Meet Our Team


Dental Hygienist 

Lori has been a dental hygienist since 2000 and has enjoyed every minute of it. She grew up in Dallas, Texas where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She moved to Colorado in 2015 and loves it here. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and dog.  She also likes traveling, music, movies, football, crossword puzzles and taking walks.



Ashley graduated from the Expanded Duties Dental Assistant Program in Colorado, in 2009. Her favorite thing about being an assistant is connecting with patients and making their appointment time fun. She loves seeing people smile. She is married with three boys, three dogs, and two cats; never a dull moment!  In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, game night with her family, and watching scary movies.


Insurance Coordinator

Valerie started her dental career in 1996, right out of high school. Her passion is dentistry; she loves taking care of her patients, going above and beyond to assure they get the best possible benefits, during their visit. She is an army wife, and mother of five children. Their family has moved around America and has settled in Pueblo West, where they will remain residents, as her husband retires after 22 years of service.


Dental Assistant




Front Desk Coordinator

Cherisa is a Colorado native; she has worked as a dental/medical receptionist for five years.  Her purpose is patient care and ensuring each patient is given the best attention possible, which is why she chose to join the team at Balota Family Dentistry.  When she is not caring for our patients, she is extremely busy playing Mommy to her four amazing children; Francisco, Raider, Oaklynn, and Malakai.

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