Dr. Cothran grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where she attended North Carolina State University. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in biological sciences and a minor in nutrition, she decided to pursue her passion for dentistry. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Her education provided her the opportunity to teach dental laboratory classes, serve on mission trips and volunteer in her local community. Dr. Cothran loves dentistry for its opportunities to help people and the artistic touch needed to be successful.
Outside of dentistry she also enjoys painting, hiking, and watching NASCAR. On her time off she likes to travel and eat the local cuisine. Her favorite is ceviche from Peru! Dr. Cothran and her husband, Michael, have recently moved to Staunton and are enjoying their home in the mountains. They are new to the Shenandoah Valley and would love any recommendations for outdoor activities and delicious restaurants!