Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Greg started his practice in 1998. Following graduation from Loveland High School in 1985, Greg earned his bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in 1989. After two years as a research assistant in virology and marrying his high school sweetheart, Stacey (Fishell), in 1991, Greg went to dental school at the University of Iowa. He graduated with honors in 1996. Greg then completed a two-year residency program at the Children’s Hospital in Denver for his pediatric specialty training. He is now Fort Collins’ most experienced Board Certified pediatric dentist.
Dr. Greg’s professional interests include infant dental care and hospital dentistry. He is a technical advisor for the Cavity Free at Three state initiatives, focusing on high-risk infants and expectant mothers. He is also a founding member of the PVH Cleft Lip and Palate Team, and he regularly coordinates oral care with area physicians in and out of the hospital. He has privileges at Harmony Surgery Center.
You will find Dr. Greg and his caring staff actively involved in the community. They are regular and ardent supporters of the area elementary schools, both financially and educationally. The team supports the school-based Project Smile charity, as well as the ADA® Give Kids A Smile day, Colorado Mission of Mercy, Project Self Sufficiency, the Learning House, Curtis Fund and other programs aimed to help the area’s children. In both 2004 and 2005, Greg received the Colorado Dental Association Service Award for his work on successfully defending community water fluoridation in Fort Collins.
Greg and Stacey have a daughter, Grace, and a son, Lewis. Grace is going to Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When not at work, Greg and Stacey can be found cheering on Lewis at his lacrosse games. Both Greg’s and Stacey’s parents live in Fort Collins, and they enjoy spending time all together. While Greg is an absolute nut about fly-fishing, the Evans family enjoys time at the grandparents’ cabin, fixing up the house, crafts and sampling local restaurants. They also look forward to breaking in their new camper. Stacey worked as a professional chef and is ACF certified.
That is the life of a Fort Collins pediatric dentist!
Dr. Rachel Ecker was born and raised in Boulder before a wide-ranging journey of undergraduate study in Tennessee and New Zealand, dental school in Arizona, and residency in Florida at Miami Children’s Hospital. She is interested in sedation dentistry and special needs dentistry, and she is currently involved in research projects at TriAgenics, Inc. and Texas Tech. Dr. Ecker is also a Board Certified pediatric dentist and loves her role at Big Grins! She is married to Sam, a dermatologist, and has two young kids. She loves hiking, volleyball and quilting!
Meet Our Team
Our dental team is deeply committed to providing your children with friendly and comfortable care here at Big Grins. If you would like to learn more about pediatric dental care in Fort Collins, Colorado, we invite you to contact our office at 970-407-1020 today! You can schedule an appointment with our excellent pediatric dentists, Dr. Greg Evans and Dr. Rachel Ecker.
Darbi is our Office Manager. She brings over 25 years of dental experience to our practice which makes her extremely diverse. Darbi is married to her amazing husband Jay. She has three children — Brya, Kaden, and Bella along with two grandchildren — Kylie and Zaylyn. Don’t forget the fur babies, two dogs Booder and Chet. Darbi stays busy outside of Big Grins by being a co-owner of a small franchise business with her husband that helps bring joy to our community. She enjoys spending time with her family, long road trips, fly fishing, camping and working out.
Sheilah has been married to her husband Brian for 30 years and they have two amazing boys, Brandon and Jared. Sheilah is an avid crafter and enjoys creating items for local craft sales. She enjoys camping and ATV trips in the summer and stays busy serving in her local church year-round. Their three dogs, Cali, Macy and Tipper are well-loved, even when they bring unwanted items into the house, such as a live baby bunny.
Brenda is our front desk administrator. That is a fancy title to let you know you will be warmly greeted by Brenda as you arrive. Brenda is proud to be a Fort Collins native. Her husband (the other Greg) is a Regional Training Manger with Snap On Tools. They have two wonderful children. Breanna loves her job as a personal banker, and Jonathan just graduated from the University of Wyoming. Brenda is quite a baker, gardener and board game connoisseur. The family loves to fish and watch and play football. They can often be found camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains with their beloved dogs, Arbie Jo, Porter Magoo and Bronx.
Beverly is one of our rock star financial administrators. She is an Iowa native but moved to Colorado as soon as she could. She and her husband, Jerry, have three stellar children and two wonderful grandsons. She has two sons, Garrett, who just graduated from Creighton University, and Gabe, who is attending CSU and pursuing a pre-law degree. Camping and ATVing, growing flowers and plants, being involved in their local church, watching sitcoms, and enjoying movies on the big screen are some of the things she enjoys most. She is known for her famous “mayonnaise cake” and has been seen taking evening strolls with her cats, Ernie and Jack. Yes, with her cats!
Iris is our bilingual new patient and financial coordinator. You will likely meet her at your new patient exam or speak with her on the phone. Iris enjoys traveling with her husband, Carl, and their son, Landen. Iris enjoys baking cupcakes (and eating them, too). Her three loves are unicorns, cupcakes and puppies. Iris loves her dogs, Henry, Rupert and Sir Pugsington. Iris is also quite the Las Vegas aficionado; she used to gamble but has been kicked out of most of the casinos now.
Jill is our clinical coordinator. Jill loves what she does and has been with Big Grins since 2006. Her husband, Bobby, is self-employed at their storage unit businesses. They have three children and two grandchildren. Stephen is the oldest and has two beautiful children. Emmalie is a special needs teacher here in Fort Collins, and Lindsay is a nurse at a local hospital. Jill enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandbabies and decorating her home. Jill is the care coordinator for Project Smile, a local charity that helps children in need with their dental care. She is also a Stephen Minister volunteer at her church.
Carrie graduated from Loveland High School. Following high school, she attended Front Range Community College, where she graduated with her dental assistant certificate. Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and husband, James, but especially her dog, Lucy. She also enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, swimming and traveling.
Leah adds a lot of experience to our team. Leah has 4 boys of her own and spends her time away from work leading carpools, going to lacrosse games and juggling all of their activities. Leah is very involved in her community in Wellington and enjoys traveling with her family. They enjoy going on a cruise together to fun, far-off places.
Meet Gabby! She is a Colorado native who graduated from Front Range Community College with her certificate in Dental Assisting. She enjoys hiking in Boulder and is passionate about photography. She enjoys spending time with her family and her Dorkie (Dachshund/Yorkie mix) named Koda! She is also a die-hard Broncos fan!
Monica is another one of our amazing dental assistants. She graduated from Dental Assisting school in 2017. The thing she loves the most about her job is the daily interaction with the children and getting to know our families. She loves building that connection. Monica is also a Colorado native and loves her beautiful state. On the weekends you will find her spending time with her friends and family, hiking and most likely at the baseball fields where she plays competitive slow pitch softball.
Jennifer is our newest member of our Big Grins family. She is a recent dental assistant graduate and rated at the top of her class. We are so proud of her persistence in achieving her goal of becoming a dental assistant. We are honored that she is part of our team. Jennifer loves to work out, eat tacos, and hang out with her friends and siblings.