Our Team

Joely

Is our Practice Manager. She joined our team in March of 2001. She first worked as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant, then the Contact Lens Tech and now leads our great staff of professionals. She is a former military dependent and has lived many places, but has been in the area since 1984. She is a wife and mother of 3. In her free time she likes to read, but her passion is travel – she wants to see the world!

What do you like best about your job?
 
“I enjoy assisting our team in achieving our #1 goal: providing our patients with the best eyecare experience they will ever have and winning them over as patients for life!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I admire the Clarkes dedication to providing the best care for their patients and the way they make me, and the rest of our talented employees, feel an integral part of their process. The result is we all have a strong sense of team and a sincere drive to help our community. I feel a great sense of pride when I say, “I work at Clarke EyeCare Center!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life!” – Dolly Parton

Kelly

Joined the Clarke team in July of 2014 as our Compliance Officer. She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in Health Information Management. She has been working in that field for over 25 years. Kelly has been married for over 30 years and has two children.

What do you like best about your job?

“I take very seriously my duties to protect this practice and our patient’s sensitive health information. We have very high standards at Clarke and we’re always striving to improve.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I take great pride in the values and ethics I see displayed at Clarke EyeCare. Also, while my duties are quite serious, I love working in an environment where I can still have fun with my co-workers. I like feeling a part of the process and helping our business excel in any way I can.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

Megan

Is our Insurance Specialist who joined the Clarke EyeCare team in September of 2015. Megan is from Wichita Falls. Her world revolves around her husband, Raymond, and their four children. Her hobbies include spending time with family and watching their kids play sports. Four kids keep them very busy!

What do you like best about your job?
“Being part of the Clarke team is amazing! My co-workers make it easy to want to come to work everyday!” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love that we are all so family oriented. We always work as a team and are willing to help each other out in any way possible!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (Corinthians 13:13)

Katrina

Joined our Patient Relations Team in March of 2016 when she and her family moved back home to Wichita Falls from Vancouver, Washington. She is a mom to 2 boys, Caydance and Xavier, a beautiful little girl, Ella and their dog Dezzy! She works hard to take care of our patients acting as our Patient Referral Specialist and our back-up insurance specialist.

What do you like best about your job?
“I love having an opportunity to learn something new everyday and to grow as a person.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The relationship the employees have with each other makes it such a fun environment. It truly doesn’t feel like going to work!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving!” – Albert Einstein

Emily

Joined our team as a Patient Relations Specialist in August of 2016.  Emily is the youngest of 6 children. She has 3 wonderful nephews, 1 amazing niece, and 2 energetic godsons. Emily is a native Texan and lover of Whataburger! In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading and live theater.

What do you like best about your job?
“I love getting to talk and interact with our patients!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The friendly atmosphere and the encouragement and team work of our staff!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)”

Vanessa

Joined our team as a Patient Relations Specialist in December of 2016. Vanessa is our Scheduling Manager and is often the friendly voice you’ll hear on the phone if you call in! She is a devoted wife of 11 years and mom/stepmom of 5 children. She loves working out (when motivated – lol!), out of town adventures with the family, and Mexican food!!

What do you like best about your job?
“I love being able to interact and help our patients without any hesitation!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love how everyone helps each other and that there is always something to smile about! Everyone is so welcoming!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Live. Laugh. Love”

Arissa

joined our front desk team in July of 2017. She was born and raised in Wichita Falls and is the youngest of three girls. Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and her Corgi, Winston.

What do you like best about your job?
“Building myself as a person each day and looking to continuously provide better care and service to our patients.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The interactions and relationships we build are what I like best. Clarke feels like a second home and the environment is so encouraging!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” 

Jen

Joined our front desk team in July of 2018. She is a Wichita Falls native blessed with an incredible family and is proud to be Aunt JenJen to her two precious nieces. She’s an avid reader, TV binge-watcher, and movie buff. She’s been involved in local theater and loves to sing. She adores animals of all kinds and is a stereotypical “crazy cat mom” to her two beautiful boys, Xander and Topher.

