TEAM

image
DR. BRET PROVOST, OD (He/HIM) 
Optometric Physician

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

image
DR. CARRIE BREEDEN, OD (She/HER)
Optometric Physician

She is absolutely passionate about eyecare! Optometry has been her career of choice since the 5th grade when she shadowed her own eye doctor for a school project. She love it because there are countless ways that she can improve her patients' lives. Creating River City Eyecare with Dr. Provost, her fantastic business partner, has been the opportunity of a life time. When she is not at work she spend time enjoying her two beautiful daughters, Emme and Gabbie, and her two beautiful horses, Sage and Pepper. She is originally from Southern Oregon and achieved her bachelor's degree in Biology at Southern Oregon University. She graduated from Pacific College of Optometry in 2008 and have called the Portland area "home" ever since.

image
Dr. Johnny Duong, OD(he/HIM)
Optometric Physician

breeden


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


Growing up he was highly near-sighted, so he has an immense appreciation for the value and privilege of having excellent vision. He is 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, he enjoy exploring our amazing food scene, finding new hikes around the area, and cheering on our Portland Trailblazers. 

image
Nicolle Cofflin(She/HER)
Operations Manager

alt tag


Her passion for eyewear started 20 years ago while she was in college. She worked for a local lab and fell in love with the concept of vision. It is such a dynamic and unique field that allows us to not only meet a medical need of sight but also a fashion inspired statement. A great unique crafted eyewear makes us look and feel amazing; and she love to bring that to our patients.

She has worked in optics since graduation and worn many hats in the processes. She is excited to be the Operations Manager at River City Eye. We get to work with amazing independent frame lines, truly the best lenses and meet and serve a diverse patient base that is exciting!

When she is not at work, you can always find her at a local CrossFit box, walking her beautiful puppy, paddle boarding with friends or on a sport field or court with her son. She has lived in Oregon since she was eight years old and love the outdoor life.

image
Amber Durant (she/HER)
Optician

jake


She found herself drawn to Optometry in the beginning of 2020. Her background in photography has taught her the importance of seeing our world instead of just looking at it, and being able to help people improve their ability to do that makes this career a perfect fit for her. Originally from a small beach town in Connecticut, she moved to Portland summer of 2021 and haven't looked back! She has always wanted to be where the mountains meet the ocean and River City Eye gave her that opportunity and welcomed her with open arms! Since her journey at RCE She has enjoyed meeting all of our fantastic patients and fitting them with all their eyewear needs. Not only can she help them with improving the (gift of) their vision, but in reflecting their personality through the frames they choose. Everyday, she enjoy learning new things about the field and connecting more with her community. She is happy to call Portland home. In her time away from RCE you’ll find her outside on a trail, exploring new restaurants or at a live music show.

image
Whitney Hoffman(she/HER)
Optician

image


Hello fellow eyewear lovers. She come to you from the midwest, and have spent most of her 9 years here working in NE Portland. She grew up in rural Illinois and moved to Chicago for 6.5 years before deciding to take a chance and move to Portland sight unseen. Her now 13 year old weenie dog and she made the drive over a couple of days to be closer to nature and adventure. They love to walk, bike, hike, and paddle board in town and beyond.

She got her start in Portland as a barista as many Portlanders do, and her positivity and flair for eyewear is what brought her to optical when a regular customer suggested she become an optician 6 years ago. Now she is part of a special team that works hard together to deliver you the best service, and she look forward to helping you on your eyewear journey.

image
Michelle Durdahl(she/HER)
billing specialist

durdahl

Originally from Washington State, her family and she moved to the area in 2015 and love all that Oregon has to offer. New to the optical field, she has been with River City Eye since early 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed all that this field has to offer. For some, glasses are a necessary accessory, so she 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 she wear dual hats by performing billing duties. Outside the office, her world revolves around her family. Mom to all boys, she enjoy anything sports! Her weekends usually consist of cheering kids on at a sporting event, spending time outdoors or settling down with a good fiction book.

image
Sam Fulan (they/THEM)
Optician

jake


Growing up in small-town central Ohio, They were drawn out west after graduating from Ohio State. They initially moved to Davis, CA in 2018 where they got started on the admin team of a family-owned optometry practice, before falling in love with Portland and moving up here the following year and continuing in the same field. They brought their admin experience to River City at the start of 2022 and have enjoyed stepping into the role of optician and rounding out their skillset! They love helping patients feel taken care of and take special joy in working with patients under the LGBTQ umbrella, especially trans/nonbinary patients, for whom medical settings can often feel intimidating. Outside of the office, you will often find them pointing out cute dogs walking by or relaxing at home with a video game or a good tv show.

image
Simon Mashinchi(he/HIM)
Optician

jake


He lived in Portland for most of his life, and with that he has been ingrained with a strong sense of community that Portlanders hold so dear. He started his career in optics back in 2014 selling designer frames. Since joining the River City team he has gained an immense amount of knowledge as to what makes a phenomenal pair of glasses, beyond just a good-looking frame. His 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 he is not at the office he love adventuring and taking photographs, but you will most likely find him at his computer at home playing video games.

image
Sammantha Saucedo(she/HER)
Optician

alt tag


Growing up in the small town of Woodburn, Oregon and decided to move to the Portland metro area as an adult. She started in the optical field by volunteering in the community to recycle donated eyeglasses that would eventually go out on mission trips and be given to individuals who need them. Being able to witness firsthand how a pair of glasses can really change the life of many is what drove her to study and obtain her ABO certification and become and optician. She has a passion for optics and she strongly feel to able to see clearly is a right for each of us and not a privilege. She joined the River City Eyecare team in 2022 and it is a joy to work with an amazing team who genuinely care about our patients. Outside of work you will find her outside with her 2 year old dog Jax, they are either on the water enjoying some paddle boarding or in the wilderness hiking! That's her in a nutshell.

CONTACT US