Andrew Kelson, DDS
Dr. D. Andrew Kelson grew up in Portland, Oregon. He studied Business Information Systems at Brigham Young University and then moved to Ohio to earn his dental degree at The Ohio State University. In 2005, he graduated cum laude while working with two faculty members on dental research projects. He then finished an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Michigan where he gained significant experience while applying comprehensive care to complex cases. He enjoys the outdoors, reading, computers, and is a self-proclaimed nerd. Dr Kelson and his wife stay busy with their two children.
Kristia Beseda, DDS
Dr Beseda was born and raised in Denver. She attended Colorado College where she studied geology and anthropology, and then did a brief stint up in Breckenridge working front desk at a hotel and exploring life as a ski bum. During this time, she did service trips that took her through Argentina, Ecuador and New Zealand. She met her husband, Taylor, playing kickball in Denver and he supported her adventure through dental school at the University of Colorado. In dental school, she did another trip to Guatemala to provide dentistry to children and upon graduation she was honored with membership to the OKU honor society. She married Taylor in Estes Park and quickly began a residency at the University of Colorado to advance her training in complex general dentistry and is now working on her Fellowship in general dentistry. She and Taylor have a German shepherd named Naga. Outside of the dental office, Dr Beseda can be found competing in triathlons, participating in forensic dentistry, reading, hiking fourteeners, playing soccer, running with Naga, skiing and camping with her husband.
Kimmie, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kimmie grew up in southern California where she completed her undergraduate education. She and her family moved to the beautiful state of Colorado, where she completed her dental hygiene education at the Community College of Denver. She graduated with honors and has enjoyed every aspect of her career. She has participated in many public health programs and has put together multiple community dental health outreach projects. When she is not practicing dental hygiene, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, bike riding, jogging with her dogs, photography, reading and her new found passion for hiking.
Janet, Operations Coordinator
Originally from Pasadena California, Janet moved to Fort Collins in the fall of 2000. This is a move she appreciates every day. She has two grown children, both graduates from universities here in Colorado. Janet has been involved in all aspects of dentistry for over 30 years and continues to enjoy helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. She now lives in Longmont with her fiancé after being in south Denver for the past 5 years and is happy to be out of the “crazy Denver traffic”. When Janet is not working, she enjoys weekend adventures, concerts, biking, kayaking, gardening but most of all enjoys the outdoors in this amazing state.
Judi, Financial Coordinator
Judi is a Colorado native who grew up in the small town of Johnstown. She raised her four children in that same small town and now has nine grandchildren who she loves to spend time with. She enjoys camping with her husband, four-wheeling, water skiing, and reading a good book by the fire. Judi has a passion for helping people, in particular, the elderly. She was fortunate enough to go to Mexico on a medical mission trip, which sparked a love for volunteering. Judi has over 20 years of experience in the dental field and feels she has found a home with Dental Horizons. Her goal is to someday retire and travel the world with her husband by her side.
Sandy, Business Assistant
Sandy grew up in Manila, Philippines where she spoke English at school, and Spanish at home. She has lived in Longmont for the past 14 years and loves having the mountains nearby, and four seasons. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, and likes road biking, jogging, waterskiing and reading. She enjoys people and being able to spend time helping in the community.
Renee, Scheduling Coordinator
Renee is native to Colorado and will answer your calls with a smile on her face. She is dedicated to providing our patients with an excellent patient experience. Her years of working in the dental field gives her the knowledge to answer most questions that come her way. Renee enjoys spending time outside of work with her family and friends.
Stevie was born in Las Vegas, NV but was raised mostly in southern Idaho, however for the past fourteen years Stevie has called Colorado home. She attended high school locally, and college in Aurora. After getting her dental assistant certification she decided to continue her knowledge in the dental field and went back to school for her expanded duties dental certification (E.D.D.A.). She has worked in several different fields of dentistry which gives her a well rounded knowledge of many dental procedures. If you need anything at all to make your dental experience enjoyable, she is always willing to go above and beyond. Stevie enjoys her time away from the office with her husband and two children. Her children keep her very busy with sports, and gymnastics. Stevie and her husband have recently become more involved with physical fitness, and a healthier lifestyle.