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Brookings Vision Center Staff

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Jenna krogman

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COO

2013

Omaha, NE. Jenna graduated from Augustana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2011 and played midfielder for the Augustana Vikings Soccer Team.

Her husband, Eric, their son, Theo, and daughters, Logan and Parker.

She loves to spend time with her family and attend sports events.

 

Toddler Chasing

Because she is the go-to IT person!

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rachel Lynde, dnp

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Nurse Practitioner 

2023

 

From Langford, SD, and graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2011. She then graduated again from SDSU in 2016 with a Doctorate in Nursing.

Her husband Jordan, and three kids Maggie, Rowan, and Sloane.

She enjoys spending time with family, biking, running, reading, and traveling when she can.

 

She is a Nerdy Encyclopedia.

Because she helps them maintain their youthful appearances.

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Morgan Harty

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Insurance Specialist

2016

Castlewood, SD. Morgan graduated from Castlewood High School and then studied Merchandising and Marketing at SDSU. She has been in Brookings for 10 years now.

Her husband, son, and immediate family.

She loves to spend time with her family, be outside as much as possible, and read!

Her ability to calm people.

Efficiency & style.

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Raquel virchow

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Office Manager

2015

Arlington, SD. Raquel graduated from Arlington High School and then attended Dakota State University for three years of special education teaching.

Her husband, Steven, their daughter, Everly, and son, Emmett.

She loves to spend time with her family and read as much as she can.

Changing the world one smile at a time. :)

Bubbly personality.

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Jessica Kreger

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Head Tech, Certified Paraoptometric Technician

2009

Gettysburg, SD. Jessica graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute with a degree in Medical Assisting in 2001. She has been in Brookings since 2008.

People who are honest and trustworthy.

She loves to hike, boat on the lake, go outside, do yoga, and read.

Grit.

Her humor.

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Cortney Argust

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Paraoptometric Tech

2020

Brookings, SD.

 

 

Her husband and three kids.

You can find her playing with her kids, drinking coffee, or reading a good book.

Hiding from TJM.

Her dry sense of humor.

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Allison Kruit

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Optical Manager

2013

Raised in a military family, Allison was born in Texas but has lived in Washington State, Germany, Colorado,Virginia, and landed in Elkton, SD where she graduated HS before going to college in Iowa. She finally moved back to Brookings, started a family and has been here ever since.

Her two kids are her most favorite people in the world.

She loves to spend time with her family, attending her kid's activities, like her daughter's hockey games, shopping, bonfires, and riding motorcycles.

Peacekeeper/Empath.

 

She is kind and always wants what is best, always willing to help.

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Lynise John

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Optical Stylist

April 2023

Originally from Alcester, SD. She moved to Brookings in 2011 where her husband is from. She came to BVC with 10 years of previous Optical experience.

 

Her family & friends.

She loves spending time at the river or anything outside with her dogs and kids.

 

One woman pep rally.

She always brings the best snacks & her facial expressions.

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Sheila Buys

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Optical Stylist

2022

Originally from Pipestone, MN. Sheila has lived in Brookings for the past 30 years.

 

Her husband Mike of 26 years, daughter Kymber, her friends, and her amazing BVC family.

She is the momager to her very busy/active daughter!

 

 

Her sense of humor.

Her laugh.

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Rowdy warr

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Esthetician & Optical Stylist

2022

Born in Wyoming, but grew up all over South Dakota landing in Brookings for high school. He then moved to Denver for schooling where he met his husband Daniel. They moved back to Brookings to be closer to Rowdy's family and have been here since 2020.

 

His husband Daniel, Best friend Ella, family, and work peeps.

You can find Rowdy designing/creating projects for around the house, tending to his houseplants, playing with his dog Basil, or going on an adventure with his husband.

 

To make people feel fabulous after working with him.

 

For his "sparkle".

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Molly Harvey

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Technician ​

2023

Born in Colorado, moved to Brookings in 2002.

 

 

Her family. (Husband John, two kids Jace & and Gavin.)

She loves camping, attending concerts, spending time outside, and watching anything true crime.

 

 

Her quick-wittedness and her ability to boost morale.

 

For her one-liners and humor.

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Landon Smith

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Intern​

2022

Brandon, SD

 

His family, friends, and coworkers. :)

 

You can find him reading, running, or at school.

 

 

THE BASSOON.

For his light-heartedness.

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Erin o'reilly

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Intern

2021

Wayne, NE.

 

 

Her family, her boyfriend Alex, coworkers, and her human biology major gals.

 

She likes to travel, attend concerts, watch rom-coms, and spend quality time with family and friends.

 

Contact lens goddess.

Because she is upbeat and positive.

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Mckayla owens

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Technician ​

2022

Originally from Alexandria, SD, and graduated from SDSU in May 2022.

She has been in Brookings for 5 years and loves the area!

 

Her husband Josh as well as lots of friends and family.

 

She loves outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and kayaking. She also loves reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

Can quickly adapt to different situations.

Her "for sure" attitude.

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Alicia Tingle

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Patient Coordinator

August 2023

 

 

Her husband and daughter.

 

She likes to play volleyball, read, or spend time outside.

 

Being a mom.

For being organized.

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sara Haugen

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Technician ​

August 2023

Flandreau, SD.

 

 

Her family, Tyler, and niece Harper Jo.

 

 

She likes to spend time outside, spend time with family and friends, ride horses/rodeos, be crafty, and attend concerts.

 

She can sing! 

She thinks they do?! ;)

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Cassidy Borer

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2022

Hendricks, MN

 

 

Her husband and their two boys.

 

 

She loves teaching fitness classes, being outside, watching TV in bed, and spending time with family & friends.

 

She is the family calendar coordinator

For her smile :)

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