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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MICHELLE PARKER
Operations Manager

culbertson


Originally from Bend, Oregon, I moved to Portland in 2009 and began my career in the optical world. I'm passionate about partnering with independent frame companies to provide stylish, well-made eyeglasses for our incredible patients. When I'm not working, I love being a plant mom, traveling and volunteering in my community.

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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 6-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, Chuck, or relaxing at home watching Netlix. I'd love to meet you and help you see the world clearer!

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Michelle Durdahl
Optician

durdahl


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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Rachel Friedenbach
Optician

amy


I come from a family inspired by optics! My mom is an optician in Arizona and I am so thrilled and proud to be following in her footsteps. I moved to Portland in 2013 and couldn't imagine calling any other place home. I love the diverse community here and I’m passionate about styling them with the perfect glasses! While not at work, you may find me, my partner, our adorable cat named Eleanor Roosevelt, and some dear friends all cuddled up on the couch for movie and TV marathons.

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Amy Campbell
Optician

amy


I am a married mother with two happy toddlers. I have lived in Portland for 10 years and recently moved to a house in Happy Valley. When I'm not working as an optician with our amazing team I am filming and photographing local weddings. My years of being a professional photographer have really helped me gain a bigger appreciation for quality glasses and lens. I love sharing my knowledge and creative views with my neighbors in Happy Valley while helping them shop for new glasses!

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