Denver Plastic Surgery Team

Katie McCarty, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

DPSA_staff_Katie provides much of the pre- and post- op care at our practice, as well as expertly performs several minor surgical procedures and Medical Aesthetics treatments. She has expertise in the use of dermal fillers and Botox. She is highly sought after by patients for their injectable treatments. Katie thrives on assisting patients on the road to recovery and ensuring they have a great experience at our office.

A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Katie attended Colorado State University and the Universite de Grenoble for her undergraduate degree, St. Francis University for her masters and Red Rocks Community College for her physician assistant degree. And when she’s not brightening people’s days here, you can probably find Katie taking photos, playing tennis, hiking, scuba diving, traveling or hitting the slopes with her snowboard.

Brooke Riddleberger, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

DPSA BrookeBrooke is in charge of pre- and post-op care for many of our surgical patients, as well as performing a variety of non-surgical, in-office procedures through our Medical Aesthetics practice. She is very knowledgeable and is uniquely gifted with facial sculpting and injectable treatments. She has the rare artistic sensibility necessary to provide natural results and to avoid the over-processed look. Brooke takes a natural and personal approach while individualizing her care to each person, allowing her to best fit the needs of her patients. She is highly skilled in treatments such as injectables, sclerotherapy and other age-defying services, and takes pride in providing patients with all the answers and education they need to feel completely at ease.

A true Colorado native (her hometown is Breckenridge) Brooke loves to ski, hike, travel and spend time with family. She received her undergraduate education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and journeyed back east to earn her masters and physician assistant degrees from Pennsylvania’s Arcadia University. Brooke is experienced in both dermatology and aesthetic medicine and looks forward to helping all of her patients get the most of their exciting transformations.

Ashley Ackerson

Laser Specialist, CMA

DPSA JulieAshley is our Certified Laser Specialist and Aesthetician. She brings almost 14 years of laser and medical skincare experience. Ashley has worked in the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery field for the past 10 years. She specializes in melasma (brown spots) and broken capillary removal, fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring. Ashley is certified in 14 different lasers and also educates and trains other Aestheticians and Nurses in advanced laser treatments and laser physics. Ashley is also certified in Permanent Cosmetics and went to the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics 5 years ago. Her specialty is hairstroke simulation eyebrows and lash line eyeliner for the most natural look.

Ashley takes considerable time with each patient in their complimentary skincare analysis to customize an achievable skincare plan. Her passion for aesthetics and laser therapy drive her to continually educate herself in the latest skincare treatments and trends.

Ashley received her Aesthetic License from Xenon International Institute and has taken courses with Sciton International, Rocky Mountain Laser College, CoolSculpt, Polymar, Polyase Nd-Yag and Alexandrite, C02, Thermage, Obagi, Lumenis and Cutera. She also attended Metropolitan State University and studied History with a minor in Marketing.

Ashley is married with 3 children and loves to travel the world, read, hike, ski and spend time with her family.

Nancy La


Nancy La has recently graduated from Concorde Career College with an Associate in Science and Nursing. Nancy also is a certified Medical Assistant and has a background in Dermatology, Laser and Aesthetics. She has worked with Denver Plastic Surgery Associates part time for the past two years as a Medical Assistant and nurse in training. Nancy is fluent in Vietnamese and Cantonese languages. She likes to travel, hike and is a yogi.

Stephanie Barrett, R.N.


Stephanie Barrett joined us in July 2015 as a part time registered nurse. Stephanie graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997 with a B.A. degree in Sociology and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Linfield College, Oregon in 2000. She has worked as a registered nurse in a variety of capacities such as newborn critical care, labor and delivery and elementary school nursing. Stephanie is married and has 3 daughters that keep her busy with their extracurricular gymnastics and dance.

Diane Baklaich

Patient Coordinator

DPSA DianeDiane is every surgical patient’s go-to contact from start to finish. She coordinates all aspects of the process—from initial consult to the day of surgery—to ensure total safety and satisfaction. She received a BS in business management from St. Cloud State University and spent the majority of her life in Minnesota (with a stint in beautiful Hawaii) before settling here in Colorado.

Diane loves helping our patients feel calm and informed as they go through the plastic surgery journey. In fact, it’s her personal passion to help everyone take confident steps as they translate their inner beauty to their external appearance. Outside the office, Diane enjoys photography, golf, beach vacations (with plenty of swimming and boogie boarding), tennis, music and dancing.

Julie Boone

Front Desk Coordinator

DPSA JulieJulie is not only the voice on our end of the phone line, but she’s also the first contact for patients entering the office. It’s Julie’s job to make sure everyone feels welcome and at ease, and it’s a perfect job for her, too. Julie greets everyone with a smile and looks forward to interacting with new and interesting people on a daily basis. She’s an organizational mastermind and does an excellent job keeping our practice running smoothly.

Before joining Denver Plastic Surgery, Julie worked at a busy spa where she prided herself on provided outstanding customer service to every client. She is also a licensed aesthetician and a makeup artist, and loves to cook and garden here in her hometown of Denver.

Becky Godsey

Executive Administrator

BeckyBecky Godsey joined Denver Plastic Surgery Associates in September. Becky has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in marketing and a minor in Human Development. Her extensive sales and marketing background has led her to work with Denver’s Channel 7 KMGH, as well as the Colorado Rapids and Kansas City Wizard sports teams. She has worked as a program coordinator for Denver Health Foundation and was the previous Office Manager for Fusion Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Denver. Becky is a Yoga instructor and has two young children that keep her busy. Her diverse background is already an asset to our medical practice.