Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hawthorne Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Portland.
Sunny graduated from Santa Clara with her bachelors in Economics. Her 15+ years experience span from Human Resources to analytical functions in large healthcare organizations to private practice management. Sunny has been with Hawthorne Vision since 2013 and strives to create a family focused and friendly environment for our patients and staff.
Jane | Optical Manager/ABOC
Originally from Arizona, Jane moved to Portland in 2004 for a change of scenery. She began her career in the optical field in 1998. She loves to pair folks with frames that will not only work well for their prescription, but will accentuate an individual’s personal style. She is responsible for thoughtfully selecting frames for Hawthorne Vision and loves finding unique frames for unique people. When not at HVC, you can find Jane sewing in her studio, gardening or walking her two adorable dogs, Millie and Rufus.
Nina has worked as an optician in several cities but is a Portland native. She believes that a frame is a personal reflection of style and with over 15 years experience she loves helping people find their new look. Just ask to see her Pinterest board of optical fashion! She takes pride in the precise and detailed work that is required of an optician. When not at work, you will find her hiking and swimming with her giant rescue pooch and planning her next adventure to travel the world.
Paul comes to Hawthorne Vision with 5 years Lab Manager/Optician experience from here in the NW. Born in Hawaii, to then spend 12 of his young adult years traveling and living abroad; he studied at University of Maryland, at their Munich Germany campus and then continued his education and training via the Army Reserves for 8 years. Currently owned and loved by his two sons and wife, Paul enjoys spending family time camping and hiking around the NW’s outdoors, showing his geek side by collecting gaming/Sci-Fi memorabilia, and occasionally being a hand model in his spare time.
Jes has been with Hawthorne Vision since 2013 as a technician and more recently, a budding optician. She loves making patients feel at ease with her friendliness and humor, knowing all too well the nervousness that may arise when sitting in the “big black chair.” When not in the office, she is painting, exploring outdoors, taking photos, or making music all with her sidekick kitty, Taps.
Alena is the newest member to Hawthorne Vision’s technician team. She comes to us from Seattle with y ears of experience in the optometry field where she also worked as a technician. Alena enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with her family and outdoor activities.
Natalie | Technician
Originally from Eugene, Natalie is returning to Oregon after completing her undergraduate education in California where she first discovered a passion for optometry. Nothing makes her happier than making you smile and laugh while she is prepping you for your eye exam! In her free time, Natalie enjoys solving puzzles, listening to music, taking walks, and trying new foods.
Kaitlyn is always here to greet you with a smile while answering your questions and scheduling your appointments. She is currently studying at PCC. When she is not checking in patients or prepping charts, Kaitlyn loves trips to the beach, portrait photography and decorating her first apartment.
Elaine came to Hawthorne Vision Center in early 2015 with six years of customer service and management experience. After a year and a half of working as an optometric technician for our doctors, she switched gears and shifted to a front desk check-out and billing position. In her spare time, Elaine likes hanging out with her Shih-Tzu pup, Chandler, playing board games, and nerding out over all things Harry Potter. Since finishing her Bachelor of Arts in social sciences at Portland State University, she plans to eventually pursue a Doctorate of Experimental or Social Psychology.
Mary | Front Desk/Insurance Specialist
A Portland native, born and raised. Mary has over 16 years medical office experience from receptionist to billing with a degree in Community Health. She has two teenagers and when not working, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her two dobermans, camping and hiking with her husband.
Crystal is relatively new to the Hawthorne Vision but she comes with over 8 years of optician experience. She is part time and helps with many areas. You might see her rooming you for your appointment, providing you with your glasses selection or assisting check out. She enjoyes the outdoors including hiking, quading and camping with her beautiful young daughter and husband. You will rarely see her without a smile on her face.
John | Bookkeeper
John helps us with our payroll and accounts payable.