Meet the Team
When you come to Fruita Canyon Dental, you are the most important part of our dental team.
DR. KREHL STEGELMEIER
Dr. Krehl Stegelmeier was raised in the small town of Rexburg, Idaho where his father was the town veterinarian. He grew up helping his father and working on his uncle’s potato farm. He met his wife Amy in Jackson, Wyoming where they both worked as river guides on the Snake River.
He received his Bachelor degree at Idaho State University with a major in Zoology. He then attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Krehl and Amy have four children, one girl and three boys. The Stegelmeier family moved to Fruita in May of 2005. They love the area and the recreation that it provides. They raft the Colorado as a family in the summers. They also love to go boating, mountain biking, hiking and other other activities where they can enjoy the outdoors.
Dr. Stegelmeier is a very conscientious dentist, who cares about your comfort and care. He would love to help you with all your dental needs.
DR. KELSEY VENEMAN BUMGARNER
Dr. Kelsey Veneman Bumgarner was born and raised in Minnesota and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed dental school at the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in St. Louis, MO where she met her husband, Evan, and shortly after moved back to Minnesota.
Kelsey and Evan are excited to be living in Evan's hometown of Grand Junction where they can continue outdoor activities with their black labrador and spend time with family and friends.
Dr. Kelsey enjoys dentistry for the long term connection with patients as well as the ability to work with her hands. She is detail oriented and strives to make patients feel comfortable and to feel listened to. Her patient care motto is to understand everyone's story. She is thrilled to be a part of the Fruita Canyon & Canyon View Dental team!
REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENISTS
Cyndi is a registered dental hygienist. She has been a Dental Hygienist for over 30 years, the last 14 years being with Dr. Stegelmeier. She truly loves what she does. Cyndi also enjoys camping, hiking, golfing and spending time with her grandbabies. She loves to cook and try new recipes, especially desserts. She is a valuable part of the Fruita Canyon Dental team!
Jenny is one of our dental hygienists. Jenny has been in the hygiene field for over 20 years. She has experience in periodontal therapy. Outside of work, she loves to watch her boys compete in rodeos, ride her horses, and enjoy time at her ranch on Glade Park.
Katie is a registered dental hygienist. She was born and raised in the Grand Valley. When she isn’t cleaning teeth, she likes to spend time with her animals and go flying with her pilot boyfriend.
Cali is a registered dental hygienist who was a patient here. When applying for hygiene school, her ultimate goal was to become a hygienist and work and FCD. We are so happy to have her. Cali loves to go to Powell and spend time with her pup, Rickie.
Bailey is a registered dental hygienist. She has been cleaning teeth over 5 years. We are so excited to have her join our office. Bailey enjoys spending time with her dogs and boyfriend. They enjoy climbing 14ers, backpacking, rappelling, SUP, camping, skiing and snowshoeing. “Adventure is out there” –Russel from UP
Stefanie is a registered dental hygienist. We are excited to have her with us on Fridays! When Stefanie isn’t cleaning teeth, she enjoys the outdoors, chasing her boys to every sport possible and being their #1 fan!
Jessie has worked for Dr S for over 11 years. She is the one who brings a ray of sunshine to our office. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also enjoys being crafty especially when it comes to floral arrangements.
Nicole has been with our office since 2014. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them with their treatment. When she is off from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog Millie. She enjoys going on hike's and paddle boarding.
Shay moved to Fruita from Idaho and has over 8 years experience in the dental field. At our office, you will see her assisting in the back or helping up front. She enjoys spending her summers at Lake Powell with her husband and son.
Megan is one of our assistants who has many years experience in the dental field. You will see her at both of our locations. Megan and her husband have 4 beautiful children whom they love to spend their time with.
Michelle is the office manager and has been working for Fruita Canyon Dental for over 17 years. She is a native of Fruita, graduated from FMHS and loves living in this area. Michelle enjoys the beautiful outdoors and spending time camping and four-wheeling with her husband and five children. She is amazing at keeping our front office running smoothly!
Sarah is Colorado Native, which explains why she’s a huge Bronco’s fan! GO Russ! In her free time, Sarah loves playing soccer, spending time with her high school sweetheart, watching movies & cuddling with her four-legged children… 2 felines, 2 canines. MEEEOW!! Needless to say, she is an animal lover! You will see Sarah at the beginning & end of your appointment, she specializes in treatment plans and helping you understand your insurance benefits.