Our Vision Team
The opticians, technicians and staff at Bauer & Clausen Optometry are here to make every patient feel at ease and enjoy their appointment with us from start to finish.
One of the many things that sets us apart is our commitment to finding and retaining the best and most qualified staff anywhere. Each of our team members is dedicated to delivering outstanding care and service, and each receives ongoing training to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to do their job well. They’re ready to make every experience an outstanding one.
Krystin – ABO Certified Optician & Practice Manager
Krystin fills two roles at Bauer & Clausen Optometry. She is the Practice Manager and an ABO Certified optician. As Practice Manager, she works closely with the doctors to ensure that business runs smoothly. She also works closely with staff to ensure that they have the tools and training needed to perform their jobs at the highest level.
Krystin is a graduate of Montana State University, where she earned a degree in Anthropology. When she is not in the office, she enjoys trying new restaurants, being active and spending quality time with friends and family. She is also an avid adventurer: she’s been to five countries and has no plans to slow down soon.
Savannah -ABO Certified Optician, Inventory Director & Optical Team Lead
A background in customer service has equipped Savannah with the communication skills necessary to help patients find the perfect pair of eyeglasses. From regular maintenance to latest in eyewear fashion, you’ll find Savannah in the middle of the action. She loves meeting new people and assisting with their eye care needs.
Savannah also has a creative side and enjoys getting crafty. She also has fun spending time with her kiddos and loves to watch—and play—football.
Shay – Optician
Looking for a stylish new set of frames? Do your current glasses need adjustment or repair? Shay is one of the friendly opticians who can help you in either situation. Her background in customer service and experience in the medical field fit together perfectly for her position in our eyewear gallery. She’s got an eye for detail that allows her to focus on each patient, providing individualized care and outstanding products.
When she’s not immersed in eyewear trends, Shay loves to decorate (and re-decorate) her home. You might be surprised to learn that she loves video games and has dedicated a whole room in her house to comic book and video game collectibles!
Teianna – Optician
Teianna describes her role as an optician ‘to ensure that every person who walks through the door has the best care possible.’ We can’t argue with that! She enjoys making sure that each patient has a pair of glasses that look great, feel comfortable and function properly. Relating to a wide variety of people is her strength and she looks forward to making each interaction exceptional.
In her free time Teianna enjoys snuggling her three kitties or exploring Montana’s wide open spaces hiking, kayaking and camping.
Lacey – Technician
When you visit us for an eye exam, Lacey is one of the technicians trained to administer several tests and take measurements before you see the doctor. She enjoys greeting patients and getting to know new people during the process. Her favorite technology in the office is the Optomap machine, cutting edge technology that allows many patients to avoid dilation.
Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, especially her dog, Daisy. She enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors just as much as working with her plants or cuddling up with a good book.
Rylee – Patient Care Coordinator, Contact Lens Director & Clinical Team Lead
Rylee is one of the first friendly faces you see when you walk into our offices. She does a great job making people feel welcome at Bauer & Clausen Optometry. Getting to know patients and socializing with them during their time with us is one of the things Rylee likes best about her work. She also enjoys working with the team to troubleshoot situations and find new ways to deliver outstanding patient care.
After hours, you’ll find Rylee spending time with friends, family and her favorite furry companion, a Corgi named Piper.
Melissa – CPOC Certified Insurance & Billing Specialist, Patient Care Coordinator
Melissa has worked at Bauer & Clausen Optometry since 2014 as the insurance claims and billing specialist. She enjoys the teamwork required in her job, and loves the fact that business is always changing. Melissa also shares a deep appreciation for Bauer & Clausen Optometry’s focus on doing their best to make patients happy.
Melissa is always on the go and enjoys playing softball or hitting the dance floor. She also takes time to spend time with her family and take in the latest films.
Kim – Patient Care Coordinator & Insurance Specialist
Patient Care Coordinator Kim describes herself as, “The first smiling face that our patients see when they walk through our doors.” Currently a student pursuing her certificate in Medical Office Administration Assistance, Kim ultimately plans to earn a Health Care Administration degree. Between her experience and her education interests, it’s clear that patient interactions are her top priority. She never tires of seeing our patients blown away by the customer service they receive at Bauer & Clausen.
When she’s not caring for patients, you’ll find Kim at the gym watching her son play basketball or traveling. She and her husband have been to the top four biggest cities in the United States. Their most recent visit was to #1 – New York City!
Erika – Patient Care Coordinator
As a Patient Care Coordinator, Erika ensures that every patient has a great beginning and ending to their visit. Prior to joining our team, she honed her patient care skills while working in retail sales and customer service. Her role gives her the opportunity to do what she loves – connect with patients and make them comfortable.
In her free time, Erika enjoys painting, crafts and spending time with family.
Jessica – Patient Care Coordinator
As a technician, Jessica supports the doctors and team in a variety of ways, including taking patient measurements prior to an exam. Her background is in customer care and service, so she makes the pre-testing process a breeze for our patients. She appreciates our team’s dedication to quality care and making each patient’s visit amazing.
When the evenings and weekends roll around, Jessica enjoys playing golf, hiking and spending time outdoors. She loves animals and crafts.
Milla – Patient Care Coordinator
As a Patient Care Coordinator, Milla enjoys talking to patients and learning about them. She uses her colorful personality and background in customer service to make sure every patient leaves happy. For Milla, the best part of her role is meeting new people everyday and working with a great team.
When she’s away from her work family, she delights in taking her puppy on walks or hikes near the lake.
Sarah – Patient Care Coordinator
Sarah joined the Bauer & Clausen team after pursuing management roles in the fitness and coffee industries. Her organizational talents and drive for efficiency is a perfect fit for her role as Patient Care Coordinator, where she helps us manage the schedule, handles billing and insurance claims. Like all our team members, she prides herself on providing exceptional care to our patients.
When she can get away, she enjoys hiking in Bozeman and finding new ways to organize her apartment.