Todd Cranmore, ocularist in washington

Todd Cranmore, BCO BADO – Licensed Ocularist

Todd Cranmore is a Licensed Ocularist in Washington State, a Board Certified Ocularist (BCO) and a Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist (BADO). Combining medicine, artistry and engineering, Todd creates an amazing replica of the natural eye. Along with his education in ocular prosthetics, he has earned a degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington. Todd loves hanging out with his family, prefers to be out on the water boating and especially loves wake surfing.

“Our patients continually challenge us to be the best at what we do. The face is such a huge focal point in our society, we go to great efforts to match the color and symmetry of the natural eye.”

Christie Erickson, ocularist in washington

Christie Erickson, BCO BADO – Licensed Ocularist

Christie Erickson is a Licensed Ocularist in Washington State, a Board Certified Ocularist (BCO) and a Board Approved Diplomate Ocularist (BADO). Specializing in ocular prosthetics since 1981, Christie places her emphasis on the satisfaction and well-being of every patient. Her skill and expertise are equally matched by her personalized care for patients and attention to detail. Christie enjoys gardening, watching hummingbirds on her deck, hiking and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.

“One of the greatest compliments we receive is when others (including medical professionals) do not recognize that a patient has a prosthetic eye. What a boost this is for a patient’s self-esteem!”

Tawnya Cranmore, ocularist in washington

Tawnya Cranmore – Apprentice Ocularist

Tawnya Cranmore is an Apprentice Ocularist combining her creativity and compassion to care for others. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She values the opportunity to partner with her husband Todd and the whole team through the rewarding work at Northwest Eye Design. She enjoys being with friends & family, game nights, volunteering, walks and hikes.

“I am amazed every time I see a completed eye and love the privilege of walking through the process with each patient.”

emily spiker, administrative coordinator

Emily Spiker – Administrative Coordinator

Emily is an Administrative Coordinator for Northwest Eye Design. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, grew up in Valrico, Florida and moved to Washington several years ago with her husband, Eric, and two daughters, Molly and Abi. Some of Emily’s favorite things to do are to play with her puppy, Peaches, and to create home decor out of old, forgotten and reclaimed pieces.

“I love the atmosphere, it really is a family here! Everyone from the Ocularists to the administrative staff to the patients is part of the Northwest Eye Design family and you can sense that the moment you come into the office.”

Tania Andersen – Patient Care Coordinator

Tania is a Patient Care Coordinator at Northwest Eye Design. After attending the University of Washington, she went to Cosmetology School and was a hairstylist in Redmond. This is where she found her passion for serving others. Whether helping someone at work walk through the process of getting a new prosthesis or traveling out of the country to do a service trip, she is happy being around others and helping in any way she can. You will likely hear her bragging about her “perfect” dog Dooger, and find her hanging with friends and family.

“I walk into work with a smile and leave work with a smile all due to the incredible patients I am getting to know and the amazing staff I get to work with. I feel very lucky to be a part of the journey and the team.”

karin rowles

Karin Rowles – Patient Care Coordinator

Karin is a Patient Care Coordinator for Northwest Eye Design. She grew up in Yakima, but has lived in Western Washington for over 20 years. Karin graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and has always enjoyed jobs that allow her to support others. She has lived in Bothell for the last 13 years with her husband, Shawn, and their two teenagers. Karin loves to cook, bake, read and spend time with her family. She loves watching her kids play sports and traveling with her family when they have the chance.

“It’s clear that the patient’s well-being and comfort is the number one focus of all the staff and being able to be part of such an important process is a joy!”

jenny bolt, patient care coordinator

Jenny Bolt – Patient Care Coordinator

Jenny is a Patient Care Coordinator for Northwest Eye Design. She is originally from Vancouver, WA and lived in Spokane for 8 years before moving to the Seattle area. Jenny graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Children’s Studies from Eastern Washington University, where she met her husband, Steven. Jenny and Steven live in Bothell with their sweet, mischievous Chihuahua Lumen. She loves time with family and friends and can usually be found doing something creative, volunteering at church, or enjoying game nights with those she loves.

“I love the care that the team shows to each person that walks through the door. It’s a genuine kindness that shines through and makes this office such a wonderful place to work!”

Natalie Dyjak – Ocularist Lab Tech

Natalie is the current lab technician here at NW Eye Design. She grew up in Southern Arizona but has since lived in several places along the west coast. She has been on a trajectory toward medical school. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Sierra Nevada College in the Lake Tahoe Basin before moving here to Kirkland, Washington. She has spent the past 2.5 years working as a medical scribe in orthopedics, but wanted to experience a more hands-on aspect of medicine in her continued pursuit of medical school. She feels very fortunate to be living in one of the most beautiful places in the country. She enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, volleyball, and jogging.

“The process of building a prosthetic eye is likely unfamiliar to most, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Every patient is well cared for and informed each step of the way. It’s a team effort, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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