Chan Family Optometry

360 Sierra College Dr. Ste. 100

Grass Valley, CA 95945 US

(530) 273-3190

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Meet the Team

  • Tammy
    ​Optician | Employed since 1983

    Tammy has been an integral part of Chan Family Optometry since 1983, offering her dedicated service and warm smile to everyone who walks through our doors. Born in Southern California, Tammy moved to Nevada County in 1978, drawn by her father's dream of owning more land and his love for horses. It's no surprise that Tammy inherited this love for the outdoors and animals, particularly cats and horses. She currently shares her life with her beloved cat, Jasmine, and a horse named Dunny, often spending her free time riding through the beautiful landscapes that surround her home.......

    When she's not enjoying the great outdoors, Tammy is an avid reader, with a particular fondness for suspense and detective novels. She finds joy in discovering new reads, whether through thrifting or visiting her favorite local bookstore, Downtown Books in Grass Valley.

    Tammy's journey with us began over four decades ago when she decided to take a leap of faith and apply for a position at our then Bank Street location, despite having no prior experience in optometry. Her previous job was working at a cutting horse breeding ranch handling the yearlings – a far cry from the world of eye care! Tammy credits her mother's wise words, 'you can’t clean stalls for a living, go get a real job,' as the nudge that led her to us. What started as a job soon blossomed into a fulfilling career. Tammy especially treasures the relationships she's built over the years and takes great pride in training and mentoring new team members.

    Looking ahead, Tammy is excited to spend more time doing what she loves most – being outdoors, spending time with her animals, and embracing new challenges. She is enthusiastic about the evolution of Chan Family Optometry, particularly the introduction of new technologies and treatments that have the potential to significantly improve our patients' lives.

  • Shelly
    Optician | Employed since 2018

    Shelly is an Optician as well as an Optometric Technician. She strives to offer excellent service to all of our patients with their vision needs. In her spare time, you can likely find her cooking, reading or enjoying the outdoors.

  • Wendy
    Optometric Assistant / Employed since 2021

    Wendy is an Optometric Technician, assisting doctors with patient care. She has lived in Grass Valley for 30years. In her spare time, she likes to cook, exercise, garden, play roller derby and hangout with her awesome family: hubby, 4 grown kids and 3ill-tempered cats

  • Stuart
    Front Office / Employed since 2021

    Stuart grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains but now calls Grass Valley hishome. During his free time, he can be found haunting used book stores.

  • Mary Ann
    Optician / Employed since 2022

    Mary Ann loves to spend time with her family and furry children. Her hobbies are art, stained glass, working on home projects,and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Becky
    Optometric Technician / Employed since 2022

    Becky has worked in the field of optometry for 20 years and counting. She loves being an Optometric Technician because she gets to work directly with patients at the start of their eyecare needs. When she's not helping her patients see better, you will find her enjoying time with her family, rescuing animals, or working on jigsaw puzzles!......

    Born in Auburn, California, and raised in Weimar, Becky is a proud alumnus of Colfax High School. Shortly after graduating, she began her journey in the optometry field, initially hired for office assistance in Auburn. Over the years, Becky trained and flourished in multiple roles, from pre-test procedures to becoming an adept optician and technician, as well as mastering billing and reception duties. Her ability to learn and adapt has seen her do everything in the office, a versatility she deeply values.

    After 21 years at her first job, Becky sought a new challenge and found her place with us at Chan Family Optometry, drawn by an advertisement for a technician position. Coming from a family dedicated to public service, with her mother being a nurse and her father a volunteer firefighter, Becky's passion for healthcare seemed almost destined. Her upbringing instilled in her the joy of helping others, a trait that shines brightly in her daily work.

    At our office, Becky is known for her ability to juggle multiple tasks efficiently, relishing the challenges and variety each day brings. She has witnessed firsthand the evolution of optometry, particularly how the internet and technology have transformed patient care and billing processes. The advancements in lens technology and their significant impact on improving patients' lives continue to amaze her.

    Outside the office, Becky is equally busy and devoted. She's often found chauffeuring her daughter Gemma to dance classes, a family activity that's currently a big part of their lives. Alongside this, she enjoys quality time with her husband, Steve, their daughter, and their beloved twenty pounds cat, Mr. Kitty, affectionately nicknamed Bubba.

    Looking to the future, Becky is excited about continuing her career in optometry. She has a particular interest in billing—a niche she's grown to love—and looks forward to further contributing to the wellbeing of our patients. 'I can’t wait to continue doing this,' Becky says, reflecting her enthusiasm for her work and the people she helps daily.

  • Denise
    Optician / Employed since 2022

    Denise has been an optician for almost 40 years. She loves to spend her free time cuddling with her cat Tinker, watching movies, spending time with good friends, and texting her son on his travels.

  • Bruce
    Optician / Employed since 2023

    Bruce has been an Optician for 48 years specializing in LowVision. In his free time, he enjoys working on his property, riding motorcycles, and traveling.

  • Ann
    Front Office | Date of Employment: Since 2023

    With just a little under a decade of customer service and medical receptionist experience, Ann
    has recently moved from the Kansas City area and now calls the mountains of Grass Valley her
    home. When she is not helping around the office, Ann is working on a variety of traditional and
    digital illustrations, and is a hobbyist mycologist. Fun fact! Ann has work that has been formally
    recognized by the Society of Illustrators, and her favorite fungi is the Cornflower Bolete

  • Nathan
    Front Office | Date of Employment: Since 2023

    Nathan has been a client service representative in and out of the medical field for about 5 years.
    Born and raised in Grass Valley, If Nathan doesn't know you, he likely knows someone you do!
    He enjoys TTRPGs, Video Games, and Writing
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    Born and raised in Nevada County, Nathan is a true local. He graduated from Bear River High School in 2019, carrying with him a wealth of community knowledge and spirit.

    After high school, Nathan embarked on an adventure, moving to Montana with his family, and then to Colorado in 2023, drawn by the initiation from friends and new experiences. But in the end, the call of his hometown roots brought him back to Nevada County.

    Nathan attended Sierra College, focusing on Agricultural Sustainability. His passion for agriculture was sparked by his involvement in FFA during high school, and the many outlets of education agriculture has to offer.

    In his leisure time, Nathan is an avid gamer, connecting with friends across the country through online Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). He's also a fan of (Role-Playing Games) RPGs, his other favorites include Pokemon and Persona. And when it comes to food, nothing beats his love for Mac and Cheese, especially when it's spruced up with some bacon or a dash of sriracha!

    Nathan's journey into healthcare began in 2020, recognizing the critical need for healthcare workers. He played a vital role in running a local COVID clinic, showcasing his dedication to community service. His experience in various healthcare roles has solidified his passion for helping others, making him a valuable asset to our team.

    Nathan's blend of local roots, adventurous spirit, educational background, and commitment to healthcare enriches our workplace every day. His friendly demeanor at the front desk is more than just a welcoming presence; it's a reflection of his dedication to service and community care

  • Christine
    Front Office / Employed Since 2024

    Christine is a Los Angeles native who has lived most of her life in Grass Valley. In her free time she enjoys anything culinary, as she was a chef at Bouchon - one of Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants. Christine loves many genres of music and is currently learning bass guitar. She also enjoys visiting the Hawaii Islands, spending time with her family and her spoiled cat Dex.

  • Danielle

    In loving memory.

  • Jennifer

    In Loving Memory