Brandi has been a technician at Herkert Family Eye Care since May 2017. After working many years in retail, eye care has been a completely new environment for her. She has gained a certification in wedding planning from Ashworth College and is now studying to be a surgical technologist. Brandi is an avid concert-goer and enjoys making home décor and hanging out with friends in her free time. At the end of the day, she loves coming home to her boyfriend and two cats, Iris and Luna.
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle
Shelley has been at Herkert Family Eye Care in some capacity since it opened in 1998. After a rewarding career in nursing, she now is our office manager and optician. Shelley enjoys the art of choosing frames, the science of lenses and optics, and the time spent meeting new patients and catching up with current patients. When not at the office, she enjoys running, camping, and hanging with her family. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mom.
“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” – John Bingham
Devyn is one of our technicians. As a technician, she does preliminary testing, special testing, and scribing during the exams. Devyn graduated from DePauw University in May 2017 with a Public Health major and a Spanish minor. While at DePauw, Devyn served as the President of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, a member of the DePauw Student Government allocations board, a First-Year Mentor, and a presidential ambassador. She will be attending the IU School of Optometry beginning in the fall of 2018 and will be working at our office around holidays and summertime while she is in school. She wants to become an optometrist to help other people like her who struggle with diabetes. She joined the HFEC team because of the close-knit family environment. The staff is constantly encouraging her to pursue all her dreams despite any barriers she may face.
“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.”
Alexis is an American Board of Opticianry certified optician at Herkert Family Eye Care. She has always loved getting to meet and know different people and working alongside passionate individuals. Alexis is an alum of the University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre and on occasion, you will find her working as a stage manager or costume designer in the theatre community. When not working, she spends her time reading, crafting, watching movies with her husband, and spending time with her cats, Chigger and Bilbo, and dog, Roddy.
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
Angie is one of the friendly faces greeting you at Herkert Family Eye Care. She is a life-long South Side resident and graduated from Marian University. After 12 years in the Pharmaceutical industry, she worked as a full-time Mom and part-time as a lunch lady at St. Mark School. She is excited to be working with the Herkert family providing quality eye care. Angie, her husband, and two children enjoy traveling, swimming, and fishing.
"Peace begins with a smile." -Mother Teresa
After several years as a stay at home mom time, Aimee decided to join Herkert Family Eye Care as an optometric technician and learn as much as possible about the eye and to care for patients in a new way. She spent 18 years in the dental field before staying home full time with her 3 children. She and her family enjoy traveling throughout the country for sightseeing adventures.
"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me."
- Treece Ellis Ross
Lorna is originally from the Philippines and came to the United States in 1991. After coming to the U.S. she and her husband Tim, who she met in the Peace Corps, moved to Indianapolis. She was very happy to begin working as a patient care coordinator for HFEC in January of 2016. She loves being around people and enjoys working with patients to help meet their needs. She is very happy to help serve many local friends and people from her church community. She knows no strangers.
Her hobbies include cooking, baking and flower gardening. Orchids are blooming in her home year round. Lorna and her husband have worked diligently for many years to fund the college educations of many nieces and nephews in the Philippines.
"Like the branches of a tree we will grow in many different directions, but our roots remain firmly in the ground, provide us with strong foundations and will keep us together forever."
Toni is the newest Optician at Herkert Family Eye Care, striving to learn as much as possible about the Optical field. Toni graduated in 2014 from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography and a Minor in Art History.
She intermittently worked in management at AMC Theatres for 8 years while pursuing photography as a rewarding hobby in her free time. Toni just happened to be looking for a career change due to health issues when Alexis alerted her to an open Optician position at the office in December 2018. The career change was a breath of fresh air for her and she has never had a more fulfilling profession!
When Toni isn’t at the office or behind her camera, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Jayme is an optometric technician at Herkert Family Eye Care. She is new to the eye care world but enthusiastic to learn all about it! As a recent graduate of the University of Indianapolis, Jayme is actively pursuing her academic dream of being a D.O. In her free time, Jayme enjoys writing, video games, as well as playing with her furry friend: Clyde the hamster. She loves the warm and loving environment that HFEC provides to both their patients and their employees.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy. It’s all that matters.” –Audrey Hepburn
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Megan is going to be a senior in High School this coming school year. She is one of our part time patient care coordinators. She is involved in many different organizations and clubs at school such as Physics Club and a co-chair of Anna’s Celebration of Life Youth Board. Outside of school and work, she likes to spend time with friends and family. Her favorite activities are playing board games, working with kids, swimming, biking, and taking her dogs on walks. Megan is interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Then going to get a master’s degree to be a Nurse Practitioner.
Megan is a Thomas Rhett expert; She has been one of his biggest fans since he came out with his first album. If you need any information about him, Megan would be the person to ask. She has been to many concerts and knows every song word for word. Thomas Rhett has been one of Megan’s role models for years.
Megan enjoys the patient interaction and meeting new people each day. It has helped her improve her networking skills that she plans to use in her career in the future.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we are curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”