Meet the TRM Staff of Fertility Experts
Julie joined the TRM team at its inception and after some time away, eventually returned to our
practice. Julie says she’s so proud to work with a staff of people who really care about all the
patients. She feels everyone at TRM is fantastic at what they do and goes the extra mile to make
sure everyone receives the best care possible. After experiencing infertility herself, she finds it so
rewarding to help others who are going through the same journey.
Julie loves working in the lab because it reminds her of solving a puzzle with all of the results
that are put together for each individual patient. She has completed her State of Tennessee and
College of American Pathology Medical Technologist certification.
Julie loves to learn new things and would be a professional student if she could. She also enjoys
traveling and studying about different cultures.
Ashley is a registered nurse and part of the clinical team assisting patients with their treatments at TRM.
Rachael is a certified REI RN by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and graduated summa cum laude from her nursing class. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Rachael takes pride in her work at TRM and the joy it brings to the lives of others. Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University.
Aside from nursing, Rachael’s great love is makeup, both for fun and special events. She also enjoys music, crafting and being outdoors. Rachel loves spending time with her husband and bulldogs.
Lorie brings more than 25 years of experience in medical billing to Tennessee Reproductive Medicine. She enjoys connecting with patients while working at the office. She also finds great joy in supporting patients’ miraculous fertility journeys.
The mother of two spends her free time at the movies, reading, being with family and friends, and visiting the beach.
Ansley is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and graduated college with two healthcare related
degrees that enable her to better educate her patients.
Nursing has always intrigued Ansley. She likes being a nurse because she has the ability to learn
so much about the body and mind, as well as how amazingly our bodies are designed to create
children. She believes everyone has a story and not all are the same. Ansley feels that being a
part of her patients’ journeys is so rewarding at the end of the day.
Ansley chose to work in fertility to be able to help bring life into the world. She believes that
children are simply a gift from God.
Ansley started competing in local pageants at the age of 15 and after winning her very first
pageant she was encouraged to compete nationally. She has placed in the top five in Miss
Tennessee United States, once in 2018 and the other time in 2019. In September of 2020, she
won her very first national title as “Miss Spectacular America.” Ansley feels that entering
pageants has helped shape her to be a better role model in her community, where she volunteers
for local charitable events and fundraising.
Candy is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has a certification in Basic Life Support. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Being a nurse is extremely rewarding for Candy, and she particularly enjoys helping others achieve their goals of having a family.
She is also a proud mother of two girls, Chloe who is 19 years old and Emma who is 15 years old. Candy enjoys spending her free time with family, reading, participating in church activities and going to the gym. She also collects crazy and colorful socks, so don’t miss them when visiting the office.
Linda is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and a registered nurse. She has completed the ASRM Nurse Certificate Course in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Linda loves the ability to help patients obtain their dream of having families of their own. Working at TRM has given her the opportunity to build close relationships with her patients and get to know them as individuals. She is honored to have patients who love her and consider her part of their family.
Some of Linda’s hobbies, besides hoarding candles, include painting, working out and most of all spending time with her family.
Angie has been involved with the medical field for more than 25 years, first in human resources and now as TRM’s practice administrator. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a certified medical practice executive with the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE).
She takes great pride in her work and in TRM’s commitment to patients, ensuring that they are provided with as much information as possible, from understanding their insurance benefits to understanding all of their treatment options. She is an active member of the Chattanooga Medical Group Management Association, Tennessee Medical Group Management Association as well as the national Medical Group Management Association.
She is also the proud mother of two grown sons and a wife of 30 years. When not working, Angie enjoys rooting for the Vols, watching other sporting events, reading and watching movies.
Patient Care Coordinator
Nancy’s unique perspective of previously being a TRM patient and receiving compassionate care has enabled her to connect with patients dealing with infertility. Nancy has been with TRM since 2018, and in that time she has been blessed to be able to give back to our patients by truly caring and supporting them while receiving care in our office.
