Meet Our Team
Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!
Lauren Neptune – Scheduling Coordinator
Hi, I’m Lauren! I am one of the front desk faces you will first see when coming into the Grand Junction office. I am lucky enough to have been here for a few years now and I always have a smile to offer! I am a native to Colorado, growing up in the small town of Cedaredge. In 2010, I graduated from CMU with my degree in Early Childhood Education and while Preschoolers are so much fun, I really do enjoy getting to meet and greet people all day, everyday! I have a wonderful husband, Braden, he and I are ruled by the Queen of our castle: our daughter Claire, who makes everyday so much fun! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and getting to know what you love as we help you love your brand new smile!
Annavah Kropp – Scheduling Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant (Delta/Montrose)
My name is Annavah Kropp and I am an assistant/scheduling coordinator here at Jolley Smiles. I was born and raised in Paonia, Co on our family-owned organic fruit farm. I have two older sisters, one older brother, a younger brother, and of course my wonderful parents! In my free time I love to play sports, spend time in the outdoors, and hang out with my family and friends! 🙂 If you want to know anything more, call the Delta/Montrose office and I might be the one answering your phone call! Until then, I look forward to meeting you all!
Erin Lynch – Scheduling Coordinator
Hi my name is Erin! I’m proud to say that I am a Colorado native born and raised in Colorado Springs. I graduated in 2014 from CMU with a degree in Mass Communications. As a scheduling coordinator here at Jolley Smiles, communication is kind of an essential ability to have and I’ll be doing a lot of it with you! I love photography, dogs, social media, traveling, dogs, crocheting, dogs, baking, anything to do with the outdoors, and did I say dogs? My life wouldn’t be the same without my awesome friends, loving family, spectacular coworkers and wonderful husband. Laughing is my favorite so come tell me a funny joke at your next appointment! I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces in the office!
Taylor Peters – Scheduling Coordinator
Hey everyone! My name is Taylor. I am born and raised in Grand Junction, CO. I love to take advantage of being surrounded by mountains and the incredible views by hiking all over! Although this is where I call home, I take every chance I get to travel somewhere new! On my days off, I’m blessed to be around my family and enjoy their comforting company. I am thrilled to welcome each an every one of you and see your bright smiling faces!
Nancy Gonzalez – Scheduling Coordinator / Orthodontic Assistant (Delta/Montrose)
Hello! My name is Nancy. Born in Baja California (MX) and raised in the small town of Olathe, CO, I’m a true believer of the “Blue & Gold.” I made the 10 minute move to Montrose 9 years ago when I met my now husband while working together at a local restaurant. We have an 8 year old son who is our pride & joy! Good old Junior! When I’m not forming part of our little trio, you can find me out running, playing tennis, out at the gym, or quite possibly attached to some electronic device doing some online shopping! I will be seeing you in either our Delta or Montrose offices, and just like the rest of the gang, I’m super excited to get to meet each and every one of you to help create beautiful smiles!
Janiesha Manzanares – Scheduling Coordinator
Hi everyone! Im Janiesha Manzanares, I was born & raised in Grand Junction CO! I graduated high school from Palisade in 2014, then finished dental assisting school from Intellitec College in May 2016! In my free time, I love spending time with my huge family. My dog Baylee is my pride & joy, she is a shar-pei/boxer mix & I absolutely love her! I also love the outdoors such as fishing, camping, swimming & hiking. I’m so happy & excited to be apart of the Jolley Smiles team & cant wait to meet everyone!
Sarah Myers – Treatment Coordinator
Hi! My name is Sarah Myers, and I am a treatment coordinator in Grand Junction. I joined the Jolley Smiles team in April 2012, and I think this is truly the best practice to work in. I love how energetic and fun the staff is.
