Dr. Bird is originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Later in life he moved to the Michigan and received his BA in Biology from Albion College in 1990. Dr. Bird then attended Indiana University and graduated in 1994 with a Doctor of Optometry degree. After graduation, Dr. Bird spent the next three years working at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA. Upon leaving, Dr. Bird practiced in Bellingham, WA for 2 years before taking over at Visions Northwest from Dr. David Betts.
Besides working at Visions Northwest, Dr. Bird is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He enjoys the unique, aviation-related humanitarian missions and patient care opportunities the military provides.
Dr. Bird enjoys extensive travelling, cooking, photography, fly fishing, skiing, hiking, and all the outdoor recreational opportunities the Pacific Northwest provides. An interesting fact about Dr. Bird is that he has an identical twin brother who is an Audiologist working in Adelaide, Australia. Dr. Bird is thrilled to practice in and be a part of our vibrant, downtown Seattle community. He finds it very rewarding addressing and solving the visual needs of patients who have not had success elsewhere.
Rachel is our ABO Certified Optician. Since 2006 she has been guiding clients in choosing the best lens technology and the perfect frame. With a background in art, music and purchasing, she uses her discerning and creative eye to fill our Optical Dispensary with unique, diverse and quality eye wear. Rachel makes the frame selection process fun and easy by listening to your needs and finding that unexpected perfect fit. Her goal is to make your eye wear vision a reality.
Rachel is originally from the California Bay Area. She has been living in Seattle for 10 years and isn't leaving anytime soon! In her free time you can find her playing drums in local bands, walking her pit bull Penny, thrifting and drinking wine in the sunshine!
A native of the Portland area in Oregon, Courtney our Office Manager! She recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in the Family and Human Services. She moved to the Seattle area not too long ago and enjoys exploring all that the city has to offer. She has many years of customer service experience and is always up for a problem solving challenge. As well as exploring the city, Courtney enjoys listening to good podcasts (and she always appreciates a good recommendation) and eating her way through the city one Pho dish at a time.
Since 2000, Dena has consulted with patients while matching frames to their individual uniqueness. Carefully combining optical needs with prescriptions and lifestyle. Happy to work through various optical issues, adjustments or repairs. Dena enjoys doing our window displays, dance, travel, jogging, and socializing. A native who lives on Queen Anne.