Get to Know: Main St.

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Dr. Brunson – Optometrist

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? I have been at Mann Eye Institute for 13 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love being part of a team with a singular goal to improve patients’ quality of life!

One fun fact about yourself? My first job was fry guy at Chick-fil-a at the age of sixteen in Midland, TX.

 


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Ashley Hassen – Counselor

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? Since May 2009

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? Great positive environment! Mann Eye Institute is a company with a high level of integrity that I haven’t seen or experienced anywhere else.

One fun fact about yourself? I figure skated for 19 years and still do so for fun.

 


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Christopher Dennis – Call Center Manager

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? Since February 2016

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love the people I work with and knowing I am helping others.

One fun fact about yourself? I once worked on an offshore oil rig as a roughneck.

 


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Dina Owens – Senior Counselor

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 9 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? Taking part in life-changing vision correction surgeries and working with a caring and compassionate team.

One fun fact about yourself? I am an avid scuba diver.

Grace Lau – Surgery Coordinator

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 13 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love the people I work with. It’s a fun environment and I also enjoy interacting with patients and seeing their great LASIK results

One fun fact about yourself? I am an avid Game of Thrones and Walking Dead fan, I’ve been to 23 National Parks in the past 12 years, and I read 2-3 books a week.

 


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Sheryl Jackson – Administrative Assistant

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 4 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? The people I get to work with and the people I get to work for.

One fun fact about yourself? I am married to Michael Jackson.

 


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Edwin Cotto – Call Center Assistant Manager

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? Since April 2013

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? It allows me to have a great work-life balance. Also, all the food that comes around.

One fun fact about yourself? I am a Puerto Rican that lived in Alaska and loved it. Also, I love food except for mushrooms – they kill me.

 


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Edward Claros – Clinic Administrator

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 6 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love the people I work with. We’re a GREAT team that provides outstanding service to a need in our community. I am proud to work beside such amazing people.

One fun fact about yourself? I love art. I enjoy painting and drawing. Oh, and I can snowboard like no one’s business!

 


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Jeremy McKinney – Sr. Optician

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 3 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love fitting our patients in the latest eyewear that’s fashionable and perfect for how they see the world.

One fun fact about yourself? I am a Jeep enthusiast, Friday night bingo player, and the father of a very energetic Bully (Boxer/Pitbull) puppy named JAX. I also have watched every episode of True Blood and Game of Thrones thus far.

 


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Liliana Gutierrez – Technician

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 1 1/2 years

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I enjoy working in a great, happy, and professional environment. I really like getting to assist doctors in anything they may need.

One fun fact about yourself? I love cooking, singing, and playing soccer!

 


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Annabel Armendariz – Technician

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 2 1/2 years

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love to work in a family-oriented environment and my favorite part of working here is being able to interact with patients.

One fun fact about yourself? I am known for always being in a good mood!

 


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Sherry Qureshi- HR

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 4 months

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love working with wonderful people and being able to help and answer any questions people have.

One fun fact about yourself? I love to take pictures.

 


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Doug McKenzie- IT

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 5 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? The people here are awesome and the environment is super dynamic. I also love helping people get jobs done with a smile ????

One fun fact about yourself? I am a master carpenter, electrician and plumber.

 


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Diya Lewis – Accounting

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 9 months

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love working with an amazing staff, and I like that I can work with everyone and interact with different departments.

One fun fact about yourself? I am VERY silly!

 


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Elma Garcia – Optician and Front Desk

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 5 months

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love working with amazing coworkers and being able to work in optical as well as the front desk department.

One fun fact about yourself? I am a traveling Texan (Go Texans!).

 


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Virginia Sosa – Patient Services

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 5 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love the people that work here and love getting the opportunity to help people.

One fun fact about yourself? I LOVE to read books!

 


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Denise Gomez – Scribe

How long have you worked at Mann Eye Institute? 6 years!

Why do you love working for Mann Eye Institute? I love knowing the doctors are passionate about their patients and they care; they are always trying to educate and teach patients. This makes it fun to assist in surgery, plus I love everything ophthalmic so I love to do everything!

One fun fact about yourself? I am very goofy!