Kristen S. was raised in Orlando Florida. She chose to attend Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduating she moved to Atlanta, GA to start her career working for Enterprise Holdings. During her career she matriculated into upper management after receiving nine promotions. She was a leader in many divisions with Enterprise and during her time there earned her PHR certificate. After leading the Talent Acquisition team she was promoted to the Talent and Development department head where she was responsible for the development of more than one thousand employees spanning 3 businesses and 5 business lines. During her time at Enterprise she assisted the team in earning multiple JD Power and Associates Awards in Customer service. After fulfilling her goals with Enterprise she was looking for a new challenge. Kristen’s experience in business and customer service was the blend Dr. French was looking for help to open his practice in 2018. Kristen is the Practice Administrator for Southern ENT Specialists and shares Dr. French passion for providing Southern Hospitality in healthcare.
Kristen enjoys working with the very best team in the state and feels blessed to work for Southern ENT Specialists and to have such a phenomenal team she can support in reaching their career goals. In her free time, she enjoys running, live music, spending time with her dog Bob and outside activities with her family and friends.
Jill French was raised in Orlando Florida. She attended Valencia in Orlando. She went on to pursue her passion for sales and marketing in Tampa Florida. Jill was recognized as a top performer multiple years by leading the sales team in Tampa. During her time in Tampa she also worked in growing a business through her marketing success. She decided to relocate to Atlanta GA in 2012 to pursue a career with Apex. During her time with Apex she earned rookie of the year, and top performer every year. Jill has since gone on to start her own real estate business and helped others market themselves. She helped found Southern ENT Specialists and serves as the practice liaison. Jill feels blessed to share with others in the medical community all that Southern ENT Specialists has to offer and discuss the phenomenal team she gets to work with. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at a local nursing home, working out, gardening, and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Summer Garrett was born and raised in White Ga. where she graduated high school from Cass High. After high school she attended Coosa Valley Tech. School. She has worked in the medical field for the last 10 years and strives to put a smile on every patient’s face despite how bad they might feel at the time. She enjoys being a part of a team whose goal is to make their patients feel welcome while they are here and better after they leave. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, nephews and nieces, and going to church.
Amanda was born in Louisiana, however she has spent the majority of her life in northern Georgia. She graduated from Sequoyah High School in Canton and later received a medical billing and coding certificate from Chattahoochee Technical College. Amanda has worked in Otolaryngology for over 7 years and loves being part of a team that helps people feel better. Amanda service manages prior authorizations and surgery scheduling for Southern ENT Specialists. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places and trying new restaurants.
Samantha Stensland grew up in a military family and moved every two years until she was in high school. Attended Etowah High School and graduated in 2000. She has been in the medical field for over 15 years. Specifically in Billing and coding for the last 11 years. Attended the AAPC for her certificate in Medical Coding in 2009 and Medical Chart Auditing in 2015. She enjoys watching scary movies and playing with her new boston terrier puppy. Her favorite color is “glitter”.
Ann started her career in healthcare 22 years ago where she began working in the medical records department. She matriculated to financial resources and continues to learn more about medical management and healthcare. She joined Southern ENT Specialists over 2 years ago and is a front office specialist. Since joining the team she has gone on to earn her certificate as an Audiology Technician. She is currently studying for her Hearing Instrument Specialist Certification as well. Ann enjoys working for Southern ENT Specialists because she gets to build relationships with our patients and provide southern hospitality to not only the patients but also her co-workers. Ann loves to read and spend time with her dog Molly.