Dr. Vanessa is a Fargo native who joined our team in October of 2021. It had been her dream from the age of eleven to become an Optometrist, after needing vision therapy to improve her own visual conditions. Now that she is "Dr. Vanessa", she strives to give her patients the best possible eyecare and she enjoys building patient relationships.
Dr. Vanessa earned her undergraduate degree at Concordia College in Moorhead MN before moving to Memphis TN to attend Southern College of Optometry where she earned her doctorate in 2019. She is a current member of the North Dakota Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
Areas of professional interest for Dr. Vanessa include: children’s eye health, vision therapy, and contact lenses. When outside the office, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, curling, sewing and quilting, and you can find her cheering on the Bison at almost all home football and basketball games.