What do you like best about your job?
“I love being able to chat with people of all ages and all backgrounds every single day.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Clarke is truly one big family! Every single person, no matter his or her position, is so genuine. They want you to be satisfied with your work environment, but also encourage you with your own personal growth.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff’ which is just not a good insult at all. Like ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” – John Green

Ashley

Joined us in July 2013. She is our Clinical Manager over our front desk and tech team and is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant. She is a graduate of Midwestern State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness Management. Ashley is married to Jarrod, a firefighter in Wichita Falls, and they have two boys, Ryder and Tate. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and playing with their two dogs.

What do you like best about your job? “The best thing about my job is that I get to be a part of helping and caring for a person’s vision. Knowing that I play a part in helping someone see the world better makes my job pretty awesome!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke? “The best thing about working at Clarke is getting to work in such a family oriented environment. We have amazing doctors and an awesome team that work great together.”

Favorite motto or quote? “Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Brooke

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and Contact Lens Technician who joined the Clarke EyeCare Center team in November of 2014. She was raised here in the Wichita Falls area and cheered at City View Junior/Senior High School. Her loves include her husband, their two daughters and their pets.

What do you like best about your job?
“There is nothing more rewarding than getting to help someone. I love getting to meet new people and build lasting relationships with them.” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love the people that I work for, as well as the people I work with. I look forward to coming to work!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Watch, stand fast in faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)”

Bethany

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and our lead Doctor’s Scribe who joined the Clarke EyeCare Center team in May of 2015. She is from Iowa Park, Texas and attended Midwestern State University. She has a tenacious little girl named Kinley who keeps her laughing on a daily basis! Bethany enjoys spending time with her family, attending concerts, and watching her daughter learn and grow.

What do you like best about your job?
“It is inspiring to work in an atmosphere where you always have an opportunity to help people and to be able to enhance the quality of their life.” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Our practice is full of such unique, hard-working people. I’m constantly learning something new and there is always an opportunity for growth.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” – Albus Dumbledore

Amanda

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and Doctor’s Scribe who joined the Clarke EyeCare team in August 2011. She has an amazing son, Lawson, and spent 5 years in the Marine Corps so her work ethic is strong. She enjoys learning new things and looks forward to the challenges that await the next day!

What do you like best about your job?
“I like the idea that I get to meet new people everyday.”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love how family oriented the doctors are and know how much they care and trust their staff. It is a great feeling to come to work knowing that I will learn something new from each person I work with.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Be open to amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interests you.” — Leigh Steinberg

Lacee

Works as one of our Medical Testing Specialists and a Certified Paraoptometric! She joined our team in December of 2014. Lacee grew up right here in Wichita Falls and enjoys spending time with her handsome little boy, Bryson. Family is her everything!

What do you like best about your job?
“I enjoy meeting and talking to new people and having the opportunity to get to know them.” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The atmosphere at Clarke is one of a kind. The energy in this place is what I love most about being a part of this amazing team. It truly is an honor to be a Clarke Girl!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you; don’t be distressed for I am your God. I give you strength, I give you help, I support you with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)”

Hayley

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and our lead Contact Lens Technician who joined the Clarke EyeCare Center in January of 2017. She was born and raised here in Wichita Falls. Hayley graduated from Texas Tech in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her favorite pastime is hanging out on the patio with her husband and mini dachshund!

What do you like best about your job?
“I love interacting with new people everyday and helping them have the best vision care experience.” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love my coworkers! It’s amazing being a part of a team that is passionate about their work and treat each other like family.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Start each day with a grateful heart.” 

Deidra

 joined our team as a Paraoptometric and Doctor’s Scribe in March of 2018. She grew up in Wichita Falls and went to City View ISD. Deidra received her Associates of Science from Vernon College. She loves to spend time with her boyfriend Brandon, her daughter Jordyn, and their 3 dogs. She also enjoys reading a good mystery novel and going for a run in her spare time.

