We've a killer team at the helm
Dr. Kent Godfrey, O.D., graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2006 and joined Front Range Family Eye Care with a special interest in disease evaluation and treatment, including glaucoma, cataract and laser refractive surgery management, and contact lenses. Dr Godfrey has participated in over 15 missions with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) providing eye care to underserved populations in Mexico Costa Rica, Honduras and Chile. Just ask him about his work!
Dr. McQuaid trained at Southern California College of Optometry and then taught and practiced at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In addition to over 25 years of private practice here in Colorado, he currently teaches at a university in Thailand. He spent time as an adjunct professor at the new Rocky Vista University here in Colorado. He recently taught other optometrists in Alaska. Dr. McQuaid is a dedicated fan of the University of Denver Pioneer hockey team.
Dr. Moen, O.D., graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has been in the optometry field since age 15 when he started working as a tech in his parents’ practice. He received training in ocular diseases at the Mountain Home VA in Tennessee, and in binocular vision disorders from Hellerstein and Brenner in Denver, and in specialty contacts for corneal diseases in Atlanta.
Dr. Tyler graduated from Pacific University Collage of Optometry in Forest Grove Oregon. He then joined the United States Navy and worked at Great Lakes Navel hospital where he met his wonderful wife Linda. They have 3 fantastic kids and 7 amazing grandchildren. In his spare time he loves fly fishing, camping, spending time with family and just WINE-ding down right out of the barrel. Lets not forget he also loves blaming (he refers to it as educating) his favorite Staff for his mistakes and keeping them on their toes.
Dr. Cole Wilson is a Colorado native who spent his youth playing basketball and hiking in the mountains. He attended Concordia University of Nebraska where, after three years, he was granted early acceptance into Pacific University’s College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Dr. Wilson received his Bachelor’s degree in Vision Science in 2014, while working toward his Doctorate in optometry.
In school, he was involved in numerous clubs, one of which allowed him to travel to Nicaragua to serve the people there. During his training, Dr. Wilson worked at a variety of clinics, including Indian Health, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a surgical eye care center. Dr. Wilson received his Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2017, and joined our team shortly after.
Dr. Wilson is dedicated to cultivating relationships with his patients and volunteering in his community. He enjoys discussing nutrition and the eyes, managing and treating ocular disease, and helping patients overcome their dry eyes.
In his free time, Dr. Wilson enjoys exploring new areas of Colorado, finding new hiking trails and investing time into relationships with his family and friends at local coffee shops. He is an avid craft beer enthusiast and can often be found experimenting with new ingredients and ideas when brewing his own beer. He and his wife, Ashley, like to spend as much time as they can outside, relaxing, reading, and hiking.
Jeremy was born and raised in Western Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where he earned a bachelors degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences. He earned his doctorate degree in optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois. He completed multiple externships, all of which focused on the different facets of optometry. His special interests include primary eye care, treating and managing dry eye disease, specialty contact lens fittings with a focus on scleral contact lenses specifically for keratoconus and severe dry eye disease.
When he is not providing excellent eye care he enjoys being outside and staying active taking advantage of all that Colorado has to offer.
Dr. Kritika Salooja, OD practices with a patient centered philosophy. She takes time out to discuss all aspects of the patient as a whole. She is very passionate about teaching and spreading important information about science and medicine. Dr. Salooja enjoys focusing her time in being up-to-date with the latest research in ocular surface disease/dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and refractive surgeries such as LASIK. While she is well versed in complex diseases, her passion is on contact lenses and glasses, and helping each and every patient achieve comfortable and clear vision.
Dr. Salooja has been invited to present and lecture for multiple medical conferences and also taught students regularly as an attending physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She continues to actively learn and practice at the horizon of ocular health care. An area she especially enjoys is patient education.
Dr. Salooja graduated with honors from the University of Florida and received her doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University. She went on to complete a residency program at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center; here, Dr. Salooja spent her time treating patients with severe and end-stage ocular disease. The most valuable thing she experienced during this time was simply providing quality health care for United States veterans.
Dr. Salooja is an avid traveler with a lengthy bucket list. Her best travel companion is her dog, Ace, a Pomeranian. She always loves meeting new people and trying new things. Since moving to Colorado, Dr. Salooja has learned how to ski, completed the Via Ferrata hiking and climbing trail, gone skydiving, and learned how to be mindful by practicing yoga.
Jennifer is a fabulous addition to the team at Front Range Family Eye Care. When training to become a Certified Optician, Jennifer trained with us and returned after a few years to where she can fully utilize her skills. She has a fantastic eye for detail which is a huge asset in frame selection. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and the great Colorado weather.
