Meet Our Team
Thalia was born and raised here in Huntsville and has been an active member of our community. She interned with us through the schools Medical Assistant program in 2017 and graduated from Huntsville High in 2018. Thalia’s exemplary performance made her an invaluable addition to the Texpress team. Thalia is currently in her second year at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Health Science. She is fluent in Spanish, enjoys spending time with her family and her pitbull named Blue, plays the guitar, sings, and is an active member at Family Faith Church.
Brooke grew up in Waller and later graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She attended UTMB for her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She has worked in the Emergency Room setting including HMH ER where she currently practices along with Texpress Urgent Care. In her free time Brook breeds and raises American Quarter Horses, barrel races and spends time with her family.
Kimberly graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. During her college years she obtained her paramedic license and has worked for multiple 911 EMS services including Walker County EMS. Kimberly graduated from Seton Hill University with her certification in Physician Assistant studies in 2005. She began her practice at the Huntsville Memorial Hospital ER. With the opening of Texpress Urgent Care Kimberly was given the opportunity to utilize her emergency medicine experience while also affording her the opportunity to finally get to know her patients on a more personal basis. Kimberly lives in Franklin with her husband and 3 beautiful children. She and her family are very involved in 4-H showing commercial and halter heifers. She is a member of the Robertson County Go-Texan Committee, Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas A&M Association of Former Students.
Conner grew up in New Waverly TX later graduating from SHSU with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Conner spent 12 years working as a Licensed Paramedic for Walker County EMS before attending Seton Hill's Physician Assistant Program. He spent 13 years working in HMH’s ED before deciding to come to Texpress full time to provide quality personal care to the citizens of his home town. Connor has a beautiful son who he enjoys rebuilding cars including a replica General Lee as well as raising and showing cattle along with an adult daughter.
Dannan has been with Texpress Urgent Care since we opened our doors in April of 2017. Although her main role is Office Manager she also spends much of her week honing her skills as a Medical Assistant and trainer while pursuing her degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she is not holding down the fort at Texpress she loves spending time with her three dogs, Charlie, Rascal and Zeus. Newly married, she is an avid hunter and loves to fish any chance she can. Dannan notes, " I love this company, the people who make it what it is and the care they provide to their patients. Texpress strives to provide top notch care. I have been so blessed to learn from all of our outstanding providers namely Kim Shipper. She has really taken me under he wing and given me such a great start to a hopefully long career in the medical field."
Amanda Pyle, R.T. (R)(ARRT)
Amanda graduated from Angelina College in 2014 as the Representative of her Graduating Radiography Class and completed her clinicals at Joint Commission accredited facilities Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and Woodland Heights Medical Center. Amanda recently completed her Magnetic Resonance Imaging clinicals at Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands as well as Baylor Scott and White in College Station.
Medical Assistant and Bilingual Specialist
Myrita was born and raised here in Huntsville and has been an active member of our community. Myrita graduated from Huntsville ISD's Medical Assistant program where she interned with Texpress in 2017. Myrita's exemplary performance made her an invaluable addition to the Texpress team. Myrita is currently in her second year at Texas A&M University, majoring in Biomedical Science.
Mary Anne Tessitore
Michael Hazel, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Michael earned his Associates Degree in Nursing from San Antonio Community College, his Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’s of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner certification from the UT Health and Science Center School of Nursing in San Antonio. In 2010, Hazel earned his DNP from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Anita Perry-Thigpen School of Nursing. He has a long history of volunteer service to his profession.
Medical Assistant and Logistics
Katrena is from Riverside, California and served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army for 3 years where she met her now Husband (MP) and had a baby girl. Katrena’s husband, Corbin, is a Sam Houston State Police Officer.
Dr. John Pinkstaff
Dr. John E. Pinkstaff, M.D.
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences – Texas A&M University
Medical Degree – UTMB Galveston School of Medicine
Residency in Emergency Medicine – University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
In his free time Dr. Pinkstaff enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and son. Together the Pinkstaff's mountain bike, hunt, fish, attend sporting events and are proud to announce a baby girl due this fall.
Interested in joining our team? E-mail your resume to email@example.com.