Meet the Team



Danielle, RDH


Danielle has been an active Registered Dental Hygienist since 1997.  After graduating with honors and earning her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Pensacola State College, she immediately headed West.  She fell in love with the state of Colorado while visiting during her college years and in 1997 moved out west.  Danielle has been in Durango since the summer of 2012.  Her life has been graced by her two extraordinary daughters and one incredible man.  Together, they enjoy everything outdoors including climbing, biking, skiing, hiking, and river trips.  Danielle has truly enjoyed caring for our awesome Durango community here at Durango Family Dentistry.


Erika, RDA/CDA

Lead Assistant

Erika, a/k/a “Red”, was born and raised in Southern California.  She attended Chaffey College Dental Trade school and graduated in 1983 with her degree as both a Registered and a Certified Dental Assistant.  Erika moved to Durango in 1992.  She’s an active single mom of 4 and grandma to 3 beautiful grandchildren.  The summer of 2014 will mark season 40 of Red’s softball “career”.  When she’s able to find some spare time, Red loves nothing more than hanging out with her children and grandchildren.




Rhea was born in Littleton, CO and moved to Durango in 1993. She played sports most of her life with her favorites being basketball, volleyball, and soccer. She attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction then went to the Colorado School of Dental Assisting and received her Dental Assistant Certification in 2010 and has been in the field ever since. Rhea loves the outdoors and tries to attend as many Zumba classes as she can. She also likes spending time with her 3 dogs, Scooter, Dutchess, and Kloe and even though they’re a handful, they bring her so much joy. Rhea is very excited to be a member of the Durango Family Dentistry team!




Cheryl was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV where she met and married her best friend Shawn. Together they raised four wonderful children. After their children had grown, they decided to change their lifestyle and moved to beautiful Durango in 2010. Cheryl and Shawn are proud grandparents of Dylan. Cheryl enjoys road cycling, hiking, and jogging with her little chihuahua the infamous Jessie James. Since her move to Colorado, she has taken up cross country skiing and snow shoeing – fine dining and traveling are always on her radar. Cheryl has a great desire to serve people and looks forward to continuing and growing with Durango Family Dentistry.




Jessie grew up in Bayfield helping her family run their ranch and rodeoing. She went to college in Oklahoma on a rodeo scholarship where she earned her Bachelor’s degree. She then attended San Juan College and graduated in 2016 with Honors in Dental Hygiene. She enjoys being active outdoors. General hobbies include: rodeoing, snowboarding, hiking and sightseeing. Jessie loves her career at Durango Family Dentistry and helping people maintain a healthy smile!