Our Staff

troyTroy Richmond, Optical Manager, Board-Certified Optician
Troy graduated from BYU Idaho with a B.A. in Communications. Troy has worked in the optical field for over ten years and is an ABO Certified Optician. His specialty is optical troubleshooting and optics. Troy loves riding his vintage 1978 Yamaha SR-500 motorcycle, going to concerts, playing video games, and watching movies.
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!
teressaTeressa Brooke, Board-Certified Optician
Teressa is a native Coloradan. A long-time Board Certified optician, Teressa enjoys working with patients of all ages. Her specialty is adjusting and fine-tuning glasses, and helping patients select amazing frames. She also enjoys cutting lenses for patient’s frames in Vista Eye Care’s optical lab.
gabeGabe McBride, Board-Certified Optician
Gabe has lived in Colorado most of his life. As a Board Certified Optician, Gabe is a great resource for our patients. His specialty is in frame selection and progressive lenses. Gabe enjoys cooking, gardening, biking, and camping.
Amanda Bio PictureAmanda Garner, Patient Relations
Amanda grew up as a Navy brat and made Denver her permanent home in 2007. When she is not assisting patients at Vista Eye Care, Amanda loves spoiling her nieces and nephews. Amanda enjoys the outdoors and can be found most Saturday nights singing her heart out at a local karaoke bar.
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.
Shantel Bio PictureShantel Padilla, Ophthalmic Technician
Shantel is a Colorado native. She has her associates degree in ophthalmology from the Pima Medical Institute. She has been a technician for over ten years. In her free time, Shantel enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Serena Bio PictureSerena Dunham, Patient Relations
Serena grew up on the Western Slope and moved to Denver two years ago. She has always been interested in the health care field, and enjoys being on the administrative side of patient care. When she isn’t greeting our patients with her cheerful smile, she likes spending time with her loved ones and practicing yoga.
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.
Kristy Bio PictureKristy Lopez, Optician
Kristy was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. An optician since 2012, she enjoys helping patients of all ages find the perfect eye wear. Kristy enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her husband and children.
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.
Jennifer Bio PictureJennifer Barajas, Optician
Jennifer was born and raise in Denver, Colorado. She has been an optician for over 15 years. Jennifer enjoys using Vista Eye Care’s lens cutting technology. When not helping our patients, she loves spending time with her son and hanging out with her family.
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.
Bria Bio PictureBria Jackson, Ophthalmic Technician
Bria grew up in Florida and went to school at the Community College of the Air Force. She really enjoys working with children. When she’s not working, she enjoys working on art and spending time with her family.

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