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 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 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 23 years customer service experience, 21 years experience in the various aspects of the medical field, 16 years experience in optometry and 8 years experience in insurance administration. Amanda and her husband, Brad, have 3 beautiful children, Tatum, Piper, and Sawyer. She enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, movies, and travel.
Samantha Dinwiddie – Billing Coordinator
Samantha joined the STVS family in August of 2014. She has 13 years customer service experience and 9 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 Billing Coordinator for both the Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. Samantha and her husband of 5 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 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.
Emily Tucker – 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 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.
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 5 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 6 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 / Contact Lens Specialist / Special Testing Tech
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.
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 10 years experience in the medical field and customer service and received her CPO certification in November 2018. 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.
Lacey Thornwall – Technician
Lacey joined the STVS family in May of 2019. She is a Tecumseh native who graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2012. Lacey has been in the customer service industry for 8 years and uses that well as she serves as a Technician at both our Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. Lacey currently serves at Life Church in the Switch, youth program, and on the Host Team on Sundays. She spends her free time with her husband of over 3 years, Nathan, their dog, Wollten and her friends.
Tyler Gehrke – Technician
Tyler joined the STVS family in July of 2019. She is a Tulsa native and graduated from . Tyler moved to the Shawnee area in October 2017. She served as a veterinarian technician for 5 years gaining an in depth understanding of the medical profession from an animal standpoint. She took a particular interest in the eye both animal and human and made the jump to the human sector of healthcare by serves as Technician at both our Shawnee and Tecumseh locations. Tyler enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, Dakota, and their animals at home in Tecumseh. When the weather is nice you will find her by the water and when it cools off her and Dakota are most easily found sitting in a hunting blind.
Armanda Noudaranouvong – Frame & Lens Specialist
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 9 years experience in various areas of the medical field and 12 years experience in customer service and serves as a frame and lens specialist. She enjoys time with son Wyatt along with 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 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.
Kody Meadows – Frame & Lens Specialist
Kody joined Shawnee Vision Source in July of 2019. He was born and raised in Shawnee and graduated from Shawnee High School. Kody holds an Associates Degree in Business from Seminole State Community College. He and wife, Liz, have been married since April 2013 and have two daughters, Kingsley and Jordyn. Kody attends Life Church where he serves in the Loop, 4th-6th grade. In his spare time Kody enjoys producing music, watching sports, working out, being outdoors and spending time with family. Kody serves as a frame and lens specialist helping patients find just the right glasses to fit their lifestyles.
Caitlynn Charlesworth – Frame & Lens Specialist
Caitlynn joined the Shawnee Vision Source family September 2019. She hails from the great state of Colorado and is a graduate of Coal Ridge High School. Caity earned her Certification as an Equine Dental Technician in 2015 from The American School of Equine Dentistry. She relocated to Oklahoma in August 2019 with her two miniature australian shepherds, Mater and Athena. Caity serves as a frame and lens specialist, using her 5 years of customer service to help our patients find the perfect pair of glasses with a smile! She enjoys spending her time outdoors hanging out with her dogs and friends.
Office Support Staff
Shelbee Haderer- Office Float / Front Desk / Technician / Optical Team
Shelbee joined the Vision Source family in August of 2018. She graduated from Mcloud High School. Shelbee serves as our office float coverage at our Shawnee and Tecumseh locations with 4 years of customer service expertise. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family vacations and camping.