Meet Our Team
The Eye Site in Copley is more than just a place to get your vision care needs met - they want you, their patient, feeling at ease with the process. Our entire staff will work hard towards this goal by finding appointment times that fit into any busy schedule and ensuring financial alternatives are available if necessary so no one has trouble paying for treatments or glasses later down the line.
The atmosphere of trust here cannot be understated; everyone works together hand-in-hand toward making sure each person gets what he/she deserves from us: Comfortable doctors' visits where discomfort doesn't need mention because it's expected!
Patana is currently the office manager. She takes care of keeping the front office running efficiently and can answer most questions patients may have. Patana attended Fortis College, majoring in Medical Assisting, and graduated in 2016. She joined us shortly after doing her externship with us. Her interests include reading, exotic foods, and travelling. She is originally from Akron and currently resides in Springfield Township with her husband, Brandon.
Jenn is a part of our receptionist team and assists in checking out patients as well as helping in optical. She attended Bryan & Stratton College for Health Service Administration and graduated in 2017. She joined us in the fall of 2018. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, cooking, and bowling. Jenn is originally from Modesto, CA and currently resides in Akron with her dog, Riley, and husband, Theva.
Brenda is our head optician who takes care of all of your eyeglass needs! She has over 20 years of experience as an optician and is our eyeglass expert. Brenda is originally from Dubois, PA and received her Pennsylvania Optical Certification in 1990. She then received her Ohio Optical License in 1997 along with her Contact Lens Dispensing License. She has also been with the Ohio Optical Association for more than 25 years. Brenda joined us in 2016 and currently resides in Sugar Bush Knolls, Ohio with her husband, John. She also has a son and daughter.
Anne (pronounced as Annie) is our assistant optician and expert eyeglass adjuster! She has been in the optical field since 2003 and began her career in her hometown of Canal Fulton. Anne joined our office in August of 2020. She enjoys cooking, podcasts, watching her son’s soccer games, and nourishing her plethora of house plants. She currently resides in Medina with her sons Sawyer and Archer, her boyfriend Mike, and her stepchildren Mikey and Gabby. She also enjoys taking care of their pets—Yeti, Khalessi, Stella, Myrtle, and Winnie.
Kait is our optometric technician/scribe. Her role includes pretesting patients and assisting the doctor in completing patients’ charts. She also administers various visual tests, as well as contact lens exams and lessons. Kait works in our eyeglass lab as well and makes eyeglasses! She graduated from Case Western University in 2019 and is currently attending grad school at Kent State University for Clinical Epidemiology. She joined us in February of 2021. Kait enjoys cooking vegetarian recipes, listening to podcasts, and walking her dog, Tillie. She currently resides in Kent.
Sasha started as a part of our receptionist team and is currently undergoing training in our optical department with hopes to become a licensed optician. Therefore, she is qualified to assist patients at the front desk and in optical. Sasha joined our office in February of 2021. Her interests include cosmetology and spending time with family. She is originally from Homerville, OH and currently resides in Lodi with her boyfriend Riley, and sons Everett and Emerson.
Shannon is a part of our receptionist team and assists in checking in patients, scheduling appointments, and verifying insurance prior to appointments. Her role also consists of ordering and managing contact lens orders. She is also a licensed esthetician! Shannon joined us March of 2021 and currently resides in Copley. She enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, puzzles, and caring for her plants.
Melissa is the billing manager and was the very first employee of The Eye Site. She handles the majority of billing in the office and as well as some of the administrative things as well. Melissa attended Fortis College, majoring in Billing/Coding, and graduated in 2010. She did her externship with us and joined us after graduation. Her hobbies and interests include photography, crafting, and hiking in the metro parks. She is originally from Macedonia and currently resides in the Westlake area with her husband, Jerrod.
Cady is our office assistant and takes on various miscellaneous tasks throughout the office. She assists with tasks at the front desk as well as optical, and enjoys keeping the office organized and tidy. She joined us in November of 2020. Cady currently attends Copley High School and resides in Norton with her family. Her hobbies include water skiing, paddle boarding, and camping.