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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 | Optical 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.


Photo of MattMatt | Optician

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 enjoy 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.


Alena1Alena | Billing Specialist

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 billing specialist, but once in awhile you will see her at check-out or even rooming you before your doctor visit. When she isn’t here, she enjoys shopping and hanging out with her husband and her fur baby, Sasha. Her high-spirited personality is sure to put a smile on your face.

 


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.

 

 


Molly | Front Desk/Administrative Specialist

Molly comes to us from a small town in northern Indiana. She was previously a nanny and has held several customer service roles. She enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her nephew, Orion, and also indulging in a good reality TV show. Molly’s genuine, bubbly personality is sure to make for a wonderful experience here at Hawthorne Vision Center.

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.

 


Andrea | Technician

Andrea is our veteran here at HVC with a tenure of 12+ years. She has mastered the art of rooming you and making you feel welcome before you see the doctor. Outside of work Andrea enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two little boys. The warmth she brings to the office is sure to leave a lasting impression.

 


Photo of MinhMinh | Technician

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.