NikkiPatient Care Coordinator
Originally from New Jersey, Nikki has been working in the medical field for 5 years, specializing in insurance verification and interpretation. Whenever you present your insurance to us, you can be sure that it passes by her desk in one way or another.
When she's not hard at work, she spends her time with her toddler and recently engaged fiancé, more often than not watching college football.
BaileyPatient Care Coordinator
Bailey was born and raised in Ocala, Florida and is currently studying for her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Santa Fe College. She has several years of customer service and plans to have her own business one day.
When she's not working, she loves going to the gym, enjoying great food and going to Florida's beaches and springs with her boyfriend.
NataliePatient Care Coordinator
Natalie, originally from Queens NY, joined our Eye Care Center of Ocala team in November of 2021. Natalie has been in the eye care field for a little over 3 years now, and has even more years of customer service experience under her belt!
When she's not working, she likes shopping, spending time with her family, going to the beach/springs, and also loves to travel !
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.
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!
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.
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.
KerriOptical Manager and Eyewear Consultant
Kerri was born in Oahu, Hawaii, moving here to Ocala in 1997. Settling in, Kerri has been a Department Store Manager for 18 years, growing rapidly in the area on account of her own skills and her mentors. Motivated by her love for interacting with people, Kerri proceeded to join the eye care field in 2020, first starting at LensCrafters, before becoming part of our family in 2021.
With her husband and family, she spends her time fishing, baking, and with plenty of game nights and spending time by the water.
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.
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.
Amy relocated to Central Florida from Northern Michigan in 2005. After 14 years in retail, and holding every position within a big box hardware store, she found herself bored and in need of a change. Since March of 2022, Amy has been a part of our eye care team, providing excellent customer service to all our patrons from our on-site lab.
In her spare time, Amy likes to read and spend time with her family, as well as engaging in a variety of home projects!
CourtneyDirector of Clinical Services
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. 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.
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.
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.
Luv was born and raised her in Ocala, FL. She has been in the Ophthalmic field for 2 years now, enjoying the excitement of the field and how everyday is different.
Outside of work she spend her free time with her cousins and nephew. She also enjoys going to the beach and traveling.
Cassandra was born and raised in Connecticut, moving to our town of Ocala, Florida in 2014. She is new to the Optometry field and is currently studying nursing at the College of Central Florida in the hopes of becoming an OR Nurse.
Cassandra plans on transferring to the University of Florida to finish her nursing degree, and she enjoys her free time by going to the gym with her boyfriend and on walks with her dogs Mikey and Molly.
Cassidy was born in New Mexico, before moving and being raised in Ocala for the past 12 years. With a bachelor's degree in Business and Marketing, she joined our Eye Care Center of Ocala team in 2021, her first time in the optometry field, looking for an interesting field to work in!
In her spare time, Cassidy does scrapbooking and reading, along with exploring the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and frequenting the beach.
Chloe was born and raised over in the United Kingdom, before moving to the United States in 2017. Before moving, she studied Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies and Philosophy at college. New to the Optometry field in 2021, Chloe is now part of our team as a technician and loves meeting new people, and enjoys how every day is different.
Outside of work, Chloe enjoys playing piano, guitar and getting out into nature with the people she loves.
Elexis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and moved to the Ocala area in 2007. She is new to the Optometric field, while also working on her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida.
Outside of work, Elexis manages her own makeup business.
Caylea was born and raised in Florida. She is currently attending college to study Radiology. While this is her first occupation in the eye care field, she has been a part of the medical field since her junior year of high school. She is thrilled to learn new skills to help her in the future with her career.
In her free time, she enjoys anything that involves water and traveling.
Raina was born and raised in Florida and moved back to Ocala in 2012. At that time, she became a patient of ours, and then became a full member of our staff in 2018. Diligent and dedicated at work, she helps run her family's antique store and spends her free time with her niece and nephew.