Board Members



Julie Parsons, ABOC - LDO
Cell: 603-300-7905

Julie began her optical career in 1991 and has dedicated the many years since to helping patients achieve their best vision. She is an American Board of Opticianry certified and licensed dispensing optician. Julie has been worked in many optical environments as an Optical Manager. Her passion and knowledge have made her an excellent representative of the profession and she has been able to attend trade shows across the country learning and promoting opticianry. Julie is proud to be the current President of the New Hampshire Opticians Society. It is her passion to educate, support and promote her profession.

When Julie is not working she enjoys kayaking and camping and is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.



Kristina 'Tina" Fowler ABOC/NCLE

Cell: 603-321-8885


Kristina Fowler “Tina”, has been an active member of NHOS since 1994 and she’s a graduate of NH Technical College, Nashua with an Associate in Applied Science/Opticianry (1996).
She has held the role of board member, secretary and now, VP for the society through the years and has a special interest in educating fellow opticians and optician apprentices.
She is ABO & NCLE certified and is a Massachusetts licensed optician. Tina has worked for both large MD/OD private practices through her career in NH and MA, as well as, held successful sales positions for leading ophthalmic lens manufacturers within the industry. She is the current Practice Manager at Focused Eye Care.
When she is not busy working in the field bending light, you can find her in her vegetable garden or in the kitchen cooking! She’s been married for almost 20 years to Marc and has 2 grown sons, Shad and Eli, whom she adores!
Beth Sargent


Elizabeth Sargent, ABOC-AC/NCLE

Cell: 603-393-8946

Beth began her optical career in 2002 and she has spent the last 20 years head over heels in love with all things optical. She earned her ABO Advanced and NCLE certifications before spending some time in the wholesale sector learning more about the industry outside a dispensary. Beth’s true passion is patient care and she is thrilled to back in an optical shop taking care of people.  

Beth is a proud wife and mother of two. When she is not working, Beth loves to read, spend time outdoors, and be with her family.



Don Taylor, ABOC


Board Members


Annika Cozad, ABOC

Phone: 603-512-3485


Annika began her career in the field in 1992 in Germany, where she went through a 3 year apprenticeship program to become a Certified Ophthalmic Optician. In 2000 she moved to the US and currently lives in Pembroke, NH with her husband and 3 sons.

She has been lucky to gain experience in various areas like pediatric and geriatric dispensing, finishing lab work, contact lenses, and has worked in multiple different practice settings. Annika is truly passionate about her job and enjoys building a trusting relationship with her customers. She owns an optical shop in Concord, NH and is certified by the American Board of Opticianry.

“ I love what I do and my goal every day is to make my patients feel comfortable and well taken care of. I am hoping to contribute to the society, its members and ultimately to our community by sharing my passion for the profession and knowledge in the optical field."


Samantha Sarson, ABOC



Desiree Hamann, ABOC

Desiree began her optical career in 2004 as a lab technician. She moved on to a private practice and has worked as a dispensing optician since. She is currently the Optical Manager at Focused Eye Care in Nashua, NH. She resides in Milford.

In her free time she enjoys, gardening, cooking, golfing and skiing. She is an enthusiast of rollercoasters and UFO’s.


Jackie Garrow, ABOC

Jackie Garrow is a ABO certified optician who began her career in 2004 in a retail box store and found true passion for the field. Jackie now works at Reed Optical where she is lead optician. Jackie continues to grow her knowledge in the field and help newer opticians learn the trade.

Jackie spends her free time with her 3 sons and 2 dogs as well as her fitness goals.


Denise Brady




Alicia Fradsham