RainaPatient Care Coordinator
Raina was born and raised in Florida, and moved back to Ocala in 2012. At that time she became a patient of ours, and became a full member of our staff in 2018. Diligent and dedicated at work, Raina also helps run one of her family's two antique stores, and spends her free time with her niece and nephew.
LaurenPatient Care Coordinator
Lauren was born and raised here in Ocala, Florida, and has joined our Eye Care Center of OCala team in December of 2019. Though she is brand new to the optical field, she has experience in customer service, and is working at the Front Desk as a Patient Care Coordinator.
Currently studying to become an event coordinator, Lauren also spends her time outside work with her fiancé, family, and friends.
HannahPatient Care Coordinator
Hannah grew up in Virginia but came to us from Miami Beach, where she was studying Fashion Merchandising and Retail at Johnson and Wales University and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business. Her goals are to eventually own her own clothing line and boutique.
She enjoys traveling, being outdoors by the water, and spending quality time with her family, friends and 2 dogs!
StacyPatient Care Coordinator
Stacy, who grew up in this beautiful sunshine state, recently began chasing her dreams not too long ago with us. She is currently at the University of Central Florida studying Health Sciences. Once she finishes her bachelors degree, she plans to then go to surgical technical school, intending to either attend medical school or enroll in a physicians assistant school/program to one day begin her actual career in an operating room.
Katelynn started with Eye Care Center of Ocala in mid 2018. She is new to the field of eye care, however, has worked in the medical field with office experience since 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family, her church and doing at home projects.
CourtneyDirector of Administrative Services
Courtney was born and raised in Connecticut and moved to Ocala in 2007, graduated high school in 2010, and went to college for Nutrition and Personal Training. Courtney is new to the optical field, but does have 10 years of customer service experience and retail management.
In her free time she enjoys traveling to see her family in Connecticut, going to Disney and traveling to new places with her boyfriend.
JenniferOptical Manager and Eyewear Consultant
Jennifer is currently studying to be a licensed optician, and has been in the industry for five years. She began working for Dr. Shaw and Dr. Strucko back in 2012 when they were located inside of LensCrafters, and moved with them when they bought Eye Care Center of Ocala. She is mainly involved in the assistance of patients with glasses and working in our onsite labaratory.
Natasha has been in the optical industry for 12 years, beginning in a front desk position, before working her way up into both eyewear consultation and management. She joined the Eye Care Center of Ocala team a little over a year ago, and will probably be the one taking care of your eyewear needs!
Natasha spends her free time with her family, doing any and all sorts of outdoors activities: hiking, the beach, anything in the sun!
Originally from Miami, Freddy moved here to Ocala in 2015. He was previously a nursing assistant at an otolaryngology clinic, and has now been in the optical industry for the past 4 years. He is currently enrolled as an apprentice optician, studying under Dr. Cevallos, along with being an eyewear consultant here with us. In his free time, Freddy enjoys kayaking, hiking, swimming, and spending time with his especially cute dog.
Leslie has been in the optical business for 30 years, having studied and become a licensed optician in the year of 1997. Since then, she has lent her vast experience in the field to various locations, before becoming part of the Eye Care Center of Ocala team to this day. When she's not acting as the heart of the optical, Leslie is more than willing to spend her time traveling.
Penny hails from Reno, Nevada, bringing with her 38 years of experience in the optical industry. From frame selection, lens consultation, and her wealth of wisdom, you can count on her to lead you to finding the best eyewear for you.
When she's not hard at work with us, she enjoys reading mystery plots and spending time with her husband and family, and her energetic dog, Pieper.
Tony, originally from Kingston, New York, started in the optical field as an apprentice optician in 1967. Along with training as an optician, he has learned and trained to fabricate custom eyewear, involved in the cutting and shaping of the lenses of the eyewear itself. Perhaps one of your own glasses may be handcrafted by Tony himself!
Tony has been married to his loving wife Marian for 34 years. He enjoys golf, walking his dogs, woodworking, and spends his summers in Maine with his family.
MitchellDirector of Clinical Services
Mitchell is an Ocala native, and started in the eye care industry in 2011 with Dr. Shaw and Dr. Strucko at Lenscrafters. He attends Liberty University and obtained his B.S. in Biblical and Theological Studies, and is currently furthering his studies to earn his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. In his free time he enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and children, and playing golf.
JessicaContact Lens Specialist
Jessica relocated to Dunnellon after her high school graduation in 2011, originally from New Jersey. She started with Eye Care Center of Ocala in early 2017, and since then has grown so much and is now working side-by-side with the doctors as a scribe in training. In her free time, she likes to go mud bogging with her family and loves snuggling with her three cats. Jessica also just recently got Engaged in November 2019!
Elyna was born in Florence, South Carolina and started with Eye Care Center of Ocala in early 2019. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Pre-Clinical Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. When away from work, she enjoys being involved with her family and church, and working on their family farm.
Herb moved to Ocala in 2007 from Puerto Rico, before going to Orlando to study at the University of Central Florida in 2013. Now, after a year in the optical industry as a sales associate, Herb is part of our Eye Care Center of Ocala team as a technician. Outside of work, he spends his free time playing video games, but most of the time, he's catching up on his sleep.
Samantha has been a Florida native all her life, earning her Associates Degree in Health Administration at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Since then, Samantha has worked in the healthcare industry, working as a Certified Nursing Assistant and as a Front Desk Coordinator. She has been in the medical field for a total of 4 years prior to joining our team here at Eye Care Center of Ocala.
In her free time, she enjoys boating, antique shopping and spending time outdoors with her dog Riley.
Born and raised in Florida, Ashley has been in the optometric field since 2016. She loves that no two days in the life of a technician is ever the same. Outside of the office, Ashley spends her free time frequenting the Walt Disney World Theme Parks with her son Aiden.
Hannah was born in Clermont Florida and shortly moved to Ocala at the age of 7. She recently graduated from Lake Weir High School as an honor student in the Health program. Hannah will be attending CF college in the spring of 2021 to further her studies in Neonatal nursing.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and snuggling her childhood cat Jasmine.
Lauren was born and raised in Central Florida and then attended Pennsylvania State University, earning her bachelors degree in Biology in May 2020. She worked in the local hospital system in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as a scribe for 2 years throughout her schooling before moving back to Central Florida and beginning with our team at the Eye Care Center of Ocala in late 2020.
Outside of work, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Courtney was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She stepped into the Optometry field right out of high school.
Before joining our team, she was a technician for four years, before taking time off to stay home with her kids. She is brand new to our office and the Ocala area. Courtney strives to ensure our patients are happy and well taken care of from the start of your exam to the end.
Outside of work, she enjoys being active, going to the beach and spending time with her husband and three kids.