Meet The Team

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.

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Robert Hileman

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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.
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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.


Optical Department

Amanda Curry

Amanda Curry, ABOC


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.

Alexa Kiwan

Julian Villegas

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Lexy Duncan

Brittani Brandt

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.


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Megan Rodgers


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Lauren Cruz

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Christina Gross, ABOC

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Emilee Holscher

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!

Clinical Department

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Keisha Quinlan
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Cassie Miller


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.
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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.

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Laura Gillespie


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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Betsy Folkers

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Betsy was honored to join the Ridgeview Eye Care team in April of 2023. Betsy Is Native to Iowa,GO! HAWKEYE'S! Betsy comes with several years experience in the healthcare industry starting out caring for the older population and Physical Therapy, Betsy has a kind and caring heart towards the geriatric community and enjoys listening to all the stories they share. Cold Hands do in fact equal a warm heart!

When Betsy is not working, she is a busy mom of three beautiful Girls, Cailyn 16, Isabella 11 and Sadie 8. Betsy enjoys being outdoors on nice days mowing, gardening and roasting marshmallows by the fire pit. Betsy feels most at peace when she is next to the water. Lake days and relaxing pool days are a must in the summer months.

Betsy is excited to be a part of the Ridgeview Team and looks forward to growing her eye care experience alongside her amazing Ridgeview Friends!

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Katrina Salter

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Cassie Zoller

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Cassie joined the clinical team at Ridgeview Eye Care in 2023. A Kansas City native with a heart for all KC sports (futbol is life), a great local coffee shop, traveling, and staying active.

She graduated from The Master's University in Santa Clarita, California with her bachelors in Kinesiology knowing she wanted to pursue a career path that was involved in health and wellness.

Grounded in faith in Jesus Christ, she cherishes moments with her family and friends and being involved at her church!

Always up for new adventures, in her free time you can catch her going to a KC sports event, concerts, having a cozy game night at home or going on a trip! Her journey through life takes on a lot of meaningful connections and shared joy, especially if it involves a lot of laughter!

She is excited to continue her growth in knowledge and education about eye health at Ridgeview with the best team!

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Juliana Casas

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A Small-town transplant with big dreams and an even bigger heart! Juli is fluent in two languages, English and Spanish, ready to help the Latinx community thrive! As one of our clinical technicians, Juli strives provide excellent care to all of our patients in preparation to see our doctors!

In her spare time you can catch her strolling through nature, painting masterpieces, and taking on cozy crocheting projects. When Juli's not out and about, you'll find her cuddled up with her cat, watching meow-vies or beating her significant other at Mario Kart!

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Ashlyn Clark

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Business Communications

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Tabitha Lashbrook


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!


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Lauren Herbster


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!


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Sydney Renner

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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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Sloan Bestgen

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Kate Novick

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Kate joined the Ridgeview team in 2023 when she moved to Olathe from Lawrence. She has a background in education and over 15 years of customer service experience. She is excited to bring her experience in customer service to the optical field.

Kate lives in Olathe with her partner, Mnason and cat, Onesy. In her free time, she enjoys playing disc golf and checking out local restaurants around Kansas City. She is an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the Chiefs, Jayhawks, and supporting her hometown team, the Houston Astros.

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Charlie Cole

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Vi Marcantel

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Vi joined the team at Ridgeview Eye Care in 2023 and comes with several years of customer service experience. She is one of the first smiling voices you will hear when you call into our office.

A Texas native, she has come to enjoy the changing of the seasons the midwest offers. In her spare time, Vi can usually be found making digital art pieces or handmade costumes. She enjoys tabletop gaming, horror media, and making friends with every cat she meets.

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