Joanna has been with Dr. Tyler since 2000. Dr. Tyler taught her everything she knows (so we could be in trouble). Joanna has been married for over 19 years and has 3 wonderful children, two sons and one daughter. She has a love of dogs and has recently adopted a new little puppy. When Joanna is not serving her patients you may find her enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, biking or simply enjoying a good book in a natural setting. She enjoys movies, mexican food and a good margarita, but lets not forget the wine.
Toni began her career as an optician in a small northeast Colorado town in 1997. After those two people died in a shoot out, she had to move. Since then she has served many roles in the field of Optometry including Optician, Contact lens Instructor, Lasik Patient Counselor, Billing Specialist and Office Manager. She joined Front Range Family Eye Care in 2010. As a premier Eye Wear Consultant, Toni brings an honest enthusiastic approach to helping you choose from our latest collections. Toni’s love and passion for the industry is evident to her many patients who want specialized service from an industry expert. When not at the office, you will find her enjoying a wide variety of activities with her husband and children.
Liz is a fun loving woman. She joined our team because she wanted to help patients. Ask Liz about how she came to own a Caribbean pizza restaurant that sells burritos!! (I know – weird!)
Joe has been with us for 6 years and brings over 30 years of experience in all phases of our industry Joe excels at frame and lens choice for our patients, as well as understanding complex prescriptions. He is a people person and says he loves helping patients with all their eye care needs at Front Range Family Eye Care.
Anjel joined the crew in January 2018. Anjel, even with working multiple jobs, makes time for friends and family and never misses a chance to have a great time and learn something new in the office. She excels in contacts and contact lens sales (even though she doesn't wear them!) and can help anyone order the perfect contacts.
Debbie joined our team along with Dr. Tyler. She has worked with Dr. Tyler for 10 years (since 2008). Debbie lives in Colorado Springs with her husband of 29 years (almost), has 2 children and a love for dogs. When Debbie is not taking care of her patients in our Castle Rock location, you can find her hiking 14ers and other mountain trails. She also loves camping, travel, food, wine & dogs! She has adopted 4 dogs over the years, but currently has only one. She does get plenty of other puppy lovin' as her son and his pup are currently living with her and her daughter and her pup live close by. She gets plenty of puppy kisses when they are all together. Did we mention, Debbie loves Dogs? ;) We are excited to have Debbie as a member of the Front Range Family Eye Care Team.
Vikki is a native of Colorado, born and raised in Burlington, CO on the eastern plaines. She moved to Denver when she was 18, after the loss of her Mother, to be closer to her sister. She started her journey working in the oil business for about 10 years.
After the ups and downs of the oil industry, she then went to work for a national non-profit organization in the nutrition field. Vikki worked with the Wheat Foods Council for 16 years and says she enjoyed every minute of it. Sadly, due to the downfall in 2008, the Council needed to downscale and the decision to run the office from the president's home became the economical way to go.
Vikki joined Fresenius Medical Care in 2013 and worked at dialysis placement for kidney patients for 5 years. The job was a very high stress role and after the 5 years, it was time to move on.
An opening in the WalMart Vision Center in Castle Rock became available and it was a good way for her to get her foot into the industry of optician. Vikki joined the Front Range Family Eye Care in November of 2018 and as she states it, “I am glad to have this wonderful opportunity to further in the field of Optician. This is such an exciting time for me as science is finding new technology in eye health care and for preventing certain eye diseases”.
Brenda was born and raised in Minnesota. She has lived in multiple states prior to making her home in Colorado in 2013. She joined our Green Valley Ranch office team in December 2016 with 40+ years of optical experience and outside frame sales. She enjoys helping our patients by styling and fitting them to look and feel their best! Brenda re-obtained her American Board of Opticianry Certification in 2017 and she strives to stay up to date on the most fashion forward frame trends and lens designs.
In her spare time, Brenda enjoys hiking, quilting, and spending time with her grandbabies and her dog, Rudy.
Gina joined our Lone Tree location as a patient Liasion and Optician in Aug 2018. In that time she has learned a lot regarding glasses and contact lenses. Although the optical industry is new to her she has had experience in other healthcare fields. Gina is grateful for her staff of co-workers at Front Range Family Eye Care & loves working with our patients. When not at the office she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, books & movies. She is a proud mom of four girls.
Carmelita was born in Alamosa and was later adopted in Denver. Carmelita began her optical career in Grand Junction and has over 14 years of experience in the field, she later joined our team in November 2014. Carmelita obtained her Para-Optometric Certification in September 2017. She is extremely friendly and serves our patients by conducting their pre-test examinations and manages the contact lens department.
After 36 years Carmelita was re-united with her biological family and was overjoyed to share this experience with her daughter, Shayla, and her fiancé. She enjoys country dancing, cooking, and mommy-daughter dates.
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