Meet Our Staff


Rachael is a busy mother of two. In her spare time, she likes to read, cook, garden, cross-stitch and spin wool. She loves to help people in many ways. The latest adventure in her life is diving head first into the world of optometrics. Rachael’s experience in the optometric world started in 2020. Ever since she first started, she has strived to educated herself with all the nuances of this world. Nothing could be more fulfilling to her than to be able to make a difference in the health of her community.


Stephanie is an optician at Valley Eye Clinic. She has over 40 years of experience in the optical industry. She loves helping people feel good and look great in their eyewear. She specializes in Dry Eye Therapy and Myopia Management. She lives in Indianola with her husband and 4 dogs.

Molly L.

Molly is the receptionist at Valley Eye Clinic. She was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Des Moines in 2015. While not at work she enjoys snuggling with her two kitties; Shadow and Theo. She also loves to bike ride, read, play video games, sunbathe and swim.

Molly S.

Molly is our newest pre-tester. Being brand new to the optical world, she is excited to learn more. Molly graduated from Grandview University in 2020, majoring in business. She is a single mom to a 4-year-old boy. In her free time, she enjoys browsing Target’s aisles.


Heidi is our spunky pre-tester who is always quick with a joke or some witty banter. Before joining the Valley Eye Clinic team, she had experience as an optician in Illinois. When not pretesting patients, you might catch her designing and coloring the office chalkboard in the waiting area. She loves it when the young patients get excited about the art.


Dave is our consulting optician with over 50 yrs experience. He is a US Army trained optician, nationally certified and state licensed. He’s married and has two sons and two grandsons. He’s a recently retired professional skydiver, Jumpmaster, and freefall photographer.