“We know the success of our practice is dependent not only on the approach and quality of our treatment, but the experience and treatment from the rest of our team as well. The entire staff is dedicated to making you feel comfortable, informed, and relaxed. We are very proud of our team’s knowledge and compassion and hope that you will have the most optimal visit and experience possible.”
– Ryan Zastrow
Leigh (Zastrow) Compton was born in Rifle, Colorado and moved to the Vail Valley when she was 7 years old. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Biology. A couple years after graduating she came back home to help her parents with the dental practice and eventually evolved into becoming the office manager. She feels very fortunate to be able to now work with her father and brother on a daily basis.
Her interests seem to be centered on the outdoors. In the summer she enjoys hiking, biking, fly fishing, and camping. The winters are primarily about skiing and volleyball for her.
She also loves spending time with her husband, nieces, nephew and extended family whenever possible.
She enjoys leather crafting, fishing, camping, 4 wheeling and sitting around a fire with friends and family as often as she can.
Heidi Telles, RDH
Heidi is originally from the south east part of Pennsylvania. She has been with the Zastrow’s for 16 years. Heidi attended dental hygiene school at the University of Pittsburgh. After working in Pennsylvania for a year following graduation, she and a friend packed up and moved to Vail. Heidi and her husband, Patrick, live in Eagle-Vail and have three children, Joshua-11, Maya-9 and Harper-1. She claims she would tell us what she does with her free time, “… but that would imply that she has some!”
Tracey Wagner, RDH
Tracey grew up in the suburbs of Chicago where her parents and extended family still live. She received her degree in Dental Hygiene from William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Radio and TV Broadcast from Illinois State University. She had the pleasure of being able to live and work in the Florida Panhandle, South East Alabama and Charleston, South Carolina before moving to beautiful Colorado in 2001.Tracey began working for Zastrow Dentistry in 2002 when the office was located in Eagle-Vail. At the time, she lived in Breckenridge and drove over Vail Pass for work for 4 years before moving to Eagle at the same time as the new office at our current location. Tracey states that “It is hard to imagine making that drive, but working for the Zastrows was worth making the trip.” Over the years, Tracey states her children have kept her busy attending sporting events and school functions. They have attended Brush Creek Elementary, Eagle Valley Middle School and graduated from Eagle Valley High School. Tracey’s son is currently attending Colorado Mesa University and her daughter will be attending St. Petersburg College in Florida on a volleyball scholarship. In her free time she has enjoyed being able to hike and run on some of the most beautiful trails. Some of these runs were to train for one of the 9 marathons that she has finished. Tracey also enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, spending time with her boyfriend and his two children, and floating some of the rivers in the summer months. She feels very fortunate to work in an office that feels like family, with patients she states she “Has grown to enjoy like family and friends.”
Staci Steggs, RDH
Karen was born in Los Angeles and moved to the Vail Valley at the age of 7. During her senior year attending Red Canyon High School Karen came to Zastrow Dentistry where she learned to assist via in-office training. Shortly after graduating high school she began working full time for the office. She has now been here nearly seven years and has expanded her skills to working in the laboratory, as well as assisting. Karen states she loves her job because “… it’s not hard to get up in the morning and come to work for great people. They are understanding, helpful, and I respect every single one of them.” Karen is married and has a son, Luar. She enjoys meeting new people and loves animals!
Gabriela is Zastrow Dentistry’s in-house dental laboratory technician who creates all of our custom crown and bridgework.