Dr. Bachus

Dr. Bachus

Dr. Kevin Bachus is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Bachus completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Sciences and graduated with high distinction at Colorado State University. After his undergraduate work, he decided to pursue medical training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
It was during his training that he became interested in many of the complex health care issues facing women and the miracle that culminates in birth. He decided to continue his training by completing an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

His desire to help couples with reproductive problems then led him to further postgraduate training at Duke University Medical Center. While at Duke, Dr Bachus underwent a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. This program provided the training in delicate surgical skills such laser laparoscopic surgery and the microsurgery needed for tubal reversals. It also provided the training in the infertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization. He also dedicated a year to laboratory research focusing on the prevention of scar tissue (adhesion) formation following abdominal surgery. After completing his fellowship Dr Bachus remained on faculty at Duke for four years continuing research as well as helping train others interested in the field.

In 1995 Dr Bachus decided to return to his hometown in Fort Collins and join his father's gynecology practice of 35 years. He opened the Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine and was immediately successful with the in vitro fertilization program. The clinic has subsequently helped thousands of couples achieve their goal of having children.

A LIST OF DR BACHUS' PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS IS INCLUDED BELOW:

  • Board Certified-Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Board Certified-Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Member, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
  • Member, Society of Reproductive Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners

Melissa Brinkman, FNP-C

Melissa Brinkman, FNP-C

Melissa completed her Master's degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Northern Colorado in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1998 and served as a registered nurse in Gynecology/Surgery for 2 years and Labor and Delivery for 13 years. Following graduate school she worked in primary care as a nurse practitioner for nearly 2 years. Melissa enjoys time with her family and loves outdoor activities including hiking, jogging, camping, fishing, and keeping up with her kids and their sporting activities. Melissa has worked with Dr. Bachus since 2016.

Professional Affiliations:
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified through American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Kate Odenwald, ACNP-BC

Kate Odenwald, ACNP-BC

Kate graduated in 2010 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with her MSN after receiving her BSN from Baylor University in 2006. Her career as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner began in 2010, and she has worked with individuals and couples in the area of reproductive medicine since 2013. Kate enjoys time baking and quilting, and she looks for opportunities to ride bicycles or downhill ski with the family depending on weather conditions. She joined the team at RMCRM in 2018.

Professional Affiliations:
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Certified through American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Dr. Olson

Dr. Olson

Dr. Olson has been the embryologist at the Rocky Mountain Center for Reproductive Medicine (RMCRM) for over 24 years and the IVF/Embryology Laboratory Director for over 21 years. Dr. Olson was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Wyoming shortly after receiving her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Michigan State University in 1981. She later pursued graduate studies in Reproductive Physiology at Colorado State University, earning a Master's degree in 1991, and Doctoral degree in 1997.

While at CSU, Dr Olson performed research in in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and the effects of oxygen and antioxidants on bovine embryo culture under renowned embryologist and animal scientist Dr George Seidel. In addition, Shari has been certified as a High Complexity Lab Director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysts, which requires a high standard of academic achievement, clinical laboratory experience, and successful completion of written examinations.

Dr. Olson has over 24 years of experience in clinical embryology and in vitro fertilization, including advanced assisted reproductive techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching of embryos prior to transfer, and embryo freezing/vitrification. She oversees all aspects of the IVF and embryology laboratory at RMCRM.

Dr. Olson's professional and academic affiliations are listed below:

  • Member, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Member, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
  • Member, American Association of Bioanalysis (ABB)
  • High Complexity Lab Director, American Board of Bioanalysis
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Hayley Benham

Hayley Benham

Hayley received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2009 at UC Davis, where she focused on large animal reproductive physiology. She went on to complete her Master's degree in Assisted Reproductive Technologies at Colorado State University (CSU) in 2015, and is currently at CSU pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Science. Hayley has worked as an embryologist with RMCRM since 2018. When completed with her doctoral program, she will join the RMCRM IVF team full time.

Professional Affiliations:
Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Member, American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB)

Clinical Staff

Kelley Stoner-Rivera, RN, IVF Coordinator
Jeneka Force, RN, IVF Coordinator
Spencer Nichols, RN