Front Office/Treatment Coordinators:
Blair is a Colorado native and has no plans of leaving this beautiful state. After spending almost 10 years in the dental field, she loves perio the best. When she is not at work, you can find her with her bulldog, Louie at the dog park.
Karina started her career in the dental field in 2015 as an assistant for a general dentist. She enjoys helping patients and getting to know everyone that comes through our door. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 8-month-old son, and their family dog. Karina's hobbies are baking and enjoying her baked goodies. She always spoils the office staff with her amazing treats. She likes being outdoors and hiking, as well as photography. Her goal at Northern Colorado Periodontics is for patients to leave smiling.
Practice Managers/Office Managers:
Kelly has been with Northern Colorado Periodontics for going on 11 years and has been in the dental field for over 27 years. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado at a young age. Kelly is of Irish descent and her birthday falls on St. Patrick's Day, how cool! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her hobbies are staying fit and going to the gym, boating on the weekends, but mostly hang out with my family.
A Colorado native, I have two boys. We have a Havanese dog named Jingles, who was born on Christmas, hence his name. My hobbies are spending time with my boys and participating in their activities, photography, scrapbooking, and golf. I have 18 years experience in the dental field, and 15 of these years are in periodontics. I’m excited to be working with Dr. Shumaker and Dr. Allen in Greeley!
I'm outgoing with a great sense of humor, and I work very hard to provide the best care. I have been in the Dental field for 11 years, in 2006 I received my Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Certificate. I am very excited to be a part of Northern Colorado Periodontics, and rocking it out as a surgical assistant. I like coming to work everyday knowing that I can help make a difference for people and leave at the end of the day knowing that I did just that. I moved to Colorado in 1996 from Vermont, and currently live in Johnstown, CO. I married my husband Jason in 2002, and we have 2 amazing children, Madeline who's 10 and Henry who's 4. When I'm not busy at work, I enjoy being a mommy, camping, snowboarding, boating, dirt bike riding, and taking vacation's somewhere hot and all inclusive. Life is to short, I push myself to enjoy every minute of my life, I don't let fear get the best of me, and I do what makes me happy. I continuously look forward to meeting more patients, and am very excited to be apart of a wonderful team.
Renee is a Fort Collins native and is so excited to be a part of the Northern Colorado Periodontics team. She has been providing patients with dental care since she graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Front Range Community College in 2013. With a strong sense of compassion and comfort, Renee is dedicated to giving patients the best dental experience possible. She has a love for the outdoors and when she is not at work, you will most likely find her outside! She loves snowboarding, hiking, camping, live music, and spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend.
Erin was born and raised in southern New Mexico and just recently moved to Colorado about a year ago. She has had a career in periodontics for nearly 6 years and loves getting the ability to help patients feel healthy and happy with their dental care. She got married in 2013 to her husband who is half Norwegian. Which means they get to visit Norway quite often! Erin is very "outdoorsy." She loves hunting, hiking, camping and spending time with their two dogs, Emmitt and Forest.
LaRina grew up in Westminster and has lived in Colorado all her life. After four years as a police officer in the Marines, she started a career in healthcare where she has been for the past 17 years, with the past 7 being in dentistry. LaRina has been married for 16 years to her husband Sean and together they have 3 beautiful girls: Riley, Vanessa and Coraline. She also has a twin sister LaRissa!
I grew up in Brush, Colorado. I completed my bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 2001. I am married to my high school sweetheart, we have two beautiful girls, and a Laboradoodle. I enjoy camping, boating, exercise, reading and spending time with friends and family. I have lived in Greeley for 13 years and am excited to be a part of the team of Northern Colorado Periodontics in Greeley.
Megan is a Colorado native, she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry with her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2006. She has a passion for her patients and strives to find ways for each individual to better maintain their oral health. Away from work, she loves spending time with her husband and two young children. She also loves anything creative especially when she can share it with others and is always looking for a new project.
Jake is a Dental Hygienist at Northern Colorado Periodontics in Fort Collins. He helps patients manage their periodontal needs through periodontal maintenance procedures and cleanings. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR. Prior to working at NOCO Perio, Jake served as a hygienist in Greeley, CO for 10 years. When not at work, Jake enjoys spending his time cycling, skiing, and fly fishing in beautiful Colorado with his friends and family. Jake looks forward to the opportunity to meet our patients and helping them maintain their oral health goals.
Audri is a Colorado native and has lived in multiple areas of the state throughout her life. She graduated in 2013 from Metro State University with a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management, and has gone on to lead a successful marketing and sales career for the past 10 years. She joined NOCO Perio in 2019 as the marketing coordinator and is excited to have such a fantastic group of co workers, and to expand her professional talents into the dental world. In her free time she enjoys going to country music concerts, volunteering at the humane society, going to the movies, and hanging out with her 3 dogs.
I am proud to say I was born and raised in Fort Collins. I moved to Boulder eventually where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado. I loved living in Boulder and experiencing the culture there, but moved back to Fort Collins, because it is where my heart lies. Luckily, I landed here, to join the amazing team Dr. Shumaker has. I cherish getting to meet all the patients and hearing their stories. Like most Colorado natives, I have a major love for the outdoors. I enjoy anything and all things that involve being outside like searching for the perfect camping spot as soon as weather gets nice or snowshoeing around frozen lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. I recently started hiking fourtneers, a passion my dad and sister found too, so we spend several summer weekends waking up at 4 am to travel to the base of one of the 53 peaks here in Colorado. I have found that there is no greater reward or view quite like being at the top of 14,000 feet. My other great passion is food, not making it, just eating it. Tasting different foods and restaurants is an immense hobby of mine, so if you know of any great places don’t be hesitant to pass it along.