Meet Our Team

MELANIE, CPO

Office Manager,

Certified Paraoptometric

2018 Tennessee Paraoptometric of the Year

2019 Paraoptometric of the South

2019 AOA Paraoptometric of the Nation

melanie@springhilleyecare.com

 

Melanie has been with Spring Hill Eyecare since January 2008.  Melanie started as an optometric assistant and is now our office manager.  She is the machine that keeps the whole business going.  Occasionally she will still conduct your pre-testing and special testing before seeing the doctor to stay sharp in that area.  Melanie enjoys meeting patients and helping meet your eye care needs.  In 2018, Melanie was named Tennessee Paraoptometric of the Year.  At the 2019 SECO meeting in New Orleans, Melanie was named Paraoptometric of the South! At Optometry's Meeting in St. Louis, she was named the American Optometric Association's Paraoptometric of the Nation for 2019!



Melanie grew up in Alabama.  She graduated with a BS degree and has done graduate work in counseling and social work.  Married to an Alabama fan (Dale, who preaches for the Spring Meadows Church of Christ), she is an Auburn Tiger.  They have two grown sons.  Melanie enjoys spending time with family, entertaining, watching football, reading, relaxing on the porch swing, seeing our 50 states (having visited 34 as a family already), summertime, collecting Santas and is determined to develop a green thumb while living in Spring Hill. 

KARA, CPO

Manager of Optometric Assistants,

Certified Paraoptometric

kara@springhilleyecare.com

 

Kara joined Spring Hill Eyecare in February 2012.  Kara will be available to assist you in a number of ways, whether it is scheduling your appointments or conducting your pre-testing and special testing before seeing the doctor.  She may also help you with your contact lens training. 

 

Kara is from Chapel Hill, TN.  She has a business degree from Columbia State.  Kara married her husband, Justin, in September 2013.  They have a son, Charlie, born in September 2015 and are expecting a daughter, Ida James, in September 2019.  She also has 2 dogs, Jake and Zoey. 
 



JEANNE, CPO

Manager of First Impressions Team

Certified Paraoptometric

jeanne@springhilleyecare.com

 

Jeanne joined Spring Hill Eyecare in March 2014 and is the manager of our First Impressions Team.  She also helps with billing, filing, and verifying insurance and vision plans.  She has experience as an optician in our office and  can help you select your frame and lens options.  She also meets with frame vendors to order frames.  

 

Jeanne grew up in a small town in Indiana. She married her high school sweetheart, Eddie, and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters. She has a BA in Psychology from Marian College and also studied secondary education at Cumberland University. She enjoys watching movies with her family, playing tennis, watching hockey, and listening to her husband play music. Jeanne’s idea of a perfect date is "April 25th because it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold; all you need is a light jacket" (name that movie reference).

KENDALL, CPO

Vision Therapist/Optometric Assistant,

Certified Paraoptometric

kendall@springhilleyecare.com

 

Kendall joined Spring Hill Eyecare in February of 2015.  Kendall will be available to assist you in a number of ways, whether it is scheduling your appointments or conducting your pre-testing and special testing before seeing the doctor.  She may also help you with your contact lens training.  Kendall is also our vision therapist.
 
Kendall was born in New York but raised in Spring Hill, Tennessee. She graduated from Independence High School and is graduated from Columbia State Community College with a degree in psychology. She has one dog named Bella.

ZACH

Director of First Impressions 

zach@springhilleyecare.com

 

Zach joined Spring Hill Eyecare in August of 2016.  As our Director of First Impressions, Zach is often the first person you will be in contact with on the phone or when you walk in the door.
 
Zach is from Chapel Hill, TN.  The Spring Hill Eyecare team first met Zach while he was working at Walt Disney World as a Cast Member and we were there for an optometric conference.  We hired Zach to bring some of that Disney Magic and legendary customer service and training to Spring Hill Eyecare.


In his free time, Zach enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his family, especially his two little cousins, and taking trips to Disney with his friends and family.

 

AMIE, CPO

Manager of Opticians

Certified Paraoptometric

 

Amie joined our team in October 2016.

Amie wants to live in a world where pajamas are considered day wear, rivers flow with good southern sweet tea and books are always buy one get one free.

Upon moving to Spring Hill from Georgia, she discovered her two sons were mature and capable young men that do not need mom at every turn, leaving her free to follow her own path.

As an optician with more than 20 years of experience, Amie has seen almost everything but always appreciates a good challenge.

When Amie is not helping someone to see the world more clearly you can find her with a book in hand pondering life's mysteries.

TANNA

Optician 

 

Tanna  joined our team in August 2017.
 
Tanna is from Lawrenceburg, TN.  She has has been in this field as both and optician and optometric tech since 2012.  She absolutely loves sports, especially Auburn Football and Lady Vols Softball.  She always starts her days off by going to the gym and then having at least 2 cups of coffee.  She is a firefighter's wife and a lover of Zaxbys.  Tanna also loves spending time with her new daughter!

