Dr. Jeff Stutts completed his undergraduate degree in 1996 at the University of Colorado at
Boulder with a bachelor degree in EPO Biology. He then moved to Denver where he completed
his Dental Doctorate work at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. After
graduation, Dr. Stutts worked for two years in a private practice in Denver.
He eventually fled the crowds and traffic of the city to enjoy life in Bozeman. Dr. Stutts and Dr. Julie Raaf founded Cottonwood Creek Dental in 2002 and have been treating the Gallatin valley for almost two decades.
From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Stutts attended the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg,
Florida. At the Dawson Academy, he received specialized training in Dental Occlusion, TMJ,
Esthetics, and complex restorative cases. His personal interests include Ccara Llamas, bow
hunting, fishing, and chasing upland birds behind his pointing dogs.
Dr. Julie Raaf grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. Dr. Raaf received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. In 2002, she and her husband, Jeff, moved to Bozeman and established Cottonwood Creek Dental.
During her first years in Bozeman, she completed courses at Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since then, Julie has continued to pursue continuing education opportunities including courses covering sleep apnea, implants, removable prosthodontics, and one of her greatest passions, pediatric care.
She and Jeff love not only practicing dentistry in the Gallatin Valley, but also raising their two young daughters here as well. In her spare time Julie enjoys taking care of her menagerie of animals, gardening, hiking, reading, and traveling when the opportunity arises.
Dr. Adam Stutts was born and raised in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri. Go Cards! In college he was offered a chance to play tennis at Montana State University, and, thus, he began his journey to the west.
After completing his undergraduate studies in biomedical science at MSU (and earning a Big Sky Championship his senior year), he went on to complete a master’s program in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Adam was then accepted to study dentistry at the University of Colorado in Denver. During his senior year, he spent two weeks in Uganda treating the dental needs of Ugandan orphans.
Following four years of dental training, he was then accepted into the general practice residency program at the University of Colorado. He received specialized training in the areas of implant, sedation, and hospital dentistry, and it was during this residency that he developed a love for the surgical aspects of dentistry.
In his 10 years in practice Adam has consistently pursued continuing education in the areas of surgical and complex restorative dentistry as his passion for furthering his knowledge and giving his patients the best options for optimal oral health has never wavered.
In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors. Fly-fishing, hunting, biking, and camping are some of his favorite activities, and he especially enjoys sharing them with his wife, Jessica, their twin girls Ella and Lily, his son Lincoln and their dogs Layla and Tele.
Adam is now a cherished part of the Cottonwood Creek Dental team, treating patients alongside his brother Jeff and his sister-in-law Julie.
Dr. Rachel Martin is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother’s side of the family is from
Lewistown, right in the center of Montana, where they still have some land that was homesteaded in
the Judith Mountains.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.
She attended dental school at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Afterwards she completed a two-year residency program – Advanced Education in General Dentistry at
the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has worked as a dentist in the Gallatin Valley since 2010
and enjoys being part of a local study club and completing continuing education courses. Her greatest
purpose is to help others and inform patients of their treatment options, so they are empowered to
make the best choice for their dental health.
At home she has a daughter, Bria, and a son, Jaxon, who keep her very busy. She loves dogs and cooking, and is always looking for a good recipe to help her use all the elk in her freezer.
Ashley was born and raised in Glenrock, Wy. She moved to Bozeman with her boyfriend, now husband of eight years. They are raising a vivacious little girl, and a lively little boy who both keep her very busy.
Ashley chose the dental field when it was time to move into a fulfilling career to provide for her family. Ashley plays an integral part in the CCD family by always smiling and having fun.
Outside of work, Ashley can be found hunting, fishing, and camping with her family with kids in tow.
Sierra was born and raised in Sheridan , WY. She made her way up to the Bozeman area to ski Big Sky where she met her husband of twenty years. She and her husband are raising two kids in their teens, and recently sold a business they ran together for ten years.
The dental industry is new to Sierra, but she loves it and has fit right in with her second family at CCD. She’s looking forward to being part of the growth at the new location.
Outside of work, she can be found on shopping trips with her daughter, playing monopoly with her son, and getting in trouble for letting the dog on the bed.
