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Optometrist Ken Dodge

Optometrist Ken Dodge and his wife, Heike, are the owners of Pierz Eyecare and Falls Optical at Northern Eye Center. Dr. Dodge has been providing excellent eye care services to the residents of Morrison County since 2001.

 

The husband and wife duo opened Falls Optical in Little Falls in 2011 and Pierz Eyecare in 2012, with a singular goal of providing the best quality eye care and most affordable eyewear around.

 

Born and raised in Cold Spring, MN, Dr. Dodge got his education from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. He and two of his siblings are optometrists, and they all love being there to help people see better. Dr. Dodge is patient, thorough, and dedicated to his community. He is also a captain in the MN Air National Guard.

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Heike Dodge

Heike has worked as an optician and optical manager on and off since 1997. It was while managing an optical in Bemidji that she and Ken met. 

 

A native of Minnesota Lake, MN, Heike graduated from Mankato State University with a background in public relations and marketing. Together with Ken, she lives on a hobby farm near Freedhem where they are raising their three children, Gunther, Hayden, and Nordica.

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Heather Okerman

Heather joined the team in 2016. Her healthcare and customer service background is apparent in her attention to patients. As a Little Falls native with roots in Tennessee, Heather's bright smile and charm make her a pleasure to work with. She and her husband, Eric, live on an acreage near Little Falls with their children, Cassidy and Skylar. 

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Donna Beaty

Donna joined the team in 2018. She is a Little Falls native with a background in retail, customer service, and healthcare that makes her a great asset. Patients enjoy her warm smile, kind manner, and can-do attitude. She works hard to ensure every patient has a good experience. She and her husband, Brad, live on the Mississippi River. They have three grown children, Jesica, Lisa, and Nicholas, and three grandchildren. 

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Kirsten Drew

Kirsten Drew joined the team in 2020. She is a Cushing native with extensive experience in medical billing and human resources. Kirsten's no-nonsense approach and tenacious attitude give her an advantage in the medical billing department. Kirsten and her husband, Eric, recently returned to Morrison County to enjoy rural life near family and friends.  

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Melissa Hofmann

Melissa Hofmann joined the team in 2020. A Waite Park native transplanted to Little Falls, Melissa has an extensive healthcare background and has worked in the eyecare industry since 2017. Melissa has a caregiver's heart and loves to connect with people. She is committed to providing patients with the best experience possible, which makes her an asset to the team. Melissa has three children.

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Kellie Sebastian

Kellie joined the team in 2021. She is a native of Browerville and returned to the area after living abroad. Kellie has experience working with adults and children with developmental disabilities, as well as healthcare administration. Patients enjoy her calm, patient nature and helpfulness as she tackles any challenge. She has three children, Sklyer, Aria and Liam.

Jamie Young

Jamie joined the team in 2021. She is a native of Sauk Rapids. She has spent years providing beauty and personal care services for the elderly inside nursing and assisted living care facilities. Jamie is energetic, hard-working and brings enthusiasm to her work. Jamie lives with her husband, Tim, and their two children, Asher and Charlie, near Buckman.