MEET OUR TEAM
AnaKIJA Fostvedt Cross - Office Manager
Hi, I’m Kija. I’m from Boulder, and met Dr. Burke in July 2016 when I became her dental assistant. Prior to that I spent 5 years working at the Cleveland Museum of Art after completing my MA in Literature at the University of CO in 2011. Meeting Dr. Burke and discovering holistic dentistry has been a blessing in my life and helped me implement the changes needed to thrive in mind, body, and spirit. As Dr. Burke’s office manager I’m able to interact with like-minded people and help patients ease any fears or anxieties about coming to the dentist. I love to help people by making them feel comfortable, listened to, and well cared for. After years of experiencing some health issues, I’ve found alternative treatments in ozone therapy, diet, homeopathy, and acupuncture to be the best remedies. Emotional and spiritual well-being and physical health are of course interrelated and Dr. Burke provides opportunities and guidance for healing and nourishment to her staff as well as her patients.
JAMiE GALLEGOS - REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Hi, I’m Jamie Gallegos, I’m a Colorado native, originally from Grand Junction and have been practicing Dental Hygiene on the front range for the past 13 years. I believe a good smile never goes out of style ☺
I’m enthusiastic about living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and aim to enhance the personal health and wellness of my patients making sure they feel understood, accepted and cared for. One of my main goals is to empower others through education and gentle support to be the best and healthiest versions of themselves. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/ stressful experience with understanding and kindness.
At Dr. Carmen Burke’s Family Holistic Dentistry I enjoy helping children, adults and families to find natural, non-toxic, bio-compatible treatment modalities to help bring oral health into balance in a safe, supportive environment. Since no single approach is correct for every individual, we promote health using conventional and alternative options.
Outside of work my passions are exploring new places outdoors with my husband Ian, hiking, cycling, snowboarding, reading with my cat on my lap, and working with crystals and gemstones - can also be seen climbing/hugging trees on days off.
Gena Villarreal - Registered Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Gena Villarreal. I’m originally from Texas. In 2017 my family and I decided to move to Colorado after vacationing at this beautiful state in 2008. We pinned a map and the great city of Boulder became our new home.
I have always been inspired in the field of dentistry and smiles. I love being able to touch a patient’s life in a positive way! I believe everyone should smile and have that confidence. During my externship with Dr. Carmen Burke/Family Holistic Dentistry and staff, I knew this is where I had to be. This aspect of dentistry is fascinating to me. I look forward to assisting patients in holistic ways and achieving healthy goals together. I never knew of how many alternatives, natural remedies, and treatments there are available. Being part a part of this practice, I learn something new everyday.
Outside of work you will find me hiking, running, camping, enjoying photography, and driving up the mountains with my beautiful family.