Meet The Staff

Dr. Brown

Dr. April Brown was born and raised in Hope, Arkansas. In 2001, she graduated from Hope High School as valedictorian of her class. She attended Ouachita Baptist University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Summa Cum Laude status. In 2004, she attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and also completed her Masters in Oral Biology at the same time.

While in dental school, Dr. Brown was involved in the Louisville American Student Dental Association, the Christian Medical/Dental Association, and the Alpha Omega dental fraternity. She was appointed to a position on the Dental School Admissions Committee and was the Colgate liaison for the entire school in her junior and senior years.

In 2008, Dr. Brown continued her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center with the completion of a three year orthodontic residency. While in residency, she treated a range of patients from ages 7 to 71, with a variety of orthodontic needs.

Dr. Brown is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse Brown. They have a son, Jack, who was born in January 2013, and a daughter, Ava, who was born in April 2015. Dr. Brown enjoys hunting and fishing. She also likes to cook and sing.

Lucy

Lucy Ramel is a 1983 Tivy High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Chapman University.

In 2009, Lucy returned home, and is glad to be back in Kerrville with her mother, five sisters, and 18 nieces and nephews that she loves to spoil. Lucy loves the Lord and enjoys reading the Bible and attending bible studies. She also loves to travel. She has been blessed with friends all over the world so she has her pick of places to visit.

Lucy greets our patients with a warm, friendly smile. She is responsible for keeping our office running smoothly and effectively and does an excellent job at it because our patients make it so fun and easy.

Marisol

Marisol Navarro, was born and raised in Leon, Mexico. In 2000, she moved with her family to Kerrville.  She graduated from Tivy High School and graduated in 2006.  After high school, Marisol attended Concorde Career College and received her Registered Dental Assistant license with honors in February 2013. and graduated with honors. Her next goal is to receive her orthodontic assistant certification.

In March 2013, Marisol joined the Hill Country Smiles team, where she also did her internship for four months. She is currently engaged to Jorge and together they are raising their beautiful daughter, Allison.  Marisol's favorite things to do are spending time with her family, going on road trips, reading and dancing.

Joanna

Born and raised in Ingram TX, Joanna graduated from Ingram Tom Moore High School in 2013. She later attended the College of Health Care Professions in San Antonio, TX and received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification in September of 2015. Joanna joined the Hill Country Smiles team in September 2015, where she also completed her externship. During her free time she enjoys going on road trips and being outdoors.

Virginia

Virginia Lozano was raised in the Hill Country. She is married to her high school sweetheart Ernesto. They have 3 beautiful children: Joel, Marissa and Alexa. She is a 2005 graduate from Center Point High School. She was also the 2005 prom queen.

Virginia likes to organize, play volleyball and spend time with her family. She keeps busy toting her kids back and forth to their outdoor sporting activities. She enjoys serving Dr. Brown’s patients and greeting them with a friendly smile.

Paola

Paola Machuca joined our Hill Country Smiles team in May 2016, as an extern. Paola is originally from Mexico City. She moved to Kerrville in 2012. Paola graduated from Concorde Career College with her Registered Dental Assistant Certificate. She is the oldest of five siblings (all girls). On her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends and loves working with Dr. Brown & her staff.