Meet The Team


Chris has been with the practice for 21 years.  She is married to Dr. Fortis’ brother Michael for 26 years. She is stepmom to 2 daughters and grandma to Bella.  Originally from Iowa, Chris loves to play soccer, spend time with family, sing, scrapbook and read.  Chris and Michael started a prison ministry 22 years ago.


Kathy has been in the dental field for over 30 years and joined our practice in 1997.  She has been married for 40 years and has one daughter.  She enjoys gardening, playing golf, cheering on her Kansas State Wildcats and playing with her grand kids. 


Holly is a Denver native and has been with the practice since 2010.  With a wide variety of interests and careers, currently she enjoys the outdoors while hiking, biking, snow-shoeing and gardening.  She is also an exercise and nutrition enthusiast with her own business.  The arts, singing, dancing and crafting are still in her blood.  Holly is a proud single mom of three children, McKenna, Connor and Kelsea and a grandson, Isaac.


Kristie moved to Colorado in 1994 to be close to family.  She started working for the practice in 1996 while still in high school.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, playing volleyball, cheering on the Broncos, and being with her family and friends.  She is married with 5 kids, ages 1-13.


Karen has had the privilege of working with Dr. Forti and Associates for 27 years.  Having been a hygienist for almost 40 years has led her to fabulous relationships with her patients.  Karen strives to give quality dental care.  Outside of work, Karen enjoys bike riding, hiking, snow shoeing and ballroom dancing.  She has a super husband of 31 years a wonderful son and grandson.


Sandy is a Littleton native.  She has been with our practice her whole dental career, 14 years.  She is married to Dan and has one son, a daughter and two step-daughters.  When she has free time she enjoys long walks with her dog, Pilates, camping, hiking, bike riding, reading and loving on her grand kids.


Gabi has been in the dental field for over 35 years.  She started assisting in our practice in 2008 after previously working with Dr. Alford at another practice in downtown Denver.  She is married and has 2 sons who live in Germany and twins, Michael and Stephanie who live here in Colorado.