Our team at Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with the highest possible level of service. Each member of our team is friendly and caring, as well as experienced and skilled. We work hard to ensure that each visit to our office is enjoyable, pleasant and gives you something to smile about. Dr. Bradley Pierson and Dr. Kristin Saunders, our orthodontists in San Antonio, Texas, look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Nichole Harmon
Nichole is originally from Bay City, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and her two children, Keegan and Hagan. They enjoy spending time outdoors, going to the beach and spending time with family. She has completed four half marathons and hopes to someday complete a full one. Nichole has been in the orthodontic field since 2008. Building relationships with patients and their families is one of her favorite things about working in the field.


Erica Paniagua
Erica was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in Bulverde. She has two beautiful daughters, April and Sam. Seeing the difference a beautiful smile makes in someone’s life is her favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field. In her free time, Erica enjoys gardening and watching the hummingbirds at her feeders.


Graciela Mancha
Gracie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys traveling, running and watching movies and crime shows on Netflix. Gracie’s favorite thing about her job is meeting the patients and their families and really getting to know them. She loves to see how excited they are about getting orthodontic treatment – especially the kids!



Yvette Gutierez
Yvette was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Yvette has worked in the orthodontic field since 1994 and finds the most rewarding part of her job is meeting patients and seeing the transformation of their smile from beginning to end. In her free time, she loves to barbeque, workout, ride horses and barrel race with her daughter, LeighAnn.


Claudia Silva
Claudia is originally from El Paso, Texas. She is the oldest of three children in her family and enjoys having a family of her own. She married her best friend, Juan Carlos, and they have two beautiful daughters named Daniela and Isabela. Her free time is spent with her family, volunteering and watching her kids play sports. Claudia’s favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field is seeing the transformation in the patients and the smiles that mean so much to them.


Cheryl Dendy
If you ask Cheryl where home is, she will say San Antonio. Although she was born in Dallas, she has lived in San Antonio for the past 20 years. Her and her husband, John, enjoy spending time with their beautiful children and grandkids. When she is not at work, you might find her in the garden (as she has a bit of a “green thumb”) or eating some of her husband’s amazing BBQ. One thing she enjoys about the orthodontic field is seeing how happy the patients are when they get their braces off and seeing their beautiful smiles.


Valerie Livingston-Gregg
Although Valerie was born in San Antonio, she moved around a bit when she was younger. She came back to Texas when she was 13 and has been here ever since. Valerie describes her two daughters and one son as incredible. She loves playing sports, staying active, and reading or watching crime documentaries. Her family enjoys being outdoors — at the pool, a lake, or watching live sports or music somewhere. Her favorite thing about Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics is her coworkers. She says they have taught her so much, not only about the industry, but about life as well.



Esmeralda Payan
Esmeralda, better known as Esme, is from Fort Worth, Texas. She says the best part of her day is getting a hug from a patient. Esme enjoys camping, fishing, traveling, visiting the beach and just relaxing. She also enjoys watching sports, especially the Cowboys, Mavericks and Spurs!


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Elizabeth Garza
Elizabeth, better known as Liz, is from San Antonio and enjoys being part of the Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics team. She loves being with our patients and continually building friendly, trusting relationships with them. During her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and Cat, Ollie. She also loves riding her Peloton!



Jeunesse Perera
Jeunesse was born and raised in San Antonio. Jeunesse says the best reward for coming to work each day is getting to see the look on our patients faces when they get their braces off and their smiles look so beautiful. Jeunesse has a little boy named Xavier. They love to be outdoors together and enjoy spending time at the park every chance they get.


Sam Goldstein
Sam was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Robert, both have served in the Air Force. They have a daughter named Chloe and love to go camping and hiking together. She’s been in martial arts for over 20 years and is a 5th degree black belt! She says the most rewarding part of being a martial artist is teaching and inspiring children. Recently, she has picked up the hobby of beekeeping. She finds honey bees fascinating and can talk about them for hours. She enjoys working in orthodontics because she gets to build a good rapport with patients and she loves working with kids.


Ana Ruiz
Ana was born in Houston, but raised in Monterrey N.L., Mexico. When she’s not at work, Ana enjoys movie nights, gathering with family and friends, and taking her dog for walks. Her favorite thing about working in the orthodontic field is the opportunity to meet new people and build relationships with them and their families throughout the course of treatment.


Amy Maldonado
Although Amy was born in Eagle Pass, she was raised in Del Rio, Texas. She says her family are some of the most supportive people she knows, and she wouldn’t be who she is today without them. In her free time, she enjoys visiting family and friends, watching new shows or movies, and exploring new places with her fiancé and her pup, Whiskey. Her favorite thing about working in orthodontics is seeing the patient’s faces after they get their braces off. She said it’s one of the coolest things when they look in the mirror and say, “No way, these are my teeth?!


Camrie Martyniuk
Camrie is originally from Cleburne, Texas. She comes from a big family of six kids, and she is right in the middle. With three brothers and two sisters she is very family oriented. Over the years, she has been in competitive cheer and tumbling, and she loves to stay involved with that as much as possible. She believes that having a confident smile can have a very positive impact on one’s life. She says, “Being able to play a small part in that is beyond rewarding.” When she’s not at work, she enjoys golfing with her boyfriend, Logan, and Golden Doodle, Callaway.


Stacee Gomez
Stacee was born and raised in the small town of Devine, Texas. She is the youngest of four siblings. In her free time, you can find her cheering courtside at her daughter’s basketball games or at home spending time with her fur babies. Stacee has many hobbies including sewing, doing nails, golfing and anything arts and crafts. She has been in the dental field since 2010. The most rewarding part of being an orthodontic assistant for her is helping to create beautiful smiles and building one’s confidence.


Melanie Flores
Melanie is a native of San Antonio. She married her high school sweetheart, Ben, and together, they have three children. She describes her children as“pretty amazing”. She enjoys spending time with them – watching movies, eating and having game nights. She also enjoys date nights with her hubby and is an avid gym goer. What she loves most about working in the orthodontic field is contributing to everyone’s new smile and watching how it can change someone’s life. She says, “It’s truly remarkable, and being a part of it is a true blessing.”


Melody Jimenez
Melody was born and raised in San Antonio. She feels spending time with her family is one of the greatest joys of life. When she is not at work, you can find Melody traveling, shopping with her bestie (her mom) and trying new foods at all the local spots in town. Melody says building relationships with her patients and seeing their smile change along the course of their treatment is the ultimate reward.