About Slaugh Pedersen & Associates Optometry Staff
Dottie our Office Manager has been in the Optometric Field for over 25 years serving the Hi-Desert.
Dottie is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in the Optometric field she will tell you that, "It's being able to see our patients and their families' year after year and knowing they trust us as their Eye Care Professionals."
Special Interests include horseback riding, spending time with her family and enjoying this beautiful desert we live in.
Alexandra has worked in customer service for 18 years and truly enjoys helping people. She is the first smiling face you will see when walking in to our office. She can help you with scheduling appointments and with any insurance questions you may have! When Alexandra is not at work she loves spending time with her family and animals as well as hiking, yoga, camping and horse back riding!
Kiersten has been with our office since 2015. She enjoys helping patient's better understand the pretesting and procedures completed in our office. Her favorite part of her job is helping patient's find the perfect frame and fit. When not at work she loves spending time and going on adventures with her two daughter's and off-roading.
Joe has worked in the optical field for over ten years. He has worked for SPA Optometry for the last four years. Joe is responsible for making our patient's glasses and ensuring they meet quality standards. If our patients are having a difficult time adapting to their glasses, Joe is adept at diagnosing and trouble shooting your glasses. When Joe is not at the office he enjoys being with his family and playing guitar.
Claudia has been with our office for the past eleven years, and her office responsibilities include ordering contact lenses, tinting lenses and doing specialty orders for repairs. Claudia meticulously searches and does her absolute best to find the exact right piece for your broken frame. One of Claudia's fortes is adjusting and dispensing children's glasses. When she is not at the office she enjoys cooking and spending time with her three beautiful kids and two grand kids!
Introducing Christina our bilingual all round tech, who has over 10 years experience in the Optometric field. She has worked both back and front office throughout the years with a bright personality able to handle whatever comes her way. She grew interested in the field while doing her volunteer work with the Lions Club helping bring sight to the impoverished areas in Mexico. She is a proud mother of two and loves spending time outdoors with her family.
Brenda has worked in the optometry field for five years as an optician, a scribe, and a pre tester.
Brenda's first rate knowledge of all aspects of an optometry office allows her to offer the highest level of patient care and service.
In her time off Brenda enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Katie Has been a strong member of our team since 2015. From working in the front office to helping patients during their exam, Katie has worked in all areas of the office. She is super sweet and absolutely wonderful with children. You will always find Katie with a smile and a warm greeting, whether in the exam room or helping patients pick out their custom eyewear. She loves the outdoors and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.
Brent joined the SPA Optometry Team in 2014, bringing 20 years of Optometric experience.
He really enjoys helping patients find frames that look great, and more importantly fit properly.
Brent has been living in the area for over 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his family and pets, and likes going to sporting and music events.
Rachel joined our office in 2016 with two years of Optometry experience at that time. She has an out-going personality and enjoys interacting with patient's. Her specialties include opthalmic testing and assisting in frame selection. Rachel is an active member of the Yucca Valley community as a cross-fit trainer and was born and raised in the desert. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, two dogs and two desert tortoises!
Kim joined the SPA Optometry team in 2016 to head up our Billing Department. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in customer service and finance, with ten years spent in real estate and escrow and another ten in banking. Kim is responsible for insurance billing and accounts receivable.
In her free time, Kim enjoys listening to live music, visiting the beach, hiking in the National Park, and spending time with her friends and family.