Meet the Team


June has often been called “The Mayor” of Del Norte in jest by Dr. Harding because she apparently knows most everyone that comes in the door of Harding Dental Group! She is a native of Southern Colorado, growing up in Del Norte. In 1988, June graduated from Colorado College of Medical and Dental Careers in Denver, where she received her Certified Dental Assistant Certification. Dental Assisting was her passion up until about six years ago when she started her position as Treatment Plan Coordinator. In this position she has had the privilege of being the first to get to know the patient’s dental wants and needs. She loves every patient, whether they are young or old.

June is a mother of two daughters and has also been blessed with one granddaughter and two grandsons. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and working on home projects. Life keeps her busy. For relaxation, June enjoys reading books, and riding her Harley.

“I love going to work, and I love going home. Life is wonderful for me!”



Bonnie has been a hygienist for 28 years. She grew up in the Texas panhandle where she received her hygiene degree from Amarillo College. Bonnie worked for 12 years with the same two dentists in Texas before moving to Colorado 16 years ago. Bonnie worked for a few dentists here in the valley before finding her home at Harding Dental Group.

Bonnie loves being a hygienist. She enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them achieve and maintain their dental health.

Bonnie married her high school sweetheart and has been married for 30 years. They have one daughter who graduated high school, went back to Texas for college, and is now married and living in Amarillo, TX.

When Bonnie is not working, she enjoys going to Texas to visit her daughter. Bonnie also enjoys traveling, reading, going camping, hiking, and hanging out with her family and friends.



Liana is one of our great assistants. Growing up, she has always wanted to pursue a career in the dental field and has loved working in the office during her time here. Her favorite procedures in the office include full mouth reconstruction and orthodontics!

Liana grew up in Manassa, CO, and graduated from Centauri High School. She attended Adams State University where she was active in cheerleading and dancing, which she still enjoys to this day. She also enjoys snowboarding and other outdoor activities. On her days off, you can often find her hanging out with her family, friends, or her dog, Tank.

Her positive attitude makes each day better, and we truly enjoy Liana’s personality in our office!



Cara Taylor is our wonderful Administrative Assistant and the friendly voice you hear on the phone when you call. Cara grew up in the SLV and has six beautiful energetic kids — three boys and three girls.

She graduated from both Adam State University and Trinidad Junior College where she was drawn to the field of dentistry in her studies.

Cara enjoys basketball, volleyball, and softball. She loves music, camping, hunting, and spending time with her family.

With a personal philosophy of 'Never Give Up' and 'Live Your Life for You', Cara is an invaluable team member in helping create beautiful, healthy smiles for our patients.


Shaina Ruff

Shaina is our other assistant. She grew up in the SLV, and after being out of state for 15 years, she decided to move back home. Shaina worked in nursing before she came to us with minimal experience in the dental field, which she is now loving!

In her free time, Shaina enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her husband and kids, as well as taking care of their dogs, Cooper and Finley. You can often find Shaina with her favorite boba drink in her hand and smiling with everything that she does! We love having her on our team!



688 Del Sol Drive,
Alamosa, CO 81101

Office Hours

MON - WED9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THU8:00 am - 4:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SAT - SUNClosed