Here at Ridgway Family Dentistry we are blessed with an amazing staff who are dedicated to caring for our patients.
Joan is our chairside Dental Assistant who has worked along side Dr. Thomas for over 15 years. She and her husband, Steve, moved to Ridgway in 1994 from St. Louis, MO where they both grew up and met in high school!
Joan has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Spending fun times with the Grands is definitely the highlight of her days.
Darcy is our many hats employee, sometimes assisting, sometimes at the front desk, and handling the business side of the practice. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Montana State University and has spent over 35 years managing dental practices.
Darcy and her husband, Michael, moved to Ridgway in 2007 after raising their two children. Their son is living in Austin, Texas and daughter in Los Angles, California. Darcy spends her free time playing with her 2 large dogs, road biking, snow and water skiing, paddleboarding, cooking, reading and camping with her husband.
Evelyn, our Office Manager moved to Ouray in 2014 from the front range. She graduated from Ouray High School in 2019, and since then has completed her Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design and Business Marketing from Oregon State University. She is a home-grown Colorado girl and will always greet you with a kind smile!
Evelyn enjoys spending her free time designing, cooking, reading, and exploring with family and friends whether that is I the San Juan Mountains or abroad!
Courtney is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated dental hygiene school in Sarasota Florida. She started her dental career as a dental assistant at a pediatric office and knew instantly the dental office was her home away from home. Now a dental hygienist Courtney’s favorite thing about her career is being able to attend medical mission trips around the world, serving those in need of education and dental care who normally could not receive it.
Courtney’s goal in her career is for all her patients who leave her dental chair to have a confident bright smile they are not afraid to show off. She hopes that after her patients leave, they feel like their teeth had a mini spa day, leaving refreshed, cleaned, and healthy. She loves educating her patients and making sure they have all the tools and knowledge they need to maintain the health of their smile at home. Courtney is very excited to join Dr. Thomas’ practice and meet his wonderful patients.
Being new to Ridgway Colorado, Courtney is realizing what a hidden gem it is. She loves hiking every weekend with her dog Otis and husband Chad. She loves rock climbing in Ouray, and reading a great book in a hammock below the trees. With her recent marriage, Courtney has also become a stepmom of two young kids. Life has changed all for the better and she loves how much laughter fills the house when she is home with them. She doesn’t know how she has lived 32 years anywhere else!