Erika has lived in Helena since October 2005. She moved to Montana from California to slow down after running a busy Chiropractic office for 12 years. It was her dream to retire and spend time with her still young family. That didn’t last very long. She soon found herself ready to get back into the practice management scene and hasn’t stopped since.
She has been a wonderful asset to the eye clinic since she began working for us in 2012. She has brought extensive managerial skills and insurance billing skills with her. She is a huge patient advocate. She recently has been blessed with a grandson who frequents the eye clinic. You will see his smiling face in a few of the photos on this website. Aside from working her butt off, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching movies, cooking and entertaining friends and family.
ABOC Optician / Optical Laboratory Technician
Angel is new to the state of Montana, coming to us all the way from Daytona Beach, Florida. Having an expansive eight year background in Optical, she has worked all aspects of front desk, opticianry and some insurance billing, but most of all, laboratory work. As our lab technician she will be providing you with quick, high quality glasses that will keep you coming back. Her vast knowledge, meticulousness and perfectionism shows in everything that she does.
She graduated with high honors and 3 specializations with her Psychology A.A. in 2011, then graduated magna cum laude with her Psychology B.S. in 2015. She is a certified Guardian ad Litem, as well as a lifelong avid volunteer for various causes involving people and animals. She spent this past summer volunteering in Thailand and Laos teaching English and building much needed infrastructures out of all natural and recycled materials. She is well traveled and loves to see new places. In her spare time she can be found hiking, exploring and trying new things. We are pleased she has joined our team and know she is going to be a valuable asset to our company, not only for us but for our patients and their glasses as well.
Front Desk Assistant
Sarah was born and raised right here in Helena, MT. She graduated from Capital High School in 2010 then went off to college at The University of Montana for a few years. She began feeling a bit homesick so she chose to come back to Helena in order to be closer to her family. While in college, she met her best friend, Chris, and they are now newly engaged. They currently share their lives with two adorable fur babies that always keep life interesting. Sarah’s passions include going on adventures, camping, and kayaking the river. Her abundance of positivity and her friendly nature are a wonderful addition to our Elkhorn Family. She is happy to assist our patients with their front desk needs, whether it be selecting frames, fitting frames, or making repairs; just to name a few. As our newest staff member she is eagerly learning the optical side of our business and is interested in pursuing an ABOC Certification.
Doug was born and raised right here in Helena, Montana! He is well known for greeting people at the door or in the waiting room with a huge goofy smile on his face. His passions include long walks, plenty of loving and lots of treats! He is well versed in a multitude of tricks and is very eager to please; as long as a bone is involved. He has a knack for brightening your day and making you smile. Doug is an integral part of our office and we love having him with us every day!