I lived the first 10 years of my life in the small town of Attica, Kansas. I then moved to the even smaller town of Ouray, Colorado where I graduated high school. I then furthered my education by attending Mesa State College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Kinesiology. What can I say, I love this town so much I decided to stay! I am the proud wife of Brian Myers and the mama to our two AWESOME kids, Preston and Ayva. My only passion outside of being a wife and mom is being a die-hard fan of the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball team. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
Marie Bates – Treatment Coordinator
Hello there, my name is Marie and I am the Treatment Coordinator at our Fruita location. I started working in dentistry at 20 years old and have been lucky enough to be with the Jolley Smiles team since September of 2013. I was born in Temple Texas but moved to the beautiful western slope of Colorado when I was 5 years old. I just married my sweetie in January of 2014. My husband and I absolutely LOVE to travel and try to do so as often as we can. We also love to eat…a lot. On any given weekend you could find us having a cook off with our near and dear friends and family or eating some amazing concoction my hubby drummed up. Boy! Did I ever get lucky marrying a man that enjoys cooking! We also love to camp, hike, and pretend to be good at gold panning. Too bad we never find anything other than fool’s gold. 🙂 When we aren’t traveling, eating or outside on an adventure we are likely at a poker or blackjack table. We look forward to starting a family and we think we might try to learn how to play some golf. I love my job and look forward to seeing you at our Fruita location!
Maggie Soffel – Treatment Coordinator
Hello, I’m Maggie! I am a Treatment Coordinator here at Jolley Smiles! I love working here and being a part of the Jolley team. I was born in California and raised in Colorado. I can’t get enough of what this state has to offer! I have been blessed to marry Prince Charming himself and we together we have two beautiful girls, Jayden and Olivia, who complete our lives! We LOVE LOVE camping, fishing, hunting, and trying new foods but most of all we LOVE the Chicago Bears! I can’t wait to meet you and see your smiling faces!
Stacia Hamilton – Orthodontic Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Hey there! My name is Stacia. I grew up in the small town of Parachute, Colorado. I attended one year of college in Sterling, Colorado at Northeastern Junior College where I played volleyball. I then moved back to Grand Junction where I attend IntelliTec College and received my Dental Assisting degree. I have been with Jolley Smiles since 2008 and love every minute of it!
I enjoy spending my time off with family and friends, especially in the great outdoors: camping, swimming, floating the river, boating in Lake Powell, site seeing, and hiking; I am always down to try something new! I look forward to wakeboarding in the summers and snowboarding to help the winters pass by. Music rocks my world! Rock, Reggae, Rap, Country, Classic Rock, Blue Grass…pretty much anything, so if any of you have some new tunes, please share! I have a son named Cade Ryan, and I must say being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I love to chat and meet new people, so if you have any questions feel free to ask 🙂 I look forward to sharing a great “Jolley” experience with you all!
Chandra Maybury – Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Chandra, I am an orthodontic assistant. I have worked in dentistry for six years and it’s a career that I truly love! I love meeting new patients and helping them on their way to a beautiful smile everyday! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and spending time with my husband and our two sons! I look forward to meeting you!
Jamie Bumgardner – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Jamie. I am an assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I am married to my wonderful husband, Neil. Together we have 2 adorable Great Danes named Bones and Rexy. I started working for Jolley Smiles in 2012. I love getting to be a part of making someone love their smile!
Chelsea Cadman – Orthodontic & Surgery Assistant
My name is Chelsea, I moved from Washington state to Colorado 2 years ago to be closer to my family here. Although, now I miss all of my family there. I am not currently married and don’t have any children, but someday I want a big family. I spend most of my days off playing volleyball or trying some of the more adventurous activities Colorado has to offer. I look to forward to experiencing the beautiful mountains and rivers in the area. I am an outdoors girl to the core! If you have any hiking suggestions for me I’d love to hear about it while you’re in the office.
