Management and Staff
Jenny joined the practice in 2008 when her spouse was stationed in Everett at the naval base. Although born and raised in Texas, and then later moving to Tennessee, she and her spouse finally decided to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest their home. We were blessed to acquire an expert employee with attention to detail. Bookkeeping and numbers are what Jenny zeros in on, making her a great asset on our management team. Jenny’s role as office manager involves revising procedures and processes to make Alderwood Vision Source function as smoothly as possible. As she has been with our company for over 10 years, Jenny delegates tasks throughout the office to prioritize patient care.
Jenny is also our staff photographer as she graduated with an AA in Fine Arts in Photography. She created the Hall of Frames for our website, you can check it out under Vision Care & Products tab. Besides photography, Jenny enjoys traveling, hiking, and gardening with her husband.
Joleen – Medical Assistant/Certified Paraoptometric
Joleen began working with Alderwood Vision Source in 2012 after graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in 2011. She is our technician – back office lead and oversees the daily flow of patient care after patients check in. Joleen assists Dr. McKinney in dry eye treatment and procedures as well as assisting in specialty contact lens fitting and care. When we need a volunteer for leading committees or help with special projects, Joleen always steps up and leads the way. We rely on her dedication and professionalism when it comes to taking care of our patients.
Outside of working at Alderwood Vision Source, Joleen enjoys hiking with her dogs, shopping, spending time with family and playing/watching basketball. “Go Thunder!”.
Renata has recently moved from the sage grass tundra of Pullman to the greener part of our beautiful state. She has been an optician for many years and we are proud to say that she is a very strong and solid part of our optical team. We wonder at times, what we did without her! Renata is as unique and interesting as her last name! Born and raised in South Africa until she was 16, she brings a great Afrikaans accent to our cultural mix and if you really want a treat, have her speak Afrikaans to you – it’s a very beautiful and complicated language! Along with Renata’s years of optical experience she brings a feminine flare to our boutique and has proven to be a delightful addition. Outside of work she enjoys watching the Seahawks games with her cat, Bella, and baking for us!
Elizabeth – Insurance Specialist and Patient Receptionist
Elizabeth started in early 2017 and has already proven to be an asset to our front desk team with her relaxed and calm personality, and has been quick to learn the ins and outs of insurance receivables. She has had years of experience in customer service and is a licensed cosmetologist, as you’ll be able to see as her hair is always perfectly styled. When not at work she enjoys cooking and watching the Seahawks games with her husband and two cats, Bella and Hollywood.
Ashlee – Dispensing Optician, ABOC
Ashlee started in the optical industry in 2003 as a medical biller and technician but quickly found her passion for the optical side. Her appreciation and knowledge of fashion helps her fit patients in the right frame style to fit each individual while ensuring that the lenses chosen will enhance their vision. Originally a Californian, she brought us a little bit of the California sun in her smile and warm, upbeat demeanor. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Goose and Frank. She also enjoys cooking, working out and painting.
Nicolette – Ophthalmic Technician
Nicolette has proven to be a great asset to our back-office team with her contagious smile and energized personality. Her quick and observant nature are key at helping assist the doctors and patients with pretesting, contacts and their overall vision needs. When Nicolette isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with family, redecorating her home and taking her dog, Lincoln, to dog parks with her boyfriend.
Evan – Dispensing Optician
Evan has worked in the optical industry for several years including in an optical lab making lenses which gives him a great background to easily understand the optics. His calm, friendly demeanor, and gentle humor paired with his close attention to detail brings a great advantage to our optical team. After work he enjoys cooking, painting miniatures, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and cat.