JUSTIN JORY - FOUNDER & CEO
Justin Jory oversees all aspects of the operations of Light Wave Dental. After spending a decade investing in high-growth companies on behalf of investment firms (Mercato Partners, Leucadia, and Bank of America), Justin founded Light Wave to solve the problems surfacing in the dental industry. Justin considers himself blessed to be working with some of the most successful dentists and dental offices in the Mid-Atlantic. Justin obtained a JD/MBA and BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University where he also played tight end for the football team.
In his free time, Justin is busy helping his wife wrangle their five children: four rough and tumble boys and one spoiled princess.
DAVID WURTZBACHER - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David Wurtzbacher is responsible for financial strategy and acquisitions at Light Wave Dental. He spent the early years of his career at J.P. Morgan in New York, identifying, researching and executing investments for its Asset & Wealth Management division, including several years working directly for the Chief Investment Officer. David earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University.
David is from Denver and tries to get outdoors as much as possible, especially to ski or hike. His wife is a Virginia native and the two of them enjoy exploring all that the state has to offer.
STEVE DEVORE - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Steve DeVore is joining Light Wave Dental as the Chief Operating Officer beginning in August 2018. He previously was the Vice President of Operations for National Veterinary Associates with direct responsibility for a $300mm P&L with 170 clinics across the Eastern United States. Prior to NVA, Steve was a Division Vice President for DaVita managing 54 dialysis clinics in Maryland. Steve earned a degree in Business Management from Washington College and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.
Steve was the Captain of his college basketball team and is married with two children.
KRYSTAL FLOWERS - OFFICE MANAGER & EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, FINANCE
Krystal oversees office administration and supports the Executive Team at Light Wave Dental. With over 20 years experience in Business & Office Management, Contract & Budget Management, Human Resources, Corporate Event Planning, IT and Accounting; she brings an extensive skill set to the team.
Krystal is originally from California and returns whenever possible. She enjoys visiting the many historical sites that Virginia has to offer and, when not at work, can be found outdoors, volunteering or spending time with her family and 2 dogs.
JAIME PONCE-MORALES - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, OPERATIONS
Jaime recently joined Light Wave Dental as an Executive Assistant, supporting the COO and Operations Team. He brings a substantial skill set of over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources, Business & Office Management, Executive support, and scrupulous choreography of Corporate Events.
Jaime is a Virginia native who enjoys traveling to scenic sites throughout the East Coast, whenever possible. When not at work, he enjoys taking his dog on walks thru Occoquan Regional Park, spending time with his family and learning about different cultures. Jaime is also fluent in conversational ASL.
CHARMAINE CROY - REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, HAMPTON ROADS
Charmaine recently joined Light Wave Dental as a Regional Director of Operations. She possesses 15+ years of senior level leadership and has operated at the Director level with such prominent Dental Services Organizations as Towncare Dental, Dental Care Alliance and Dentistry For Children.
When not working, Charmaine, along with her husband and son, enjoys Disney Cruising, singing and playing the piano.
GREG HARVEY - REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Dr. Harvey graduated from the MUSC school of dentistry in 2003 and set his sights on Southwest Virginia to begin honing his craft. Shortly after starting his own practice, Dr. Harvey saw the emerging need for small individual practices to partner together and began laying the foundation of what would become Blue Ridge Dental Group. In 2018, Dr. Harvey furthered this effort by assuming the role of Director of Regional Operations for Southwest Virginia after Blue Ridge Dental Group partnered with Light Wave Dental.
Prior to earning his doctorate in dentistry, Dr. Harvey completed his undergraduate program at Weber State University where he met his wife, Kayluana. Together, they spend their free time enjoying activities with their 6 kids including hiking and biking the local trails, enjoying time on the nearby lakes and volunteering in their community.
KIM DAVIS - REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Kim is a native of Northern Virginia and started her career in the dental field over 30 years ago. She began working as a receptionist at Dr. Hutchison’s office and has been managing the practice since 1992. During her time there, she has helped the office move two times, from a two chair practice to a seventeen chair practice with over 30 employees. She has used her front office training and experience to help build an amazing office and team that provides quality care and excellent service to the patients. She is proud to use her knowledge and management skills to take the practices of Light Wave Dental to the next level.
Outside of the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, take road trips and cheer on her favorite sports teams.
HANNAH AYERS - REGIONAL MANAGER, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Hannah began chairside with Blue Ridge Dental Group after completing her Dental Assistant training at Wytheville Community college in Southwest Virginia. Her exceptional skills and abilities led her to begin managing the day to day operations of her home office and, later, to her current position as Regional Manager of four Blue Ridge Dental offices within the Light Wave Dental Family. Hannah’s primary focus is her patients, while seeking to effect positive change and creating a fun culture within her offices.
You’ll find Hannah, husband Cody, beautiful young daughter Ms. Kinzlee, and Pekingese puppy Bella, enjoying as many outdoor activities as possible. As a family, they love travelling, seeing exciting places and trying new foods!
