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 the Clarkes 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 

Arissa

Is a part of our Front Desk 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.” 

Madison C.

Maddie joined the Clarke team in November of 2021 as a part of our front desk team. 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 day brings a new challenge."


 

What do you like best about working at Clarke Eyecare Center?

"I love the environment. We all strive to create. Everyone is welcoming and supportive."

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

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 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.” 

Dani

Dani joined our optical team in April of 2021. She is from Bowie, Texas. Dani attends Vernon College part-time and is set to graduate in 2022. She 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.”

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

Breanna

Joined the Clarke EyeCare team in August of 2020, is a Certified Paraoptometric, 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 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:
“Watch, stand fast in faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)”

Morgan

Joined the Clarke EyeCare team as part of our 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 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

Priscilla started in June 2021 as a paraoptometric. She was born and raised in wichita falls. She loves to spend time with my litter sisters and family. I enjoy watching tv and lounging around on my 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

Melody

Joined the Clarke EyeCare team as part of our tech team in July 2021. She recently moved back to Wichita Falls after 10 years of living abroad and is 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

Leonnet

Is part of our tech team, joining us in October of 2021. She's originally from New York. Her interests include binge-watching TV shows and collecting candles.

 

What do you like best about your job?

The best thing about my job is the environment. There's room to grow and there's always something new to learn.

 

What do you like best about working at Clarke?

The teamwork! There's always someone to help when needed and that makes our team so strong!

 

Favorite motto or quote:

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford