Dr. Gary A. Cole
Dr. Gary Cole completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Washington in 1993. He completed his doctor of optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR in 1997. He then went on to complete a one year post graduate residency in ocular disease at the Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center. He spent the following two years as an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for the Pacific University College of Optometry where he advised students in pediatrics, ocular disease, and specialty contact lenses. He went on to establish East Vancouver Eye in November of 2000.
Dr. Cole enjoys traveling, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and four children.
Dr. Tracy E. Dodd
Dr. Tracy Dodd, our associate doctor since 2006, is a native of SW Washington. She received her undergraduate degree in French and Biology in 1993 from PacificUniversity. She then continued at Pacific University College of Optometry, earning her degree in 1997 along side Dr. Cole. A very social and outgoing person, Dr. Dodd loves traveling, gardening and most of all, spending time with her husband and their two boys.
Tressa has worked in the medical field since graduating from Concorde Career Institute in 2002 and has been with East Vancouver Eye Clinic since June 2012. Tressa enjoys exploring antique shops and gardening with her husband. They both, along with their children, also enjoy frequent trips to the Oregon Coast.
Krissy is our Optical Manager with over 20 years experience. She has great sense of fashion as well as optical skill to help you select the right look and fit for you. She is a native Vancouver resident, whose charm and humor set everyone at ease when you meet her. Krissy is the proud mom of 2 active kids. She enjoys watching her daughter compete in Junior Rodeo events and cheering on her son at soccer games.
Sommer’s professional experience is tied by a theme close to her heart: helping people. She’s been a valuable part of our team since 2013 and truly loves serving people. The smile that lights up her face when she puts the perfect pair of glasses on you is sure to light up your face as well. Born and raised in Montana, Sommer will forever be a Griz fan. She’s grateful though to call Vancouver home, in no small part because it is also home to her family. She loves spending her free time with them, and cherishes her time with her 3 small nieces. She enjoys knitting, watching football (She’s a Seahawks fan, of course) and also enjoys NASCAR.
Originally from Oak Harbor, Charlotte loves exploring Vancouver and traveling with her husband. She is “Mom” to three cats and two dogs that she spoils regularly. Charlotte has worked in the medical field since 2009, with the last six years being in Optometry. She is an ABO Certified Optician and loves finding the perfect eyeglass frame that fits your unique personality and style.
Front Desk/Patient Care Coordinator
Michelle was born and raised in Vancouver and loves living in the Pacific NW. She has over 16 years of exceptional customer service skills working as a Patient Care Coordinator. Michelle got started in the dental field but made the transition into the optical field in 2012 and loves every moment of it. Her fun loving, easy going attitude will make you feel right at home. Michelle and her husband enjoy spending time with their daughter and son, taking them to the beach, boating and camping.
Patient Care Coordinator
Christina is fairly new to the Vancouver area and comes to us with thirteen years of customer service experience. She is always ready to help with a smile on her face. Christina is a native born and raised Texan but spent her high school years living in the bay area of California. She and her fiancé love to take their two daughters and son out to explore the sights of the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer, our lead Technician and resident Contact Lens Specialist, has worked in the eye care industry for over 25 years. Her joyfulness and ability to “make you feel right at home” has her loved by all of our patients. As a native to the Northwest, Jen enjoys hiking, the beaches and gardening. In her spare time, she also enjoys playing with her Chihuahuas.
Holly was born and raised in Vancouver but ventured to Wisconsin then Renton, WA before returning to Vancouver. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington State University and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before discovering the wonderful world of optical. Holly loves to travel and see new places. In her spare time she enjoys her two cats, hiking and trying new restaurants (especially sushi)!
Elizabeth was raised in the Pacific NW and could not imagine living anywhere else. She began her optical career in 2001 and has held a variety of positions within the optical industry. Frames are her passion though and choosing just the perfect one for each patient is her ultimate goal. Elizabeth is a HUGE Green Bay Packers fan and loves spending time with her husband and daughter.
Gabby was raised the Pacific NW and graduated in 2016 from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She spent a year at OHSU in cancer research before enrolling in school again to pursue her ultimate goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. She loves hiking, camping and spending time with her two shih tzu dogs.
Benefits Coordinator/Optician/Optometric Technician
Crystal is one of our most versatile team members! She began her optical career in 2006 as an Optometric Technician. She has since become well versed in her knowledge of insurance benefits and as an Optician. Crystal was born in California, but raised in Vancouver. Some of her favorite hobbies include dancing and traveling with her husband. Her contagious smile is sure to brighten your day!
Andrea is a California transplant. She moved to Vancouver in 2007 to attend Cascade College where she earned her bachelor’s degree and met her husband. Andrea spent the next several years working in banking, sharpening her attention to detail and understanding of finances. She joined our team in 2013. Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and their pup, being out in the sunshine, and being near the ocean!