Deanna Carothers – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi there, my name is Deanna, I am an assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I grew up in in the small town of Paonia, Co. I have lived in Junction for 9 years now. This past fall I graduated from the Colorado School of Dental Assisting. I have a wonderful husband and 3 amazing kids. A few fun facts about me are I am a die hard Broncos FAN! I love cooking/baking, hiking, hunting, camping anything that is involved in the great outdoors. I love playing sports, volleyball, softball and basketball. I love reading and watching comedy movies. Most of all I love spending time with my family and friends. I started working at Jolley Smiles in September, 2014 and I’m so blessed to work with such amazing people. I love my job and I’m so excited to get to know everyone that comes into our offices.
Pat Clark – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, I’m Pat. I have been an Orthodontic Assistant since 1983, starting in Alamosa, and continuing in Montrose and Delta after relocating to Montrose in 1989. The Jolley Smiles Team welcomed me aboard in December 2012, they have become a family to me. Orthodontics has been a wonderful career for me. I love getting to know our patients and their families and helping them create a great smile.
I am the mother of two grown children, who have blessed me with four beautiful grandchildren. In my spare time, I am happiest doing anything outside, whether it’s golfing, camping, hiking or taking pictures of wild flowers in the high country. When I can’t be outside, I also love to sew, quilt and do hand crafts. I look forward to meeting all of you in our Montrose office.
Shae Abeyta- Orthodontic Assistant
Hi my names ShaeAna but you can call me Shae. I have lived in Colorado my whole life, I graduated from Central High School as a junior and was apart of the Express All Stars dance team for 5 years. Since then I attended and danced at CMU for a year. I love all that life has to offer. I love love love my job here at Jolley Smiles. Everyone here is amazing & I am so lucky to be apart of the team. I can’t wait to meet each and everyone of you.
Tia Tillman – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi! My name is Tia! I was born and raised in Grand Junction! I am married to my wonderful husband Jeff. I have an amazing son named Bryton and 3 amazing step children Lexy, Chad and Kaylie. I have a black lab named Madie and a cat named Callie. I love being a sports mom and watching my son play baseball and basketball! I love the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and the Denver Nuggets! I love camping, riding atv’s, hiking, biking, anything outdoors! I started working at Jolley Smiles in July 2015. I feel so lucky to be a part of the team. I look forward to meeting you all!
Katie Zambrano – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi I’m Katie! I am a Colorado native, born and raised. My husband and I have been together since high school, and we have 3 daughters. I love my job here at Jolley Smiles!
Ciera Abts – Orthodontic Assistant
I am Ciera Dawn Abts, I have lived in montrose for 11 years. I was born in Gunnison in 1994. I have a passion for animals, I have shown sheep, rabbits, and horses throughout my life in 4-H. I love the outdoors, camping, hunting, and taking my yellow lab shed hunting. I am the oldest out of 4 girls. And my favorite food is an artichoke!
Alicia Copp – Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Alicia! I am an assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I am an East coast native from Massachusetts (Go Patriots)! I moved to Grand Junction with my parents when I was 7 years old, and have loved it ever since. I graduated from GJHS in 2012 and then attended a year at CMU. I have taken the last few years to figure out what I wanted to truly do, and well, here I am! I love anything sports related (especially volleyball) and anything to do with the outdoors including hiking, camping, swimming and anything else beautiful Colorado has to offer. I am stoked to be a part of this amazing team and looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces here!
Carla Beltran- Orthodontic Assistant
My name is Carla! I was born and raised in Delta, Colorado. After I graduated high school, I moved to Grand Junction to start at Intellitec for Dental Assisting. I love food, McAlisters is my all-time favorite, I love everything! I really like being outside and hiking! I I enjoy working at Jolley Smiles and love everyone I work with.
Celeste Harrison – Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Celeste Otero! I’m an orthodontist assistant here at Jolley Smiles at all of our locations. I live in Grand Junction and have lived here my whole life. When I’m out of the office, I enjoy the outdoors such as hiking, biking, fishing, hunting. I also enjoy painting and photography. My husband, Logan, and I are looking forward to building a life together here in the grand valley. I also have three siblings Sam, Sadie, and Austyn. I’m the oldest out of all of us, which is awesome 🙂 I’m so happy to be a part of the Jolley Smiles team, and I can’t wait to meet you!
