Vision care has come a long way in recent years, thanks to advances in technology and new approaches in treatment. To assure you and your family the best of care in a timely manner, our professionals and support staff work as a team under the direction of a Doctor of Optometry (OD).
Given your specific vision need, you may be assisted by one or more of our optometrists, vision therapists, administrative staff or optical boutique staff. Each is extremely qualified in their area of expertise and will be happy to answer any questions you may have in their area of care.
Marcy Rose, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. Rose earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and her Doctorate in Optometry from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, an accreditation that confirms her expertise in all facets of optometry, including vision therapy. Dr. Rose has practiced optometry in Colorado since 1984 and is a current member/past director of the Colorado Optometric Association. Active with several volunteer organizations, she is the mother of two daughters.
Kathy Rutland, COVT
After 31 years with North Park Vision, Kathy retired in 2014. As a certified vision therapist, Kathy enjoyed the challenges of helping patients improve their visual skills to unlock their full potential. She still enjoys coming back to fill in occasionally.
Kathy and her husband are longtime residents of Westminster. They are the parents of 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Spending time keeping up with all their activities, enjoying time with friends and travel keep them very busy in retirement.
Lea Ann Prentice, COVT, COTA
For the last 18 years as a certified vision therapist and a certified occupational therapy assistant, Lea Ann has been an integral part of our vision therapy team. Lea Ann particularly enjoys working with patients with special needs and helping them reach their full potential. In addition, she serves on the committee for paraoptometric education for the Colorado Vision Summit.
Lea Ann and her husband are the parents of three grown children and the proud grandparents of 6. As a family, they enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.
Annie has been a vision therapist at North Park Vision for over 11 years. She delights in working with the patients and watching the changes that take place as their visual skills improve. Previously, Annie taught preschool for 6 years in Jefferson County Schools.
She also taught dance for 17 years. Annie and her husband have three grown children. In addition to spending time with friends and family, Annie enjoys outdoor activities, movies and reading.
Kristie Brice, BA
Kristie has over 10 years of experience in vision therapy. She brings her four years of experience as a licensed K-6 elementary educator into the therapy room to help patients reach a higher level of visual performance. Kristie has a BA in Biology from the University of Colorado.
She and her husband are the parents of two boys, both of whom completed vision therapy programs.
Kristie enjoys spending time with her family doing a variety of outdoor activities.
Lauren has been a vision therapist for 2 ½ years. She has a background in education and brings those skills to the therapy room.
The oldest of seven children, she lives with her family in Westminster. For the last 5 years, she has homeschooled her younger siblings.
Water sports, hiking, walking, and reading historical fiction are some of her hobbies. Lauren also plays and has taught, violin for five years.
Angel Perez, COA
Angel has 23 years of experience as a certified ophthalmic assistant. Assisting the doctor with pre-exam testing, diagnostic testing, and contact lens fitting are some of her many duties here at North Park Vision.
Angel is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of three. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and cheering on the Broncos and Nuggets.
Alissa Capra, BA
Alissa has 11 years experience as an ABO certified optician. She holds a BA in communications from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has been a member of the vision care team at North Park Vision for 8 years. Helping patients select eyewear and lenses to complement their style and meet their lifestyle needs is her favorite part of the job.
Alissa like spending time with friends and family and dotes on her nieces and nephews.
Jessica brings her 10 years of experience as an optician to North Park Vision. She is currently studying for the ABO certification exam. She enjoys helping people find stylish eyewear and appropriate lenses to address their visual needs.
Jessica and her husband are big Bronco fans and will welcome their first child to their family in October.
Ellyn Gebhardt, BS
North Park Vision has benefitted from Ellyn’s management expertise for the last 5 years. She Holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. Previously, she held positions as a manager in retail for 15 years and sales manager for a local newspaper for 15 years. Ellyn is committed to coordinating the various departments to insure a personalized professional experience.
In addition to spending time with friends and family, Ellyn revels in spending time with her numerous nieces and nephews.
Patient Care Coordinator
Teresa has been at North Park Vision for two years. She has 21 years of experience as a technician in the eye care profession. Her duties include scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, and diagnostic testing.
Teresa and her husband moved to Colorado from Washington D.C. nine years ago. They are the parents of a teenage daughter and nine-year-old twin boys. She enjoys cooking, painting, and amateur photography.
Tanya Van Dyke
After working for over 15 years as an ABO certified optician, Tanya now brings her skills into the exam room to scribe for the doctors. She enjoys keeping current in the everchanging optical field.
Happily married and the proud mother of two girls, she enjoys watching them participate in a variety of sports.