City of Birth: St. Louis, Mo.
Language Spoken: English
In Optical Since: March, 2023
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS/DEGREES: B.F.A ABOC
YEARS OF OPTICAL EXPERIENCE:25
What do you love about the Eye Care Field? Being part of a team with the goal of making positive changes in the lives of our patients is so rewarding. Doing everything I can to help better the health, vision, and comfort of our patients is a joy. I find optics fascinating, and so I love keeping informed on new materials, lens designs and technologies. And the fashion of frames is so fun! I love helping patients pick out that great frame that is also perfect in terms of fit and comfort.
FAVORITE PART OF THE WORK DAY: That moment when a patient puts on that new pair of glasses, and breaks out in a big smile.
SIDE HUSTLES/PASSIONS/HOBBIES?: I am an artist who makes collages and textile art, and also builds costumes. In addition I am a martial artist with a 4th degree black belt, an avid birder and hiker, and an enthusiastic home gardener.
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS: I lived in Chicago for many years before moving to California. In my late teens and early twenties I worked in the fashion and theatre costume industry. For a couple of years I helped create the costumes for the Chicago Bulls Cheerleaders!
ONE THING THAT CAN INSTANTLY MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER: Friendliness and a big smile. It’s always uplifting to be seen and welcomed!