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 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 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

Emily

Joined our team in August of 2016 and is the manager of our Patient Relations team. 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)”

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

Kalli

Joined our front desk team in December of 2019. Kalli graduated from MSU in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in theatre. She is a lover of travel, nature, animals, literature, Halloween, and dad jokes, as well as being an ordained non-denominational minister. In her free time, her hobbies include reading, exploring, spending time with her friends and boyfriend of four years, and watching horror movies. She is a proud plant parent and mom to two beautiful demon cats, Kora and Loki.

What do you like best about your job?
"I enjoy knowing that my efforts help people to see the world around them more clearly."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?"
I love my coworkers! We work well and have a lot of fun together. I also love the annual Halloween door-decorating competition."

Favorite motto or quote?
“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” - Carl Sagan

Maddison

Joined the Clarke team in January 2020, and is currently a
member of our front desk team. She is a full-time student of Midwestern
State University, working towards her degree in Criminal Justice. She
enjoys playing golf, crafting, and spending time with her boyfriend
Joseph and their dog, Winnie.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love being able to problem solve and help people with any questions
that they have for me."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love the friendly environment and how well the team just clicks like a
family!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." - Dolly Parton

Adam

Is our Clarke Greeter. He is currently in his first year at Midwestern State University and is yet to decide his major. His interests include soccer and film.

What do you like best about your job?
Interacting with people to help get them to the best team member to meet their needs, especially with the implementation of our Covid Safety Protocols. I really like finding ways to do my job more efficiently so I can assist our patients quickly and affectively.

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
The people here are very welcoming. There’s always someone to talk to.

Favorite motto or quote:
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” - Eric Thomas

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!” - John Lennon

Dani

Is an ABO Certified Optician, our Lead Optician, Optical Training Expert, and resident coffee lover! She joined the Clarke EyeCare Center team in February of 2016. Outside of work, Danielle can be found spending time with her little sisters, shopping, planning events, cooking, and watching her favorite shows in her favorite lounge wear. She is excited to assist you into a pair of glasses that you feel confident in!

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:
“Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.” – Lady Gaga

Kelsey

Joined the Clarke EyeCare team in June 2014. In addition to educating patient about their eye wear options, Kelsey's main role is Lab Manager of 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 husband and 2 children.

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.” - Maria Robinson

Crystal

Is an ABO Certified Optician 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. 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 Toler

 Joined our team as an optician in April of 2018.  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.” 

Luke

Luke joined our team as an optician in September of 2019. Outside of work Luke enjoys spending time with his nieces and nephew, binge watching a good Netflix series, and surrounding himself with his best friends. Luke has performed on stage in many musical theatre productions in Texoma and is very passionate about the arts! He can’t wait to style you in the best pair of glasses!

What do you like best about your job?

"Watching patients get excited about their new favorite pair of glasses!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?

"The people. I truly believe I work for and with the best people in town."

Favorite Motto or quote:
“Everyone who competes in the games goes through strict training, they do it for a crown that will not last, we do it for an everlasting crown.” (1 Corinthians 9:25) 

Lindsey

Joined our Clarke Team in August of 2020. She serves dual roles as an Optician's Apprentice and our back-up Greeter. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her nephew Brantley on the weekends and studying astronomy in her spare time.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love how family oriented the entire work place is, and how we all support each other."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"Everyone has such a positive attitude. I love knowing our team is going to go the extra mile for each patient!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Michael Scott

Amanda

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and our Lead Doctor's Scribe. 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

Kaila

Joined our team in November of 2019. Kaila is one of our Certified Paraoptometrics and is planning to obtain her next certification, CPOA, this upcoming August 2021. She is a fun-loving and kind hearted person who enjoy music, reading and playing with her dogs, Beth and Chicken.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love that I feel like I am consistently learning new things and am always given the opportunity to grow."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love the wonderful patients we have that trust us with their eyes and vision."

Favorite motto or quote:
"And if you don't know where you're going any road will take you there" - George Harrison.

Breanna

Joined the Clarke EyeCare team in August of 2020 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

Is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant who serves dual roles as both our Clinical Trial Coordinater and Lead Tech. 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:
“Watch, stand fast in faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)”

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, son Slade, and their 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.” 

Arissa

Is a Certified Paraoptometric who joined our 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.” 

Devin

Is a Certified Paraoptometric and Contact Lens Tech. Devin joined our team in June of 2018.  She is originally from Ohio and moved to the area when she was 14. She is the mom of a beautiful baby girl, Lyla, and loves spending a lot of time with her family.

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!” 

Tabitha

Is our Lead Special Test Tech who is in the process of obtaining her certification. She was born and raised in Beaver Dam, Kentucky and joined our team in February of 2020. Tabitha is the oldest of 6, is a proud miltary spouse of 10 years, and a loving mother to a beautiful little girl named Jayden. Her favorite activities outside of work include being outdoors, crafting and spending time with her family. Tabitha and her husband have lived in many places with in the US, love to travel, and look forward to going where ever the Air Force takes them!

What do you like best about your job?
"What I love best about my job is working so closely with patients and learning something new in my position everyday."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"Working with an amazing group of people and working for a leadership team that is so caring. I actually enjoy coming to work and giving my full efforts to a great practice!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"You have to fall before you fly!" - Kellin Quinn

Kellie

Was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. She has been happily married to her husband Kyle since 2012. Their kids are their dog, named Prada, and turtle, named Speedy. Outside of working for Clarke, Kellie and Kyle own a Mobile RV Repair company servicing the Wichita Falls community. 

What do you like best about your job?
"That we're always striving to provide exceptional care and compassion to our patients."

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love the team we have. Our doctors provide care that I believe in!"

Favorite motto or quote:
"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." - John 20:29

Madison

Joined the Clarke Eye Team December 2020. Madison is from Burkburnett, Texas and played college softball for 3 years. She spends her time with her boyfriend, Dalton, and their two Dachsunds, Tate and Birdie Mae!

What do you like best about your job?
"Meeting new people, and providing our assistance in order for people to see the world with a better view!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"Our team, us girls and Luke, can’t forget him of course, provide an atmosphere that’s enjoyable to work in. I get to wake up and enjoy my job every day!"

Favorite motto or quote?
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton  

Kaileigh

Better known as "Kail", she recently moved from Fort Worth to the Montague County area. She most enjoys hanging out with her fur babies, Kora and Klaus, and family & friends.

What do you like best about your job?
"I love interacting with each patient and helping our doctors do what they do best!"

What do you like best about working at Clarke?
"I love how patient oriented we are! No matter how many patients this office sees each individual is treated as our #1 (or top) priority, as they should be."

Favorite motto or quote:
"Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt