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 – Clinic Coordinator
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 September 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 Clinic Coordinator 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 25 years customer service experience, 22 years experience in the various aspects of the medical field, 18 years experience in optometry and 10 years experience in insurance administration. Amanda received her Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification in 2022. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University and recently completed 500 hrs of training towards her certification in Medical Billing and Coding (CPC). Amanda and her husband, Brad, have 4 beautiful children, Tatum, Piper, Sawyer, and Orry. She enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, movies, and travel.
Jessica Hanes – Staffing & Billing Coordinator
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 9 years customer service experience, 4 years in the optometry field and 3 years in insurance administration. She and husband, Michael, have two boys, Turner and Thatcher. Jessica enjoys devoting her time outside of the office to making the most out of her family time.
Kelcey Wilson – Billing Specialist
Kelcey is a 2009 graduate of Little Axe High School who joined the Vision Source family in February 2020. She serves patients as a billing specialist, relying on her 13 years of customer experience to ensure that our patients vision and medical benefits are utilized to their fullest and these claims are processed correctly. Outside of work she enjoys camping with her husband Andrew and watching her sons, Andy and Kaden, play football and baseball.
Emily Tucker – Billing Specialist
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 6 years experience in customer service and 5 years experience in insurance administration. Emily received her CPO certification in November 2018. She specializes in contact lens sales. She and her husband, Dalton have 3 dogs, Bentley, Kahlua, and Luna. She enjoys shopping, vacations in Mexico and going to the lake.
Elizabeth Meadows – Front Desk Lead
Elizabeth is a 2012 private school graduate who holds an Associate in Business from Seminole State College from 2016. She utilizes her 11 years of customer service experience to serve as our Front Desk Medical Reception Lead. She excels at introducing policies and procedures that streamline patient flow and enhance patient experience. In her free time Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Kody and two girls, Kingsley and Jordyn.
Kaitlynn Sanford – Front Desk
Kaitlynn is a 2019 Bethel High School graduate who joined our Vision Source family in May of 2021. She got a head start in customer service experience by attending the Gordon Cooper cosmetology school during her junior and senior years of high school. Kaitlynn is one of our front line employees who serves as a medical receptionist greeting and directing patient flow from our front desk. Although our patients are treated for many vision issues seeing double with this employee is not uncommon. Her identical twin works in our optical department. In her free time Kaitlynn enjoys putting her cosmetology skills to use, cuddling with her dog, traveling and soaking up family time, especially with her twin and her nephew.
Sarah Pedro – Front Desk
Sarah joined the Vision Source family in February of 2022 bringing her 5 years of customer service experience to our front desk medical reception positions. She is a 2014 private school graduate originally from Phoenix, AZ. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends exploring the outdoors and traveling to find new adventures.
SaAunna Rice – Front Desk
Saaunna started with Shawnee Vision Source in January of this year. She graduated Highlands High School in 2015. Saaunna is currently pursuing her Certified Paraoptometric Certification and is using her 7 years of customer service expertise to grow the Vision Source family. She spends her time engaging in horticulture and volunteering in community outreach programs.
Paige Guyer – Contact Lens Specialist
Paige joined the Vision Source family in June of 2015. She graduated from Moore High School . Paige serves as our Lead Technician, Contact Lens Specialist and Special Testing Tech for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh offices and has 6 years customer service experience. received her CPO certification in November 2018. She and her fiance, Ross, have one daughter, Hayven. Paige enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and traveling.
Emma Hernandez – Technician Lead
Emma joined the Vision Source family in Aug of 2020. She graduated from Meeker High School in 2019. She has a background from Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Child Development and is pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences with a focus in Speech-Language Pathology at UCO. Emma serves as our Technician Lead utilizing her 5 years of customer service experience to develop best practices and streamline our technician training for patient care. Emma’s long term goal is to become a Speech-Language Pathologist specialising in Acute Care for patients experiencing Stroke Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Skylar Gregory-Betancourt – Technician
Skylar joined the Vision Source family in November of 2020. She graduated from Shawnee High School in 2015. She serves as an optometric technician assisting our providers. Skylar is a staunch advocate of annual eye exams because of her own personal experience. During one of her routine annual eye exams the provider discovered she was suffering from a retinal detachment that required surgery to preserve her vision. In her free time she enjoys collecting house plants, enjoying lake and river trips, learning other languages, jamming to music and spending time with family, both human and furry.
Windy Vang – Technician
Windy joined the Vision Source family in April of 2021. She is a California native and 2018 graduate of Sanger High School. Windy attended Metropolitan State University in Minnesota as a Psychology major and Gender Studies minor working toward her long term goal of becoming a adolescent psychologist or school counselor for middle and high school students. She utilizes her background in the medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant and customer service to serve as an optometric technician. In her free times she enjoys reading, hiking and dancing.
