Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Julie has 26 years of experience as an ABO licensed optician. As our Office Manager and Lead Optician her enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work have helped shape Apple Eyecare into what it is today. She truly loves the optical world and understands it well. Julie is also a representative for Vision Source where she is using her leadership skills to further support her passion for optometry. Her interests include her family, remodeling, decorating, snowmobiling and the great outdoors of Eastern Oregon
Shelia is our patient advocate and billing/insurance specialist. Her dedication and heart for helping people endear her to the Apple Eyecare team and to the community. She has been helping people understand their insurance at Apple Eyecare for 14 years. She says that work is her biggest hobby but when not at work she loves to do crafts, fish, and spend time playing with her two grandchildren.
Barb has brought her organizational, management, and decorating skills to the benefit of Apple Eyecare. As co-owner and co-founder of Apple Eyecare alongside her husband, Dr. Dan Beckner, she continues to use her skills wherever needed. Barb has many interests that include travel, camping, snowmobiling, boating, gardening, dogs, kids and granddaughter.
John’s official job at Apple Eyecare is pre-testing patients, but he often fills many other roles. When not busy answering phones or helping in the Optical lab, John pursues his passion for serving others in a number of ways. His hobbies include spending time with his wife, music, shooting and the great outdoors.
Amy brings more than a cheery smile to Apple Eyecare. She is always willing and eager to help in whatever capacity she is most needed. She does pre-testing, receptionist work, and general office work. Amy also does an excellent job of calling our patients with the reminders that your doctor has recommended you to be seen again. Amy grew up in the small ranching community of Prineville and enjoys riding her horse, hunting, camping and anything that gets her into the mountains.
Dennis spends his time helping in Optical. He has a natural talent for understanding the math behind optics which makes him an amazing optician. Before joining Optical he did Pre-testing and Special Testing, giving him the background for understanding the doctors prescriptions. His experience and positive attitude make him a key member of the team. Dennis also enjoys sports, Trail Blazers, Ducks Football, spending time with his family, and the Art of BBQ.
The warm smile of greeting at Apple Eyecare is probably from Stacy. We are delighted to have her as our Receptionist. She is a warm, caring person and a social butterfly with a sense of humor. She has been blessed with twin boys, whom she adores, and an amazing husband. She loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Maddy grew up in the Grande Ronde Valley and attends Eastern Oregon University. She is studying for a degree in biochemistry to support her dream of being an Optometrist. She is currently enjoying her work learning the optical side as an Optician and we appreciate her dedication to our profession. We are delighted to have Maddy fit us into her busy schedule. Maddy also enjoys spending time with her fiancé, shooting and playing soccer.
Kelsey has joined our team as a Dr.’s Assistant. She is a certified medical coder and enjoys helping our doctors gather and record the information and tests that give our patients superior service. Kelsey grew up in the small rural town of Pomeroy, Washington before deciding that she loved the Grande Ronde Valley. We are glad that she chose to move to La Grande. She loves road trips,traveling to new places and spending time with family and friends.
Rachelle brings a quick, honest smile to her job as a Pre-tester. She loves meeting new people and interacting with each patient. Rachelle grew up working hard along side her father doing construction, chopping wood, and working on cars. Her favorite place to be is in the mountains where she feels close to God. Her favorite outdoor activities are hunting and fishing. When asked what her favorite food was she just said,“Food. All food, but…if you pressed me I might put pizza at the top of the list.”
Kelsha works under the title of Doctor’s Assistant at Apple Eyecare. A life long resident of Union County, she studied business management at Eastern Oregon University . When not assisting our team, she enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with her son Liam and the rest of her family.
Kaitelynn loved spending her summers at her grandparent’s home in La Grande, so when she got a chance to move here and join the Apple Eyecare team she was delighted. She came with 3 years of optical experience, so we are also delighted she has chosen La Grande. She is currently performing the initial tests that prepare our patients to see the doctors. Her other interests include her dogs, Miso and Harley, hunting, dancing, traveling, music, football and snowboarding!