Naki Soumphonphakdy is an ABO certified optician who has been working in the optical world for 4 years. What she enjoys most her job is the feeling of belonging to a community. Patients and co-workers enjoy Naki’s outgoing personality and sense of style. She enjoys rollerblading and videography. She is new to Minnesota, so she is also spending time exploring the state.
Kimberly Banker has been an optician for over 20 years. She is an ABO certified optician, and what she loves most about her job are the patients and her co-workers. A fun fact about Kimberly is that her favorite color is pink, maybe you can tell that from her picture!
Eugene Kharam is Crystal Vision Clinic’s optical manager. He is an ABO certified optician who has been working in the optical world for 16 years. He has also had a career as a teacher and vice principal. When asked what he loves about his job, Eugene said, “Everything!” In particular, he enjoys the combination of technical skills and fashion the job requires.
Alena Baranova has been working in the optical world for 14 years. She is an ABO certified optician and also works as an optometric assistant. What she loves about her job is “putting a smile on a kid’s face!” She enjoys helping all patients, but when a child has eyes wide open and says, “Mom, I can see!” that makes Alena’s day.
Jim Lundstrom has worked in optical for 33 years and is a certified ABO optician. He enjoys helping people find the right frame, especially when it’s something they may not have tried themselves. He loves to ride his bike and play golf, but preferably not at the same time!