ABO Team


Carole Newport, MA


Carole graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and completed her Master of Arts in Marketing at Webster University. Carole began working with the ABO in 2012 after working in hotel management for 9 years.

Michelle Valenti



Michelle graduated from Missouri State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  Prior to joining the ABO, Michelle spent 15 years in hotel management and 4 years as a corporate accountant at a large financial services firm.  Michelle has been with the ABO since 2016.


Melissa Brydels

Marketing and Event Manager


Melissa Brydels joined the ABO in 2009 in the Meeting Planner/Public Relations position. Prior to this, she reported to executives in iconic St. Louis companies, including Anheuser-Busch and BJC Healthcare. Melissa attended St. Louis Community College where she studied Business Administration.


Kim Koch

Clinical Exam Coordinator


Kim joined the ABO team in 2018 after graduating from Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Statistics and Research Design. 

Jaime Pendill

Exam Coordinator


Jaime joined the ABO team in late 2017 after building her career in the publishing industry. Most recently she managed her own freelance development business, but spent many years at Elsevier and has worked on previous editions of many higher level dental specialty textbooks.  Although originally from the East coast, she considers St. Louis to be home. Jaime attended Missouri State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Marketing. 


Pamela S. Walker

Credentialing Services / Bookkeeper 


Currently residing in Waterloo, Illinois, Pam is originally from South St. Louis County. Her background includes 30 years of administrative work, primarily in the area of accounting.