CHRISTY WALDRON - REGIONAL MANAGER, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Christy began her career in the dental industry 11 years ago working chairside as a Dental Assistant and performed as the front desk assistant in the Blue Ridge Vinton office. She was promoted to Compliance Manager for all Blue Dental locations before transitioning into her next role. In 2016 Christy was promoted to Regional Manager for Southwest Virginia with Light Wave Dental and now oversees three practices in the Roanoke area.
Christy is fond of spending time with her family and takes pride in having a wonderful husband of 15 years and 2 beautiful daughters. In her spare time she can be found ocean fishing or enjoying the outdoors.
NANCY BHATTI - CORPORATE CONTROLLER
Nancy Bhatti oversees the accounting and treasury functions of Light Wave Dental. Prior to Light Wave, Nancy spent 18 years as the Controller for M.I.C. Industries, Inc., a mobile factory manufacturer, before deciding to bring her accounting expertise to the dental industry. Nancy graduated with an MBA and a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Strayer University.
Outside of work, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and is a famous party planner.
HARIS ANWAAR - DIRECTOR OF FP&A
Haris Anwaar is leading the Financial Planning & Analysis team at Light Wave Dental. Before joining Light Wave, Haris was an integral part of Financial & Strategic Planning teams at Optoro and LivingSocial; working directly with the CFO and CEO. Haris earned his graduate degree in Finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is also a CFA charter holder.
Outside of work, Haris enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and a son. He also likes to play Cricket & Squash when time allows.
KATIE KRAIG - CONTROLLER, VIRGINIA REGION
Katie Kraig is responsible for the Accounting functions relating to Light Wave Dental's Virginia-based practices. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Accounting from Virginia Tech, graduating Summa Cum Laude for both degrees. Katie obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License and started her career in Public Accounting with Baker Tilly. She then switch gears to become a part of the internal Accounting Department for a Non-profit in Herndon. Immediately prior to Light Wave Dental, she was an Assistant Controller for a Continuing Physician Education company in Reston.
Katie loves being active, especially outdoors when the weather is warm. She loves any excuse to exercise (and has an insatiable sweet tooth - so it balances!). She has a wonderful husband and two energetic sons to keep her on her toes. She is also the Treasurer for her local Mom's Club and enjoys planning events and activities for the club members and children.
VICKY CUSATI - SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Vicky joined the Light Wave Dental Accounting Department in June of 2018. She studied Accounting at Bryant College and Rutgers University. Vicky was self employed with a bookkeeping service for several years and has over 25 years of accounting experience, primarily in the medical, construction and manufacturing industry. She was also recognized as Employee of the Year while working for CPT New Jersey.
Vicky is married with four children and four grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, skiing and reading.
KEVIN NEAL - ACCOUNTANT
Kevin Neal works in the accounting department for the Southwest Virginia offices of Light Wave Dental. Prior to joining the Light Wave team, Kevin worked in tax accounting representing businesses before the IRS and state taxing authorities and for an investment firm operating office’s in the medical sector across West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina markets. Kevin is pursuing his master’s in finance from Liberty University.
Together, with his wife Valerie, they are active in their local community where they use their experiences as Foster and Adoptive parents to help teach and train other families how to navigate foster care. When he’s not spending time with his two kids, Kevin enjoys carpentry projects around the home, reading and travel.
SHERRY GUERRANT - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Sherry is the Human Resources Manager for Blue Ridge Dental Group. Since 2012, she’s worked closely with employees across all levels of the organization to assist with recruiting, hiring, benefits administration, and compensation. Sherry brings a diverse background from her career experiences in the Roanoke area including senior level marketing, advertising, banking, and insurance.
Outside of her office responsibilities, Sherry most enjoys spending quality time with her son and daughter, shoe shopping, and travelling to exotic places across the globe.
SANDI SYNSTAD - HYGIENE & CULTURE COACH
As a practicing dental hygienist for over 32 years, Sandi has a true passion for the dentistry field and finding ways offices can improve. In her previous role, she helped develop one of the most profitable, fun, and thriving hygiene departments in Virginia, making her a natural for leading Light Wave’s hygiene and culture programs. What makes Sandi unique is her love of implementing new ideas to maintain a dynamic office culture and the continual search to make each hygiene department the best it can be by helping their office implement protocols that ensure excellent patient care.
Sandi and her husband, Layne, have lived in The Plains, VA for over 30 years, where they raised their two kids. When she isn’t working or traveling to see her family, Sandi enjoys spending time with her two young granddaughters, hiking, running and skiing.
JAKE ELLIS – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jake Ellis is responsible for business development and acquisitions at Light Wave Dental. Prior to joining Light Wave, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Jefferies LLC in the leveraged finance group. Jake earned a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Outside of the office, Jake enjoys playing golf and basketball, as well as rooting on the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins.
RUBAN LESLIE – ANALYTICS MANAGER
Ruban manages the development of in-house business intelligence solution at Light Wave Dental. Previously, he has worked for Mercedes-Benz, MRF, and BMW on projects in the area of product development, lean manufacturing, six sigma, product pricing and product launches in India and Sri Lanka. Ruban has earned his MBA from Brigham Young University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University.
Outside of work, Ruban enjoys freehand sketching and is an avid F1 racing enthusiast.