Dr. Tony Turin OD, FAAO
My name is Tony Turin and I was born and raised in Welches, Oregon, and graduated from Sandy High School in 2002. After high school, I completed a Bachelors’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Optometry from Pacific University. Shortly after graduating in 2010, I was directly commissioned as a Captain in the US Army. Most of my military commitment was spent working at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this time, I worked as the Chief of Optometry at Womack Army Medical Clinic, I covered on-call in the emergency department, and I evaluated more patients than any Optometrist in the area. In 2013, I became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, something only ten percent of optometrists achieve. I have also gone on to complete my Masters in Business Administration. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 14 years and have two amazing kids. I am still so excited to be back in my hometown and serving the people of the Mt. Hood area! Please make us your hometown choice for all your vision and eye care needs.
Kim Turin is the lovely wife of Dr. Turin. She graduated from Barlow High school as valedictorian and went on to be an All American Collegiate athlete at Corban University. Kim is the reason Dr. Turin started to pursue Optometry years ago. She has worked in the industry for over fifteen years and has a vast amount of knowledge in finance and optometry. Kim is the CFO of both the Gresham and Sandy practices and manages both the businesses primarily from home. Kim and Tony are also proud parents of two awesome kids! Kim enjoys church, the great outdoors, being a wife and mom, hanging with friends and family, and coaching volleyball.
After graduating salutatorian from Templeton High School in 1987, Catherine started her career as an Optician in 1989 at a private optometric practice in California where she grew up. She enjoyed learning all aspects of the office, from patient welcoming, to the technician, to running the In-house lab where they would do their own edging of lenses.
In 1992, she and her husband moved to Montana where she spent some time working in a full-scale, nationwide optical laboratory. She feels her experience in both the office and laboratory gives her a well-rounded array of knowledge that helps her as an optician. While in Montana, Catherine became certified with the American Board of Opticianry.
Moving to Oregon in 1999, Catherine has since worked as an optician at two other offices in the Portland area, as well as another nationwide full-service lab as their final inspector.
Joining the Mt Hood Eye Care team in 2017, and enjoys being in a smaller, family-oriented office best. She truly enjoys giving our patients quality eyewear education throughout their ordering experience, so that each patient can make a well-informed decision on their eyewear investment to receive the best vision possible. We are happy now to have all of Catherine’s experience as she manages the Sandy location and is a managing consultant to our other offices. Catherine really enjoys the challenge of adjusting misshaped glasses, so don’t think it’s hopeless until you bring her the challenge of repairing it!
Catherine loves to spend time with her husband of over 30 years. She has 3 grown children and has finally become a grandma! In her free time, Catherine enjoys cycling, reading, and playing the piano for Logan Community Church where her husband is Pastor.
Abigail was born in Oregon but grew up in Washington state where she is a 2019 Summa Cum Laude Graduate from WSUV in Human Development & Early Childhood Education.
She started in the workforce in a dental office and discovered that wasn’t for her. So she was placed by an employment agency in a local optometric office, where she found that she liked this medical field. Abigail became a great addition to our Mt Hood team in October 2022, where she brings a kind, warm and welcoming spirit when she greets our patients or calls to collect payments. When in office you may hear us calling her Abi! She is happy to work among a group of individuals that have great values and strong ethics. Encouraging and supporting one another while truly enjoying working together to make a strong team.
Outside of work, Abigail loves adventuring with her wonderful husband, Mitchel, and her awesome poodle mix, Stella. She enjoys serving through various charitable foundations too. If you happen to run into her at Good Shephard Church, please say HI!
Jaclyn grew up in Oregon City. Jaclyn spent much of her extra time as a teenager babysitting and walking neighbors’ dogs. She began working at Mt Hood Eye Care in February 2021 and graduated from Estacada high school that June. She was involved in the Drama department there and volunteered at her church’s Red Cross blood drives, which she still does to this day. Jaclyn spent a few months gaining more customer service experience working as a barista at a local coffee shop.
In 2023, after a few months’ leave, Jaclyn’s valued and qualified skills returned to us! Jaclyn feels blessed to continue to be a part of our team here which truly feels like family to her. She enjoys and is excited to continue the friendships that she has built with our patients. She enjoys the various job responsibilities that allow her to practice skills in multiple areas of the office and strives to learn more about the optometric field. It also is a very special blessing that she gets to work each day alongside her mama.
When Jaclyn is not at work, she loves to go hiking, spend time with her one-eyed rescue dog and her parents, go to church, and all things Elvis Presley.
Janelle was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. After she graduated high school in Carson City in 2016, she went on to do three years of college striving to go into the nursing field. She had the pleasure of traveling for work within her job while working for “In -n- Out”, a growing company, which introduced her to Oregon. She had the pleasure of opening the store down in Keiser, OR. Janelle enjoys the fast-paced environments but also engaging and creating connections with customers.
Janelle is excited to finally be working in the medical field. She’s interested in learning and developing her skills here at Mt Hood Eye Care to hopefully find her niche and career within the community.
She recently moved up here with her boyfriend and they have grown to love the area and people. They enjoy hiking and exploring nature every weekend, as well as love taking their 97’ Toyota Tacoma out off-roading. Janelle also enjoys painting, traveling, and creating jewelry. She is excited and ready to be working in a field that strives in helping patients improve overall health and working with a team that is so encouraging in her learning and development.
Jadee is a native, born and raised in Boring, Oregon! Right after graduating in 2015, she went straight into childcare and spent the next 8 years enjoying the interaction with so many children. In that time, she also had her own sweet little boy, Hudson.
Jadee’s ambition to serve the community lead her into becoming a volunteer firefighter along with becoming an emergency medical responder.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys puzzles, camping, hiking, and anything she can find to do with her son.
Since starting at Mt Hood Eye Care in February of 2023, as well as working at our Cascade Vision office, she has instantly become a well fitted team member to our current staff. She is excited about the amazing experience, and constant learning. She feels the family-oriented environment, and friendly patients, has quickly made it a job that she looks forward to every day and hopes to grow in this medical field as much as possible for years to come.
Kelly is the sister-in-law to Dr. Turin and sister to Kim. She graduated from Barlow High School as a salutatorian and went on to graduate from Eastern Oregon University with her Business degree.
Kelly has worked in the industry for over fifteen years and has a vast amount of knowledge in managing an optometry office. Kelly was at Mt Hood Eye Care when it opened, and shortly after that, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom for 5 yrs. She is currently our fabulous billing specialist for all of our offices: Mt Hood Eye Care Sandy, Mt Hood Eye Care Gresham, and our newly acquired Cascade Vision, of which she manages all her billing tasks from home.
Kelly has two beautiful daughters and enjoys church, the great outdoors, being a wife and mom, and spending time with friends and family.
Gretchen has worked in Ophthalmology/Optometry for 24 years. After she completed her Associates of Science Degree at Portland Community College, she went on the receive her certification as an Ophthalmic Technician. She has continued in the industry providing exceptional attention to patient care as a receptionist and optician. What distinguishes her from others in her field is that she enjoys building relationships with patients so they will feel part of “our family” at Mt. Hood Eye Care.
With her amazing husband and five kids, Gretchen enjoys outdoor fun, gathering with friends and family, and vacationing anywhere warm!