Dr. Colby was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1954. He settled in Decatur in 1970. He attended and graduated from MacArthur High School in 1972, Millikin University in 1976, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1981 and the University of Louisville post grad in 1982. Dr. Colby returned to Decatur to begin his dental practice where he has practiced for the past 32 years.
He had the opportunity to meet Dr. Burmeister shortly after Dr. Burmeister started his practice in Decatur. Dr. Colby was so impressed with Dr. Burmeister's dental skills and quality of character that they began working together to treat patients in situations where he could be helpful. This arrangement was so successful that when Dr. Burmeister remodeled his office space he invited Dr. Colby and his staff to join the practice, and Dr. Colby readily agreed.
His bride of 36 years is a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital. They have two children: their son is an architect living in the Middle East, and their daughter is an attorney in Decatur. They are the proud grandparents of their first grandchild, born in April 2016!