur, Texas, where she graduated from Decatur High School. She attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband, Dr. Everett. After attending McMurry for two years and competing in track and field, she transferred to the University of North Texas in Denton, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

After graduation, she worked several years at South Denton Animal Hospital where she multitasked as a receptionist and assistant to the veterinarian. She then decided to return to school to continue her education at Baylor University Medical Center’s Allied Health School of Radiologic Sciences, where she received her certificate in radiologic technology in 2013. She worked at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Irving for two and a half years before moving to Lubbock. She has since joined the High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry family in 2018, where she strives to “provide the best possible options and solutions for each of our patients while gaining their trust.”

Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves watching her daughter, Hadleigh, grow and change every day. She is a huge sports fan and loves the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. She is an animal lover and has three dogs that she loves to cuddle with.


April Buckelew, Administrative Assistant
April Buckelew
Administrative Assistant

April was born and raised in Plainview, Texas, where she attended and graduated Plainview High School.

April has worked in the dental field for over 12 years and continues to be in the field because of her love and dedication to help patients with all their needs. “Being able to meet new patients and able to see their transformation from start to finish, and the confidence they have when they leave the office after everything, is such an experience and I love it!” April joined the High Plain Periodontics and Implant Dentistry family in June 2018.

April is happily married to her husband, Bryan, with one stepson, Andrew. She lives by her favorite quote daily, “Enjoy the little things in life…for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”, as she and her husband enjoy mud racing, fishing, kayaking and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors.


Tamara Childers, Receptionist, CNA/CMA
Tamara Childers
Receptionist, CNA/CMA

Tamara is originally from Spur, Tx, where she graduated high school. In 2005 she obtained her CNA License from Texas Tech Health Science Center. She then attended South Plains College to further obtain her CMA License. She has been in the medical field for thirteen years.

Tamara joined the High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry family in 2017. You can find her bigger-than-life smile and bubbly personality when you walk into our office. Tamara enjoys meeting new people every day as well as caring for her patients. She works hard to ensure their satisfaction and comfort during their visit so that they leave with a smile.—“I treat everyone like family and want to make sure they feel like family when they come in and see us. It’s the little things that make a big difference and I’m happy High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry sets the standard.”

In her personal time Tamara spends quality time with family and friends. Her daughters, Brijanae and Jada, are both athletes. She takes pride in building their sportsmanship and watching them grow into strong, independent, beautiful young ladies. She is a huge sports fan and is very passionate about her Dallas Cowboys and Golden State Warriors.


Crystal Blackbourne, Lead Surgical Assistant
Crystal Blackbourne
Lead Surgical Assistant

Crystal was born and raised by her grandmother who instilled hard working values and taught her how to become a strong, successful, independent woman. She attended and graduated from Monterey High School.

During high school, she volunteered with special needs students in art. She loved to see their smiles when they completed their masterpieces! She then ran her own professional painting business for five years.

In 2006, she attended and graduated from Kaplan College for Dental Assistant. Crystal joined our team in 2017 and is our Lead surgical assistant at High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry. She has since continued learning and attended several continuing education courses to strengthen and develop new skills as a surgical dental assistant.

She really enjoys being in the dental field and gaining a patient’s trust is her primary goal. “It makes me feel good knowing I have helped a person in pain or I have helped to transform their smiles to give them their confidence back! I pride myself in compassionate patient care. People shouldn’t be scared to go to the dentist!”

Crystal is also a wonderful mom to three beautiful kids and still enjoys art in her free time.


Maria Pinon, Surgical Dental Assistant
Maria Pinon
Surgical Dental Assistant

Originally born in Montclair, California, Maria eventually made her way to the great West Texas area, where she attended and graduated from Plainview High School. She attended South Plains College before she found her calling in the dental field.

She attended and graduated Lubbock Dental Assistant School in 2016. Maria joined our team in 2018 after finding her passion in surgery. She loves to meet and help new people every day and give them their confidence back, “I love surgery and the results we give; seeing someone light up the room with their new smile brings me joy!”

Maria’s drive comes from her family and wanting the best for them, especially her daughter. On her time off, she enjoys spending her time with family and three dogs, going to concerts, and photography.


Kimberly Sanchez, Surgical Dental Assistant
Kimberly Sanchez
Surgical Dental Assistant

Kimberly was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. She attended and graduated from Monterey High School.

After graduation, she attended Virginia College in Dental Assistance. She came to High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry during her externship and has joined our team since then. She proudly walked the stage in 2018! She continues to learn and develop new skills and techniques through continuing education courses and seminars.

She loves her job and strives to make each patient’s experience special. “Being able to say I am a surgical dental assistant and being able to work with Dr. Everett is a big blessing. I really want our patients to be happy with our services and grow relationships with them.”

Kimberly’s passion outside of the dental field includes her son and doing makeup. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, family and, watching her son grow.


Michael Don Everett, Administrative Assistant, Office Support Coordinator
Michael Don Everett
Administrative Assistant, Office Support Coordinator

Mike was born in Dumas, Texas, and was raised on the family farm. He attended and graduated from Stratford High School with honors. After graduation, he traveled around the country and worked a variety of different jobs, until he found his wife, Reyna. They married and had three beautiful children, Joseph Dylan, Ixchel Rhiannon, and Sinead Ixbelca’an.

Mike then attended the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and Master of Arts in Geography. During this time, he worked for the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Historical Atlas.

He returned to the farm but still had a passion for learning. While on the farm, he was offered a position with Heifer International as Southwest Field Coordinator. He became very passionate about their mission of working with limited resource farmers/ranchers to increase income and nutrition. His interest in traditional farming paradigms led him to Holistic Management, which he studied for several years. He is very passionate about protecting the environment along with continuing education.

Mike joined High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry family in 2018 and “enjoys the camaraderie of the team and the chance to work with two of his children and daughter-in-law.” When he’s not being the Jack-of-all-trades and keeping everyone on their toes at the office, you can find Mike spending time with his granddaughter, working in the garden, or reading.


Sinead Everett, Marketing Manager/Administrative Assistant
Sinead Everett
Marketing Manager/Administrative Assistant

Sinead was born in Amarillo to a great family of farmers and ranchers and called the nearby town of Stratford, Texas home. After graduating high school with honors, she attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Exercise and Science with a minor equivalent in Psychology while participating on the track and field team. After a gap year and encouragement from friends and family, she decided to continue her education and attended McCoy College of Business at Texas State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and International Business minor.

After spending over a decade working in a variety of jobs from home remodeling to working years in the service industry, including bartending and managerial positions to promotions, she knows what truly drives conversions. “It’s how well you connect and engage with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and being able to communicate back your understanding while respecting their needs all at the same time. Once you start to open the door to understanding that, you automatically feel more compassion and acceptance. When you accept, you don’t judge; when you stop judging, people start responding to you and connecting to you.”

Sinead’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the practice’s reach. She joined the High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in 2018.

In her free time, Sinead spends her time volunteering, doing photography, hiking with her two Weimaraners, or traveling locally and internationally.
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