Our dental team at Engelhardt & Nelson Family Dentistry is thrilled to offer comprehensive dental care to help you and your family members achieve the pristine smile you deserve. We strive to empower our team to help you have the ultimate dental experience. To learn more about our dental team, please feel free to read our biographies! If you would like to take advantage of our top-of-the-line dental care, please call our office at 970-484-4890 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Geoff Engelhardt and Dr. Raechel Nelson.


Neeley — Registered Dental Hygienist

Neeley is a proud Wyoming native. She graduated Dental Hygiene school in Sheridan, Wyoming, in 2001. That same year, she moved to Fort Collins and started working at Engelhardt & Nelson Family Dentistry. Neeley loves the relationships she has made with the patients over the years. Neeley is married to Rodney, who is a Fort Collins native, and she has four wonderful stepchildren. She loves to camp and listen to live music.

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Sheri — Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheri is a native Iowan who has called Fort Collins her home for over 28 years. Sheri received her hygiene degree from the University of Iowa in 1985 and has been with the office since 2009. Sheri says that one of the best parts of the office is getting to work with such a great group of people. The support we give each other and all the laughter and smiles make coming to work easy and fun! She is married and has two grown children. In her spare time, she likes to camp, read, bike and travel.

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Tia — Registered Dental Hygienist

Tia is a Fort Collins, Colorado native. After graduating from dental hygiene school in Sheridan, Wyoming, Tia moved back to Fort Collins and started working at Engelhardt & Nelson Family Dentistry in Summer 2022. Tia loves forming new relationships with patients and strives to educate and provide a positive environment where patients can feel confident in their oral health. When Tia is not working, she loves to camp, hike and travel.


Tiffany — Registered Dental Hygienist

Tiffany graduated from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, in 2003. She moved to Colorado in 2004 and joined our team in 2015 but will always be a Texas girl! Tiffany’s passion is to work with a great team of dental professionals as well as help her patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile! Tiffany and her Husband, Bill, love going on adventures, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

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Wendy — Registered Dental Hygienist

Wendy has been a dental hygienist since 1994 and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has been with our dental family since 2017. She and her husband, Jason, have two daughters. Jason works for Woodward, which moved the family here in 2001 to Colorado. Wendy absolutely loves the connection she has with all her patients and making them feel comfortable and welcome at our practice. When she is not working, Wendy loves to share her time with her family and friends either over a meal or a cup of coffee.

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Desirae — Dental Assistant

Desirae has been a dental assistant since 2014. She happily joined Engelhardt & Nelson Family Dentistry due to the camaraderie of the staff and the great level of care we give to each patient. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her two rowdy boys.


Lani — Dental Assistant

Lani is a Colorado native and joined our team as a dental assistant in 2020. She enjoys seeing patients’ newfound joy and confidence in their smiles when they leave our office. In her free time, she enjoys painting and drawing as well as many outdoor activities such as hiking and volleyball.


Marci — Dental Assistant

Marci has been working as a chairside Certified and EDDA trained Dental Assistant since 2003. She has been with the office since 2013. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is the opportunity to meet new people and help them enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. Marci enjoys spending time with her husband, Cameron, and her son, Rory.

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Stevie — Dental Assistant

Stevie has been a dental assistant since 2018 and has been a part of our team since 2022. She loves to be surrounded by our incredible team, who shares the same passion as she does when caring for our patients. When she is not at the office, you will find her spending time with her husband and two kids, Sophia and Grant.


Lupe — Business Assistant

Lupe has been in dentistry for over 25 years and joined our dental family as one of our business assistants in 2017. Lupe graduated from Front Range Community College in 1986 as a certified dental assistant. She enjoys sports, especially football. Lupe is a huge Colorado State University and Denver Bronco fan. In her spare time, she also enjoys working in her rose garden and spending time with her family.

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Sarah — Business Assistant

Sarah is a native of Colorado and has lived in Fort Collins for the last 15 years. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and pets, and she loves curling up with a good book or horror movie. She cares deeply about patient care and making sure they leave the office with a smile.


Amber — Benefits Coordinator

Amber was born and raised on the Western Slope of Colorado. She moved to Fort Collins in 2006 and joined the medical world in 2014. In 2020, we added her to our dental family as our Benefits Coordinator. She enjoys the atmosphere of this office and how we can make people feel welcome and safe. She feels grateful for the opportunity to be part of such an awesome team. In her spare time, she loves to play and coach volleyball or spend her time camping, adventuring and traveling with her loved ones.


Kathy — Office Manager

Kathy joined the team in 2016 but has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She feels very fortunate to be part of a dental practice that has such high integrity and is committed to giving back to the community. Kathy is proud to be a part of a team that truly wants to enrich the lives of our patients by providing excellent dental care. She and her husband, Sylvan, have called Colorado home since 1990. They have two grown children and are now enjoying being grandparents, spending as much time as possible with their growing family. Kathy is very committed to philanthropic projects. She is very active in a women’s international service organization that gives her many opportunities to help others.

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