The JA&A Team


Jill Allen & Associates is an orthodontic consulting firm located in the heart of Golden, Colorado. Jill Allen, owner and orthodontic consultant, has a passion for working with orthodontists in all stages of their career. Whether they are looking to start-up an orthodontic practice, purchase an existing practice or just needs some modernization in a mature practice. Jill and her team work to help their clients set up the proper systems and protocols so that they can achieve and maintain strong, successful, practices for years to come.

Over the years Jill has learned that a cookie cutter approach to orthodontic practice management does not work. That is why Jill and her team customize their services for each doctor and team they work with. By taking this type of an approach Jill is able to meet each practice where they are at to identify their specific training needs and goals. 

Our goal as your consultants is to provide you and your team with the tools and guidance to not only achieve your dreams, but to have an orthodontic practice that is fundamentally strong for years to come. 

Your job is to move teeth, our job is to help you succeed!

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Meet Jill

Jill Allen smiling with arms crossedThe owner of Jill Allen & Associates and our ortho sensei began her career in orthodontics over 30 years ago. Since then, she has had the opportunity to learn and master every position within an orthodontic office. It was with this knowledge that Jill decided to pursue her consulting dreams. This commitment to success comes as no surprise, however, since Jill will tell you that she always knew she wanted to be a consultant. Her passion for the industry gleams, as well as her innate desire to see orthodontists succeed. Working with many successful doctors over the years has helped Jill perfect the art of practice success and deliver the practical approach to practice management our clients count on.

A note from Jill: I am a member of Red Rocks Church, a non-denominational Christian church located in Lakewood, Colorado. I am a mother of two grown children and a wife of 35 years to my high school sweetheart, Doug. Over the years, I have felt it was important to take the time to give back to my community on both local and global levels. I have had the opportunity to be involved in many wonderful volunteer programs and medical mission trips across the world. I especially enjoyed volunteering with my local police department, where I was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2003 and 2006.

I find my peace in the mountains and have an adventurous spirit. When I am not in the office, you will find me camping, riding motorcycles, having date day with my husband, or hiking with my two fur babies, Harley and Theo. Although I like to think of myself as someone who is with the times, my team may say I left my heart in the 80s with my Aquanet and perm. Christmas music is my favorite music, even in July. I just muffle Jessi’s protests by turning up the volume. If you would like to tempt fate by using the phrase “I’m only human” in my presence, may the odds be ever in your favor.             

Meet Doug

Jill's Right Hand Man & Director of Human Resources 

Doug  business poseAs most of you know already, Doug has been around from the very beginning. The one and only "high school sweetheart" as featured in the Ortho Sensei's bio above, Doug has been faithfully and diligently operating behind the scenes of the JA&A team since day one. As Jill's husband, A.K.A. Balloon Holder Numero Uno, Doug is her partner in life and crime, mentor, advisor, cheerleader, sounding board, counselor, assistant, and B.F.F. After retiring from a long and lustrous career in law enforcement, Doug joined the JA&A team on a full-time basis as the Director of Human Resources. 

A note from Doug:

When I'm off the clock, you'll be able to find me fully engaged in one of my many hobbies, like motorcycle riding, hiking, working on home improvement projects, or even playing one of my guitars. Even though I have moved on from law enforcement, I still enjoy a good crime story! Most of all, though, my all-time top-of-the-list hobby is having a date day with Jill, where we often contemplate the world's mysteries, the joys of parenting, the luxuries of grandparenting, and yes, even the JA&A way.

Meet Jessi

Marketing Director

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Jessi is a wealth of wisdom when it comes to all things JA&A. She has a way with words and an ability to communicate, which helps her form lasting relationships with everyone she encounters. Although she is no longer on the consulting side of the business, you see her handy work in just about everything we do. Jessi handles the organization, updating, endless proofreading, and structuring of our internal and external content. She is also the mastermind behind our presentations, articles, and seminars. Let's just say we would be lost without her elocution and creative capabilities. Swoon!

A note from Jessi:

If you were to ask my friends and family, they might tell you I am a little crunchy. I care deeply about the planet and work to facilitate that level of care in everything I do. I love to camp, hike, ride motorcycles, throw tomahawks… yes, you read that right and take every opportunity to soak up the fresh mountain air. My husband Kyle and my two little boys are my world, and I would be lost without my fur baby Atlas. I am an academic at heart and am excited to be working on my MBA. There is nothing I love more than learning something new (ask me about my most recent tour through classical dystopian literature). 