What do you like best about your job?
“What I like most about being a scribe is getting to work along side our optometrists while they try to achieve the best vision they can for our patients. Not only am I gaining a tremendous amount of education, I am also able to make a difference by assisting our doctors to be more efficient so they can focus more on the quality of care for our patients.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Communication and teamwork! There is always room for improvement! We are all like family here and we are always striving to meet our goals together. There is no other place I would rather be!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

Devin

Joined our team as a Paraoptometric in June of 2018.  She is originally from Ohio and moved to the area when she was 14. She loves her three amazing nephews and enjoys spending a lot of time with her family in Bowie.

What do you like best about your job?
“I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things everyday.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The people! They are all friendly and very supportive!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly!” 

Brina

Is an ABO Certified Optician and our Optical Manager, joining the Clarke EyeCare team in August 2011. Her passion is devoted to her family. Brina and her husband Kyle have a daughter, little miss London and a son, Kastle.

What do you like best about your job? “I enjoy working in a helpful environment and caring for people in need of assistance.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke? “I definitely enjoy working with such an amazing team and caring doctors.”

Favorite motto or quote: “Love is all you need!”

Kelsey

Is an Optician who joined the Clarke EyeCare team in June 2014. In addition to educating patient about their eye wear options, Kelsey also manages our in-house finishing lab. She is from Iowa Park, Texas and has been racing dirt cars since she was 10 years old. When she is not at the race track she is spending time with her family and friends.

What do you like best about your job?
“I enjoy helping people select their perfect frame and love making our patients feel special.” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love that I can wake up and be excited about going to work. Everyone is always willing to help, our team and doctors are phenomenal, we are like a big family!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

Dani

Is an ABO Certified Optician and our Optical training expert. She joined the Clarke EyeCare Center team in February of 2016. She was born here in Wichita Falls, graduating from Old High. She lived in other cities including Seattle and Laredo before returning to her home town. Dani is very family oriented and looks forward to their weekly family cookouts!

What do you like best about your job?
“I enjoy interacting with my patients and assisting them with their individual needs. I love watching how excited they are when they put on their new glasses and can see the world clearly again!” 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The greatest part about working at Clarke is the passion and dedication each and every person has for making our patients feel special and creating a memorable experience.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Traci

Joined our team as an optician in July of 2017.  She loves new challenges and learning. She’s a wife and a mother and when she’s not at Clarke, you’ll find her gardening, photographing weddings and families, or traveling with her family.

What do you like best about your job?
“Clarke’s atmosphere is the perfect mix of fun and professional. I love meeting and caring for our patients.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Your coworkers become family. Everyone works together to provide the best care for our patients. We support and encourage one another every day!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Compassion is often the solution.” 

Ashley Toler

 Joined our team as an optician in April of 2018.  She’s been happily married since 2012, together as a couple since 2005. They are expecting their first baby in December of 2018. She has four dogs and they also foster other disabled dogs. She loves photography and runs a side business making bath bombs!

What do you like best about your job?
“I love helping people be able to see, especially first time glasses wearers. When I’m able to help someone pick out the most perfect frame that they love, I feel like can actually make a difference and I love it!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Love the team! There is so much positive energy here. I love that the team at Clarke is so close and family oriented!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Always be kind! Everyone is going through something.” 

Alex

Joined our team as an optician in May of 2018.  She loves art, nature and making people happy! Outside of work, she likes to paint and go hiking with her boyfriend and their German Shepherd, Kona.

What do you like best about your job?
“To me, the best part of being an optician is being able to help educate our patients about new technology for their individual lifestyle so that they may benefit from the best optics available.”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The best thing about working at Clarke is being a part of a genuinely caring team who will go above and beyond for their patients!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Treat everyone well because they are you living a different life.” 

Jessie

Joined our team in June of 2018 as an optician.  She is a mother to a wonderful daughter and enjoys spending time at the lake with her family. Her hobbies include cooking and doing hair.

What do you like best about your job?
“My favorite part of my job is getting to see so many personalities and frame styling each individual patient to fit those dynamic personalities! Making someone smile and them feel good about themselves is very satisfying!”

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Working with such a great team in a wonderful, positive environment!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Always live life to the fullest!”