Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Our Front Office Team Members will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Rob joined the Ridgeview Eye Care team as Chief Operating Officer in 2021, relocating back to the area after spending 15 years in southern Oregon.
Originally from the Overland Park area, Rob has spent more than 20 years in medical management and administration; most of that time in Optometry, Ophthalmology and Dentistry. He originally started as an optician and Optometric technician while studying Human Biology at the University of Kansas, then continued building experience in operational management of medical practices.
Rob enjoys all areas of managing the practice but specializes in building a strong team environment that will give the team the best tools to succeed and provide an unmatched patient experience. Her particularly enjoys focusing on the patient encounter and what we can do to excel in our care and education of our families.
In his spare time Rob loves to spend time with his amazing twin daughters and wife Jeana. Not one to sit for too long, he loves to get involved in the community as well. Rob has been a part of many community-based programs (ex; Rotary, Chamber of Commerce) and jokes that he has been a politician (spending time as a school board director for 11 years). He has helped struggling Booster Clubs thrive and is an avid sports lover. Rob has coached youth soccer for more than 25 years and has coached at most levels of competition. He loves his Jayhawks, Sporting KC, Chiefs and Royals.
Amanda has been a part of our team since 2013 and serves as the Optical Team Lead for our organization. With her American Board of Opticianry certification, Amanda's expertise in the optical field is unmatched. She has dedicated countless hours to expanding her knowledge through continuing education, ensuring that she stays at the forefront of the latest industry advancements.
Amanda's family includes her husband Chris and their two daughters, Janda and Kenzie. Her love for her family extends to her furry companions as well. She is a fur-mom to two dogs, Shandy and Arlo and a cat named Toad, creating a lively and vibrant household.
In her free time, Amanda finds joy in deadlifting, a testament to her strength and determination. Another delightful aspect of Amanda's personality is her affinity for glitter. Whether it's adding a touch of sparkle to her own life or creating a sense of wonder in the lives of others, Amanda's enthusiasm for glitter brings a touch of magic and excitement to everything she does.
Amanda's passion for her work, dedication to her family, and vibrant personality make her a valued member of our team. Her expertise, combined with her love for life's little joys, sets her apart and makes her an inspiration to us all.
Brittani has been a member of the optical team since 2019 where she started as an Eyewear Stylist. These days Brittani oversees each pair of glasses from the time that they are ordered by our patient, through the lab proces until the time that they are checked in. Once they arrive back in our lab. Her high level of attention to detail ensures your glasses are ordered in a timely fashion and with 100% accuracy.
Brittani was born and raised in Wichita, KS before she moved to Spring Hill in 2019. She graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in Psychology. Before joining the Ridgeview Eye Care team, she spent several years working in El Dorado, KS at the Butler County newspaper selling print and digital advertising. In her free time, she enjoys traveling back to Wichita to spend time with family, exploring the KC area with her husband, Matthew, going to concerts and sporting events, and hanging out with her chocolate lab, Dottie.
Meet one of our amazing, fashionable, and bilingual eyewear specialists, Jen! Our Spanish speaking eyewear stylist has worked in retail and customer service her whole life. She considers every detail of your day-to-day life to find the best frame and lens fit for your life style. Her incredible attention to detail makes sure that every single pair of glasses that come into our office are made perfect for our patients.
Jen, she has traveled all across the country and overseas. She has three giant fluffy dogs. As a prior vet tech her love for animals is inevitable. Her hobbies include cooking with unique foods, binge watching TV shows and doing any DIY that comes to mind.
Shae started at Ridgeview Eye Care in March 2022. She has over 15 years of sales experience, including Apple and the WWI Museum. Shae has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. She both played and coached softball at the collegiate level.
Shae recently moved to Lawrence, KS with her partner and has 2 cats, Hamburger and Olive. She enjoys playing board games (when she wins). Shae also likes watching true crime documentaries and going to antique stores. She is an avid collector of salt and pepper shakers.
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Emilee is the Dry Eye Coordinator. She has over seven years of customer service experience, and is dedicated to improving the lives of others by making them feel their very best inside and out. You will find her at our check-out desk, where she will personally order your contacts and maximize your benefits to sensure you get the best value possible for your contact lenses! She values the personalized experience with patients and will go above and beyond to make sure they leave feeling comfortable and confident after their appointment.
