Meet Our Staff

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We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our office staff has years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by attending continuing education courses and seminars when applicable.

Karen Mares – Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator

KAREN-2015.jpgKaren was born and raised in the small farming community of DeWitt, Iowa. After graduating from college, she was hired as a management trainee with Target Stores and was transferred to Denver, Colorado.

While in Denver, Karen met her husband, Eloy (a Denver native). After starting a family, they relocated to Fort Collins in 1998. They have two daughters: Taylor, a graduate of (and former volleyball player at) Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and Ashton, a college student and volleyball player at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Karen has been in the orthodontic field for over 17 years. She joined Dr. Sherick’s team in fall 2009. She loves orthodontics and the impact that beautiful smiles have on the confidence of people of all ages. "The relationships that I have developed with patients and their families over that past 17 years are some the most rewarding relationships and friendships in my life."

When not working, Karen enjoys walking, baking, singing, and visiting her daughters. In January 2014, she launched her business with Premier Designs Jewelry to occupy some of her spare time now that she and Eloy are "empty nesters." She also enjoys professional sports and musical theater.

Shannon Casey – Clinical Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

SHANNON-2015.jpgShannon was born and raised in Wisconsin. After high school, she moved to Florida where she attended Edison State College for Business. She then attended Charlotte VO-Tech where she acquired her certification for Dental Assisting. She is nationally certified as a dental assistant and orthodontic assistant. Shannon worked for an orthodontist in Florida for eight years as a Clinical Supervisor and Office Manager. She then relocated to New Hampshire where she worked for another orthodontist. She comes to us with over 10 years of experience in both the clinical and business areas of orthodontics. Shannon joined Team Sherick in November 2012.

Shannon, her son, Christopher, and their dog, Remington, reside in Fort Collins. Shannon, being from Wisconsin, is a diehard Packers fan. They love watching football every weekend as well as going to the park and baking together. In Shannon's spare time, she enjoys hiking, playing basketball, skiing, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.

"I have been lucky enough to find a career in which I love coming to work every day. I truly enjoy watching the transformation of a patient's smile and the confidence that they gain throughout their treatment. We pride ourselves in creating great smiles and a "family" atmosphere. I love my job!"

Terri Dick – Scheduling Coordinator

TERRI-2015.jpgTerri was born in Pratt, Kansas. At the age of 9, her family moved to the mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado which is where she resided until leaving for college. While in college, Terri met and married her husband, Bruce. They lived in Nebraska for two years before returning to the Denver area where Bruce was the head boys basketball coach at Green Mountain High School until 2005. In 2006, Terri, Bruce, and their son, Bryan, relocated to Fort Collins where Bruce was the head boys basketball coach at Rocky Mountain High School until 2010.

Terri joined Dr. Sherick's team in May 2007 and brought with her 12 years of orthodontic experience from the office of Dr. Merv Graham in Denver. Terri loves the orthodontic field and the impact that it has on the lives of so many people. "I love this job because I get to meet everyone that comes in the office and establish a family-like relationship with them. Not to mention, the beautiful smiles we create!"

When not working, Terri enjoys running both full and half marathons. She also enjoys scrapbooking, shopping, and keeping the score book for Bruce who is now the head boys basketball coach at Resurrection Christian High School.

Adrienne Waltman – Clinical Assistant

ADRIENNE-2015.jpgAdrienne was born and raised in Fort Collins. She graduated from Rocky Mountain High School and upon graduation attended the University of Northern Colorado. Adrienne also spent nearly three years as a nanny to two young children in Blaricum, The Netherlands before returning to Fort Collins and receiving her Dental Assisting Certification. She has now been in the orthodontic field for almost seven years and joined Dr. Sherick's team in March 2015.

In her free time, Adrienne enjoys bike riding, traveling, gardening and the outdoors. Spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew, are among her favorite pastimes.

"My favorite thing about working for Dr. Sherick is helping people to be confident and happy with their smiles! Watching the way a person's life can change for the better because of a beautiful smile is very rewarding."