Meet Our Team

Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson is an East Coast transplant, having grown up in Vermont, who completed her four years of dental training at the University of Minnesota. Building on that knowledge, Dr. Peterson pursued specialized orthodontic training at the University of Iowa. After graduating in 2022, she has been practicing in Colorado ever since. With a passion for creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Peterson combines expertise with a commitment to patient care. Outside the clinic, you’ll find Dr. Peterson embracing the great outdoors through trail running, skiing, canoeing, camping, hiking, and most recently, gravel biking (still learning!).

An avid baker in leisure, Dr. Peterson brings precision not only to orthodontics but also to the art of crafting delicious treats. Having a blend of professional expertise and a zest for life, Dr. Peterson is not just your orthodontic associate, but a friendly face in the community who understands the importance of both a confident smile and a vibrant, active life.


Chris has been with Dr Hardy and the Taft Hill team for 3 years, and loves being able to help kids, adults, and families figure out the first steps in their ortho treatment. He lives with his lovely wife, two dogs, and two cats. He came to Colorado from Sacramento 15 years ago and loves to make the most of the Colorado outdoors. His favorite hike last year was probably Bison Peak in the Lost Creek Wilderness area, and he’s also been enjoying rafting and archery. Catch him at home, though, and he might be playing guitar or butchering the bass.

Maria L.

Hi My name is Maria and this my first year as treatment coordinator. What I enjoy about my job is the human interaction and helping others achieve their goals.


Brittanie is an orthodontic assistant who brings smiles to faces both professionally and through a love for cooking, baking, and fishing in the mountains. As a parent of two and the owner of BnMe, a local business, Brittanie thrives in their hometown, deeply rooted in both community and family.

Edna C

Ive been in the dental field for 5yrs now and an ortho assistant for 2years. During the summer I like to go hiking with my dogs, spending time with family and going to the movies.


I grew up in Wyoming and have been in fort collins for about 2years now and have been in the dental field 2yrs also. I love baking and spending time with my children.


Hi, my name is Elizabeth Franco. I am a dedicated individual with a passion for family, community, and professional excellence. With six years of experience alongside Dr. Hardy, I’ve honed my skills and knowledge in orthodontics. Originally hailing from the Lone Star State, Texas, I made the leap to Colorado a decade ago in pursuit of new opportunities and experiences. It’s been a journey filled with growth, challenges, and cherished memories. Beyond the confines of the workplace, my heart belongs to my two beautiful children, who inspire me daily to strive for the best in all aspects of life. Family time is sacred to me, and I cherish every moment spent creating memories with my loved ones.


Jessyca joined our team in 2022 and brought with her years of experience. She is one of the smiling faces and positive voices at our front desk and on the phone that is always eager to help. In December of 2023 she took on our Marketing postion and has been blooming. Jessyca has lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado, and is a local graduate of our very own Montbello High School! When not at work, she is busy with her three young girls or you might find her doing acrylic nails, reading novels or hiking. Whether you speak English or Spanish, you will enjoy getting to know Jessyca and appreciate her willing attitude to help with your every need.


Hello My name is Keilyn! I was born in Honduras, but shaped by the stunning landscapes of Colorado. My free time is a blend of exploring new places through my love for traveling and outdoor escapadas- you’ll find me hiking for waterfallsor by beautiful lakes, paddle boarding, soaking up beach vibes or cruising on a bike. I love watching sunrises abd sunsets Professionally, I’ve been a part of Dr.Hardy’s team for 2 years, cherishing the moments we create for our patients and together as a team.


My name is Maclovio Martinez and I was born in Alamosa, Colorado. I grew up in the San Luis Valley until my family moved up to FoCo in 2003 and I’ve been here ever since. I met my soon-to-be fiance at our old job at Canvas Credit Union that we both worked at and the rest is history. This is my first time in the Ortho field as I was in Banking for the last 7 years as I made this move to find something that can accommodate my new schedule going back to school for Construction Management. In our free time, we love watching movies, playing video games, and taking our 8 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Django on walks.

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For more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation here at Taft Hill Orthodontics, please contact us at (970) 400-9984 today. If you want to save time and money, complete our online consultation!

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