Emiliee is also a licensed esthetician and makeup artist, and her work has been featureed in KC Fashion Week as well as a couple of other local fashion magazines! She spends most of her free time exploring downtown Kansas City with her partner, where they frequently visit the Nelson Atkins and try local food joints. She also enjoys relaxing at hom with her two cats, Buddha and Charlie. Emilee is excited to apply her passion for people and versatility to the optial field!
Brayden, our Clinical Team Lead, joined the clinical team in September of 2022. He brings with him 2 years of eye care experience. He is originally from Kazakhstan, but grew up in President Eisenhower's hometown of Abilene, Kansas, and then later moved to Lawrence to attend the University of Kansas.
He loves the patient interactions he gets every day while also being able to grow and learn in the optometry field. In his free time, he likes to travel, try new restaurants, go to music festivals, and play tennis (singles, not doubles)!
Cassie is our passionate Myopia Management Coordinator at Ridgeview Eye Care. With a background in childcare and a deep love for myopia care, she has been an invaluable asset since joining in 2018.
Combining her expertise in childcare with her knowledge of myopia management, Cassie is dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients of all ages. She understands the importance of early intervention and comprehensive myopia management, especially for children, and is committed to raising awareness about the condition.
In her free time, Cassie enjoys playing with her adorable daughter, exploring the outdoors, reading, and taking weekend lake trips. These activities help her recharge and stay connected with nature, contributing to her overall well-being and enhancing her ability to provide compassionate care.
Laura started with Ridgeview Eyecare in 2022. She comes with many years of experience in customer service and health care. She was eager to join our team as a clinical technician so she could continue working one on one with patients and building lasting relationships. Her goal is to make every patient feel welcome and enjoy their time at our office while they are here.
Laura's education background is in Early Childhood Education and she has a strong passion for working with children. Because of this, she was excited to learn of our growing pediatric presence here at Ridgeview and to continue her knowledge on childhood health.
Laura lives in Paola, KS with her beautiful daughter, Brooklyn and their dog, Axel. She enjoys spending time with her whole family, binge watching her favorite shows, and jamming to music while eating all the foods.
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Tabitha is our scheduling coordinator and communications lead. You have probably talked to her if you've ever called the office! She is always ready to make sure you feel you are our number one priority, because you are! She brings years of management & customer service experience with her and loves providing an unmatched experience to each and every patient.
Tabitha was born and raised in Wichita, Ks and has been living in the Olathe area since 2007. She currently lives in Gardner with her husband, Jeremy, and children, Kylee and Kayden. In her free time, Tabitha enjoys spending time with family attending sporting events (Rock Chalk !!, Go Chiefs ! & Sporting !), firepit nights and anything country music! She also loves traveling and spending as much lake time as possible on their boat. When she gets moments to herself she enjoys reading, diy projects and going out for Thai or sushi!
Lauren is the Insurance Coordinator for Ridgeview Eye Care. Most of her day is spent contacting different insurance companies on behalf of our patients, to make sure their benefits are contributing as they should be. If you have insurance or billing questions, you will most likely be transferred to Lauren.
Having attended several conferences, Lauren is up to date on all things HIPAA and OSHA. Lauren also runs our safety frame program, working with different companies all over the metro to make sure their employees are properly protected and able to prevent serious eye injuries.
A resident of Shawnee, Lauren graduated from Shawnee Mission North and then continued her education by attending classes at Emporia State University. Lauren was in the banking field for two years before joining our team. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, Maxwell and Whitley, reading, and going to the lake during the hot Kansas summers!
Juanita is a Kansas native and a graduate of Topeka High School. Juanita works in the business center and is one of the first voices you will here when you call our office. As an assistant scheduling coordinator she makes sure we are fully prepared for your appointment. She brings more than twenty years of customer service experience with her, and she loves assisting and interacting with all our patients!
Juanita lives in Lawrence with her dog Foxy and her husband Gary. They have four children and four grandchildren. When not spending time with family, Juanita enjoys listening to crime podcasts, watching horror movies, creating stained glass artwork, and attending theatre. She is a huge fan of the Chiefs and her fellow workmates.
We'd like to introduce you to Sydney, our Patient Concierge and Social Media Coordinator. Sydney started at Ridgeview Eye Care when she moved to Olathe from Wichita in 2022! She is currently in school finishing up her degree in marketing.
When not at work Sydney is at home with her husband, Blake and their dog Bindi. She loves to bake, shop, and watch Kansas State sports!
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