Meet Our Team



After graduating from Lone Oak High School, I attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a degree in merchandising, apparel, and textiles. “How did that lead to orthodontics?” you might ask. Working in such a dynamic office with amazing co-workers and the ability to meet patients and their families is what drew me to the field of orthodontics. Expect to speak with Darla or myself when you call the office. We will be the first of many smiling faces when you arrive for your appointments.

On a personal note, I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have the most beautiful twin daughters! Though neither of us thought we would ever move back to Paducah, we absolutely love being here and feel very fortunate to raise our daughters in such a great community! Spending time with our families is very important and much easier in the same town. Being married to a sports enthusiast has turned me into an avid UK and Dallas Cowboys’ fan! GO CATS!



Hi, my name is Audrey. I joined Dr. John’s staff in December 2002 as a clinical technician. Prior to the position, I worked in another orthodontic practice in Paducah for 18 years. It’s nice working with co-workers that I consider a part of my extended family. We have a lot of fun in our office.

The greatest change that I’ve seen in the field of orthodontics is the increase in adult patients. Moms and dads alike are taking their turn at achieving a beautiful smile. Patients are seen every 6-8 weeks for their appointment which gives us the opportunity to build relationships with them during their 18-24 months in treatment. I’ve had braces too, so I know exactly what you are going through!

I have two sons who are both married and have blessed me with three grandchildren.



Hi! My name is Cindy. I have been an orthodontic assistant since 1981. Over the years, I have enjoyed being a part of creating many beautiful smiles. I joined Dr. Colgan's team in January 2014 following Dr. Allen Moffitt's retirement. A typical day for me consists of band fitting, wire bending, impressions, lab work, fabrication of retainers and much more! You may see me in both the Paducah and Murray locations.

On a personal note, I took the skills I acquired in bending wires and applied them to starting my own artisan jewelry business, "The Beaded Wing". I create designs using sterling silver and copper wire with natural stones.  My husband and I enjoy travelling, movies or quiet time at home enjoying our four legged child, Jude. She is a boxer and she is my best friend in the whole world.

I am proud to be a part of the Colgan Team.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your new smile.



Hi, my name is Lauren. I joined Colgan Orthodontics in December 2019. Throughout dental assisting school, I knew that orthodontics was the perfect fit for me.  After I graduated from school and I began working for Dr. John, I felt right at home, having already had my orthodontics treatment here. 

On a personal note, I am married to the sweetest man, and we have the best doggy, Remi. We live in the country in good ol’ Marshall County where we enjoy the peace and quiet. We also enjoy traveling and spending time with our families.

I absolutely love my job and my co-workers. Dr. John and Dr. Drew are the best bosses ever! I can’t wait to meet you and watch your personalities change and grow as we mold your new smile.



Hi. My name is Emily.  I have been a dental assistant for 9 years.  I started working for Colgan Orthodontics in the fall of 2018 and I couldn't be happier!  Before orthodontics I was a general dental assistant.  I love orthodontics because it brings so much happiness to each patient once they are done with treatment and to be a part of that happiness is truly rewarding.

On a personal note, I have two beautiful children-a daughter and a son.  They are the light of my life!  We love being outdoors, going on adventures, gardening, and living life to the fullest.

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Hi, my name is Ashley. I joined Dr. John’s staff in July 2022, as a clinical technician. Prior to this position, I have worked in the orthodontics field for the past 18 years. I am truly blessed with the best doctors and co-workers!

I have been married to my husband, Russell, for the past 8 years. We have three children, all boys! I love being a boy mom and all the things that come with raising boys! We enjoy time on our farm, raising chickens, goats, ducks, turkey, and our lab, Milo.



Hello! My name is Valerie. I am from Mayfield, Kentucky, and am the Financial Coordinator here at Colgan & Tritle Orthodontics. While having just joined this practice in August 2022, I have been in the orthodontic field for over 23 years, holding just about all positions at some point in time. I love being a part of this team and enjoy working with the doctors and my teammates daily to achieve smiles for our patients that will last a lifetime.

On a personal note, my husband and I have been together for over 25 years. We have two beautiful daughters, and we cannot leave out our mini poodle, Brutus! We are a sports-oriented family, so if we are not attending our daughter’s basketball games, you will find us supporting our Mayfield Cardinals and cheering on THE Ohio State Buckeyes!



Hello! My name is Stacie. I joined August 2021 as an orthodontic assistant. Prior to this position, I worked in orthodontics for 26 years. I consider my work family my second family!

On a personal note, I have been married to my husband for 25 years and have one son. I enjoy painting, gardening, sports, and fishing. I have two dogs, Bella and Nalla, that I enjoy playing with as well. I absolutely love working for Dr. John and Dr. Drew, Best Bosses Ever! I look forward to helping Dr. John and Dr. Drew give you the most beautiful smile!



Hi. My name is Regenia. I joined Dr. John’s staff in January 2021. Prior to this position, I was a certified dental assistant in a pediatric dental office for 34 years. This has truly been teaching an old dog new tricks. Thankfully, this office is full of wonderful people who have been very kind and helpful in this learning process. I am also happy to have Dr. Tritle join the practice this year. Now, you will have two very kind and talented orthodontists!

I am married and have two children and a grandson. My daughter is an attorney in Frankfort, and my stepdaughter is a hair stylist in Paducah. I have one kitty named “Polly”.



Hi! My name is Mandy! I joined Colgan & Tritle Orthodontics in 1997, and took a break for 17 years to raise my two beautiful girls. They are both currently in college pursuing nursing degrees. I married my high school sweetheart and will celebrate our 25th anniversary. When I am not at work, I run, work outside in the yard, love on my three schnauzers, and spend time with my family. My favorite part of working at Colgan & Tritle is seeing the beautiful smiles and joy on patients’ faces when they leave our doors!

Our Vision

We, at Colgan Orthodontics, provide our patients with the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a caring, friendly, fun atmosphere.

Our team is committed to an unsurpassed level of personal service. It is our goal to enhance the quality of life for each patient we serve through a significant improvement to their overall health, appearance and SMILE.

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Office Hours

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  • Tuesday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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