Meet the Team



Orthodontic Technician

I grew up in the Denver area, Littleton and Highlands Ranch, before moving to Fort Collins in 2011. I have been a dental assistant for more than 31 years, with more than 20 of those years in the same pediatric office.

I have two grown daughters, Leigh Anne and Shannon, as well as two grandsons, Elijah and Emanuel. In my spare time, I am passionate about running, hiking, skiing and just about anything that gets me moving outdoors. I am also actively involved in serving at my church.


Business Assistant

I am here to help you with all your financial needs. I will gladly go over your consent forms with you, handle your patient accounts, and answer billing questions you may have. I am also responsible for paying office invoices and handling office accounts. Dr. Way’s practice is such a great place to work. Everyone here is so friendly and I am honored to be a part of it.

I love Colorado and enjoy the outdoors with my family snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking and the amazing music scene.  



Insurance Coordinator

I am your go-to person with your insurance company regarding your benefits and coverage. I make sure your insurance is accurate and the process is smooth. My attention to detail ensures that your account is maintained accurately.

I have lived in Colorado most of my life. I have a big soccer family. All three of the men in my life, my husband, Luis Sr of 35 years and my two sons, Luis Jr & Nathaniel, either coach or played soccer. However, my two daughters, Lexi and Brittney, and I prefer shopping and going to the movies. I enjoy spending time with my two daughter-in-law’s, Brooke and Hannah. We have a second home in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico where we plan to retire in the near future.


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Treatment Coordinator

I am here to help you during your very important and exciting first appointment in our office. I take photos and scans, and I answer any questions you have before you see Dr. Way. After his evaluation, I will discuss your treatment options, go over the costs associated with your treatment, explain our payment plans, and even help you schedule your follow-up appointments. My reward is in knowing how happy and good our patients feel about themselves with their new smiles.

When I am not at the office, my husband Doug and I enjoy keeping busy on our ranch, and we love spending time with our two daughters and our very special granddaughter.


Maricela Maricela


I moved to Colorado in October 2015 from Albuquerque, where I worked for a dentist for three years. I joined Dr. Way’s practice in November 2015. I am here to answer your calls and get you checked in and out.

I was born in Jalisco, Mexico and raised in Pingree, Idaho on a family farm. I have been married for 20 years and I have three boys and one girl.



Orthodontic Technician

Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, I’ve been living in Colorado since I was five years old. I attended the Academy of Orthodontic Assistants program and completed it in November 2015. I am blessed to join Dr. Way and his great staff. I am involved in direct patient care and I am looking forward to meeting all of you.


Lacee Lacee

Orthodontic Technician

I originally went to school in New York City for musical theatre on a vocal scholarship. I lived in NYC for two years before coming back home to Colorado and starting my career in dentistry. I have worked in all aspects of dentistry, including surgery, dental implants, and general dentistry. I love to learn, whether it is about the lives and interests of our patients or a new piece of technology we’ve introduced to the office. It makes my job interesting and fun!

I am married with three teenagers at home. We also have two fur babies who own a huge piece of my heart. If you want to see my face light up, just ask me about Pickles, my dog!

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