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.
Camille – Optician
Fit – Function – Style – Comfort. These four words guide Camille’s daily activities as an Optician. With nearly a decade of experience in customer service, she is an expert at connecting with each patient and offering the best possible care. She knows that we all have different needs and communication styles, so she takes time to focus on each individual interaction. Her favorite part of the job is helping you look and feel your best.
Camille loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring our rivers, fishing, floating and hiking. Given the opportunity, she would travel the world to learn about and experience different cultures and cuisines. For now, she’ll settle for a little quiet time with her black cat, Fisher.
Kali – Optician
When asked to define her role at Bauer & Clausen Optometry, Kali says, “I get to make connections with people as I help them find a functional and fashionable pair of glasses.” Sounds good to us! Like most of our Opticians, Kali has a background in customer service as well as a health-related degree. She appreciates our team’s dedication to patient care and works hard to ensure that each eyecare encounter is meaningful.
When she’s not immersed in fashion frames, Kali enjoys spending time with family, playing games and doing crafts. She loves the cheer holiday music brings and would listen to it every month of the year if she thought she could avoid the side-eye.
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.
Madison – Optician
Madison’s education and interest in health care combined with her experience in customer service makes her a perfect fit for the Bauer & Clausen team. She’s especially proud of our promise to provide a customized patient care experience to everyone we serve. As an Optician Madison’s goal is to make sure each patient gets the most out of their glasses. What does that mean? She enjoys helping you choose glasses that suit your unique lifestyle and tasking needs, then carefully customizing the fit to keep you comfortable, confident and seeing your best.
Away from the eyewear gallery, Madison loves to learn, watch scary movies, play with her dog and spend time in the sun by the water with friends and family.
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.
Darian – Technician
For Darian, optometry is a lifesaving business. When she was just eight years old, her doctor discovered her brain tumor during a routine eye exam. She’s been interested in the field ever since. As a Technician, Darian is tasked with conducting preliminary eye measurements and ensuring a sterile environment for both patients and staff. Her position is key to getting both patient and doctor prepared for an exam while also keeping our schedule on target. Of all the things she does, patient care is her favorite.
Back in the day, Darian was an accomplished golfer. Lately she leans more toward reading, playing disc golf and bass fishing with her husband.
Stella – Technician
As Stella sees it, her role is to make people feel welcomed and comfortable in the office. As a Technician, you’ll see her for testing prior to your exam, taking measurements, eye images and making sure you’re ready to see the doctor. Her prior experience in customer service helps her relate to people, understand different personalities and build strong relationships with patients. What she enjoys most about our practice is our team approach to business and patient care.
To relax, Stella enjoys reading, cooking and fly fishing with her dad. Her dog is her co-pilot; they love to do all sorts of activities together.
Kim – Technician & Insurance Specialist
Kim never tires of seeing our patients blown away by the customer service they receive at Bauer & Clausen. At present, Kim serves the Bauer & Clausen team in a dual role as an Insurance Specialist and Technician. She is also a student pursuing her certificate in Medical Office Administration Assistance and 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.
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!
Sarah – Technician
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 Technician. She prides herself on providing exceptional care to our patients as she prepares each individual for their appointment with the doctor.
When she can get away, she enjoys hiking in Bozeman and finding new ways to organize her apartment.
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.
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.
Tayler – Patient Care Coordinator
After nearly a decade working in the service industry, Tayler is an expert at juggling multiple priorities while making sure every patient feels seen and heard. She enjoys the wide variety of people she gets to serve daily as a Patient Care Coordinator. Her favorite thing about our practice is the team’s dedication to providing the highest quality care to every patient.
In her free time, Tayler likes to paint, cook, hike with her dogs and watch scary movies. Ask her about her talents with special effects makeup!