Meet Our Team


Dawn Hicks – RDH, Office Administrator

Dawn is our office administrator and is involved in many levels of patient care. She is most likely the first face you will see when arriving at the office. Her disposition and welcoming friendly personality helps to put patients at ease. Dawn graduated from hygiene school in 1995 and was Dr. Knollman’s first hygienist when he went into private practice for several years. She rejoined the practice as the office administrator in 2004. Her favorite things include traveling and trying new restaurants and making memories with her family!

Audrea Burgin- CDA, Office Administrator

Audrea graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College Dental Assisting Program in 1999. Her career started in orthodontics almost 20 years, she joined Dr. Knollman’s practice in July 2019. Her role at the office includes scheduling and marketing along with other duties. She is a people person and loves the interaction with patients and their families. She and her husband Robby have a son Dakota. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, cooking, snow skiing, water skiing, and hiking.

Brandy Pittman – Certified Dental Assistant

Brandy 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 movies, and traveling.

Haley McElrath – Dental Assistant

Haley joined the practice in April of 2019, she has been a dental assistant since 2008. Being an assistant allows her to get to know the patients. Her goal is to make sure the patient feels comfortable and at ease for every appointment. Haley is married to Jeremy, has a daughter Michaela and a son Landon. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Bentley. In her free time, she enjoys spending her weekends at Lake James and water skiing.

Jennie Fowler – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennie was born and raised in Washington State where she completed her dental hygiene degree at Clark Community College in 2009. Her husband’s job relocated their family to the area in the summer of 2020. She is married and has two beautiful children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, decorating her home, and hiking with her family.

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Chris Knollman

Chris is currently in dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology in 2019 from UNC Asheville. He started working at our office after graduating from high school and is looking forward to his future in the dental profession. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing guitar and sharpening his culinary skills.