Shawnee Vision Source has a dynamic team dedicated to providing the very best in customer service. Please feel free to ask for any of our staff members by name, should you need assistance.
Amanda Manning-Smith – Office Manager
Amanda started with Tecumseh Eye Clinic under Dr. Matthew Ozment in September of 2011 as a Technician. She served as Technician, Front Desk, Optician and Insurance Specialist from October 2011 until November 2013. She earned her Paraoptometric certification in May of 2012 quickly followed by her Paraoptometric Assistant certification in August of 2012 . In November 2013 the practice was purchased by Dr. Karnish and Dr. Conklin and she remained on staff. Amanda has served as Office Manager at the Tecumseh location since 2014 and at Shawnee since 2015. She served on the Oklahoma Paraoptometric Section Board from 2014 to 2017 and as VSR for the Shawnee and Tecumseh locations since 2014. She has 22 years customer service experience, 19 years experience in the various aspects of the medical field, 15 years experience in optometry and 7 years experience in insurance administration. Amanda and her husband, Brad, have 3 beautiful children, Tatum, 8, Piper, 4, and Sawyer, 1. She enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, movies, and travel.
Samantha Dinwiddie – Assistant Manager/ Billing Coordinator
Samantha joined the STVS family in August of 2014. She has 12 years customer service experience and 8 years experience in multiple areas of the healthcare field. She is from Moore,Oklahoma and graduated from Moore High School. Samantha holds an Associates Degree in Business from Seminole State College. She serves as our Assistant Manager and Billing Coordinator for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. Samantha and her husband of 4 years, Jessie, have one son Jaxon. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being outdoors and dabbles in interior design for fun.
Jessica Hanes – Billing Specialist
Jessica joined the Vision Source family in July of 2015. She is a Shawnee native and graduated from Shawnee High School in 2008 quickly followed by Barber College in 2009. She serves as our Billing Specialist. Jessica has 8 years customer service experience, 3 years in the optometry field and 2 years in insurance administration. She is a newlywed and she and husband, Michael, have one son, Turner. Jessica enjoys devoting her time outside of the office to making the most out of her family time.
Emily Kidd – Front Desk Lead
Emily started with Shawnee Vision Source in May of 2014 when the practice was under the ownership of Dr. Marshall Gleckler. She remained on staff when the practice was purchased by Dr. Kliewer, Dr. Conklin and Dr. Karnish in November of 2014. Emily is from Sacramento, California and graduated from Coal Ridge High School. She serves as our Front Desk Lead. Emily has 5 years experience in customer service and 4 years experience in insurance administration. She specializes in contact lens sales. She and her fiance, Dalton have 2 dogs, Bentley and Kahlua. She enjoys shopping, vacations in Mexico and going to the lake.
Michaela Smith – Front Desk
Michaela joined the Shawnee Vision Source team in August of 2016. She is a graduate of Mcloud High School. Michaela has 4 years of customer service experience. She serves as part of our front desk team and enjoys assisting and interacting with our patients. She and her husband of 5 years, Tyler, have two beautiful girls. When not in the office she values quality time with her family, loves to be outdoors. In her free time she competes in barrel and drag racing.
Paige Guyer – Lead Technician
Paige joined the Vision Source family in June of 2015. She graduated from Moore High School . Paige serves as our Lead Technician for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh offices and has 5 years customer service experience. She and her fiance, Ross, have one daughter, Hayven. Paige enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.
Brittany Johnson – Technician
Brittany joined the Vision Source family in November 2014. She became a certified massage therapist in 2006 and earned her NASM certification for personal training in 2009. Brittany is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and worked as a Raw Vegan Chef instructor for 3 years. She has been an optometry technician since 2013. Brittany is married to her husband, Kevin, of 16 years. She loves spending time with her family and can be found most weekends at the lake. Brittany has a passion for cooking and preparing elaborate meals with friends when time allows.
Lindsay Hemmerling – Technician
Lindsay joined the Vision Source family in April of 2017. She is a graduate of Mcloud High School and graduated from Heritage College as a Registered Medical Assistant in 2015. Lindsay has 9 years experience in the medical field and customer service. She serves as Technician at both our Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. Lindsay has one daughter and enjoys camping at the lake with her family every summer.
Lydia Hernandez – Technician
Lydia is our newest addition to the Vision Source family. She joined us May of 2018. She serves as Technician at both our Shawnee and Tecumseh locations with over 10 years of customer service experience. Lydia has a background in the medical field outside of optometry. She and her husband of 4 years have a 12 year old little girl and a 2 year old little boy.
Armanda Noudaranouvong – Optical Manager
Armanda joined the STVS family in August 2014. She is from Garland,Texas and moved to Oklahoma in 2011 after finishing Dental Assisting training at Everett College in Seattle, Washington. Armanda has 8 years experience in various areas of the medical field and 11 years experience in customer service. She serves as our Optical Manager for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh locations ensuring patient satisfaction in their optical experience. She enjoys time with her fiance, Cody, and son Wyatt. She also enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
Michael Hanes – Frame & Lens Specialist
Michael joined Shawnee Vision Source in August of 2015. He grew up a Military/Oilfield kid in Texas, and Oklahoma eventually graduating from high school at Strathcona Composite High School, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Michael is currently studying for his bachelors in the Petroleum Engineering field. Michael was recently married to his wife Jessica, and enjoys his time working out, and taking their son to his various sports practices. Michael has spent the last 10 years enlisted as an Army reservist, serving in the corps of Engineers. Michael excels in frame adjustments, frame and lens repair, and lens manufacturing.
Kara Marshala – Frame & Lens Specialist
Kara joined the Shawnee Vision Source family in September 2016. She graduated from Meeker High School in Meeker, Oklahoma and attended The University of Central Oklahoma. Kara has 10 years experience in the optical field and specializes in frame styling. She enjoys assisting our patients in finding the perfect frame to fit their lifestyle and taste while encouraging them to try something new. Outside the office Kara enjoys time with her family at the lake, movies or playing laser tag. She is the mother of 4 amazing kids. She is a classic car enthusiast who frequents car shows and participates in 1940-50s classic pin-up contests.
Jacob Cleveland – Frame & Lens Specialist
Jacob joined the Shawnee Vision Source family in October 2017. He is a Shawnee native and graduated from Shawnee High School. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Oklahoma State University. He has 8 years customer service experience and serves as part of our optical team ensuring that patients receive the best eyewear our industry has to offer. Jacob and his wife have two four-legged fur-babies. He enjoys all sports, woodworking, and listening to 80’s and 90’s hip- hop.
Joshua Michael – Frame & Lens Specialist
Joshua joined the Vision Source family in December of 2017. He is currently pursuing a Master in Theological Studies. Joshua serves as an Optician. He likes long walks on the beach and helping people finding the glasses they have been dreaming about! Josh spends most of his time playing Barbies with his wife, Haley have a 2 year old daughter, Lillian.
Lacey Dinwiddie – Office Float / Front Desk / Technician / Optical Team
Lacey joined Shawnee Vision Source in August of 2016. She is a graduate of Rutherford High School and attended Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida Lacey moved to Oklahoma in July 2016 . Lacey serves as our office float and covers our front desk, technicians and optical staff for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. She recently married her best friend, John, and enjoys spending time with him exploring the outdoors and eating sushi.