Meet Our Staff


Heather: Optician

Heather1Heather proudly joined Team Elevated in 2016. While going to school for nursing, Heather started her optical journey in 2014 and immediately knew she wanted to change career paths and become an optician. She brings 10 years of customer care experience & is currently studying for her ABO certification. Heather shows up to work with a strong passion for what she does and always hungry for more knowledge about anything optical. She enjoys getting to know a patient's lifestyle & needs for exactly what would work best for them. Heather takes great pride in being sure that each and every patient purchasing glasses receive the proper products, including the most leading-edge technology in both lenses and frames. When she is not in the office, you can find her hiking, hula-hooping, or sometimes both at the same time!

  • Constant Sweet Tooth
  • PC Gamer
  • Juggler

Abby: Optometric Technician

Abby1Abby is our head technician and contact lens guru! Abby started working in the eye care industry in 2009 as an Optician while attending UCCS for Marketing and Business Development. After learning more about the anatomy of the eye, she quickly fell in love with the testing and contact lens portion of the industry. Abby has been an Optometric Technician and Contact Lens Technician since 2011 and is currently working on getting her NCLE certification. Abby joined Elevated Eyecare in January 2017 after moving back to Denver. Abby enjoys anything and everything that involves contact lenses and assisting our doctors. When she is not working you can find her drinking wine, couponing and hanging out with her husband, Andrew, and their family.

  • Couponer Extraordinaire
  • Wine Enthusiast
  • Family-first

Carissa: Reception

Carissa1A new face to Elevated Eyecare, Carissa is the first person that you will see when you walk into our office. Always smiling, she makes our patients feel welcome and comfortable. She keeps our schedule busy but running smoothly! Carissa dove right into the optical world in 2017 and is quickly becoming passionate about assisting Drs. Michaela and Kyle during exams. Carissa is known as the person at work who always brings unhealthy snacks and, her favorite, pizza! She is the only Colorado native in the office, living all over the state. Outside of work, Carissa likes to play Xbox, listen to music, and practice her guitar. She is a self-described home-body but loves to go cruising with her boyfriend!

  • Junk Food Fanatic
  • Music Maniac
  • Fashionista

Kristina: Optician

Kristina1Kristina joined our staff in 2017. She is training to be an Optician and helps out with Reception at the front desk. She is originally from Green Bay, WI, but spent most of her life as a Navy dependent, living in three foreign countries and several States. She moved to Denver three years ago from just outside of Tokyo, Japan with her nine-year old son, Benjamin and Boston terrier, Frankie. They have since fallen in love with the Mile-High city and plan to call it home for the indefinite future! She looks forward to work every day and brings her zealous attitude and resilient nature to the office. Kristina has an Associate’s Degree with a focus on Biology. She is passionate about helping our patients find stylish frames and the right lenses to suit their various lifestyles. She hopes that each patient choosing glasses will love them and want to rock them daily. On her days off, you might find her practicing or teaching a Power Yoga class, getting her hands dirty in the garden, or out exploring the beauty of the Rockies!

  • Fly Mom
  • Bibliophile
  • Bona fide Ravenclaw