Meet the staff who makes Colleyville Vision Associates the leading provider of vision care and products in Colleyville.
Jennifer Hollis, CPO & NCLE Certified- Practice Manager
Jennifer has worked in the medical field for 10 years and 6 years in the optical field. She is experienced with customer service, billing, and insurance. As the Contact Lens Technician she strives to learn all aspects of contact lens branding and technologies. Whenever you need to order contacts, check the status of an order, or just have general inquiries, Jennifer is the expert!
She especially enjoys taking care of patients, problem solving and tackling new challenges. She is passionate about improving her skills and learning new aspects of the optical field at Colleyville Vision.
Jennifer enjoys reading, watching movies, catching up on T.V. shows, cooking and trying new foods with everyone she cares about. She adores her black lab, Shadow, and loves to teach him new tricks.
Jennifer would like to earn another certification and continue to stay on top of the accounts receivable and insurance for the office. Jennifer is currently attending Texas Wesleyan University to obtain her Bachelors in Business Management degree.
Valerie McDowell, CPO Certified –Contact Lens Technician and Insurance Specialist
Valerie is highly experienced in hospitality and customer service and is very enthusiastic about growing in the eye care industry. She specializes in making sure that each patient leaves with a smile and helping them understand their accounting and insurance questions. She prides herself in time management and multi-tasking.
She loves the pleasant atmosphere of Colleyville Vision, her wonderful co-workers, and engaging with people to make sure they are having the best experience possible.
She enjoys engaging in a variety of adventurous activities including paintball, rock-climbing, bowling, pool, fishing, Zumba classes, and swimming in the Texas heat. Valerie and her husband Kyle have a spunky daughter who keeps them both very busy. Valerie is officially a soccer mom!
It is her desire to possibly move into a pretesting technician position. She would like to complete her degree, become a home-owner, and go skydiving.
John Morris, CPO Certified Pre-Testing Technician
John is a graduate from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biochemistry in 2014.
John is very passionate about helping and educating patients. John joins CVA with 2 years of previous experience in emergency room care scribing and volunteering where he tried to make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
John enjoys meeting new people and educating them on the technology and the value of an eye exam. He likes to teach patients new things and get them engaged in their care. John wants every exam to be a pleasant experience.
John loves to try new foods whether he cooks it or goes to a new restaurant. He also enjoys traveling to new places, singing along to “bad” music, reading horror novels, and watching Netflix.
John is planning to study for his CPO certification as soon as he is eligible so he can further educate patients. Long term John is planning to attend medical school and publish scientific papers. He also plans to improve his French and Spanish language.
Kelsey Donbar, Optician
Kelsey is very excited to bring her optical knowledge to CVA. She has 3 years of optical experience and 10 years in the customer service industry. Kelsey also brings 7 years of management experience to CVA.
Kelsey loves to help people see. She enjoys watching a patients face light up when they are able to see clearly. She also enjoys serving those in need.
In her spare time Kelsey likes cooking, organizing, watching movies, playing video games and everything outdoors. She is a fan of the Dallas Mavericks and enjoys going to games every chance she gets. Kelsey is also in the Dallas Millennial Choir where she sings, plays guitar and piano.
Kelsey has started studying for her ABO certification and plans to finish her Bachelors in Business Management to maximize her knowledge and skills.
Courtney DePrang, Director of Patient Relations
Courtney is very active in her community and with her church. She loves to volunteer for events and services with her church. Courtney previously worked for a law firm in Louisiana as a receptionist and enjoyed pointing people in the right direction and talking on the phone.
Courtney is excited to get to know patients at CVA and learn all about eye care.
Courtney enjoys going home to Louisiana to spend time with her family and catch a new movie. She also likes to invite her friends to her new home so they can experience Texas. In Courtney’s spare time she enjoys leading worship at her church.
Courtney plans to grow with CVA and develop her skills. She would like to become more involved in the community and continue to volunteer. Courtney got married in 2015 and hopes to start a family in the next 4-5 years.
Allison Davis, Pre-Testing Technician
Allison joins CVA with over ten years of customer service experience from the bank
and auto industry. Allison recently realized her passion for vision care while briefly working as an optician and has goals of becoming a Certified Technician.
Allison has been married for eleven years and has two daughters, ages 9 and 7. She enjoys going to movies, watching live bands, playing pool, top golf, and painting. Allison is really good at decorating cakes, she makes all of the Birthday cakes for her family and we have nominated her to make ours too. Allison loves sweets, she often enjoys a cookie with her lunch.
Allison would like to obtain her CPO certification and continue learning and absorbing everything. Her goal is to leave a positive impact on the lives around her by giving back in her community.
Emily Ott- Director of Patient Relations
Emily joins CVA with seven years of customer service and healthcare experience. Emily is new to Optometry and very eager to learn all about it. She recently graduated from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelors in Social Work.
Emily enjoys making people smile. She has a passion for helping people and really enjoys putting their minds at ease while here at CVA. “Sometimes this can be an intimidating situation. I enjoy helping people enjoy their experience and help them relax so they can enjoy their stay.”
Emily fits right in with the Colleyville Vision family, she also enjoys learning new things, reading, watching documentaries and trying new experiences. She loves to travel, try new foods and watch movies. Her current favorite movie is The Theory of Everything and she never misses the chance to enjoy a pizza. Emily also enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer work.
Emily’s goals over the next three years are to strengthen her ties in the community, become a homeowner and learn and absorb everything she can here at CVA.
Nicolas Rodriquez, Ad Designer
Nicholas comes to CVA with 9 years in the optical industry. In those nine years he has obtained experience in every area of the optical industry from patient care, preliminary testing, dispensing, to the back end optical lab.
Nic is the busy, creative, and friendly ad designer for Colleyville Vision. You can see his work most frequently in Living Magazine.
Nic enjoys photography, guitar, and spending time with his wife and two kids.