Our Team

Joely

is our Practice Manager and COO (Chief Operating Officer). 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 and her husband want 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 our owners' dedication to providing the best care for our patients and the way they make me, and the rest of our talented employees, feel an integral part of the 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

Emily

joined our team in August of 2016 and is our Director of Business Operations. 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:
"I just want to lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That's all I've ever wanted" - Kevin Malone, The Office 

Madison C.

joined the Clarke team in November of 2021 and serves as the Patient Relations Team Lead. She is a retired figure skater and mom of two. She loves to sew, shop, and hangout with friends and family.

What do you like best about your job?
"I like the fast paced environment and that every dat brings a new challenge."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love the environment we all strive to create. Everyone is welcoming and supportive."

Favorite motto or quote:
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton

Arissa

is a part of our front desk, Patients Relations Team and is also a Certified Paraoptometric, who joined our team in July of 2017. Arissa 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.” 

Kaylee

is a Patient Relations team member as well as our Scheduling Manager. She joined Clarke EyeCare in April of 2022 and is a loving mother of a baby boy, She likes to workout & spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys shopping, cooking, and traveling.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love growing in my knowledge about scheduling and insurance. I always get to learn new things."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"What I like best about Clarke is the people I work with! They make coming to work such a joy and they are like family to me. Makes my job easier when I have these supportive, loving people around me."

Favorite motto or quote:
"
When life gives you lemons make lemonade!"

Allie

joined the Clarke team in July of 2022 as a part of our Patient Relations team. She is the oldest sibling of 4. She has one son and three dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family. She loves painting, music, photography, reading, and anything having to do with the ocean.

What do you like best about your job?
"
I enjoy providing assistance to others and problem solving. I have acquired so much knowledge since working here!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love the people I work with! We are like a family away from home, and we are all so supportive of each other!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place." - Rumi

Jae

joined the Clarke team in December of 2022 as a part of our Patient Relations team. She is a mom and wife who enjoys spending time with her family, animals, and reading.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love the people it is such a good work environment."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I have never had a job that I looked forward going to, but I do with this job. I just love all of the positive energy that I walk into every day."

Favorite motto or quote:
"You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!" - Zig Ziglar

Kierstyn

joined the Clarke team in January of 2023 as a part of our Patient Relations team. She is a family oriented person who loves spending time with her husband and two daughters!

What do you like best about your job?
“Being a newer member of the team, I like being able to learn and problem solve the daily challenges we have to ensure patient satisfaction.”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“My favorite part of working at Clarke is the sense of support I’m receiving during my training process! I feel confident that everyone here is trying to help me succeed and be the best I can for our office!”

Favorite motto or quote:
“You have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Always listen more than you speak.”

Brina

is an ABO Certified Optician and our Director of Retail Operations, 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!” - John Lennon

Crystal

is an ABO Certified Optician and Optical Manager, who joined the Clarke Eyecare team in 2007.  She took a break in 2015 to grow her family and has been back with the practice since 2020. Crystal is our Optical Trainer, using her passion for patient care to build our team to be their best! She adores her husband and daughters. Crystal also loves coaching her two soccer teams, enjoys baking, and spending time with her family.

What do you like best about your job?
"What I love most about being an optician is that I get to enjoy the fashion side of framestyling while understanding the science that goes into making ophthalmic lenses."

What do you like best about working at Clarke? 
"I love that at Clarke Eyecare each employee is truly valued. They allow us to act as business owners and always take care of our patients any way that we need to, to be able to create an amazing experience. It is just awesome to be part of an amazing team!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"
The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive." - Coco Chanel

Ashley T.

joined our team in April of 2018 and proudly serves as our Lead Optician.  She’s been happily married since 2012, together as a couple since 2005, and they have an adorable son, Zeke. 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.” 

Lindsey

joined the Clarke EyeCare team as an Optician in May of 2020. Lindsey also serves as our Optical Lab Manager. She moved back to Wichita falls in 2018, married her best friend, and became a loving mother to two sweet boys. In her free time, she likes to sew, embroider, and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her three rescue cats, Sabbath, , Sylvester,  and Mush.

What do you like best about your job?
"
I love that I never know what is going to come through the doors next! I get to build friendships with patients in the short amount of time that I get to help them. I enjoy making people feel confident in their new glasses, and finding the perfect pair for them!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"From day one Clarke has always shown me love and open arms. Everyone treats each other like family, and builds each other up."

Favorite motto or quote:
“She does not know what the future holds, but she is grateful for slow and steady growth” -Morgan Harper Nichols

Dani

joined our Optician team in April of 2021 and you'll typically find her in our Burkburnett location. She is from Bowie, Texas and loves spending time with her family, her fiancé Matt, and their cat Socks.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love the rewarding feeling of helping patients find a frame they love!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love how family-oriented the practice is and how we all work together as a team to provide the best care for our patients."

