Mary Ehinger <Optometric Assistant>:
RETIRED: A native of West Branch, Mary was in the optical field 32 years. She had experience in billing, dispensing, frame styling, and lens finishing. We were sorry to see her retire in 2013, but she's looking forward to more free time as she opens a new chapter of her life in Midland. Thank you Mary for taking care of so many patients through your years here at West Branch Eyecare.
Deb Leonard <Pretester>:
RETIRED: Deb started in the optical field in 1970, and was with West Branch Eyecare from 1994 to 2015. She was a certified paraoptometric assistant and performed the majority of the pretesting at West Branch Eyecare, preparing patients to see one of the doctors. Thank you Deb for a job well done. You will be missed.
Michele Miller <Office Manager>:
Michele has been the office manager at West Branch Eyecare since 2001. She and her husband Steve have three daughters; Victoria, Gwen, and Alexandria. Victoria and husband Tyler recently gave Michele her first grandson. Michele is committed to taking care of her family, and to taking care of our patients. If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to call her.
Shannon England <Biller / Receptionist>:
Born and raised in West Branch, and a graduate of Ogemaw Heights, Shannon has been with West Branch Eyecare since 2002. She is a certified paraoptometric who has proved herself capable in all areas of patient care. In addition to insurance billing and reception work, she can be found cutting lenses and performing all of the specialized testing that is offered at West Branch Eyecare. She is the mother of two precious children, Kole and Kylee.
Margo Smith <Frame Stylist>:
Born and raised in Owosso, Margo has 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She has ten years of retail background and has been managing optical departments since 1991. She previously worked in optometric offices in Owosso, Lansing, and Dewitt. In September 2006, Margo moved to Higgins Lake, where her husband, Dave, owns a barber shop. Margo brings with her a love of selling fashionable eye wear and sun wear. She also enjoys educating patients on the latest technologies.
Patrick Larkin <Optician>
: Patrick was raised in West Branch, graduating from Ogemaw Heights and Kirtland Community College. He married his wife, Rebecca, in 2012 and they have one daughter, Kaydence. Patrick joined West Branch Eyecare in 2014 and he is currently the manager of our on-site finishing lab. In his spare time Patrick puts his Master Certification in Automotive Technology to good use by working on cars. He also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. His smile is for real.
Andrew Barnhart <Pretester>:
Okay, Andrew left us to become the Community Outreach Minister for a church north of Seattle. He received his ordination in October of 2015. He was a lot of fun, though, while he was here.