Meet Our Staff
Team Member since 2012, Valarie was born in Lubbock, Texas and moved to the Austin area in 2006. She joined the Tejas team as a medical assistant. Her favorite part about working at Tejas ENT is interacting with patients on a daily basis and working in a positive working environment. She is responsible for taking patients back to the exam rooms and gathering all health information/history. She also assists Dr. Tamez with procedures when necessary. Valarie currently lives in Austin with her significant other and their son, Aiden. In her free time, Valarie enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, and serving at her church.
Hearing Aid Coordinator
Team member since 2016, Lorena is originally a California native, but made the transition to Texas at the age of 12. She works closely with administration, staff, and patients in order to provide a more satisfying patient experience. She is passionate about patient care and strives to exude excellent customer service. Lorena is also responsible for keeping the lines of communication open between Tejas Ear, Nose and Throat and Tejas Hearing Aid Center. She works closely alongside Dr. Mendez to ensure that our hearing aid patients’ needs are taken care of and works diligently to provide the best quality of care possible. Lorena is currently pursuing a degree in the medical field. In her spare time, she likes to go out and explore the Austin area, enjoy new eateries around town or cozy up with a good book.
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Tabby has lived in the Austin area with her fiancé and their two young sons since 2016. Tabby comes to Tejas Ear, Nose and Throat with over eleven years of experience in the medical field. Her favorite part about working at Tejas ENT is the ability to interact closely with patients, assist Dr. Tamez in procedures, and witness first-hand the life changing results patients experience after surgery. Tabby enjoys sports (hook 'em horns!), venturing out for hikes around the beautiful Austin trails, fishing, and relaxing at the lake.
Annie, a Texas native, is married with two kids and three step-kids. Between her children's active schedules, she doesn’t get much free time. When she can, she enjoys working on her home, watching her daughter play volleyball, or watching a good movie. Annie is responsible for checking patients in/out, maintaining the front office, and ensuring patients have everything they need for a smooth visit. Annie’s favorite part about working at Tejas ENT is the ability to interact with patients and meet new people. She strives to provide exceptional customer service.