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!
We are so excited about Dr. Rachel joining the Big Grins family as of the beginning of July 2020. Dr. Rachel Ecker was born and raised in Boulder before a wide-ranging journey of undergrad 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 and is currently involved in research projects at TriAgenics, Inc. and Texas Tech. Rachel is also a Board Certified pediatric dentist and loves her new 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.
Kristin is a Fort Collins native that married another Fort Collins native. Kristin and her husband, JC, have two children. Kristin got her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. She had a great opportunity to work at the Mayo Clinic but was happy to move “home” and work at Poudre Valley Hospital for eight years prior to joining the amazing team at Big Grins. Kristin enjoys running, spinning, being with family, going to dinner theatres, and enjoying the outdoors of our amazing city and state.
Sheilah is the newest addition to the Big Grins family. She 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.
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.
Lauren is a Fort Collins native. After high school, she attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and quickly learned that home truly is where her heart lies. She transferred back to Fort Collins and attended Front Range Community College, where she obtained her dental assisting certificate, following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. Lauren is married to her best friend, Tony. They enjoy trying to keep up with their toddler son, Knox. She loves camping, running, hiking fourteeners and spending time with her family. Lauren is also our Big Grins yoga instructor, and she enjoys teaching yoga outside of the office, too!
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.
Rebbie is our bilingual dental assistant and hygiene manager. She has been with Big Grins since 2015. Rebbie enjoys going out with her friends to catch a movie or go bowling. Rebbie has quite the talent for crocheting! She has recently started making crochet dolls that are amazing! Rebbie also loves going on annual cruises with her family. She is active in her church and is always willing to help out. She has a special ability to have fun with kids of all ages.
Cheyenne joins our team and brings youthfulness and fun! She loves funky socks, especially cat ones, chicken tenders and naps! Cheyenne was previously a head lifeguard. She graduated from Front Range Community College with her certificate in dental assisting.
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!
Jill is Dr. Greg’s clinical coordinator. She has been with Dr. Greg since 2006 and loves what she does at Big Grins. 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 in Chicago. Lindsay is almost finished with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska. Jill enjoys traveling, spending time with her grandbabies and decorating her new 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.
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, Greenbean, Harley, Henry and Green Bean. Iris is also quite the Las Vegas aficionado; she used to gamble but has been kicked out of most of the casinos now.
Brenda Hagar 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 is a freshman at the University of Laramie. Go Pokes! 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, Chip and Arbie Jo.
Beverly is our most recent employee and financial administrator. An Iowa native, she has called Colorado her home for 28 years, and it is where she met her husband of 22 years, Jerry. They have three stellar children and two wonderful grandsons. Garrett is attending Creighton University, and Gabe is a senior at Poudre High School. 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!
Sugar joined our team in August of 2019. She is our office comfort dog in training. She is a Bernedoodle. Her mom is a Bernese Mountain Dog, and her dad is a mini poodle. She hangs out up front while she is in training. Make sure and stop by and say hello! She is very sweet and mellow and absolutely loves kids.