Libby has been a dental assistant here at Cottonwood Creek Dental for over 2 years and loves what she does. As an assistant, you can always count on her bubbly personality to bring a smile to your face. She works hard to make sure each patient feels comfortable and at ease in the dental chair. If you need something, don’t hesitate to holler for her!
She was born and raised in Whitefish, MT and moved to Bozeman in 2019. It’s not rare to find her out and about in nature, cooking new recipes or trying to pet any dog she sees!
Ramona is originally from Michigan and after spending a number of years in Alabama, she moved to Bozeman with her husband and four children: 2 daughters and 2 Aussies! She has a deep appreciation for mountains and quickly fell in love with the beauty Montana has to offer.
As a Dental assistant here at Cottonwood Creek Dental, the patients are always greeted with a friendly face and a witty sense of humor. In her free time, she is found playing board games with her family and enjoying the outdoors, snapping way too many photos, or involved in various crafts.
Peyton was born and raised in Bozeman. She worked at Cottonwood Creek Dental before trying her hand at landscaping. After a couple of beautiful, but very hot summers she found her way back to Cottonwood Creek Dental in the fall of 2022. She loves to read, do puzzles, adventure in the woods and spend time with her friends and family.
Chiara grew up in Townsend, MT. She graduated from MSU in 2018 with a Bachelors in Kinesiology. She worked at a pediatric dental clinic in Helena for 2 years before she moved back to Bozeman and joined the Montana Army National Guard. She has the same passion to serve her country as she does her patients.
She resides in Bozeman with her husband and Frenchie. One of her favorite things about working at Cottonwood Creek Dental is getting to work with a cohesive team.
Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite thing about working at Cottonwood Creek Dental is how much fun the team has while providing top quality care to our patients.
When she’s not at work, Sarah enjoys bowhunting, hiking, and anything outdoors! Sarah currently lives in Three Forks with her husband and two dogs, Bennie and Jet.
Kristi has been in the dental field for over 30 years. Kristi’s favorite part of her job is providing patients with the experience of great and gentle dental care.
Kristi has an awesome blended family of six beautiful kids. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hanging with her fur babies and exploring great places to eat.
Tegan is one of our dental hygienists here at Cottonwood Creek Dental. She is from the Southwest Washington area; however, she has family roots here in Montana which brought her home in 2020. Tegan loves the dental field and the dental hygiene career because of her passion for helping others. Working at Cottonwood Creek Dental provides her with the opportunity to pursue this passion!
A couple of Tegan's favorite things about working for Cottonwood include her awesome teammates/coworkers, the strong sense of community within the office, and last but not least, the patients that she is able to care for. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as their dog, cat, horses, and friends.
Dawn was born and raised in East Texas just West of Lufkin. She graduated from Hudson High School and soon started a career working in the Corporate offices of Brookshire Bros. Grocery Corp. Her husband’s job transfer brought the family from Texas to Bozeman in 2002.
She went to work in the front office for Cottonwood Creek Dental in 2009. Another job transfer by her husband took the family to St. Louis for 3 years. Her husband’s company moved the family back to Bozeman in August of 2014 where they plan to retire.
Dawn is thrilled to go back to work for her other family, Cottonwood Creek Dental. She’s so happy to be home
Rachel is a Montana native, growing up in Red Lodge before moving to Bozeman to attend MSU. After traveling around and living in other states, she made her way back to Montana and happy to be a part of Cottonwood Creek Dental family.
When she is not working, she is either chasing around her 5-year-old daughter or her Yorkie, Ava. Happy to be back in the mountains, you can always find her outside.
Tami is originally from Kalispell, but moved from Spokane Valley, Washington with her husband and 4 kids, where she went to school for Health Information Management. She loves being so close to countless adventures in the mountains. She and her husband love to take their kids and two Boston Terriers hiking, boating, camping, and skiing during the winter. She feels blessed to live in the most beautiful place.
Jenn has lived in Montana for 23 years. She grew up in Manhattan where she met her high school sweetheart. She played college volleyball in Oregon and has moved on to coaching junior high volleyball in her free time. Jenn and her husband have two boys, who they enjoy watching play baseball, basketball and football.