Meet Our Staff
Crystal comes to us with over 19 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, with the last 5 being in hand surgery. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Central Michigan University and her master’s degree in health science from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants. Crystal loves spending time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy traveling and doing anything outdoors, especially skiing. Crystal says she wants to “spend time with my kids before they don’t want to spend time with me!”
Tara has a diverse background in practice management, and she brings us over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Tara’s vast knowledge of the industry has been a huge asset to both our clinical and administrative teams. “I enjoy putting the patient first, which our office does extremely well.” Tara enjoys spending her free time hiking and kayaking with her husband and son in Northern Michigan.
Ali received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Michigan. She comes to us with a background in employee benefits and fills various roles at Lovell Hand (front desk, marketing, insurance, billing). She loves talking with patients every day and always learning something new! “I enjoy spending time outside with my husband and dog and experiencing the various seasons in Michigan, from skiing to spending time on the beaches of Lake Michigan.”
Kristie is a graduate of Calvin College with a dual major in Psychology and Business. Her career has been in Human Resource Management, and most recently as an HR Consultant to local small businesses. She wears many hats at Lovell Hand, from front desk administration to surgery scheduling, as well as being an HR resource. Kristie is a certified SCUBA diver, and “loves helping patients at Lovell Hand while getting more time with my little Sis!”
Kelsey is a Certified Medical Assistant with six years of experience in patient care and has worked with Dr. Lovell for the past two years in hand surgery. She enjoys assisting in surgeries at Lovell Hand. Kelsey uses her positive energy to welcome patients to the office and educate others. “In my free time, you can find me helping others as a Certified Group Fitness Coach and Certified Nutrition Coach at a local gym or watching all types of sports.”
Nick received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology from Siena Heights University and is registered in Radiography and Computed Tomography. He was born and raised in West Michigan. “At work, I enjoy interacting with our patients and constantly learning new things. Outside of work, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, visiting parks around town, and relaxing on my front porch.”
Katelyn is a Certified Medical Assistant and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Davenport University. She has seven years of experience as a medical assistant with the last five years being in Hand Surgery. Katelyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors. “My husband and I love spending time camping during the summer with our puppy, Lucy.”