Larime Glenn – Technician
Larime is a 2018 graduate of Tecumseh High School. She joined the Vision Source family in August of 2021 and serves our patients as an optometric technician utilizing her 8 years of customer service to provide friendly, high quality care. She is a very active member at First Baptist Church and is working toward her goal of becoming an esthetician. She spends her free time with family, friends and exploring new outdoor adventures through hiking. Larime has a heart for helping others that shows in her constant positive personality.
Bailee Bastin – Technician
Bailee graduated from Harrah High School and attended York College in Nebraska, graduating with a Bachelor in Biology with a pre-professional emphasis in 2021. She joined the Vision Source family as a optometric technician in December of 2021. Bailee assists our doctors and patients utilizing her 7 years of customer service experience to ensure they have a quality experience. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling and playing a good game of golf.
Kaley Smith – Technician
Kaley joined the Vision Source family in September of 2021. She graduated from McAlester High School in 2013. Kaley is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology at East Central University. Kaley serves as a technician in direct patient care utilizing her 11 years of customer service knowledge to serve our patients. She spends her free time outdoors camping, hiking and spending time with her family and two cats.
Michael Hanes – Optical Manager / 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 and his wife, Jessica, have two sons Turner and Thatcher. Michael enjoys working out and taking his son to his various sports practices. Michael has spent the last 11 years enlisted as an Army reservist, serving in the corps of Engineers. Michael excels in frame adjustments, frame and lens repair, and lens manufacturing.
Taylor Sellers – Assistant Optical Manager / Frame & Lens Specialist
Taylor is a 2009 graduate of Ponca City High School. She leverages her 15+ years in customer service to provide personalized patient care and troubleshoot any optical issues that may arise. She enjoys spending her free time socializing with friends, traveling and being the proud mom of her little boy.
Malerey Luman – Frame & Lens Specialist
Malerey joined the Shawnee Vision Source family in April of 2021. She graduated from Asher High School in 2014 quickly followed by Cosmetology School the following fall. She also received her Pharmacy Technician certification in September of 2019 where she worked in a pharmacy for 2 years. Malerey serves as one of our Frame & Lens Specialists at the Shawnee office and has 6 years customer service experience. She has two dogs, Harley and Toots. Malerey enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, traveling and playing Shuffleboard. She recently competed in the NASC XXXI – The 2021 North American Shuffleboard Championships and placed Top 12 in her division, competing with players from all over North America.
Kelsey Sanford – Frame & Lens Specialist
Kelsey is a 2019 Bethel High School graduate who joined our Vision Source family in July of 2021. She attended Gordon Cooper Technology Center as a junior and senior in high school, finding a passion for cosmetology. Kelsey serves our patients as a frame and lens specialist. She excels at finding the perfect frame and lens combination for our patients to best serve their vision needs in a high fashion style. Our patients often experience the feeling of deja vu when meeting her as her identical twin works at our front desk. When not assisting patients here she puts in extra work hours as a Shift Manager at our local McAllister’s and soaking up family time, especially with her twin and her nephew.
Bailey Amburn – Frame & Lens Specialist
Bailey is a Shawnee native and 2014 graduate of Shawnee High School. She joined our Vision Source family in December of 2021. She serves as one of our frame and lens specialists. She excels in this position by utilizing her 8 years of customer service experience and outgoing personality to assist patients in finding just the right fit for their lifestyle and prescription needs. Bailey enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, Rae, and family.
Tatyanna Vaughan – Dispensing Specialist
Tatyanna is a 2013 Meeker High School graduate who also holds a Certificate in Graphic Design and Photography from Gordon Cooper Vocational-Technical Center. She spent time as a mechanic before joining the Vision Source family in December of 2021 as a Optical Dispensing Specialist. She assists the optical department by triaging incoming optical patients, processing frame and lens warranties and taking the lead on general optical reception tasks. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her children, playing with her dogs and farm cows, and savoring a good cup of coffee.
August Murray – Lab Specialist
August joined the Vision Source family in January of 2022. He is a Butner High School graduate of 2016. August began attending Seminole State College in 2019, graduating with an Associate in Health Studies in 2021. He utilizes his customer experience skills to serve as our Optical Lab Specialist and assists with frame and lens sales. He is the proud father of a 9 year old little girl who enjoys family time and playing video games.
Office Support Staff
Macyn joined the STVS family in January of 2020. She grew up in Prague, Oklahoma and graduated high school there in 2018. Macyn serves as a Frame and Lens specialist in our Tecumseh location. She has 4 years of customer service experience, as well as experience in the medical field. She currently is training to be an Army Reservist Combat Medic Specialist. In her spare time, Macyn enjoys watching sports, hunting, and spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.