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August 27, 2014

Faces of Fauquier: LHS graduate in smile business

Photo/Cassandra Brown
“ I hope everyone still knows each other and that we won’t have 10 high schools or have to sit in traffic,” Brittany Aubrey says of her native county’s future.
The people who live here are fascinating! I enjoy meeting people. To hear my patients talk about their travels makes me want to go out and travel. They have the coolest jobs and life experiences.
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Her radiant smile greets dental patients at the offices of Robert C. Flikeid and Associates, Warrenton Family Dentistry.

Brittany Aubrey enjoys cleaning patients’ teeth and getting to know their unique personalities.

The Fauquier native grew up and stayed in the area because she loves the atmosphere.

“It’s perfect. I like that it’s quiet…I love the small town feel. I always find some mutual connection with patients,” she says. “The people who live here are fascinating!”

Ms. Aubrey has worked at the dental office for two years after earning her associate’s degree in dental hygiene through distance learning at Lord Fairfax Community College.

She remains optimistic about the future of the county and hopes it will remain the same.

“I hope everyone still knows each other and that we won’t have 10 high schools or have to sit in traffic,” she says.

• Age
23

• Home
Warrenton

• Work
Registered dental hygienist for two years at Robert C. Flikeid and Associates, Warrenton Family Dentistry. Conducts about eight cleanings per day and assists dentists.

• Why do you do the job?

I look forward to seeing my regular patients and catching up with them every six months. I love coming to work on Mondays! The people who live here are fascinating! I enjoy meeting people. To hear my patients talk about their travels makes me want to go out and travel. They have the coolest jobs and life experiences.

• Family
Mother, Debbie, and brother, Brandon.

• Education
Associate’s degree in applied science of dental hygiene from Virginia Western Community College through distance learning at Lord Fairfax Community College, 2012. Liberty High School, 2009.

• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
My whole life. I was born and raised here and I didn’t wander too far.

• Why do you live here?
I love it. It’s perfect. I like that it’s quiet. I grew up with animals and want to one day have a small farm again. I love the small town feel. I always find some mutual connection with patients.

• How do you describe this county?

Beautiful. It’s in the perfect area — not too far from the beach or D.C. to go to a Washington Nationals game.

• What would you change about Fauquier?

Nothing. I might add a P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.

• What do you do for fun?
I go to Lake Anna a lot with my family. Every once in awhile I’ll sign up for runs. I ran a marathon in Charlottesville last April, but I won’t do that again. I have done two mud runs and one color run. I like going to wineries, especially Barrel Oak.

• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?

Old Town Warrenton. I like to wander around and I like the outdoor seating at Iron Bridge Wine Company and Black Bear Bistro.

• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
Hopefully not like Fairfax. I hope everyone still knows each other and that we won’t have 10 high schools or have to sit in traffic.

• Favorite TV show?
“The Leftovers” and “Game of Thrones”

• Favorite movie?
“The Hunger Games” film series

• Favorite book?
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

• Favorite vacation spot?
Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks.

• Favorite food?
Seafood and sushi.

• What is the best advice you have ever received? From whom?

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” My dad (Michael) always told me that, and there is no time to be a sissy. He passed away 10 years ago.

• Who’s your hero and why?

My mother because she is tough as nails. She is the one person I would say I want to be like when I get older.

• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?

Buy my mom a house at the Outer Banks. Then maybe try to save a little.

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Previous Faces of Fauquier:

• Walmart cashier Lulu Baer loves to play violin and several community roles.

• In Sandra Alm, SPCA dogs have a loyal companion.

• St. James’ Episcopal new Rector Ben Maas appreciates community’s embrace

• Bicycles dominate work and play for Brian Larson.

• Teaching music therapy combines Abigail Newman’s passions.

• Brenda Rich leads volunteers who organize and run the Fauquier County Fair.

• 1st Sgt. Greg Harris stresses empathy in his job as a supervisor at the county detention center.


• Chuck Tippett challenges the “rich guy” stereotype about pilots.


• County government employee Surja Tamang previously worked as a Mt. Everest sherpa.

• Woody Isaac found his calling as a chef at age 16.

• Horses take Tommy Lee Jones all over the county.


• Retired nurse Angela Neal continues to volunteer in hospital ER.

• Gilmer Lee really knows high school sports in Fauquier.

• Stage remains central to Tim Bambara’s life journey.

• Bus driver Melissa Strain’s weekend job all about “fun.”


• Bartender Taylor Edgar has a pretty good standup routine.

• A nomad childhood led Paul Schmeling to start a moving company.


• Adam Lynch’s family owns café with local food focus and a special name.

• Patricia McMahon Rice turns passion for art into her livelihood.

• Cindy D’Ambro works as “director of first impressions” at LFCC.

• Ginger Hilleary leads local literacy organization.

• Farmers with groundhog problems call Rod Kirkpatrick.


• Horses “retire” to work with Jeanne Blackwell.

• Remington cattle farmer Doug Linton loves his home and work.

• Sports central to Robert Glascock’s life’s work.

• For Richard Mast, company ownership started with his summer work as a teenager.

• Bernice Simpson knows northern Fauquier back roads and the people who live along them.

• Eddie Payne has logged 38 years as a volunteer firefighter in Marshall.


• Stephanie Layton turns her lifelong passion for dance into her livelihood.


• Shawn LaRue matches children and adoptive families.


• Biker and psychology major Clif Stroud makes music in a big way.

• Becky Crouch greets lots of visitors.

• She helped blaze trail to equality for black teachers.


• Family and food come first for Marshall pizzeria employee.

• Rural “closeness” of Fauquier appeals to Kansas native

• A “spoke” in the wheel of preservation.

• His job dovetails with passion for hunting

• Veteran educator sees the potential in every child.

• His passions: Fixing cars and helping people


• Habitat ReStore volunteer appreciates Fauquier’s diversity.


• Dad’s example led to new career at Fauquier Hospital.

• He lives and works in a beautiful place.

• The Goldvein firehouse ranks as his favorite place.


• Pretty things everywhere she looks.

• Through scouting, he encourages girls to explore.

• One day, he might run the company.


• FISH volunteer likes to help others.

• She sees the community’s generosity.

• Cop patrols while most people sleep.


• Pastor a constant in Calverton.


• She keeps the courthouse spotless.


• He loves working working outdoors at the park.


• She sees “everyone” at Carousel

• Library assistant works in a “fun place"

• Hat lady sets up shop in Old Town Warrenton


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