Skip to Main Content

Staff

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 | Practice Manager 

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.


CrystalCrystal | Assistant Manager 

Crystal has been with Hawthorne for over 2 years now and comes with over 10 years of experience in the optical field. Even though she has been here for just a few years she has experience in every position and can answer all of your questions. She is a classic extrovert and thrives off making a personal connection with you. Crystal is hard working and loves to stay busy while being a positive energy around the office.

She enjoys 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.


Nina
Nina | Optician/Frame Buyer

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.


Latacia | ABOC Optician
Latacia is a certified optician with 9 years of experience. She has been trained in many different areas in the optical office and can answer most questions you might have. Latacia thrives when she can help you with any of your optical needs. She loves frame styling and educating patients about all lens options. In her free time, she enjoys quality time with her family. She enjoys decorating and shopping and finding amazing art. She also loves baking and cooking for her friends and family.


Matt | Optician


Alena1Alena | Technician

Alena is the newest member to Hawthorne Vision’s technician team. She comes to us from Seattle with years 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 | TechnicianNatalie
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.


Elaine1Elaine | Check-out/Billing Specialist

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.


Jes
Jes | Technician/Front Desk

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.


Mary | Front Desk/Insurance SpecialistMary
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.


KaitlynKaitlyn | Front Desk

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.


John | Bookkeeper 
John helps us with our payroll and accounts payable.