Dual Certified Optician
Joel is a graduate of Central High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. He joined our practice in 2019 as a dual certified optician who had already begun the Massachusetts Licensed Optician Apprenticeship Program and will continue his optical road to licensure here with us. He earned management and retail experience at very young age that began first in food service and then at a major retail department store throughout high school and afterward as a young adult. Joel has a natural genuine respect for others and is a knowledgeable, highly professional second generation optician. His mother, who is his inspiration and optical mentor, is a skilled licensed optician and experienced optical manager as well. Joel will be eligible to take the state practical exam in June 2021. This exam will be the final requirement needed to become a Massachusetts Licensed Optician since he has already obtained the required ABO and NCLE certifications. Joel proudly became a first-time home owner at the age of 20 and aspires to travel more in the future. He lives in the Greater Springfield Area and loves spending time with his family, plays baseball - and video games – and truly loves being an optician at BEC Optical.
Heather is a graduate of the High School of Commerce in Springfield, Massachusetts. She attended Westfield State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Before joining the practice in 2016, Heather was in the retail management industry for a nationally known retail store for over 10 years. Soon after coming to Baystate Eye Care, she saw her focus shifting from the retail industry to the medical professional industry and became an apprentice optician. She is a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts and a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry and is set to complete her training to be a Massachusetts Licensed Optician in the summer of 2021. Heather is married and lives in the Greater Springfield Area and enjoys spending time with her family and extended family, including all 7 "brothers." When she is not studying for her upcoming ABO and NCLE certification exams, she enjoys reading, baking and crafting in her spare time. Heather is a talented optician who truly cares for each and every patient she sees and looks forward to continuing her journey as an optician here at BEC Optical.
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Licensed Optician, Optical Manager
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