Ashley Gates – Orthodontic Assistant
Hi Y’all, I’m Ashley! I’m a native to TEXAS and have lived in Colorado for 3 years and I absolutely love it here!! When I’m not at work, I spend my time hanging out with my wonderful family and friends! I love couponing, food, cooking, trying new things and being spontaneous… I look foward to meeting and helping you to a great smile!
Molly Thatcher- Orthodontic Assistant
Hello everyone! My name is Molly, and I was born and raised in good ol grand junction, CO! I graduated from Grand Junction high school in 2013 and now a orthodontic assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I love my job so much and I am so proud to be a part of the Jolley Smiles team!
Emily Townsend- Orthodontic Assistant
Hi! I’m Emily, an orthodontic assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I recently moved back home from California. I was there for 4 years, and decided I missed Grand Junction! I was in the process of deciding what I want to be when I grow up, and I found Jolley Smiles! I love it here. I’m the oldest of four siblings and I adore spending time with my family. I am addicted to puppies and I could eat peanut butter all day long. I can’t wait to see your smiling faces at Jolley Smiles!
Malorie Cadman- Orthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Malorie, and I am an orthodontist assistant here with this wonderful team! I was born in Kennewick, Washington, but I have lived between Grand Junction and Kennewick on and off for most of my life. After some time I decided that Colorado was where I wanted to stay. I am a movie and music junkie, I love to watch movies on my free time, especially old movies and classics! I love 80’s music and 90’s alternative. I am a crazy cat lady 100%! I have 3 cats whom I just adore, and if I could pet cats all day, I would. I also love any kind of friend or family get togethers, wether it’s game nights or bbq’s, I love being surrounded by family and friends. I absolutely love meeting new people and talking to everyone, so if you ever want to chat, I’d love to get to know you!
Ariel Morfitt- Orthodontic Assistant
Hi my name is Ariel and I’m a assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I was born in Vancouver, Washington. I was raised in Delta, Colorado and Loveland, Colorado. I have one sister who lives in Alaska with her family. I’m also married to Kevin Morfitt. We have three children; Brody, Molly, and Jamie. We also have a golden retriever Paige and a orange kitty named Peaches. Some of our favorite things to do is go camping and play cornhole. I’m so excited to be a part of the Jolley Smiles team, and can’t wait to meet all of you!!
Nicole Tuck- Orthodontic Assistant
Hi Everyone! My name is Nicole! I am the mother of two beautiful little girls, who are my world and always keep me running. Outside of work, I love going to the gym and taking my girls swimming, hiking, shooting and fishing. I am a graduate from IntelliTec College where I studied Dental Assisting. The whole time I was in school, I knew that I wanted to work in Orthodontics; so I am really excited to be a part of the Jolley Smiles team! I can’t wait to meet everyone!!
Taryn Smith- Orthodontic Assistant
Hi, my name is Taryn! I’m an orthodontist assistant here at Jolley Smiles. I love sports and anything to do with being active or being outside. I played softball for 11 years and really enjoyed every minute of it. I like going to Lake Powell and LOVE eating chocolate! I’m so excited to see all your smiling faces and get to know you all!
Emily Kuntz- Orthodontic Assistant
” alt=”comingsoon” width=”300″ height=”300″ class=”alignright size-full wp-image-255″ />Hello, my name is Emily and I am an orthodontic assistant. I moved to Colorado in August 2016, but I grew up in North Dakota and have lived in several states since then. I live with my boyfriend and our three babies which happens to be a Golden Retriever (Bella), and two rescues (Sasha, & Chompers). I am passionate about food and traveling to new places. In our free time we enjoy camping, exploring, cooking, and car rides. I am so excited to meet everyone and be a part of this great team!
