Meet the Team
The professional and friendly team at Texas Endovascular dedicates their time to providing the best possible care and supporting our physicians in treating vascular, vein, fibroid and other diseases in an outpatient, office-based setting in the Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, Webster, and surrounding communities in Texas.
They will take time to educate you about your specific condition, thoroughly answer your questions, and discuss all your treatment options. Your concerns about your condition and treatment are important to us, and you will be an active participant in your own healthcare decisions at every step. Read our frequently asked questions to learn more.
Ashley Lara, Front Office Coordinator
Ashley is a Houston area native with over 10 years of experience in the medical field plus medical assistance training. She worked in OB/GYN and Neurology before joining Texas Endovascular. She loves coming to work every day because of the joy she feels from seeing positive results from patient treatments. She loves being a part of a passionate team. You will find Ashley’s smiling face greeting you as you walk into Dr. Hardee’s Katy office. Ashley treats every patient with respect and is always ready to help. In her free time, Ashley likes to cook, travel, work out, experience different food cultures and enjoy a night out on the town. She lives in Katy with her husband and 4 fur babies.
Brenda Mejia, Front Desk Assistant
Brenda is one of our newest additions to the Houston office working at our front desk you will get to know her through out your visits. Her mission is to make all of our patients’ day little better before leaving the office. Brenda is currently going to school to become a RN. If she is not at work or studying she is probably outside chasing “the prettiest girl she knows” her blue heeler Penelope, or keeping tabs on her favorite sports team the Houston Astros.
Hilsia Ventura, Medical Assistant
Hilsia is a Maryland/DC native and new to Houston. She is passionate about serving and connecting with her patients. She takes her previous administrative and medical assistant experience and applies it with warmth and a welcoming smile. Patients can find Hilsia assisting Dr. Fox in the Bellaire office. She enjoys working with vein, PAD, and fibroid patients because she loves to listen to each patient’s unique story. Hilsia lives in Houston with her 2 children and husband. In her free time, Hilsia enjoys date night and movies.
Sarah Applegate, Physician Assistant
Sarah Applegate is a native Houstonian and physician assistant with over 7 years of experience in treating vascular disease. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and then completed a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. After graduating from Baylor, Sarah worked in internal medicine for two years before specializing in vascular and interventional radiology. Her areas of expertise include venous disease, peripheral arterial disease, uterine fibroid embolization, and cosmetic sclerotherapy.
Sarah lives in Katy with her husband, two kids, and two golden retrievers. Outside of work, Sarah loves spending time with her family, watching the Astros or Aggie sports, reading, and exercising.
Liliana Sanchez, Medical Assistant
Liliana Sanchez is a Medical Assistant who is a Houston native. She loves helping patients and make them feel comfortable during their appointment visit. Liliana has two beautiful boys named Javier and Julian who are 7 and 3 year old and love to dance. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies with her hubby and spending time with friends and family.
Debora Perez, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Motivated Medical Billing and Coding Specialist with over 20 years experience in the healthcare profession. Skilled in analyzing and validating patient information, diagnosis and billing data to achieve revenue goals.
I am a Certified Professional Coder and a member of AAPC, working towards my CBP and CIRCC certification.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 kids, working out, traveling, cooking and crafting.
Sylvia Prieto, Medical Assistant
Sylvia is a Katy native for over 20 years and joined us in 2016 as medical assistant. She loves interacting with her patients and is passionate about treating every patient with care. She is a great listener and loves to help! Sylvia has a sweet 4 year old daughter named Jacqueline and a silly chihuahua named Twinky. She is currently attending school to further her career in the medical field and hopes to become an RN one day.
In her free time she enjoys running, shopping with her daughter and relaxing while watching a great movie.
Julia Montgomery, Ultrasound Technologist
Julia is our newest edition to the Katy office. She has been in Ultrasound as a Registered Vascular Technologist since 2009. She loves her new job figuring out why your legs hurt and being on the front line of treatment. She has a positive attitude and always wears a smile!
Even thought Julia is a transplant form Massachusetts, she has lived in Houston for the past 20 years. In her free time, Julia enjoy’s spending time with her family and traveling.
Jamie Kay, Medical Assistant
Jamie Kay, is our medical assistant at the Bellaire office who has worked with Dr. Fox for three years.
When Jamie isn’t working hard, she is filling the office with laughter. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys skiing, spending time with her dog Honey and golfing. Jamie’s career aspirations are to become a Registered Nurse.
Jackie Hall, Front Office Coordinator
Jackie, front office coordinator, has worked with Dr. Fox for over three years. Jackie is an outstanding ambassador, making our TEA patients feel welcomed and comfortable the moment they step into our Bellaire office.
Aside from keeping the Bellaire office running smoothly, Jackie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves planning parties, going to the gym, FaceTiming her nephews who live in New Mexico, and spending time with her “fur baby”, Marley.
Tiffany Meske, Physician Liaison
Tiffany, our physician Liasion, graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Integrative Physiology. She works diligently to keep us connected with referring providers and our patients.
Originally a Colorado native, Tiffany lives in Houston with her husband Ryan and their chocolate lab puppy, Frisco. In her free time she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, working out, reading, being outdoors and trying out new restaurants.
Sindy Parada, Front Office Coordinator
Sindy, the front office coordinator, also known as The Katy Hostess with the Mostest, has been working with Dr. Hardee for over three years.
Sindy has an “alter ego” as the office clown (usually at Erik’s expense). When she’s not at the office, Sindy enjoys spending quality time with her family, walking her dogs, sporting events, and teaching Erik Spanish.
Kenzi Houlette, Sonographer
Kenzi is a Sonographer with experience in General, OB/GYN, and vascular sonography. Originally a Texas A&M University graduate, she continued her ultrasound education at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is now a board certified RDMS and RVT. Originally from a small town near Amarillo, Kenzi has spent the last 5 years in Houston. In her free time, she likes to eat sushi and enjoy time with her friends and family.
Erik Frazar, Practice Manager
Erik Frazar, our beloved and esteemed practice manager, has over 10 years’ experience in health care, which is clearly reflected on his personal connection with our patients. In addition, he plays furniture mover and handyman to make sure our facility is always “client ready”.
Outside of the office, Erik enjoys just about every extracurricular outdoor hobby possible – and he has the gear to prove it! His favorites include: his weekly bowling league, fishing, snow skiing, and mountain biking. He shares all these activities with the love of his life, a 12-year-old Weimaraner named Blue.
Jennifer Matthews, Sonographer
Jennifer moved to Houston when she was 8 years old. Her medical journey began at the age of 14 as a candy striper at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Fast forward a couple of decades when she found the time to go back to school. She then attended Lone Star College in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and received an AAS degree in Echocardiography (RDCS) with a specialty in vascular sonography (RVT).
Jennifer has been married to her husband, Dan since 1993 and they have two children, 3 big rescue mutts, 2 cats, and a fish. She enjoys DIY projects and the challenge gardening in the Houston heat. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can ride a unicycle and juggle, but not at the same time. Jennifer feels very fortunate to have found Texas Endovascular and made it her work home. She says it feels like a big extended family from patients to providers and everyone in between, where everyone always has the other person’s best interests in mind.