MACKENZIE

First Impressions Team

 

Mackenzie joined our team in April of 2018.  She is often the first person you will be in contact with on the phone or when you walk in the door.
 
Mackenzie is a Thompson's Station native and an Independence High School graduate.  She attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for sports and leisure administration.  She is taking time off from school to spend time with family and travel.  She loves music and all outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and photographing sunsets.  She is an active member of Epworth United Methodist Church.  Mackenzie has an energetic dog named Titan, two bearded dragons, and loves spending time with her 11 year old brothers, Collins and Ethan, more than anything. 

Ethan

Optometric Assistant/Student Doctor

 

Ethan joined our team in May of 2018.  As a full-time student starting at Southern College of Optometry in 2019, you may only see Ethan in our office during school breaks and summer vacation. 
 
Ethan moved to Spring Hill from New Orleans in 2006. He is a graduate of MTSU in Murfreesboro with a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.   He loves to hang out with friends, making homemade pizzas, and hiking. Ethan volunteers with a local dog rescue and helps take care of four dogs at home especially his beloved 15 year old Rat Terrier named Star. He carries a lint brush with him where ever he goes!

Rachel

Optometric Assistant

 

Rachel joined our team in August of 2018.  She will be available to assist you in a number of ways, whether it is scheduling your appointments or conducting your pre-testing and special testing before seeing the doctor.  She may also help you with your contact lens training.  
 

Rachel was born in California and moved to Tennessee when she was 6 years old. She graduated from Page High with honors. She's had many great life experiences especially when she got to do a lot of traveling. Rachel has  always had a passion to work in the medical field and "couldn’t be happier working with the team at Spring Hill Eyecare!" She has an 8-year old toy Yorkie named Daisy and she’s her whole world!! In her free time she loves to go to the lake, read a good book, go to Bible study, spend time with her family and watch a good movie.

 

Lauren

Optometric Assistant

 

Lauren joined our team in March of 2019 and is out on maternity leave as of July 2019.   She is from Columbia, TN.  Laura graduated from Columbia Academy and attended Columbia State Community College.  She has a daughter, Marlee Jo, who was born January 2018 and is expecting another daughter in July 2019.  She loves all outdoor activities such as softball, kayaking, going to the river, and camping.  She loves spending quality time with her family. 

 

Photo coming soon!

Jessica

Optometric Assistant

 

Jessica joined our team in June of 2019. She is the 6th generation to grow up on her family's TN Century Farm in Marshall County.  In 2018, she received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  Jessica and her husband recently moved back to the area to be closer to family.  In her free time you can catch her climbing mountains at 3am just to catch the sunrise.  She also loves cooking for others - traditional southern food being her and her family's favorite.  She is passionate about advocating for and serving others.  She looks forward to meeting you!

Jordan

Frame Stylist

 

Jordan joined our team in July of 2019. 

 

Jordan is from Chicago, IL. She has been in Tennessee for 2 years and is loving the South. She brings over 12 years of retail management experience to our optical gallery and has a keen sense of style. Jordan attended Northern Arizona University and double majored in Fashion Merchandising and Advertising. Prior to joining our team she was a Regional Prestige Manager at Ulta Beauty. When she is not helping our patients find the perfect frame, you can likely find Jordan at a local coffee shop enjoying an iced latte. Jordan has a mini fashionista daughter, Reverie Varns, who was born in November 2016. She has a love for New Orleans (both the city & the food) and married her husband there in October 2013. Whether you are looking for a classic frame or something bold and out of your comfort zone, Jordan will be sure to keep you looking your best! 

 

 

Kayla

Optometric Assistant

 

Kayla joined our team in July of 2019.  Born and raised in Columbia, TN, Kayla graduated with honors from Culleoka High School.  It's always been her passion to work in the medical field and as a long time patient - to be a part of Spring Hill Eyecare.  She enjoys spending time with family and her 2 year old chocolate lab, Sophie.  In her down time she likes to craft, practice archery and shurikenjutsu - the skill of throwing shurikens, knives, and hatchets.  

Preston

Optometric Assistant

 

Preston joined our team in August of 2019.  Preston graduated with honors from Summit High School and will be attending Columbia State in the fall.  He moved to Tennessee from Chicago.  He enjoys making music, playing video games, and hanging with friends. 

 

Chris

Optometric Assistant

 

Chris joined our team in August of 2019.  

 

Chris was born in Nebraska and moved to Tennessee in 2008. She’s been married since September 2010 and has three beautiful children David Jakob, Dorothy, and Violette. She loved traveling the world before her kids came along but now there is nothing she rather do then a movie night with her kids. 

Caitlyn

Frame Stylist

 

Caitlyn joined our team in August 2019.

 

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Contact Us

We've moved!

Spring Hill Eyecare, PLLC
5238 Main Street

Spring Hill, TN 37174

(formerly 5328 Main Street)

 

Call us at 931-489-1950 or use our contact form.

Business Hours

New Hours effective July 8th:

Mon: 10am-7pm

Tue: 10am-7pm

Wed: 9am-6pm

Thu: 7am-4pm

Fri: 7am-4pm

 

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