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
Elizabeth Sargent, ABOC-AC/NCLE
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.
Kathy Bowen, ABOC
Kathy Bowen started her career as an optician in 1987 and has enjoyed every aspect of caring for patients and sharing her knowledge of the ever changing technology of lens design over the past 30 years. She finds caring for and helping her patients has been incredibly satisfying. Kathy is proud to be an American Board of Opticianry certified optician and is registered with the state of New Hampshire.
Don Taylor, ABOC
Annika Cozad, ABOC
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.
Anna Kirby, ABOC
Anna began her optical career in 2013, in Oregon. She has worked in both corporate and private practices across the Pacific Northwest. Her recent move to the east coast inspired her to take her passion for the industry and her career further, where she became ABO certified.