Doug Fairbanks, LDO
Education: Bremerton High School Graduate 1985, Seattle Central Community College 1987
Doug is a Licensed Dispensing Optician and the Manager here at Kitsap Optical, Inc. He has worked at Kitsap Optical since 1987.
When asked what he likes best about working at Kitsap Optical he said, “Working in an environment that is like family. A staff that cares about the quality of the work they do and having the freedom of being independent and being able to order the products that will be best for our clients regardless of who the manufacturer is.”
Doug’s hobbies and interests include fishing, golf, Seahawks football and Mariners baseball. Doug is actively involved in the Rotary Club of East Bremerton, previously holding the position of president (2010).
Debbie Donaldson, ABO
Education: Graduated Cupertino High School, Cupertino CA, Attended DeAnza Jr. College, CA
Debbie has been certified by the American Board of Opticianry since 2002. She started working with Kitsap Optical, Inc. in 2006, and has been in the industry since 2000.
When asked what she likes best about working at Kitsap Optical she said: "I love being here. I consider my co-workers as family. I have never worked anywhere better! Our patients recognize our efforts to give the “best” product and services available, and we have developed many great friendships throughout the years! There is no greater feeling than to see their smiles year after year, as they walk out “seeing” the world through "new" eyes!"
Debbie’s hobbies and interests include RVing with friends, singing and acting in church events, staying fit thru gym memberships, walking and biking.
Sally Miner, LDO
Education: Graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, Michigan
Sally is a Licensed Dispensing Optician, has worked in the industry since 1986. She has been with Kitsap Optical, Inc. since 1997 and apprenticed under Blayne Rollman.
When asked what she likes best about working at Kitsap Optical she said, “I have enjoyed being a part of Kitsap Optical for the last 18 years. My co-workers are the best in the business, and I think we make a great team! I believe we provide the best in customer service. Our customers are very important to us!”
Sally’s hobbies and interests include enjoying the Beauty of Mount Rainer while hiking during the summer and fall months. She also enjoys reading and hanging out with her grandchildren. Sally has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1991.
Heidi Marchand, LDO
Education: Graduated Bremerton High School in Bremerton WA in 2002! *GO KNIGHTS!* Studied at Olympic College 2002-2004
Heidi is a Licensed Dispensing Optician and started working at Kitsap Optical in 2000. In 2003 Heidi took a short break to travel the United States coming back in 2008, and has been here ever since! She was Licensed in 2013.
When asked what she likes best about working at Kitsap Optical she said: “I LOVE working here. I love my co-workers. We are all family and get along that way! Each and every person here plays a significant role in our family like atmosphere! We do our very best to ensure that each and every person that walks through our door receives the BEST customer service possible. We want to take the time to get to know you, and to make sure that you are getting exactly what you want. Every person is different, with a different expectation, and we want to meet them! When you walk in our door you’re family-NOT a number!”
Heidi’s hobbies and interests include being a Mom to her beautiful children and being a fun Auntie. She enjoys performing in the church choir and dessert theaters. She likes racing Demolition Derby, working on cars, camping, spending time with family and friends, and photography.
Ashley Tait, Optician Apprentice
Education: Graduated Central Kitsap High School in 2003. Studied at Western Washington University and Olympic College.
Ashley is currently apprenticing under Heidi Marchand, LDO to become an optician. She has been with Kitsap Optical since 2014 and has been in the Ophthalmology industry since 2007.
When asked what she likes best about working at Kitsap Optical she said: “I look forward to my future at Kitsap Optical. I have enjoyed my time here and am happy to join such a fun, loving, crazy family. Great customer service is the primary goal at Kitsap Optical. We want every customer to leave happy and come back again happy! Our customers have a rooted history at Kitsap Optical, and it shows when you see the interactions between our customers and the staff. I often hear updates on vacations, families and life. The atmosphere is wonderful to be in daily.”
Ashley’s hobbies and interests include spending time with her husband and her daughter. She also likes game nights with friends and Seahawks football!!
Monica Scruggs, Office Assistant
Education: Graduated Modesto Christian High School. Earned a Bachelor of Arts at University of the Pacific, and Teaching Credentials from California State University, Stanislaus. She is also a Certified Home Stager.
Monica has been at Kitsap Optical, Inc. since 2014. She is a valuable asset to our staff. She keeps us all organized. She helps with anything and everything there is!
When asked what she likes best about working at Kitsap Optical she said: “I enjoy working at Kitsap Optical, Inc. because I appreciate the amazing customer service and attention to detail, and I know that we offer something rare to our customers. The knowledgeable staff is so good at getting the very best vision and fit for our customers. We really care!”
Monica’s hobbies and interests include reading, decorating, sports, baking, and spending time with family and friends.