What are your favorite things about your career? Connecting with people and making a difference in their lives. I enjoy learning new skills and gaining knowledge to help my patients. I enjoy working with patients to help improve their conditions, and also educating others, both my patients and our staff! Here's why I chose optometry.
Tell me a bit about yourself. I grew up in Jerome, ID and learned how to work hard from my dad, who still is one of the hardest workers I know. I have a BS in Biology from Utah Valley University. After college I moved my family to Memphis, TN to attend Southern College of Optometry. I was awarded a Leadership Scholarship each year I attended, and gradutated with my doctorate degree in 2011.
I am active in the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the Tri-Cities Optometric Society. I am also a proud provider of the InfantSEE program, which offers free eye exams for children up through one year of age.
I've been married for 15 years and have four awesome kids. My family has lived in Eastern Washington for almost six years. I love running, board/card game nights, listening to audio books, and am learning how to play guitar.
What is your favorite thing about your job? I am very passionate about helping people see and feel better about themselves. I believe I have a unique opportunity to help others achieve their best vision with glasses and contacts, which directly impacts all other aspects of their life. I pride myself on taking the extra time and care to make our patients achieve their best possible vision.
Tell me a bit about yourself. I have lived in the Tri-Cities for 31 years. I'm married with two kids and two dogs. I have 31 years of optical experience including both retail and at a lab. I am very involved in sports with my son-- especially baseball. I was a pitcher in college.
Patient Care Coordinator
What are your favorite things about your job? I enjoy customer service and helping others. I also find that I enjoy the challenge of multi-tasking! Above all else, I really enjoy listening and learning from others.
Tell me a bit about yourself. I love to garden, and have a large assortment of house plants and a few crops outside. I am passionate about the planet, art, music, and equality. Different cultures and land forms have always intrigued me. I love to paint and create art as an outlet, and I am passionate about kindness and sincerity. My neighbors must hate living next to an opera singer, since I belt out Phantom of the opera and Frozen almost daily.
Marketing and Front Desk
What is your favorite thing about your job? I enjoy learning new skills and challenging myself. Using social media and other networking tools/events to match patients with our office is something I'm learning how to do every day- and it's fun!
Tell me a bit about yourself. Many families in the Tri-Cities know me as Miss Jana, director of Music Together Tri-Cities, an early childhood education music and movement program for children 0 to 8 years old. I'm grateful that I get to know and sing with many families in our community each week. I have a BS from Brigham Young University in Child and Adolescent Development, and I love book clubs!