Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hawthorne Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Portland.
Nina | Administrative Lead/ Optician
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.
Alena | Check Out
You are sure to notice Alena’s bubbly personality when you come into the office. She comes to us from Seattle with years of experience in the optometry field with experience as a technician. She is now our part-time checkout girl, but once in awhile, you will see her rooming you before your doctor visit. When she isn’t here, she enjoys traveling, shopping and hanging out with her fur baby, Sasha. Her high-spirited personality is sure to put a smile on your face.
Matt | Optician/ Technician
Matthew is a native Oregonian born in Albany. He started in the optical field in 2013 and enjoys all areas of patient care including helping with your glasses or getting patients prepped for the doctor. Outside of work, he enjoys movies, the occasional video game, sports are a big part of his life. Make sure to chat about your favorite team if you get the opportunity to work with Matthew.
Jaron | Optician
Meet Jaron. He comes to us from Chicago with 6+ years of experience in the optical field. Since his move, he has enjoyed all of the great hiking spots Oregon has to offer. In his free time, Jaron enjoys rooting on his favorite teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. He also enjoys searching through antique shops to find hidden treasures. Jarons friendly smile and outgoing personality sure to make you feel at home here at HVC!
Christie | Optician
Christie is newer to Hawthorne Vision Center, but definitely not new to the optical world. She has been an optician for over 23 years. She loves creating that one on one relationship with each individual patient and gives the utmost care to your frames and optical needs. She is a team player and has a caring and kind demeanor. She has hard working and loves to stay busy while being a positive energy around the office. We are so excited to have her on board and can not wait to share her positivity with you all!
Minh | Tech Lead
Minh is a recent graduate from Oregon State University and aspires to become an Optometrist one day. He is excited to learn all the tricks and trade of the field. On his off time, he enjoys cooking, drawing, playing video games and the outdoors.
John | Bookkeeper
John helps us with our payroll and accounts payable.