Favorite motto or quote:
“Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”

Nita

is a Optician with 17 years experience and she joined the Clarke EyeCare team in January of 2022 in our Burkburnett location. Born and raised in Burkburnett, she graduated from Burkburnett High School and Midwestern State University. She married her high school sweetheart and raised 3 sons with one grandaughter and another on the way! She loves spending time with family and friends. Nita enjoys cooking and baking for them.

What do you like best about your job?
"
I love meeting new people and helping them find a frame that fits their personality and lifestyle. It makes me happy when people love that they can see and look great too."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I enjoy working with an amazing team and caring doctors to deliver the best care to our patients."

Favorite motto or quote:
"Stand up like a mountain, have faith like a rock, love like an avalanche.” - Bob Goff

Caitlin (Cat)

joined the Clarke team in July of 2022 as a part of our Optician team. She is a loving mom to her daughter Nehlani, and she enjoys painting, making bracelets, hiking, and traveling.

What do you like best about your job?
"Helping people step out of their comfort zones and stepping into a new style."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“Creating new friendships and stronger connections.”

Favorite motto or quote:

 “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” -Dolly Parton
 “It could always be worse” -Me

Ally

joined the Clarke EyeCare team in September of 2022 serving dual roles as a Paraoptometric and Optician. She describes herself as being married to her best friend and a mom to a funny and gorgeous little girl. Her absolute favorite thing to do is spending time with family and friends, and cooking good food seasoned with love! 

What do you like best about your job?
"When I'm helping our patients with glasses, my favorite thing is the look people get on their faces when you say how you're about to help them. Priceless!" ❤️

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“My team! They make it easy to want to wake up and come to work. They're the best, we all support and love each other. We're more than a team, we're a family.”

Favorite motto or quote:
"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." - Dolly Parton

Brooke

is a Certified Paraoptometric and our Director of Clinical Operations. Brooke 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:
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
“Watch, stand fast in faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.”

Karina

joined the Clarke team in August 2021 and is our Lead Tech and Trainer. She loves to spend time with her husband going out to eat at asian cuisines; more specifically Hot Pot.  Her favorite hobbies include going to concerts, traveling to new destinations, and spending time with friends and family. 

What do you like best about your job?
“I love how we develop people to be the best that they can and continue to grow.”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I like that we always strive to have a positive environment and continue to always look out for each other.”

Favorite motto or quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4
"Love is patient and kind..."

Melody

joined the Clarke EyeCare team in July 2021 and is our lead Contact Lens Tech. She moved back to Wichita Falls after 10 years of living abroad, excited to be back near friends and family.

What do you like best about your job?
"There are always new things to learn and new ways to challenge yourself."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"Everyone is incredibly kind and encouraging! It's a great team to be a part of."

Favorite motto or quote:
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

Morgan

joined the Clarke EyeCare team as part of our Paraoptometric tech team in April of 2021. She is a military spouse originally from Coldwater, Ohio.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love that I'm always learning something new."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"The people I work with! Everyone is always so supportive and positive. They're always eager to help you in any situation if you're in need and genuinely want to see you learn and grow!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou

Samantha

is a Paraoptometric tech and joined our Clarke Team in May of 2021. She's also a mother of one and could be described as  a very outgoing and joyful person. She loves being able to interact with patients on a daily basis!

What to you like best about your job?
"I like that there is something new to learn everyday."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"The thing I like best about Clarke, in particular, is my team. Our work environment is a very happy and safe place!"

Favorite motto or quote:
Be the difference you want to see.

Priscilla

is a local of Wichita Falls, and started with Clarke EyeCare in June 2021 as a Paraoptometric tech. She loves to spend time with her family, especially her little sisters. She enjoys a chill day, watching tv and lounging around in her free time.

What do you like best about your job?
"Working with and meeting so many new people. You learn something new everyday along with  new challenges that lead to new opportunities."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"The fact that everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated towards the same goal."

Favorite quote or motto?
"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." —Michael Jordan

Kacey

is a Paraoptometric and she joined the Clarke EyeCare team in January of 2022 in our Burkburnett location. She is a proud mother of 2 active-duty military sons, a wife to her best friend Carl for the last 28+ years, and a Grandma to her precious grandbabies.  In her down time, you will find her hunting for her next piece of antique furniture to revive, spending time with her family and friends, and spoiling her 2 Great Danes.

What do you like best about your job?
"I truly enjoy getting to help people on a daily basis."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I am absolutely fascinated by all of the technology Clarke has to offer. The things we can screen for and monitor are very exciting. Plus, the team we have is like no other!

Favorite motto or quote:
Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord."

Rebecca

is a Paraoptometric and Contact Lens Tech. She joined the Clarke EyeCare team in September of 2022. She is the mom of three sweet, wonderful children. Her hobbies include spending quality time with her family and children. She loves to cook and try new things in the kitchen. Photography is her passion, and she has been a business owner of Paisley Bird Photography for 7+ years. Photography is her heart and soul!

