About Our Staff
Erin Braun - Back Office Coordinator/Medical Assistant
Erin Braun graduated from ThunderRidge High School in 2009, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Wanting to pursue a career in the medical field, she decided to attend Anthem College in Aurora, Colorado. Graduating as a Medical Assistant Alpha Beta Kappa with high honors, she completed her externship at a Concentra Urgent Care. For the future, Erin is continuing her education to pursue a career as a Nurse Practitioner.
As the medical assistant of Dr. Herzog, Erin is pleased to know every patient at Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care. Her passion for her work can be seen in her ability to recall each patient’s needs and in her innate desire to go above and beyond to see those needs met. Having been with the practice since 2011, Erin has an extensive knowledge base that allows her to extend the best possible care. Her compassionate personality puts our patients at ease, welcoming both existing and new people into our office every day. She is a vital asset to our team, benefiting patients and coworkers alike.
Outside of work, Erin enjoys being outside and staying healthy with her husband, Hank. In her free time, she runs and hikes with her husband and their rescued dog, Berkley, from the Castle Rock Dumb Friends League. She loves what Colorado has to offer and is going to keep the state her permanent home.
Erin Nicole Joyner - Medical Assistant
Erin Joyner graduated from ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado in 2012. Though she initially intended to pursue a degree in Graphic Design (which is still a passion), her aunt, who is an RN, encouraged her to consider a career in the medical field. In 2014, she enrolled in Pima Medical Institute and graduated with high honors in the Medical Assistant program.
Her naturally caring disposition and friendly demeanor bring an additional warmth to the office that makes everyone feel welcome. Ever attentive to the needs of patients, as well as the office, Erin is both flexible and efficient--a great asset to our staff.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys exploring Colorado's rich, natural beauty with friends and family. Driving to the mountains in her Xterra, hiking, and just kicking back with her sketchbook and pens, are some of her favorite ways to spend her time. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie, and takes great pleasure in sampling Denver's diverse range of eateries.
Colleen Wenchell - Front Office Coordinator
Colleen Wenchell is a New York native, and she has been living in Colorado for almost 2 years now. Before getting into the healthcare field, Colleen worked in retail. After some time, she decided she wanted to make a positive influence in people’s lives. In 2010, Colleen signed up at a trade school for Medical Billing, where she learned the ins and outs of the office/billing side of the healthcare field. She completed her Medical Billing Certification and has been working in the healthcare field since 2011.
When you come to our office, Colleen is the first to greet you. She enjoys making our patients feel welcome. There is always talking and laughing in the waiting room due to Colleen’s outgoing personality, and the occasional slip of the New York accent.
Colleen enjoys the life Colorado has to offer, and her love for the outdoors has grown in leaps and bounds. When she’s not working she enjoys trying new restaurants with friends, spending time with family, going to the gym, going for walks, cooking and especially spending time with her new puppy Tucker. Even though she is a New York native, she is a true Denver Broncos fan at heart.
Jen Bortz - Front Office
Jen Bortz graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN in 2008 with a Bachelors in Business. Though she initially intended to pursue a degree as a Registered Nurse, after joining the program at her school, she found that business was more aligned with her skills and interests. Jen left her corporate job in 2015 when her daughter was born. She was then able to stay at home with her children while her husband was deployed.
As a teenager, she visited Colorado with her brother’s baseball team and fell in love with Colorado’s beauty. She moved to Colorado in the fall of 2008. She then met her husband, and they now have two young children, Braiden and Charlotte.
Jen spends most of her free time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, taking walks, traveling and watching her son play sports. She enjoys meeting new people every day, and she is a great addition to our office.
Mary Ann Schneller - Billing Specialist
Mary Ann Schneller is an HIM specialist and medical billing specialist. She obtained an HIT degree and an RHIT certification in 2015. She is a Colorado native, raised in Sterling, and has been a Castle Rock resident for 15 years.
Mary Ann loves all that Colorado has to offer, including the varied outdoor activities, friendly people and unpredictable climate. She is a recent empty nester and is pleased that her two children are pursuing careers in the healthcare field as well. She spends most of her time with her family, including a granddaughter and three dogs. Unless she is traveling (working on all 50 states) or trying new restaurants, she prefers to be at home pursuing new hobbies. She and her husband enjoy spending time together, being active, and cooking healthful meals.
Jenna Newton - Licensed Advanced Pedicurist and Manicurist
Jenna graduated from Artistic Beauty College in 2007 with a cosmetology license and has been working in the industry every since. She is a people-person and loves to make people feel and look their best.
Jenna took some time off from the beauty industry to pursue other careers and was working towards her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then decided to put her education on hold to take care of her small children, Kolton and Kyrann, she has with her husband Josh.
As a Colorado Native, Jenna loves to be outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, horse back riding and rock climbing. She also owns horses, dogs, goats and chickens that take up a majority of her free time.