Shelley is the office manager and optician at our Edwardsburg location. She started in the optical field after she graduated high school in 1989 and has been in our world ever since. Shelley loves what she does and enjoys helping people look their best. We have been in Edwardsburg for over five years and Shelley is excited to see our practice continue to grow. Shelley is now a grandma, so much of her spare time is spent spoiling her young grandson and sharing time with her family.
Stefanie is a mom of four, the receptionist in Edwardsburg, and absolutely loves her job. She started in the optical industry around 2002 and was originally hired as an optical technician. Stefanie learned a lot about optics, loved helping people, and knew it was the path she wanted to follow. While she was working, she married and started a family, but decided to put work on hold to concentrate on them. Stefanie’s children are now school-aged and she had the opportunity to rejoin the optical world once again. She is part of our team at Southwest Vision Center and she is loving it!!! Stefanie is smitten with her coworkers and she is excited to see where this adventure takes her.
Destiny is the technician at the Edwardsburg office. You will see her prior to seeing Dr. Lambart for your exam. She is new in the eye industry and curious to see where it takes her. Destiny recently received her Associates Degree in Arts from Southwestern Michigan College in 2017 and she loves learning something new every day, which she feels her job absolutely enables her to do. The people in her life mean the world to her, so she enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Destiny also loves traveling, music, photography, and, of course, spoiling and adoring animals.
Dr. Andrew Bolles
Dr. Andrew Bolles, O.D. was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. He graduated from Calvin College and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Dr. Bolles also completed residency training at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he gained experience in primary eye care with emphasis in pediatrics and binocular vision. He spent four years leading the pediatric optometry and vision therapy programs of a health system in metro Detroit before moving back to the west side of the state to join Southwest Vision Center.
Emily is our optician at the Three Rivers location – she’s your guide when it’s time to design a new pair of glasses to fit your lifestyle! She graduated in 2006 and has been working in customer care and service ever since. She started in the optical world as a receptionist for an eye doctor in Portage in 2015 and quickly fell in love with all things optical. She became an optician in October 2016 and joined our team in May 2017. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter, going to musicals, celebrating holidays, and watching cat videos on the internet.
Courtney is relatively new to the eye industry and comes with over fifteen years of customer care and experience. She is responsible for pre-testing patients and can be found assisting with anything she can to keep our office running smoothly. Courtney is originally from Three Rivers and received her Bachelor’s Degree of Psychology from Kalamazoo’s Western Michigan University in 2007 before taking a brief hiatus from Michigan, setting her sights on Florida’s Sunshine State. She enjoys all things Disney, long walks on the beach, and spending time with her friends, family, and their four-legged fur children.
Lynnette is an ABO certified optician and Ferris State University graduate with a B.S. of Biology. She has an A.A.S. in Opticianry and has been in the optometry field for over 25 years. Lynnette is an integral part of our organization, overseeing all insurance and patient billing for the four locations. Serving as a member of the administrative team at Southwest Vision Center, we could not imagine our company without her.
Dr. Katherine Marshall
Dr. Marshall is a Southwest Michigan native. She graduated from Decatur High School in 2006. She received her Bachelors of Science in Applied Biology from Ferris State University before continuing her education at Indiana University School of Optometry. She graduated with honors, receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2014. Dr. Marshall examines patients for routine comprehensive eye care. She also evaluates pediatric and diabetic patients, treats several ocular diseases, and fits many types of contact lenses. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. Dr. Marshall is excited to be part of Southwest Vision Center and for the opportunity provide quality eye care for you and your family.
Jennifer has recently returned to the optical world as the optician in our Dowagiac location. She is responsible for making sure our patients leave happy with glasses that are designed with their best interests in mind. Jennifer is the mother of four boys who keep her on her toes. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, making memories whenever possible. In her free time, Jennifer loves attending Pow Wows, participating in yoga, running 5Ks, and being in the water.
Andrew is the optician at our Buchanan location, typically manning the office as the sole human on site. He began his time in eye care in 1996 and has had quite the journey. After a brief, semi-retirement in 2000, he worked on the clinical side of the optometric world as he managed a practice of doctors. To say that Andrew has been a jack-of-all-trades is an understatement. We are fortunate to have him as our optician, but even more so for the work he does in our lab. He cuts, or “edges,” many of the lenses for our patients when he is not assisting others during their appointments with our doctors. Andrew is a connoisseur of the fabulous financial universe and avidly stalks the stock markets. Finally, and most importantly, Andrew is a husband to his wonderful wife and father to two children, all of whom he cherishes most on this big, blue planet.