Meet Our Team

Brandy Pittman, CDA chose dental assisting as her career and attended Western Piedmont Community College. In 1998, she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant. She has been employed with Dr. Knollman since January 2001. Brandy is married to Brad and they have 3 children Kennedy, Alex and Anna. She enjoys shopping, going to the movies and traveling.

Sherri Capel, RDH graduated from dental hygiene school in 1993 from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. She has been with Dr. Knollman since March 2011 as the office administrator. She is has three children, Alexandra, Dawson and Lyla . Sherri enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, fly fishing, camping, anything outdoors, sports and silversmithing.

Dawn Hicks, RDH – Dawn has been in dentistry for 21 years. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1995 and became employed with Dr. Knollman. She is now the Office Administrator and likely the first contact you will have with our practice. She is married to Lamar and has two children, Adelyn and Parker. She enjoys gardening, music, reading and time with her family.

“I love my job, my coworkers and the special relationship I have with our patients”


Jae Hewitt, RDH – Jae has been a hygienist since 2004. Before she became a hygienist she was a paramedic. She has always enjoyed helping people and building lasting relationships with her patients. She and her family moved from Georgia to Asheville in June 2015. Her husband is a science teacher for Georgia Virtual School and works out of their home. They have one daughter, Adelaide, who was born in September of 2012 and is the love of their lives. Prior to becoming parents, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to experience Africa, Australia, China and Italy. As a family they enjoy camping, walking our two dogs and exploring all the wonderful things Asheville has to offer.

Gay V. S. Teel, RDH, BS, MA –  Gay arrived from California to Asheville in 2011.  She has been a hygienist for 35 years and a dental hygiene educator for over 25 years as well as a full-time Professor. She prides herself on specialized individual care to her patients and LOVES the Blue Ridge Mountains and four seasons.  Gay is an avid outdoor person and loves to cook and read in her spare time.  She is married with three grown children spread across the country and loves to have her family congregate in Asheville!  Gay loves to travel and hopes to engage in outreach community care in her future 


Chris Knollman – Chris is a sophomore pre-dental student at UNC Asheville majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He started working at our office just after graduating high school and has aspirations to be an oral surgeon. Currently, Chris is thoroughly involved at UNC Asheville holding leadership positions in Rotaract “Rotary in Action”, Health Occupation Students of America, and Sigma Nu Fraternity. In his down time, Chris enjoys playing hockey, reading, and listening to all varieties of music.