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! In 2021 she was named Practice Manager of the Year beating out 280 other candidates from the USA and Canada!
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 fan. They have two grown sons and has five beautiful grandchildren. 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, CPOA
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
(fill in/part time)
Kara joined Spring Hill Eyecare in February 2012. While Kara is now a full-time stay at home mom, she may be filling in from time to time 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 a daughter, Ida James, born in September 2019. In her free time she enjoys
spending time with her family, photography and embroidery.
Manager of First Impressions Team
Jeanne joined Spring Hill Eyecare in March 2014 as an optician. She is now the manager of our First Impressions Team and also assists with billing, filing, and verifying insurance and vision plans. She looks forward to meeting patients and helping them with their eye care needs.
Jeanne grew up in a small Indiana town, just across the border from Cincinnati Ohio. After getting her BA in Psychology, she married her high school sweetheart and moved to Tennessee where they raised 2 beautiful children. In her free time, Jeanne enjoys watching movies, coloring, playing tennis, and has been known to whip out a mean tap dance. Jeanne’s home is always filled with music and laughter. Although she loves Tennessee, she does miss Skyline Chili, and makes it a point to have some whenever she visits family.
Director of First Impressions
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
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, ABOC, CPO, CPOA
Manager of Opticians and Frame Stylists
American Board of Opticianry Certified
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
Jessica, CPO, CPOA, CPOT
Manager of Optometric Technicians
Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT)
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!
Caitlyn joined our team in August 2019. Caitlyn was born and raised in middle Tennessee. She has always lived close to family and loves getting to spend quality time with them. She attended college at Brigham Young University Idaho and Majored in Child Development and Marriage and Family Studies. Caitlyn and her husband moved to her home town in 2016 and they have two cats, Lightning Bug & Stormy, and one dog, Daisy Mae. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Caitlyn and her husband are active in their church community. She loves the ways you can express yourself with frames. You will often find Caitlyn finding ways to serve and care for others and she looks forward to serving you!
First Impressions Team
Brittany joined our team in August 2020.
Brittany was born and grew up in Chicago, IL. After studying communications at Purdue for a year and then business at Indiana University she watned to make a change! She moved down to Tennessee and joined our team in August 2020. Brittany enjoys line dancing on the weekends, trying new restaurants with new people, loves watching crime and doctor shows and, of course, The Bachelor. Brittany has loved living in Tennesseee and finding new friends everywhere she goes!
Abby joined our team in January 2022. She grew up in Fairview and then moved to Columbia In 2016. She is a graduate of Spring Hill High School. Abby has a son, Coen, who was born in 2021. When not working, she spends time with friends and family while creating the life she loves!
Christen joined our team at the end of February 2022 as an optometric assistant. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High in 2008. She currently lives in Columbia. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She likes to get in touch with her creative side, by doing nails and dancing. She got married in Augut 2021 to her best friend, Kayden. They have a fur baby (Rockie) that keeps them on their toes. She had 1.5 years of experience in the optometry field prior to joining Spring Hill Eyecare and she enjoys working with others!
Winter joined our team in January of 2023. Born and raised in middle Tennessee, she grew up in Lewisburg and graduated from Marshall County High School in 2019. She moved to Spring Hill in November 2022. She loves musical theater and spending time with her boyfriend, Coby. In her free time she likes to watch her favorite shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supernatural, and Dr. Who. Winter also loves to watch musicals and go to the zoo. She joined Spring Hill Eyecare with prior experience as she became an optician in November 2021 ,and it was then that she decided that a career in optics was right for her. She absolutely loves what she does and is excited to be here at Spring Hill Eyecare.
Optometric Tech / Vision Therapist
Michelle joined our team in February of 2023. Born in Michigan, she grew up in Frankin most of her life. She graduated from Centennial High School in 2008 She has a passion for helping children of all abilities. Prior to joining Spring Hill Eyecare, she worked for Williamson County Schools for nine years. She has a beautiful daughter, Madison, and an adorable rescue dog named Moose. In her free time, she enjoys working out at CrossFit Spring Hill and spending time with her family. Her love for serving others has led her to Spring Hill Eyecare and she looks forward to meeting you!
Wendy joined our team in May 2023. She has been in the eye care profession since 2013. She is a lifelong Maury County resident, having grown up in Columbia and moving to Mt. Pleasant in 2009. That is the same year she married her husband, Johnny. She is also mother to an amazingly awesome daughter named Willow. When not working work to keep the family cat in the lifestyle he is accustomed to, she enjoys history, reading, and all things spooky. She is also a published author with an essay featured in The Morbid Curious Issue #7.
Kaitlyn joined Spring Hill Eyecare in February 2023. She was born and raised in middle Tennessee. Kaitlyn graduated from Fred J. Page High School in Franklin, TN and has been working on the eye care field since 2014. She has a wonderful husband (Matthew) and son (Bentley). She loves spending time with them. They also have a fur baby named Gucci.
Ree joined Spring Hill Eyecare in May 2023. She was born and raised in California and moved to Tennessee in 2015. She recently married her best friend, Trent. They have two cute dogs, Bud and Khaleesi. One of her favorite things to do is to spend time with the ones she loves. Ree also likes to watch movies, listen to music, and learn to cook different dishes. She's worked as an optometric tech since 2021. She says she could not have asked for a better job and is so grateful to be a part of this amazing team.
Preston rejoined our team in August of 2023. He just graduated from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the W.A. Howard award for completing his degree with a 4.0 GPA. Preston is now applying to medical schools to join the entering class of 2024. He previously worked at Spring Hill Eyecare from August 2019 to June 2021 before transferring to TTU and is excited to be back!
Spring Hill Eyecare, PLLC
5238 Main Street
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Call us at 931-489-1950 or use our contact form.