Our team at Willow Creek Dental wants to make your dental experience as enjoyable as possible. Using the latest technology, our knowledgeable staff will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.

Katie Stager, Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie Stager Willow Creek DentalKatie was born in Reno, Nevada but has lived in Colorado for most of her life. She graduated from CU—Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She then went to CU—Denver Health Science Center for her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

Katie has been in the dental field since 2003 and with Willow Creek Dental since 2008. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and their young daughter in addition to traveling, scrapbooking, and watching movies.

Denise Schlosser, Registered Dental Hygienist

Denise Schlosser Willow Creek Dental

Denise grew up in Connecticut and moved to Colorado in 2007. She went to dental hygiene school in Portland, Maine and has an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene.  She has been practicing dental hygiene since 1996 and has a true passion for taking care of her patients.

Denise and her husband have a cat and dog to keep them busy.  She also enjoys weight training and fitness, in addition to camping, hiking and scuba diving.

Annette Longoria, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Annette Longoria Willow Creek DentalAnnette was born and raised in Thornton, Colorado. She received her EDDA certification from the Colorado Medical & Dental Assisting program at CU Dental School. Annette has been in the dental industry since 1982 and has been working at Willow Creek Dental for over 15 years.

Married to her high school sweetheart, she and her husband, Mike, have three beautiful children and a little shit-tzu named Rosie. Annette also spends her free time camping, reading and cooking.

Kapka Minkov, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Kapka Minkov Willow Creek DentalKapka was born and raised in Bulgaria, Europe. After graduating from the College of Art, she soon moved to the United States. She has been working in the dental field for close to 20 years. Her professional skills and friendly manner helps set patients at ease.

Kapka has been a Parker resident for the past 16 years and loves the community. In her spare time, she enjoys being an artist.

Laura Garay, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Laura Garay Willow Creek DentalLaura is from Dallas, Texas and moved to Colorado in 2011. She received her Registered Dental Assistant License from ATI and returned there 5 years later as an Instructor and Program Director of Dental Assisting.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys the Colorado outdoors and is an active hiker, cyclist and skier, in addition to pursuing bodybuilding.

Elijah Martinez, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Elijah Martinez Willow Creek DentalElijah grew up in Denver and attended the Colorado School of Mines as a student-athlete and ITT Tech. Realizing his passion for dentistry, he earned his EDDA Certification from PIMA Medical Institute in 2014.

Elijah is an avid sports fan. He wrestled in college and enjoys playing football and softball whenever he has the opportunity.


Melissa Wolcott, Patient Coordinator

Melissa Wolcott Willow Creek DentalMelissa was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Fort Collins in 2006 to attend college. She graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in December 2010. She started working as a dental assistant in 2008 while finishing her degree and has been dedicated to advancing her skills ever since.

Melissa has been living in Denver for the past 3 years and loves the metropolitan city. She enjoys being in the mountains during any season, particularly snowboarding in the winter followed by fishing and camping in the summer.


Diane Pearce, Clinical Coordinator

Diane Pearce Willow Creek DentalDiane is a Colorado native however she spent most of her childhood growing up in Southern California. She moved back to Colorado 14 years ago from the Bay Area and worked as the Vice President of Operations for a national franchise organization. Diane’s commitment to helping franchise operators understand and grow their business made her a natural fit to join Willow Creek Dental.  Her unique perspective allows her to help patients fully comprehend their dental health and receive the treatment they want and need.

Diane and her husband have two daughters, one in college and one a recent college graduate. In her spare time, she can also be found outside enjoying the weather—skiing, biking and traveling to the Northwest to visit her daughters.  

Michelle Meyer, Hygiene Coordinator

Michelle Meyer Willow Creek DentalMichelle is a native Coloradan, born and raised in the Aurora area. She has over 20 years of experience in all phases of Accounting. Michelle joined Willow Creek Dental in May 2011 and previous worked as the Staff Accountant for Navis Pack & Ship. Michelle truly enjoys interacting with patients on a daily basis.

Michelle keeps busy with a daughter in college and a son in high school. In addition to attending their sporting events, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, fishing and going to concerts.

Audria Vasquez, Insurance Manager

Audria Vasquez Willow Creek DentalAudria grew up in Pueblo, Colorado and has spent most of her time in Wheat Ridge. She attended the Community College of Denver and worked as a licensed Psychiatric Technician for the State of Colorado before attending Heritage College and receiving her certificate for Dental Assisting and Dental Business.

Audria joined Willow Creek Dental in 2003 and has been managing the insurance program ever since. She and her husband, Marc, have raised their nephew, Karry, and have a dog named Smokie. Audria also enjoys family gatherings, fishing, camping, and playing bingo.

Kate Bailey, Marketing Director

Kate Bailey Willow Creek DentalKate moved to Denver in 1999 after graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Prior to joining Willow Creek Dental in February 2011, Kate worked for national franchise companies Navis Pack & Ship and Maui Wowi Hawaiian.

Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and their two young daughters. In her spare time, she also enjoys running, hiking, and traveling.