She loves getting to know our patients on a personal level, learning about their unique stories and being a part of their journey. Nancy says this is the most rewarding job she’s ever had and is extremely thankful to be a part of such a loving work family.
Nancy is most proud of her daughter, Brooklyn, and watching her grow into such a smart, loving and caring person. She loves spending time with her daughter, her husband, Darrin, and their extended family and friends.
In her free time, she enjoys growing vegetables in the summer and spending time outside by the pool or on a cool evening around the fire. Nancy love sports especially football (Go Vols), hockey (Go Preds) and baseball (Go Yanks). Her dream job would be a baseball scout or a sideline reporter.
Kayla, a licensed practical nurse who has spent 20 years of her life in school, is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Nursing to go with her bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology. She finished at the top of her LPN class and has a nursing certificate in reproductive technology. Kayla says the best part of her job is making people’s infertility journey less stressful by being a friend and someone they can talk to.
She loves watching patients leave with their dream of family fulfilled and enjoys meeting their babies when they come back to visit. She enjoys such rewarding aspects of working in fertility medicine, which she sees as a fast-paced, every changing field. Kayla says Drs. Murray and Scotchie are two of the best people she knows, to patients and staff. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her three dogs, as well as being outdoors and listening to live music.
Susan joined TRM as an embryologist in 2020. Susan says working at TRM is more than just a job to her, and she finds great joy interacting with couples who are on their journey to becoming parents.
Susan appreciates that fertility medicine is constantly evolving and growing, and she is prepared to meet the interesting challenges she encounters while working at TRM. Susan has completed her Embryology Laboratory Scientist (ELS) certification from the American Association of Bioanalysis (AAB).
When not at work, Susan often can be found playing golf, after catching the golf bug five years ago. She also enjoys knitting, drawing, music and painting. Susan is most proud of her amazing daughter and the woman she has become. Her favorite activity outside of work is spoiling her beautiful grandson. Most people would be surprised to learn that she is a sucker for “dad” jokes.
Patient Care Coordinator
Alexis joined TRM as a patient care coordinator in 2019 and has been a certified pharmacy tech since 2017. She loves being able to connect with patients and help them whenever needed. She says after seeing friends and family struggle with infertility, it has been such an amazing journey working for TRM. Alexis says observing on a daily basis all the hard work the physicians and staff put into the practice is life changing – not only for the patients but also for the lives of the family members and friends surrounding them.
Alexis is currently studying real estate and business management. She loves spending her free time, with her husband, Brandon, her puppy, Sue Sparkles, and her cat, Kitty Time. Some of her hobbies include shopping, drag racing and car shows. She is a lover of the water and spends much of her time on the lake in the summer. She also has an obsession with cows and Camaros.
Terena joined TRM in 2016, bringing a wealth of experience and a warm personality to the clinic. She earned an administrative assistant associate degree with a medical emphasis from Chattanooga State Community College. She enjoys helping patients better understand their insurance benefits and financial options.
Outside of the office, she spends a lot of her time with family and friends. She is proud to be celebrating 30 years of marriage and she’s a mother of two grown sons. Terena enjoys practicing yoga or reading. Her favorite sports teams are the Auburn Tigers and Atlanta Braves and her favorite vacation destination is the beach.
Shan has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Mississippi University for Women and a Master of Science in reproductive physiology from Mississippi State University. She began her embryology career working with dairy and beef cattle in Pennsylvania, where she handled over 10,000 embryos in a few short years. Shan began her experience in human embryology, andrology and IVF in 2003 and has been an IVF lab supervisor since 2005.
She is honored to have helped many couples become parents and takes pride in maintaining a successful laboratory. Shan is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a technical supervisor in embryology, by the American Association of Bioanalysts as an andrology laboratory scientist, and she is licensed by the State of Tennessee.
Shan was born in Louisiana and loves to take epic road trips with her husband and their two teenagers. To unwind, she crochets, bakes and has recently learned the art of making bean-to-bar chocolate.