Our Staff

Katie_smallKatie, Office Manager

Katie began working at Tigard Vision Center in the beginning of 2007 as our Office Manager. Prior to managing the office, she practiced law in the State of Washington for 15 years. Since coming to work in the field of Optometry, Katie has developed a new passion for eye health, eye wear, and superior patient care.

She continues to be an active member of the Washington State Bar and the Oregon State Bar. Her hobbies include volunteering at her son’s school, golfing, snow skiing and spending time with family and friends.

 

Andi_smallAndi, Front Desk Coordinator

Andi has been in the Optometry field since 2007 and has been with Tigard Vision Center as our welcoming front desk receptionist since 2009.

Originally from The Dalles, Oregon she spends her spare time traveling, reading, baking for her coworkers and is currently teaching herself to paint.

 

kristieKirstie, Optometric Assistant/Optician

Kirstie joined the Tigard Vision Center Team in 2012.

She graduated from Pioneer Pacific College with a Medical Assistant Degree. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and husband. She loves being active playing sports and spending time outdoors.

 

Kristy_smallKristy, Lead Optician

Kristy has been an optician since 1992 and has been with Tigard Vision Center since 2011.

She enjoys boating with her family and friends, camping and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

 

DSC_0134Samantha, Billing Specialist

Samantha joined Tigard Vision Center team in 2015. She relocated to the Portland area from her hometown of Reno, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

DSC_0148Kyra, Medical Records

Kyra joined Tigard Vision Center in January 2016. She enjoys traveling to warm places with her family. In her spare time she likes to bake cookies, and crochet gifts for her Goddaughter.

 

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Paige, Optometric Assistant/Patient Services

Paige joined the Tigard Vision Center team in 2016.

She graduated from Northwest University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Since graduating she worked in the food manufacturing industry but wanted a change and joined Tigard Vision Center. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading and watching movies.

 

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Julie, Executive Administration Assistant

Julie is originally from Chicago, and moved to Portland in 2004. (Still a Chicago sports fan). She has a degree in Finance from Marquette University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their children out on the river, camping and anything outdoors.

 

Erica, Optician

Erica graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Elementary Education. She started working for a Laser and Cataract practice. After spending several years in the surgical world of eye care, she learned she had a passion for optical.

When she is no in the office, Erica enjoys cooking, running, and playing recreational kickball with her husband, Jason.

 

Valerie

Valerie, Optometric Assistant

Valerie joined Tigard Vision Center in September of 2016. She spent the previous 5 years working in the hospitality field and felt like she was ready for a change. Being a long-term glasses wearer and having an extensive background in customer service, Valerie was seeking an opportunity in the optometry field because she felt she would be very relatable to our patients.

On her days off, Valerie enjoys going on hikes when the weather is nice. She enjoys photography and cooking healthy meals at home with her boyfriend.

 

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Hannah, Optometeric Assistant/Patient Services

Hannah joined the Tigard Vision Center team in 2017. She worked for 4 years in the food industry as a team manager. She is currently studying at Portland Community College for her associate’s degree. She has interned at several different optometric offices over the years and is happy to call Tigard Vision Center home.

She enjoys hiking and traveling when she can. When she isn’t exploring she can be found spending time at home entertaining friends and family, cooking, playing games, and watching movies.

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