What do you like best about your job?
"I get to help others by providing the services they need, and that makes me feel wonderful!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The comradery with my co-workers. The atmosphere is by far top-notch!”

Favorite motto or quote:
1 Corinthians 16:14 
"Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all you do."

Kei'Asia

joined our Clarke EyeCare team in October of 2022 as a Paraoptometric. She describes herself as a child of God who so happens to be a wife, mom, business woman, and student when she is not with her husband, their kids, or baking. She is currently going to school for law where she desires to make difference in her community by being a light in this dark world while standing up for what she believes, fighting the injustices of this world! 

What do you like best about your job?
“The alignment between personal and company values. Feeling a sense of belonging and liking the people you work with.”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The company culture, personal development, and growth. Contributing to a larger purpose.”

Favorite motto or quote:
“Our stories may be singular but our destination is shared." - Barack Obama

Cameron

joined our Clarke team in October of 2022 as a Paraoptometric serving mainly in our Burkburnett location. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and going hiking.

What do you like best about your job?
“I love getting to interact with patients, and providing the help that they need!”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I love our environment that we have at Clarke EyeCare, theres always a warm smile to make your day!”

Favorite motto or quote:
"If you ain't first, you're last" - Ricky Bobby

Bethany

is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and our Lead Doctor's Scribe. She was born and raised in Iowa Park, Texas and joined our Clarke EyeCare team in 2015. She is kept on her toes by her clever daughter, Kinley, as well as her partner and his two children. Her hobbies include spending time with friends/family, cooking, trivia, and watching live music. 

What do you like best about your job?
“I love the field of optometry and getting to be a part of helping others see the world as clearly as possible.”  

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“The fun-loving and hard-working staff! And the opportunity to learn something new every single day, both within the realm of optometry as well from my team as people.”

Favorite motto or quote:
"Taking on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doin' it, you're probably doin' it wrong." - Ted Lasso

Breanna

joined the Clarke EyeCare team in August of 2020, is a Certified Paraoptometric, a future optometrist, and is part of our Doctor's Scribe Team. She graduated from Tarleton State University in May of 2020 with her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. Breanna was also a part of the Tarleton Women's Golf Team for all 4 years of her undergraduate studies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

What do you like best about your job?
"I enjoy expanding my knowledge about optometry and getting to better myself both personally and professionally."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I am extremely grateful adn proud to be a part of the Clarke EyeCare Team. I wake up every day and am excited to take on another day assisting in providing the best eyecare services around, alongside the most helpful and caring coworkers who now feel like family!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." -  Mark Caine

Brooke W.

joined the Clarke EyeCare team in January of 2022 as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and is a Doctor's Scribe. She enjoys playing music, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with her dog.

What do you like best about your job?
"
I like working with the doctors and learning daily, as well as the patient interaction."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
“I like the drive and support that is shared with my team and the overall vision of providing the best care to our patients.”

Favorite motto or quote:
2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

Brooke B.

was born and raised in a small Island in the Caribbean named Dominica. Brooke B. moved to Wichita Falls in 2014 and joined the Clarke team in 2022 as a Paraoptometric and transitioned into a Doctor's Scribe. She takes great pride in being a mom to her two handsome boys and embraces learning every aspect of her job.

What do you like best about your job?
"I like being in such an exciting and positive environment filled with the most loving people."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"Working at Clarke has given me some of the best knowledge about health care!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"
There's definitely healing properties to being in proximity to the ocean and that breeze. There's something about the Caribbean climate and humidity." - Johnny Depp  

Amanda

is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and our Contact Lens Study Coordinator. She 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

Emily A.

joined our Clarke Aesthetics team in May of 2022 as an aesthetician Licensed in Laser Hair Removal . In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks with her yorkie and spending time with family and friends!

What do you like best about working in the aesthetics industry?
"I love that I get make people feel beautiful again and make a lasting impression on them!"

Favorite motto or quote?
"You have to love yourself before you can love someone else!"

Maxine

joined the Clarke Aesthetics team in October of 2022 bringing with her a background in dermatology. She has an older sister and two wonderful nieces, Michael and Fallon.  Maxine enjoys shopping, spoiling her dog Phoebe and hanging out with family and friends in her free time.

What do you like best about working in the aesthetics industry?
“I love that im able to help our patients feel better and be more confident with their appearance.”  

Favorite motto or quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!" – Mae West

Shelbey

joined our Clarke Aesthetics team in October of 2022 as a Licensed Aesthetician. Shelbey enjoys spending time with her friends and family in her spare time. She also has a dog, Millie, who is always keeping her occupied.

What do you like best about working in the aesthetics industry?
"I love that I get to help people not only feel better about themselves, but also see the way aesthetics can change the quality of their life."

Favorite motto or quote?
"My motto has always been that aesthetics is an investment, not a luxury."