Meet The Doctors

Discover The Possibilities at ReGenesis Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center

At ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we are dedicated to helping you make the best decision when it comes to your plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will freely discuss your options, how the procedure will work for you and answer any questions you may have. We take time for you to explain and value your input and questions. We understand that surgery may not be an option for everyone, and that’s why we have an option for almost anything!

Unique to ReGenesis Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center, our surgeons regularly go into surgery together to consult with each other during the procedures. Having two (or three) trained specialists working on one patient brings out the best aesthetic elements and is the advantage of coming to ReGenesis. We work to give you the best possible outcome!

We are so confident in our work, we truly believe there is no reason to travel out of town. Why go to Salt Lake City or Denver when we have expert and educated plastic surgeons right here in the Grand Valley? We like to refer to it as, “Big city medicine in a small town.” And we mean that. There is no reason to leave Grand Junction for any cosmetic procedure. If you have a written quote from an out of town, board-certified plastic surgeon, bring it to your consultation and we will match the legitimate quote. We believe the value we bring to being local and experienced means after your surgery, you go home, not to a hotel room. And follow ups are convenient and your doctor is someone you know and trust. Not hours away (or in a different state).

We look forward to meeting you and all the needs you may have.

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Duane O. Hartshorn, MD

Dr. Duane O. Hartshorn is a facial plastic surgeon who completed his otolaryngology training at the University of Michigan. Following graduation, Dr. Hartshorn spent an additional year at the University of Michigan completing a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. In addition to Dr. Hartshorn’s cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice, he also sees patients with head and neck cancer and a variety of other otolaryngology issues. Dr. Hartshorn has authored papers in many peer reviewed journals on the topics of speech, facial reconstruction, hearing and cancer. Dr. Hartshorn is married with four children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Swelstad

Dr. Matthew R. Swelstad is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also completed a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has authored book chapters and journal articles on topics such as facial rejuvenation, breast deformities, and a variety of craniofacial and pediatric anomalies. Dr. Swelstad has also presented at national and international meetings on the topics of craniopagus separation, the role of Botox® in managing congenital muscular torticollis and surgical correction of craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Swelstad is married with two daughters and enjoys camping, biking, and baking homemade pizza in his outdoor wood-fired pizza oven!

Dr. Pitcher

Dr. Jeffrey M. Pitcher is a graduate of the University of Utah and earned his M.D. from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. During his medical schooling, he was intrigued with surgery and went on to complete a General Surgery Residency at Indiana University. While in surgery training, his passion for combining both art and science was confirmed, leading him to complete a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Specializing in breast reconstruction, nerve reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pitcher is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pitcher is married with four children and enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with his family.

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Shea Chubbuck


Shea is a physician assistant for Dr. Swelstad and Dr. Pitcher’s patients. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has accumulated five years experience in plastic surgery. You can find Shea rock or ice climbing and mountain biking with her husband outside of work.

Tammy Chadez


Tammy Chadez grew up in Indianapolis, Ind. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She went on to complete their Surgical Physician Assistant Program receiving her Master of Science before moving to Grand Junction. She worked in orthopedics for nearly five years prior to joining ReGenesis. Tammy is a certified laser technician. In her free time, Tammy enjoys swimming, hiking, skiing, baking and spending time with her husband and their two children.

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Amy Bronson


Amy Bronson moved from Denver to Grand Junction in 2008 after graduating from Red Rocks Physician Assistant program with a Masters in Medical Science from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. Amy’s undergraduate degree and training was in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, which included working as a speech-language pathology assistant for two years in an educational setting in Denver. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2017 and is busy with her two sons and husband. Some of her hobbies include biking, trail running, backpacking, and skiing, as well as gardening and shopping at the great farmer’s markets.