Savannah Logan – Orthodontic Assistant Coordinator
My name is Savannah. I am also known as “Savy” around the office. I graduated from Colorado School of Dental Assisting in January 2007. I landed the best job ever here at Jolley Smiles in February 2007 and haven’t left yet! I enjoy coming to work every day, knowing that our team is always working for the next big thing. You may walk into our office without a smile but you definitely won’t walk out of our office without a smile. I always look forward to seeing your smiling faces.
Dale Brown – Graphic Designer
Hi! My name is Dale Brown! I’m a New Jersey transplant living here in Grand Junction. Growing up on the beach, the ocean definitely stole my heart but I’m learning to love the mountains and the laid back lifestyle out west. My husband, Tim, and I have 2 dogs: an adorably fluffy red husky, Comet, and a LabraDane (1/2 Lab, 1/2 Great Dane), Rex. I love singing with my husband, taking leisurely bike rides, having bonfires and game nights. On the occasion that I get to head back to the coast, I love reading on the beach, surfing and fishing with my family.
I am Jolley Smiles’ in-house Graphic Designer & web guru, which means I get to create all of our promotional materials! I make everything from our t-shirts, postcards, & Facebook graphics, as well as take employee headshots, manage the back end of our website, and keep our Social Media pages updated! I love working here; Jolley Smiles is a blast and I think you will love it here as well!
Sonja Cook – Financial Coordinator
Hello!!! My name is Sonja, and I am the financial coordinator here at Jolley Smiles. I started with this awesome practice in June 2010. I was born and raised in Meeker, Colorado and then moved to the “Big City” when I was 19. I married my wonderful husband, Steve, in 2001. I was blessed to have two wonderful stepdaughters, Ashly and Amanda. Ashly has 2 little girls named Alexia and Kelsey, so now I am proud to say that I am a grandma!
I love spending time with my family and friends. Steve and I love camping, being outdoors and traveling anywhere that is new and different. I am very blessed to be part of the Jolley Smiles team and working with this awesome team that is so full of energy, enthusiasm, and the same passion that I do! Welcome to the Jolley Smiles family… I know you will love it here!!!!
Tonja Cronkhite – Insurance Coordinator (Fruita)
Hi, my name is Tonja Cronkhite, and I’m the front desk face you will see in our Fruita office and the behind-the-scenes billing insurance.
I am married to my highschool sweetheart and have two wonderful boys! I enjoy sports, decorating, crafts and gardening. I am part of an awesome team and look forward to meeting you soon!
Ann Janssen – Lab Technician (Montrose)
Hi I’m Ann! I am our Lab Tech in Montrose and I make all of the appliances for all 4 of our offices. I have been doing this for over 30 years! When our assistants have to take those lovely impressions of your mouths, they get sent to me and then I turn them into the appliances you need. I love my job because I feel like I get to do arts & crafts and work with my hands, but someone ends up with a beautiful smile because of it.I live on a farm, and I love it! Taking care of my animals is something I really enjoy doing. We have chickens, ducks, a herd of cattle and dogs & cats. Most of all, I love my 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren!
Jeena Jolley – Marketing, Bookkeeping, and Gofer Girl
Hi, Im Jeena, Dr. Jolley’s wife. I graduated from Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah the same year Dr. Jolley graduated from our rival high school in Vernal, Utah. Go Cougars! We met our freshman year at Utah State University and married my senior year. I graduated in theatre and English Education. I taught middle school in South Florida while he attended dental school. Then we headed to Philly for another four years during residency. We love being back west and Grand Junction is a perfect fit for our family.
I oversee the bookkeeping/marketing/budgeting for Jolley Smiles. You won’t see me too often at the office because I do most of my work from home, the park, the field, or the car (thanks to my iPhone). Most of my time is spent managing our three boys (Kaden, Tanner, and Carson) and their busy schedules while chasing the cutest, happiest, and fastest toddler (Olivia). She is our little ninja warrior princess–no description necessary if you have met her. I enjoy running, camping, boating, skiing, hiking, attending the theatre, and traveling with my family.