The Nice Nice Family

We’re Family

Family is everything to us. We expect it is to you, too, or you wouldn’t be reading this section. So take a moment to “meet” Dr. Cooke’s wife, daughters, sons-in-law and grandkids before you visit the office.

Cindy Cooke

Cindy is Dr. Cooke’s bride of 30+ years. Together they enjoy going to the movies, out to dinner and going to the bookstore. They also enjoy hosting their large family for dinners and get-togethers at their house.

Cindy is certified in American Sign Language and used to interpret at Zuni Hills Elementary in Sun City. Her grandkids are her passion and you can almost always find her on the swing set, in the playroom, or capturing precious photos of them.

Zach and Lisa Shepherd

Lisa is the oldest of Dr. Cooke’s three daughters. She’s been married to Zach since 2002, and they have four awesome kids (Teda, Dane, Jett, and Deklan). Most of Lisa’s time is devoted to homeschooling her four kids. In her spare time, she enjoys date nights with Zach, baking, and coffee with friends. She and Zach started a website called Food Tidings—it exists to simplify the process of organizing meal schedules for friends or family members in a transitional time of life. Lisa and Zach attend church at Copper Hills in Peoria and really enjoy it!

Joel and Julie Wagner

Julie is Dr. Cooke’s middle daughter. She and her husband, Joel, were married in 2009. They live just down the street from Nice Nice Dental in Crossriver. Joel and Julie have two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Emma. They attend Christ’s Church of the Valley, and love spending time with their family and friends.

Julie graduated from ASU in 2006 with a degree in elementary education. She taught first grade for six years in the Peoria School District. Now she’s enjoying her new role as a stay at home mom.

Joel graduated from ASU in 2004. He is a senior product engineer at Honeywell. He is also an avid hunter, fisherman, and Cardinal’s fan! If you ever can’t reach Joel on a Saturday, it’s most likely because he’s outside working on a project in his backyard or enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Trevor and Sarah Slade

Sarah is Dr. Cooke’s youngest daughter. She is wife to Trevor and mom to Dallas. Sarah and Trevor are high school sweethearts (go Cactus Cobras!) and were married in 2007. They also attend Christ’s Church of the Valley.

Sarah graduated in 2007 from ASU, where she was a member of Alpha Phi. Prior to being a fulltime mom, she worked at IO Data Center in the marketing department as their corporate event planner—a talent she still puts to good use for all sorts of fun events. In her spare time Sarah enjoys crafting, reading, and decorating.

Trevor graduated from ASU in 2006. He is a product manager at IO Data Center. When he isn’t working, Trevor likes to hike, take Dallas to the movies on Saturday mornings, and watch the Cardinals.

Cindy Cooke

Cindy is Dr. Cooke’s bride of 30+ years. Together they enjoy going to the movies, out to dinner and going to the bookstore. They also enjoy hosting their large family for dinners and get-togethers at their house.

Cindy is certified in American Sign Language and used to interpret at Zuni Hills Elementary in Sun City. Her grandkids are her passion and you can almost always find her on the swing set, in the playroom, or capturing precious photos of them.

Zach and Lisa Shepherd

Lisa is the oldest of Dr. Cooke’s three daughters. She’s been married to Zach since 2002, and they have four awesome kids (Teda, Dane, Jett, and Deklan). Most of Lisa’s time is devoted to homeschooling her four kids. In her spare time, she enjoys date nights with Zach, baking, and coffee with friends. She and Zach started a website called Food Tidings—it exists to simplify the process of organizing meal schedules for friends or family members in a transitional time of life. Lisa and Zach attend church at Copper Hills in Peoria and really enjoy it!

Joel and Julie Wagner

Julie is Dr. Cooke’s middle daughter. She and her husband, Joel, were married in 2009. They live just down the street from Nice Nice Dental in Crossriver. Joel and Julie have two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Emma. They attend Christ’s Church of the Valley, and love spending time with their family and friends.

Julie graduated from ASU in 2006 with a degree in elementary education. She taught first grade for six years in the Peoria School District. Now she’s enjoying her new role as a stay at home mom.

Joel graduated from ASU in 2004. He is a senior product engineer at Honeywell. He is also an avid hunter, fisherman, and Cardinal’s fan! If you ever can’t reach Joel on a Saturday, it’s most likely because he’s outside working on a project in his backyard or enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Trevor and Sarah Slade

Sarah is Dr. Cooke’s youngest daughter. She is wife to Trevor and mom to Dallas. Sarah and Trevor are high school sweethearts (go Cactus Cobras!) and were married in 2007. They also attend Christ’s Church of the Valley.

Sarah graduated in 2007 from ASU, where she was a member of Alpha Phi. Prior to being a fulltime mom, she worked at IO Data Center in the marketing department as their corporate event planner—a talent she still puts to good use for all sorts of fun events. In her spare time Sarah enjoys crafting, reading, and decorating.

Trevor graduated from ASU in 2006. He is a product manager at IO Data Center. When he isn’t working, Trevor likes to hike, take Dallas to the movies on Saturday mornings, and watch the Cardinals.

Stefanie

Office Manager

Stefanie has been in the dental field since 2001. She graduated from Shasta College in Redding, CA as a Registered Dental Assistant, and she moved to Arizona with her family in 2014 because she wanted to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather.

Stefanie is a pro at making patients feel at ease in our office. She is knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic, and she can always make you smile. When she’s not in the office, she likes to spend time with her four kids and enjoy the Arizona scenery with her husband on their Harley.

Jett is new to the dental field. Her and her family moved to Arizona 5 years ago from New Mexico. She is excited about her new career!

Jett

Front Office

Brigitte

Receptionist

Brigitte is our lively, outgoing receptionist. When you walk through our doors, she’ll always greet you with a smile and a warm welcome. Brigitte loves interacting with patients of all ages, and she has a knack for making kids feel comfortable and at ease in our office.

Alyson earned her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Fortis College and she has been working in the dental field for six years. One of her favorite parts about working at Nice Nice Dental is getting to know patients on a personal level. Alyson is a people person, and she loves striking up conversations with patients and making them feel at home.

Prior to moving to Peora, Alyson and her family lived in Phoenix for 25 years. Her daughter, son, and two dogs keep her busy, but when she has some free time you can find her on the softball field or reading a good book.

Alyson

Dental Hygienist