Meet The Staff

Nicole E.

Nicole E
Office Manager/Optical Manager
Nicole is from Isle, MN the gateway to Lake Mille Lacs. She has been working in the optical industry since 2009. Nicole has recently been promoted to the role of Office Manager with Focused Eye Care and looks forward to making sure that the ship sails smoothly. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Sean, four wheeling, being outdoors and gardening. Nicole has 2 fur children named Loki and Odin who are her partners in crime and never more than 5 feet away. Nicole and Shanna were born a week apart and went to the same school.

Toni

Toni
Front Desk Administrator/Coordinator
Toni was born in Kentucky. Toni has been with Focused Eye Care since 2015, she made the move to Optical after many years working as a Kindergartner Educational Assistant. Toni has 2 sons and a very sassy yorkie named Chloe. She enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family. Toni loves to find new restaurants in the area, if you have any recommendations let her know.

Katie

katie
Front Desk Receptionist
Katie and her son Makel have just moved home from Orlando, Florida after 12 years and she is happy to be back in beautiful MN. She has been in the customer service industry for 15 years and enjoys putting a smile on everyone’s face with her bubbly personality. She loves to travel and is always up for a new experience, feel free to give her tips on places that are a must see.

Shanna

Shanna
Insurance/Billing Specialist
Shanna was born in Hudson, WI but ‘crossed the bored’ to MN when she was in grade school. She graduated from Anoka-Hennepin Community College with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding. Shanna has been billing eye care for over 10 years. She would be happy to answer any questions. Shanna likes to read, loves to traveling with her fiancé’, Justin and enjoys new adventures with their son Cooper.

Nicole H.

Nicole H
Optician/Technician /Vision Therapist
Nicole recently returned to Focused Eye Care as a part time Technician/Optician, she missed the amazing patients and the joys of the job. Nicole also practices as a Vision Therapist in her independently owned vision therapy program. She grew up in the Lakeville area and currently resides in Farmington with her family. Nicole has spent a great deal of her time over the last few years raising their two beautiful children Mackenzie and Skylar. Nicole finds joy spending time with her family, reading, volunteering, gardening and being outdoors.

Kris

Kris
Technician
Kris has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She is happily married to her husband Dan and has 4 beautiful step children. Kris enjoys walking her two dogs and loves animals. She likes seeing movies and would like any suggestions you might have. Kris has been in the optical industry since 2010 and loves it. Kris’ motto is “If you love what you do its not work, it’s a pleasure.“

Daekota

Daekota
Optician
“The Daekota” was manufactured in a north Louisiana factory whose primary function is to make things happen. If you need someone that’ll go that extra step to get the job done, “The Daekota” is your go to option. The self-proclaimed 2011 Rookie of the Year in optical dispensing has eclipsed many boundaries that 30 year vets quiver to think about. He enjoys spending his free time with his Fiancé’ Katie and son Kaeden “Boss Life” Gatson. Daekota enjoys learning about and designing muscle cars. You might also catch him at the Savage Lifetime Fitness working as a part time Facility Technician.

Tyreese

Tyreese
Optician
Tyreese grew up in Norfolk, VA and moved to Minnesota with his family. He is now a father of 3 beautiful children. Tyreese has been in the optical business since 2009 working in larger chain stores and now smaller independent practice. In his time outside of Focused Eye Care he conducts his own business as a freelance creative design specialist with areas of focus in videographer, photography and graphic design. He and Daekota have been best friends since they were little and are the godfathers to each others children.

Kaelie

Kaelie
Optician
Kaelie grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Kaelie has been a member of the optical community since 2016. Kaelie loves spending time with her boyfriend Danny and being outdoors with her friends and family. Kaelie looks forward to growing her optical knowledge. When Kaelie grows up she wants to be just like Nicole E.