Meet

Our Team

We are very excited about our team of staff and consider them our greatest asset.  All of our staff live in Cochrane and take great pride in providing you with exceptional knowledge and care in a friendly ‘Cochrane’ way!

Kim

Kim grew up in Vancouver where she attended Simon Fraser University and received a Bachelor of Arts. She met her husband on vacation and moved to Alberta in 1996 with every intention of going into teaching.

While living in Canmore, she started her career in optical and graduated from the NAIT optical program, receiving National Accreditation as a Licensed Optician in 2001. Kim has been with Cochrane Family Vision since opening in 2014. Throughout her career, Kim has worked with a variety of people. She sees herself as a member of an eye care team, along with the optometrist and patient, working together to fulfill the unique visual and health needs of each patient.

Kim and her husband moved to Cochrane in 2002 to start and raise their family. She has two beautiful teenage boys. When not at work, you can find Kim at bootcamp, walking her dogs, on the ski hill, or on the rugby pitch with her boys.

Katrina

Katrina is a born and raised Calgarian. She moved to Cochrane in 2010, changed careers from wedding and event planning to Optometric Assistant, and hasn’t looked back since.

Katrina has been working in the optical industry since 2010 and is a Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant. Katrina has been with Cochrane Family Vision since opening the doors in 2014. She loves providing great customer service and finding the perfect frame for her patients.

She can frequently be found at the pool or playground with her 2 boys. Katrina loves to spend time outdoors with her family and her dog Roxie. Katrina is an avid crocheter and loves live music.

Stacy

Stacy was born and raised in Oromocto, New Brunswick; she made Cochrane her home in 2017. Stacy has been in the optical industry since 2013 and obtained her CCOA certificate in 2015. Stacy is one of our pretesters and is also one of our best contact lens trainers. She loves meeting new people and enjoys working with seniors and kids.

Stacy is happy to be living closer to the mountains so she can enjoy more time outdoors with her husband and her two boys.

Amy

Amy was born and raised in this wonderful town of Cochrane, Alberta! She spent 5 years in Victoria BC working with the city’s most vulnerable and at-risk population in a variety of fields. She has lived abroad in Oxford England, Fuan China, and North Carolina in the US where she married her husband. She has experience in multiple fields but has focused most of her career towards helping people which brings her to the optical field! She has previously worked for Pearle Vision in Victoria, BC as well as family-owned Edworthy Vision in downtown Calgary in both administration as well as optical. She was fortunate enough to take courses from Eye Recommend and had great mentors along the way. Amy joined our clinic at Cochrane Family Vision in July 2020.

On a personal level, Amy has 3 amazing dogs! She loves to go on hikes, camping, bike rides and just staying active. She absolutely loves plants and gardening – her collection is getting out of control. She and her husband are so thankful to be back in Cochrane and look forward to one day starting a family here.

Colleen

Colleen was raised in London, Ontario. During a trip out west at age 11, she determined this was going to be her home one day. After graduating from Tourism and Travel from Fanshawe College, she moved to Banff, Alberta to work at the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs.

After 11 years of helping people in the tourism industry, she realized that she wanted to make a more meaningful contribution to her community and joined the optical industry at a clinic in Canmore. Immediately she knew this was her true calling. She loves working in small communities where she can get to know her patients and follow through with their care. Colleen lives in Cochrane and joined Cochrane Family Vision in September 2020.

When not working, Colleen can be found walking trails, sitting by the water reading, playing with her cat, and spending quality time with her husband.

Melissa

Melissa has lived in Cochrane with her family since 2012 and is currently a full-time student at the University of Calgary. Upon completion of her Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies degree, she would like to pursue medical education and become a pediatrician. She is one of our pretesters and really enjoys working with young children.

In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, visit the lakes, and bake.

Connie

Connie joined our team at Cochrane Family Vision in the fall of 2020.

Originally from Manitoba she has made her home in Alberta. She has worked in the Optical Industry for several years. Along the way, she has gained valuable knowledge and experience. She is and has been a member of the Alberta Association of Optometric Assistants program for many years. She has met and kept in touch with many of her past associates, acquaintances, and co-workers.

She enjoys her position of Receptionist and always has a smile and is ready to help any way she can.

When not at work, you may find her on one of the many pathways, heading off to the mountains, or just enjoying a good book. If we are lucky, she is in the kitchen baking a treat for her co-workers.

Andrew

Originally from Nova Scotia, Andrew grew up in Calgary after moving with his parents in 1978. After graduating high school, he attended the University of New Brunswick and received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.

Andrew started in the optical industry in 1997, getting his Optician accreditation in 2001. Over the years he’s been an equipment representative, a frame rep, a store manager, and a regional manager. Andrew enjoys helping his customers pick the perfect pair of frames and lenses.

When not working, Andrew can be found flying (he’s a pilot!) around the local area and practicing his skills while he takes his Commercial Pilot training at Springbank. Andrew is a proud Dad to two young daughters and loves sharing Dad Jokes with his coworkers.

Contact Us

#12, 80 Bow Street, Cochrane, Alberta

Located across from Save-On-Foods

Phone: (403) 932-0918
Fax: (403) 932-0899

Hours of Operation

  • Monday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SundayClosed

We Are Proud Members Of The Eye Recommend Network Of Optometrists.