Meet Rachel

Director of Operations 

Practice Consultant 


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The Director of Operations role is no small feat here at JA&A, which is why Rachel fills it flawlessly. Rachel's love for the industry, in combination with her ability to lead our team of consultants, has helped us to bring JA&A to new heights. When she is not working with our team on the latest training practices and protocols, she is out there in the field working with our clients. Rachel's coaching style and compassion will help build your team's confidence and love for the orthodontic industry just like it has our own. She has a knack for getting people excited about things most find difficult or humdrum!

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If you were to try to catch me outside work, you would probably find me at the gym or chasing around one of my kids!  My number one job is being a Mama, and I love every bit of it.  We are a blended family of eight… that's right, eight kiddos! So, as I am sure you can imagine, my life is always busy. The gym comes in at a close second, and I adore all things fitness.  Bodybuilding, proper nutrition, and workout clothes are my jam.  Goal setting and accountability are what make my world go round, and it is not uncommon to find me up at 4 am so that everything can fit into my day.


Meet Gina 

Practice Consultant

Gina Business Pose Gina has held nearly every position in an orthodontic practice, making her a master of all things ortho. She is full of excitement and ready to help your team lean into the JA&A way. When it comes to the nitty-gritty details and nailing down the processes that make a practice thrive, Gina is our ace!

A note from Gina:

When I am not at work, my husband (a.k.a. my best friend) Troy, our two children, and two beautiful grandkids are what make my world go round. Being outdoors, especially when on my horse, around my dogs, goats, or chickens, brings me a sense of peace and true fulfillment. I love camping in the Rocky Mountains or traveling to see friends in Texas. When I am not soaking up the warm Colorado sunshine, you will find me cozied up, enjoying a good book or movie. Have you ever seen Good Will Hunting or Secretariat? These are a few of my favs!


Meet Annie

Practice Consultant

Annie business poseWith an unwavering commitment to fostering positivity, humor, and determination, Annie radiates these qualities not only within the JA&A Team but also within every office and doctor she is fortunate enough to work with. Possessing a unique talent for transforming individual staff members into cohesive team units through her infectious energy and wealth of knowledge, Annie embodies the essence of a true cheerleader. Her ability to infuse offices with optimism and empathy during periods of transition is unparalleled. 

A note from Annie:

If I am not behind my computer, I am either with my family, talking about my family, or talking about the next time I will be with my family. If you cannot tell, family is truly my life. My niece and nephew basically consume my thoughts when I am off the clock. I have a super cool husband, Bob, and we very much enjoy music and LOVE going to live concerts. Our concert t-shirt collection is pretty awesome! If I HAVE to do something besides work or hang with my family, I am usually cuddling with my dog Saratoga (Togie for short). Saratoga is one of my favorite places to go, so I decided if I could not live there, I would name my dog that instead.


Meet Tracey

Practice Consultant

TrTracey business poseacey is a seasoned veteran in the orthodontic world. She is the embodiment of precision, always focusing on the minutiae that contribute to the broader vision. We dare say, a perfect addition to the Jil Allen team. Your team will love her dry sense of humor and her ability to break down our training into bite-size, implementable tasks. We like to think of her as a practice Swiss army knife because she knows how to function in every role. 


A note from Tracey:

Joy and laughter are the cornerstones of my life. Socially, you'll find me at the heart of any gathering, captivating friends with tales that spark laughter. In moments of solitude,  I delve into the world of crocheting, where each attempt at a scarf is an adventure in itself. Though I'm still on my journey to completing a project, the sheer delight in the process is what truly matters to me. Joining the JA&A team has not only been a dream come true, but it also checks off a few major milestone boxes... Dream career? Check. Dream career with the best consulting firm in the world? Check! Dream career with the most talented, up-and-coming doctors and their teams in the industry? Check!

Meet Rachel (Rae)

Practice Consultant


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Rae's passion lies in mentoring teams, guiding them to discover the same fulfillment and harmony in their work that she cherished throughout her time in an orthodontic practice. Her aspiration to align herself with a group of individuals who are not only strong and proficient but also compassionate and nurturing led her to JA&A. As a consultant, Rae is dedicated to empowering others through training that is not only effective but also imbued with kindness and empathy, ensuring that every interaction is meaningful and constructive.

A note from Rae:

Beyond the office, my world revolves around my family. My husband, Barry, our four children, and I share a deep bond. I am rooted in my love for nature, which I explore through hiking and gardening. And the kitchen is my realm of creativity, where I pour my love into cooking. You will always find me experimenting with new recipes. Sundays are sacred in our household, reserved for family dinners and game nights, creating moments of laughter and togetherness that I treasure. My role as a 'mama bear' extends beyond just protecting; it's about nurturing, loving, and creating a warm, inviting home where memories are made and cherished.

Our team is ready to help you hit goals! Schedule time with us to learn more about what we can do for your practice. 

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