Meet the Team
Director of Business Development
Jayson is a native of Virginia Beach and graduated from Old Dominion University in 1996. He married Paige Downs in 2000 and they have 2 sons, Cole and Reid. Before joining Downs Dental Care, Jayson was a Territory Manager for KRAFT Foods. He has a diverse background in sales, territory management and business, which is very beneficial to helping the practice grow.
Outside of the office, Jayson is very involved with his sons' baseball teams and he loves fishing!
Jayson believes, "Having a great passion for the relationships we have with our patients and their oral health is the cornerstone of our dental practice."
Office Manager/Insurance Coordinator
Claudia graduated from Old Dominion University and has been in the dental field since 1995. She specializes in overseeing the operational side of the practice.
Excellent customer service is her priority for patients. She enjoys helping patients to better understand their dental benefits as related to their treatment. This enables patients to make a better decision when it comes to their dental treatment.
Claudia is married and has two adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at her lake house, going to the beach, and working out.
Christi Scholl Nichols
Christi joined Downs Dental Care in 2014. She moved from Fairfax, Virginia to attend and graduate from Old Dominion University with a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2003. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she is an oral healthcare fanatic and loves to share her knowledge with others. She has lectured as a hygiene educator and speaker for Johnson and Johnson/Orapharma since 2007, working to increase the awareness of systemic links to dental health.
Her husband Dan, is a local business owner of Dumbells Personal Training. They share a passion for fitness and have toured the National Kickball Circuit. Christi enjoys Vinyasa yoga, running, and family snowboarding trips. But most of all, she enjoys being a Mom. Her boys, Jax and Grant, keep her laughing everyday!
Melissa is one of our dental hygienists here at Downs Dental Care. She was born and raised in Virginia Beach, and graduated from Kellam High School. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University in 2009.
Melissa currently lives in Virginia Beach with her family, and in her free time, enjoys spending time with them and going to the beach.
Melissa says, "I enjoy forming relationships with my patients and helping them maintain their dental health."
Patient Care Coordinator
Brandon is the newest addition to Downs Dental Care. He is a native of Virginia Beach, and graduated from Bayside High School in 2007. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Virginia Wesleyan College (now University) in 2011.
Brandon has been in the dental field for 13 years first starting when he was only 16 years old. He has experience in the business aspect as well as the clinical aspect of dentistry. In his free time, Brandon enjoys traveling to the tropics, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Brandon says, "To see patients that may have been anxious or reluctant make a complete 180 to smiling and laughing is rewarding beyond words. Giving patients the best possible experience during their appointment is what I love to do most!"
Bobbie Jo Taylor
Bobbie Jo is one of our part time hygienists here at Downs Dental Care. Bobbie Jo graduated from Old Dominion University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene, as well as a Minor in Community Health specializing in Geriatrics. Before moving to Virginia Beach, she lived in Savannah where she earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Armstrong Atlantic University in 2003.
She is married and has two children that keep her very active. Between being a team mom for her sons baseball team and teaching Sunday school at her church, she enjoys running and reading.
Bobbie Jo says, "I am blessed to be one of the few who has a job doing what they love!"
Adriana is one of our part time dental assistants here at Downs Dental Care. Adriana has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Venezuela where she trained as a Dentist prior to moving to Virginia. Upon her arrival in the U.S., she became a U.S. citizen and completed a Certified Dental Assisting program.
She is fluent in English and Spanish, and stays current with the newest dental treatments. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, and being her son Christian's biggest fan.
Adriana says, "I take helping patients and maintaining their dental health very seriously, and love to help patients achieve their desired smile!
Shera is our other full time assistant at Downs Dental Care. Shera was born and raised in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. Even as a child she recalls having a passion for dentistry.
She is the mother of three children, and enjoys spending her free time with them building unforgettable memories.
Shera says, "I love being a part of making a different and sometimes life changing oral appearance!"