Debbie – Assistant, EDDA
Debbie was born and raised in Hawthorne, California and moved to the Grand Valley to be near family 40 years ago. She is a Certified Dental Assistant from Long Beach, CA. She also has her Phlebotomy and X-Ray certification. For 15 years she worked in Oral Surgery, and has been working in the General Dentistry field for the past 20 years. During her free time she enjoys manufacturing and producing a jalapeno salt with her husband, and being a vendor and local craft shows. She also loves to sew and cook and work in her flower garden. She also enjoys keeping up with her 3 young grandchildren. She does a wonderful job at helping out patients feel comfortable and offering great care.





Jessie May – Dental Assistant
Jessie May is from the Fruita area.  Although she’s moved around a bit, she has returned to this area, and we are so happy to have her back with our team. In her spare time, Jessie May loves to do flower arranging, and is very talented.  She makes beautiful floral bouquets.   She also loves spending time with her husband and darling little boy. Jessie May has such a bright smile, and will make you feel so comfortable and at ease at your next appointment.



Sarah-Front Office
Sarah is new to the Fruita Canyon Dental team. She is originally from Fruita, but spent a few years on the front range, which is partly why she’s a huge Bronco’s fan! GO PEYTON!In her free time, Sarah loves playing soccer, spending time with her high school sweetheart, watching movies & cuddling with her four-legged children…2 felines, 2-canines. MEEEOW!! Needless to say, she is an animal lover! Sarah is at our front desk, and looks forward to being the first smile you see when you walk through our doors.




Chelsie – Hygienist

Chelsie is one of our Dental Hygienists. She was born in Wyoming & lived there until 2001 when she moved to Rangely with her family. Chelsie stayed in Rangely until she graduated from CNCC with her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2009. After graduation she worked in the Eastern Plains of Colorado. She returned to the Western Slope in 2010 & has been here at Fruita Canyon Dental ever since.Chelsie enjoys spending her spare time with family, friends and crafting. She is looking forward to meeting you and helping you with your oral health.



Jen – Front office
Jen is a Utah native, but has been living in Fruita, CO for the last 8 years. She has spent the last 15 years managing the very busy schedule of her 3 kids and hubby of 20 years. Prior to that she worked as a Customer Service Training Coordinator for an airline in Salt Lake City, UT, which allowed her and her husband the opportunity to do a lot of traveling. She loves being a mom and spending time with her family. She also enjoys being back in the work force, as her youngest is in school full time. She is excited to be a part of the Fruita Canyon Dental team!



Cyndi – Hygienist
Cyndi is another one of our hygienists. She has been a Dental Hygienists for 26 years, the last six being with Dr. Stegelmeier. She truly loves what she does. Cyndi also enjoys camping, hiking, golfing and spending time with her family. She loves to cook and try new recipes, especially desserts. She is a valuable part of the Fruita Canyon Dental team!


Jamie – Dental Assistant
Jamie is one of our Dental Assistants. She has been working in the dental field for over 10 years. She has been with the Fruita Canyon Dental team for the last year. Outside of work, Jamie likes to spend time with her husband and 3 beautiful children (four, if you count her Standard Poodle) . She loves mountain biking, running and hiking in the summer. In the winter she hits the slopes and her snowboard gets a lot of use NO SKIIS!!! She loves enjoying all the beauty Colorado has to offer.





Bonnie – Dental Assistant
Bonnie was born and raised in the Fruita area, and has been with our team for the past 3 years. She has a background in the food and beverage field, and brings in some delicious things to share with the staff. YUMMM. She enjoys rafting and spends a lot of time on the Colorado with her family and friends. She has 4 boys who are all growing up way too fast.She is great with patients in helping them completely understand their treatment. She looks forward to seeing you in our office on your next visit.


Michelle – Front Office
Michelle is a native of Fruita, and has been working for Fruita Canyon Dental for the past 8 years. She graduated from FMHS and loves living in this area. Michelle enjoys the beautiful outdoors and spending time camping and four-wheeling with her husband and four children. She is a Certified Dental Asst. CPR, and First Aid Certified. She is amazing at keeping our front office running smoothly!


Madalyn, Dental Assistant
We are so lucky to have Madalyn join our office as one of our dental assistants. She comes to us with lots of expertise from the orthodontic world, where she was an ortho technician for 6 years. She also had lots of experience working with patients and making them feel safe and comfortable during treatment.
Madalyn grew up in Palisade, home of the famous peach.  Her parents still live in that area hand have an orchard with lots of yummy fruit. She has been married to her best friend for 9 years, and has two little monsters (beautiful kids). They are 8 and 2 years old. During her free time she loves spending time outside, going on bike rides and does all fun kids activities. During the summer they love to do outdoor movies at their house. She has a warm, bright personality and will make your next visit to our office a comfortable and great experience.

DeAnna, Front Office
Deanna is a great addition to our front office staff. She came to us from the banking world, and will probably ask for your number 🙂  Don’t worry….she’s married. She has been married to a wonderful man for 15 years and has 3 beautiful kids. She’s active in her children’s 4H, and enjoys helping them raise pigs for the Mesa County Fair every year. Away from work she spends a lot of time on the little farm her family lives on, where she cares for horses, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats.  It’s truly a little zoo that DeAnna considers a piece of heaven.

DeAnna is very active in church. She also loves to bake, dance and spend quality time with her family. Laughter is something that makes her very happy, and she has a great laugh!!  Next time you’re in our office you will be greeted by DeAnna’s wonderful smile and she will be happy to help you with all your questions and needs.