Patrick Howery

Practice Manager

Patrick Howery is the Practice Manager for ReGenesis Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Originally from Chicago, Patrick has been in Grand Junction since 1996. He can answer all your financial questions regarding any of our procedures and guide you through the entire process so it is as easy as possible. Patrick is married and enjoys cage fighting, MMA fighting, crocodile wrestling, botany, and is always on the lookout for aliens.

Carrie Rivera

LPN & Supervisor

Carrie Rivera is Dr. Pitcher’s nurse. She is from California’s Central Valley but moved to Colorado in 2005. She’s been in the medical field since 2000 and in 2003 became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Carrie is married with two kids and loves being social with friends and shopping. She likes to play basketball and enjoys watching football (go Detroit Lions!), basketball, MMA fighting, camping, dancing and anything athletic.

Mei Morrow

Patient Care Coordinator

Mei Morrow is our Patient Care Coordinator and is originally from southern California. She graduated from Fullerton College with an Associates Degree in Business and began working in an orthopedic office as a front office coordinator. She then worked in general surgery, dermatology and aesthetics. She has a passion for skin care and education in all regards to plastic surgery and loves patient interaction. She and her daughter moved to Grand Junction in 2009 and loves the Grand Valley. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and is a total foodie!

Pattie Ammon

Registered Medical Assistant

Pattie Ammon is Dr. Swelstad’s Medical Assistant. Originally from Sonoma, Calif., she made her way to Colorado in 2008. Earning her associate’s degree in Medical Assisting in 2010, Pattie’s been in the medical field ever since. She enjoys being out of doors and adventuring around Colorado and spending time in Moab and drag racing as she is a big car enthusiast.

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Raysha Beauchamp

Medical Assistant

Raysha Beauchamp is the medical assistant for Dr. Hartshorn. She earned an emergency medical technician certificate at Colorado Mesa University and has 4 years experience. She enjoys being outside hunting and fishing as well as spending time with her family, photography and baking.

Stephanie Ross

Certified Laser Technician and Aesthetician

Stephanie Ross is Colorado native and a graduate from The College of International Esthetics in Arvada, Colo. She began working in Boulder as a medical aesthetician in 2009 along with being a makeup artist and certified laser specialist. Overall wellness, skincare and beauty are her passions! Stephanie wants to help her patients understand their skin and offer the best solutions to achieve a beautiful and healthy complexion. She moved to Grand Junction in 2012 and enjoys hiking and cycling in the Grand Valley. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, her Papillon dog (Bowdie) and traveling.

Kari Hockett

Certified Laser Specialist©, Aesthetician, Registered Medical Assistant

Kari is a Certified Laser Specialist©, licensed aesthetician, and registered medical assistant. Born and raised in Grand Junction, she graduated from The Academy of Beauty Culture in 1999 with a certificate in aesthetics. She attended Rocky Mountain Laser College in Denver for certification in laser and light therapies.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, stand-up comedy, music and spending time with her daughter and two dogs. Kari is dedicated to making each patient feel at ease and look their best.

Carol Latta

Certified Laser Technician and Aesthetician

Carol Latta is originally from California, where she began her aesthetics career in Irvine in 2007. In 2008 she moved to Colorado where she received her laser certification and has been working in medical aesthetics and lasers ever since. Carol enjoys continuing her education in skincare, advanced laser training, and  has a passion for creating beautiful skin (from head to toe) and individualizing treatments for each patient. Outside of work at ReGenesis,  you can find her at The Shop Hair Salon as a stylist or enjoying time with her family and friends or being be outdoors hiking or biking.

Jamie Gallagher

Surgery Scheduler

Jamie Gallagher is a registered Medical Assistant and is our full-time Surgery Scheduler for ReGenesis. Jamie is from Phillipsburg, Kan., and moved to Grand Junction in 1993. She is married with one daughter. Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, along with hiking, biking, watching movies, reading, and cooking.

Liliana Gutierrez


Lily Gutierrez is our receptionist and keeps ReGenesis running quickly and efficiently. She’s the first smiling face you’ll see and the first voice you’ll hear when you call our office. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and dancing.

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