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Meet the Team


Barbie McClenny- RDA

Barbie was raised in Tyler, Tx. She has been married to her husband Nathan for 9 years and they have two beautiful girls. She has been a registered dental assistant for 12 years. She enjoys dentistry and loves to help her patients feel good and relax during their dental procedures. She truly enjoys the friendships she has developed with our patients over the last few years. On her personal time, she enjoys antique shopping, crafting and spending time with her family and friends. She also spends time helping the Girls in Action at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Shelby Jacobs, RDH

Shelby was born and raised in East Texas. She graduated from Tyler Junior College’s Dental Hygiene program in May 2015. In her free time, she loves watching and playing sports and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys lazy days at home with her four dogs watching tv shows and movies. She and her mom spend lots of time shopping and decorating. The exciting thing about working with this dental team is our desire to help patients have healthier and more beautiful smiles.

Beverly Jones- Patient Coordinator

Beverly lives in Arp, Tx with her husband and four kids. She enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her family. She’s been in the dental profession since 2003 and has worked in several areas of patient care from chairside assisting to working in the front office. Her knowledge and experience in dentistry helps as she assists patients with planning their dental treatment, scheduling appointments and helping to make use of their dental benefits.

Cherish Jones, RDH

Cherish is an East Texas native who grew up in Lindale, Tx. She graduated from the TJC Dental Hygiene program and later joined our wonderful team in 2017. She chose the profession of dental hygiene because of her passion for service and the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with patients while providing them with care that is gentle and thorough to make each visit an enjoyable experience. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Will and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cooper. They love to cook, travel and watch football with family and friends every weekend. Go Cowboys!

Karen Rains, RDH

Karen is a lifetime resident of Henderson, Texas and has been a registered dental hygienist for 20 years. She has been married to her husband, Jason, for 21 years and has three beautiful daughters-Caroline, Summer, and Jolee. Karen loves being a hygienist and considers each day a blessing and an opportunity to serve others. She enjoys children, the elderly, and those who are fearful of seeing a dentist. Her favorite aspect of her job is treating periodontal disease. Karen is an active member of the new Bethel Bible Church in Henderson where she is serving on the launch team and teaching 4th and 5th graders. In her free time, she enjoys traveling,going to Aggie games and spending time with her family.

Amanda Benavides, RDA

Born and raised in Henderson, TX – 3 beautiful children. Registered Dental Assistant with 18 years dental experience with 5 years specializing in oral surgery. Volunteered for dentistry with a heart. I enjoy dentistry because I am able to help others feel confident with their smile. I also enjoy the friendships that are built through continuous care in our office. In my personal time I enjoy antique shopping, fishing, and spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy helping with the youth group at my church.


Dr. Travis Markle and his expert dental team offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for families in Tyler, Whitehouse, Bullard, Lindale, and surrounding areas. At our Tyler, Texas office, you’ll always find great care and great people. Call us today to make an appointment!