TEAM

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DR. BRET PROVOST, OD
Optometric Physician

Provost


In 2002 I moved to Portland from Atlanta, Georgia, in order to complete Optometry School at Pacific University. After falling in love with the Pacific NW, I decided to stay. I completed my Residency training at the Portland VA Hospital. I started River City Eyecare with my wonderful business partner, Dr. Breeden and we’ve never looked back. I am proud to call Portland home and enjoy spending time traveling and taking in the great outdoors with my lovely wife and our three delightful children.

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DR. CARRIE BREEDEN, OD
Optometric Physician

breeden


I am originally from Southern Oregon but now call Portland home. I obtained my bachelors degree in Biology from Southern Oregon University. Like Dr. Provost, I also graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry. I knew I wanted to be an optometrist when I was fit with my first pair of contacts in the 5th grade. Optometry is a wonderful profession because every day brings new opportunities for me to improve the quality of life for my patients. Building our two-location practice alongside my fantastic business partner, Dr. Provost, has been the most rewarding experience. Besides eyecare, I am a passionate equestrian and enjoy time with my two quarter horses, Sage and Pepper.

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Dr. Johnny Duong, OD
Optometric Physician

I first visited Portland in 2015 and was instantly drawn to this vibrant city and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. After completing my bachelor’s degree at UCLA and my doctoral training at the New England College of Optometry, I was ready to make Portland my new home. 


Growing up I was highly near-sighted, so I have an immense appreciation for the value and privilege of having excellent vision. I’m excited to be part of the River City team to help educate patients and to deliver comprehensive eye care for our community. In addition to optometry, I enjoy exploring our amazing food scene, finding new hikes around the area, and cheering on our Portland Trailblazers. 

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CHRIS RICE
Operations Manager

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I was born in Busan, South Korea and have lived in the Portland area since I was 3 months old. My career as an optician started in 2006. Since then, I've had the pleasure of not only assisting patients in selecting eye wear, but also manufacturing eyeglass lenses. I love working with independent frame designers because they focus on quality rather than quantity. I'm always on the look out for designers with new and amazing styles to help keep us on track with global eye wear trends. In my spare time, I enjoy collecting vinyl records, perusing through antique stores, and working on projects around the house. Most weekends you can find me listening to vinyl with my wife, building Legos with my daughter or working on a house project!

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JACOB ALBRECHT
Lead Optician

jake

My favorite thing about being an optician is the opportunity the job provides to meet and work with people. I enjoy building relationships with patients and helping them understand their eyewear. I have worked both as a dispensing optician and behind the scenes as a lab technician. Combining both experiences, I like making glasses less of a mystery so that patients can feel confident in their glasses. In my free time I like visiting the coast with my wife or, on rare and relished occasion, convincing her to watch a cheesy horror flick with me. We are both native Portlanders so we also spend a lot of time with our extended families in the area.

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Kristen Mattoon
Optician

Kristen


I started my optical journey here at River City Eye in January 2017 and have loved every minute of this exciting field. My favorite part is helping people find a great fitting frame that matches their personality and sharing the newest lens technology to fit their lifestyle. Outside of RCE I am the mother of a goofy, beautiful 8-year-old daughter. In our spare time you can find us out at the barn with our horse, outdoors exploring the gorgeous pacific NW with our dog, Pumpkin, or relaxing at home watching Netflix. I'd love to meet you and help you see the world clearer!

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Michelle Durdahl
billing specialist

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Originally from Washington State, my family and I moved to the area in 2015 and love all that Oregon has to offer. New to the optical field, I’ve been with River City Eye since early 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed all that this field has to offer. For some, glasses are a necessary accessory, so I truly love fitting patients in the best lenses for their optical needs while also finding the perfect frame that suits their character and style. When not helping patients on the floor I wear dual hats by performing billing duties. Outside the office, my world revolves around my family. Mom to all boys, I enjoy anything sports! My weekends usually consist of cheering kids on at a sporting event, spending time outdoors or settling down with a good fiction book.

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jessica burgess
Optician / Office Coordinator

I joined the River City Eye team two years ago and I appreciate my time here learning all about the optical world. I have been fortunate to work with very skillful and knowledgeable doctors, and fellow opticians. The knowledge I have learned here has made it possible for me to make sure our patients have everything they need for their lenses so they can see their world as clearly as possible!

One of my favorite aspects about being an optician, is finding the patients perfect frame for their face and personality. I like to make it an enjoyable and fun experience! This allows our patients to take their time without pressure and find something they can really be happy with.

When I am not at River City Eye, I am with my family and my energetic pup! We have our fair share of outdoor adventures!

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Simon Mashinchi
Optician

I have lived in Portland for most of my life, and with that I have been ingrained with a strong sense of community that Portlanders hold so dear. I started my career in optics back in 2014 selling designer frames. Since joining the River City team I have gained an immense amount of knowledge as to what makes a phenomenal pair of glasses, beyond just a good-looking frame. My favorite part about being an optician is learning about everyone who walks through the door, what your needs and wants are for your glasses so I can best serve you and the community you’re a part of. When I’m not at the office I love adventuring and taking photographs, but you will most likely find me at my computer at home playing video games.

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