Meet Our Staff
Team member since 2008, Nettie was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She is responsible for shadowing Dr. Tamez and assisting him with patient exams and procedures. When she is not working directly with Dr. Tamez she is responsible for taking patients back to the exam rooms and gathering all health information/history. What Nettie enjoys most about working at Tejas is the interaction with patients and being a part of the positive changes in their quality of life. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her son, family and friends.
Team member since 2006, Audrey is from Amarillo, Texas and moved to the Hill Country in 2003. She has been an integral part of the Tejas team. She started out as a patient representative, then transitioned into medical assistant, and then was promoted to office supervisor. Because of all the hats she has worn she is very knowledgeable in all areas of operation within the practice. Working at Tejas, Audrey loves that we are able to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life. She is happily married with three beautiful children and a Shih'tzu named Ren. She enjoys photography, spending time outdoors and cooking with her husband.
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.
Patient Service Representative
Team member since April 2015, Tasha was born and raised in Austin, making her a true “Austinite.” She is a Jack of all Trades in the office, having been cross-trained as a medical assistant to Dr. Tamez, surgery coordinator and check out personnel. In addition to Tasha’s friendly and positive attitude, her ability to communicate effectively with our patients and actively listen to their needs is what makes her a key player in the Tejas team. She goes above and beyond to guarantee that every patient is taken care of, whether it is communicating with them in person or on the phone. Tasha is very knowledgeable in many areas of the practice and if she does not know an answer to a patient’s question, she will figure it out or direct the patient to the right person. In her free time, she loves spending quality time with her daughter, travel, read a good book, and explore all Austin has to offer on the weekends.
Patient Service Representative
Team member since 2016, Lorena is originally a California native, but made the transition to Texas at the age of 12. She is responsible for the front office and 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.