Our Staff

Claudia Vera, Lead Optician
Claudia grew up in Chicago, Illinois. She has lived in Colorado since 2012 and loves the mountains. She has been an optician since 2005. She loves working with patients, striving for excellent patient satisfaction. She loves spending time with her family.

Kelly Batory, Board-Certified Optician, Optical Manager
Kelly has been an optician for over 15 years and received her ABO certification in December of 2013. Continuing education is important to her, and she loves to stay current in the ever-changing optical field. She is a wife and proud mother of two children. As our Optical Manager, she strives to provide excellent patient care while maintaining a fun work environment for all of the staff!

Kristy Casados, Optician
Kristy is a native Coloradan. Kristy is a great resource for our patients. Her specialty is in frame-styling, adjustments, lens cutting. She loves going above and beyond for her patients. She is family-oriented and loves fishing, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Richard Sandoval, Optician
Richard was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He has been an optician since 2013. Richard enjoys helping patients of all ages and loves the challenge of adjusting a patient’s glasses. Richard has a degree in graphic design, and enjoys art and music. During his free time, he attends a kickboxing class and loves attending concerts.

Madison Bio PictureMadison Faulkner, Optician
Madison grew up down the road in Broomfield, Colorado. She started working as an optician in 2013, and especially enjoys keeping up with the latest frame fashions. In her free time she loves to watch movies, play hockey, and hike through the foothills with her puppy Wicket.

Kathy Hernandez-Fink, Optician
Kathy was born in Colorado, and grew up near Vista Eye Care. She started working as an optician in 2007 and loves helping patients find the perfect eyewear. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Sarah Bio PictureSara Darrow, Ophthalmic Technician
Sara is a Colorado native raised in the mountains of Woodland Park. She loves to garden, bike, and do anything with her daughter and husband. She chose the field of eye care for her love and respect of the sense of vision.

 

Sam, Ophthalmic Technician
Sam is originally from Cleveland, Ohio but has been in Colorado for almost a decade. She loves hiking, fishing, and spending time with her friends and family. Sam has been in the eye care field for three years and loves helping Vista Eye Care’s patients!

Soledad Herrera, Insurance Specialist
Soledad has recently returned to the eye care industry, and enjoys helping Vista Eye Care’s patients get the care they need! Sol is a wonderful mother of three and spends all of her time with her kids and her two Great Danes!

sonyaSonya Penaflor, Office Manager
As office manager, Sonya maintains our office, performs insurance billing, and handles patient care. Sonya loves to spend time with her son and husband, watching movies and enjoying the excitement of Broncos games!

Venus Vasquez, Patient Relations
Venus was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Everest College in 2010 as a medical assistant. Her great passion in life is Jesus Christ and helping people. In her spare time, she loves training at the gym, writing, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

Tara Bio PictureTara Pacheco, Patient Relations, Billing Specialist
Tara has worked for four years in the eye care industry as an optician, but lately has taken on the challenge of ophthalmic billing. Tara loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and her daughter.

Ciera Ellingsworth, Patient Relations
Ciera describes herself as a total people person, and she loves meeting new patients! She enjoys spending time with her husband and child. Her passion is finding new recipes for her family.

Ashley Medrano, Patient Relations
Ashley grew up in Los Angeles, but has lived in Denver for the last ten years. When not helping patients schedule their exams, she loves spending time with her family and her German shepherd puppies. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling!

Shannon Thompson, Patient Relations
Shannon is a native of Colorado, but was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Shannon is currently working both front desk operations and as an ophthalmic technician in trianing. Shannon enjoys creating art, listening to live music, and hanging out with family and friends. She also loves advocating for all patient’s rights but especially for our Veterans.

Adriana Bio PictureAdriana Robles, Patient Relations
Adriana was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a medical assistant. When not scheduling patients or helping patients with their insurance, Adriana enjoys spending time with her daughter.

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