Meet Your Team at Elevate Dental Wellness

Schuyler Van Gorden, DDS

Schuyler Van Gorden, DDS</

Where are you from and why did you start Elevate Dental Wellness?

I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After graduating from Ripon College with a degree in Chemistry, I spent one year traveling the world before attending dental school at the University of Colorado. Upon graduating in 2000, I worked as an associate dentist in Denver before acquiring my own practice in Glenwood Springs. From 2002 – 2012 I owned and practiced at Two Rivers Dental Center in West Glenwood.

In 2012, my wife - Dr. Steinbach - and I sold our dental practices and spent a year exploring Central and South America, ultimately returning to the Roaring Fork Valley in June 2013.

What “elevates” you?

I enjoy helping our local underserved population, by practicing three days per week in the dental clinic at the Mountain Family Health Center in Rifle. My position at Mountain Family has allowed me to become an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, giving me the opportunity to help educate undergraduate dental students in their clinical rotations.

When I'm not practicing dentistry, you’ll find me on the river fishing, on the mountain skiing, or traveling with my wife - Dr. Steinbach.

Becky Steinbach, DDS

Becky Steinbach, DDS

Where are you from and why did you start Elevate Dental Wellness?

I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Anthropology, and minors in Anatomy and Neurobiology. Then I attended dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, graduating in 2004. After graduating I moved to the Midwest, practicing in both Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. I missed seeing the sun in the winter so moved back home to Colorado in 2008. Shortly after moving back I purchased a dental practice in Louisville in early 2009.

In 2012, I sold the dental practice, and my husband - Dr. Van Gorden - and I spent a year of travel south of the equator. In 2013, we moved to our new home, the Roaring Fork Valley. I spent two amazing years practicing in Carbondale before Dr. Van Gorden and I made the decision to build Elevate Dental Wellness.

What “elevates” you?

When I'm not in the office you’ll find me wrangling our two dogs, Jax and Daisy. Spending time with my husband - Dr. Van Gorden, fishing, hiking with friends, and learning how to ski!

 

Christina Gonzalez, Office Manager

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I moved out to the valley, and shortly after started with Elevate Dental Wellness. I am very grateful to work for such an amazing business!

What “elevates” you?

Spending time with my dogs!

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

I would love to play with and ride Elephants in Thailand!

 

Jessica Gazley, Front Office Coordinator

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness? 

I am from Burlington, VT. I wanted a change in my profession. This was a wonderful opportunity, and I was lucky to have it offered to me.

What “elevates” you?

Traveling.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

Traveling around Iceland in a camper for 10 days. I want to be sitting in a geothermal spa with lava all around and the aurora borealis above… just perfect.

 

Shawna Wilczek, Dental Hygienist

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I have lived in Colorado most of my life. I recently moved here from Paonia. The opportunity to be in an area with more outdoor activity with the added bonuses of being in a whole-body wellness-focused office brought me to Elevate Dental Wellness.

What “elevates” you?

I enjoy riding my road bike, traveling and sewing. I have three daughters I enjoy spending time with.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

I would like to travel the country in my motor home.

 

Andi Johnson, Lead Dental Assistant

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I am from the great “Pacific Northwest” born and raised; and I had a passion to learn about dentistry.

What “elevates” you?

My passion for water, the outdoors and animals.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

Raising the bar on dental health with all patients!

 

Lui Herrara, Dental Assistant

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I’m from Basalt, CO. What brought me to Elevate Dental Wellness was to take my dental assistant skills to the next level.

What “elevates” you?

Family elevates me and myself. I want to make my family and myself proud.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

Learning how biological dentistry is in action on a daily basis.