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The Staff

Our staff at Sibley Eyecare is well trained and focused on making your patient experience a personal one. All members of our staff attend continuing education classes throughout the year in areas of spectacle lenses, contact lenses and eyewear design.

The office culture at Sibley Eyecare is one of excellence in patient care and personalized service. We believe and practice doing the right thing to make your experience a good one with long lasting happiness, eye health and optimal vision.

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Christina Kruger

Office Manager

Job description: Office manager and I also handle the vision insurance.

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: I started in April 2006 with Dr. Jill Kunzman.

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I had my own cleaning business for 18 years. Having my own business helped me in my job with Dr. Jill. I am thankful for my work ethic and having the ability to problem solve comes in very handy.

Family & friends: My husband Mark and I have been married for over 26 years. We have three daughters, Corin Canoy (she is married with 3 kids – Baileigh, Ghaje & Rorie, husband Brandon) Joanna and husband Dillon were just married in August. Dillon farms and Joanna is a nurse. Emily Kruger is our youngest and she works for Dr. Kunzman also!

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Joan Thompson

Insurance Specialist

Job description: Insurance Clerk & Credentialing Clerk

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: 5 years

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I was an administrator for an ophthalmology clinic, surgery center and optical center for 25 years. I began my career as an insurance clerk and now as a part-time retirement job, I am back to my roots as the insurance clerk for Sibley Eye Care.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy traveling, gardening, and spending time with my eleven grandchildren.

Family & friends: I have a wonderful husband, three daughters, three step-sons, two sons and 2 daughters-in-law, and eleven grandchildren.

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Denise Blankers

Scribe/Professional Assistant

Job description: I am a scribe and a professional assistant to Dr. Jill in the exam room. This includes patient documentation during exam and preliminary review with the patient.

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: 1.5 years

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I worked for a few other doctors and gained a well-rounded experience in the optometric field. I also worked at Lewis Family Drug as a certified Pharmacy Technician. Both of my previous rolls were people orientated and I enjoy working with the patients.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy spending time with my family and working outside in my garden.

Family & friends: I have a husband, Galen; three grown children, three grandchildren and one grand puppy.

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Emily Kruger

Vision Therapist

Job description: I am a vision therapist. I help kids and adults improve their muscles. I also help do some things with frame adjustments!

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: I have worked at Sibley for 5 years.

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I used to work at a nursing home in the kitchen and that helped me learn how to socialize/know how to talk with all ages.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy reading a lot of different books, going on walks with my two dogs and also doing craft nights with my friends. I also love visiting my sister up north!

Family & friends: I have two sisters, Joanna & Corin, both are married and one has three kids. I have two dogs – named Bammer & Daisy. I live in Ocheyedan.

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Jamie Klaassen

Vision Therapy Assistant

Job description: I am currently learning a variety of roles/positions. My main focus right now is working the Sensory Learning Rehabilitation Program.

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: I have been with Sibley Eye Care for one month and excited to continue working here!

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I worked as an x-ray tech and I worked with all different types of patients.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy playing with my kids, working in my garden and doing things on the farm such as hog chores.

Family & friends: Clint Klaassen is my husband and we have been married for almost three years, together for 7. We have two kids, Haley is almost two and Colt is almost three months!

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Jodi Gross

Patient Workup

Job description: Patient Workup, Vision Testing, I help patients select frames, process glasses and contact lens orders, contact lens fittings and I help with reception.

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: I started in November of 2016, so almost three years!

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: I had been in cosmetology for 19 years and also worked for another eye doctor for 7 years.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy riding horse, fishing and spending time with my family and friends.

Family & friends: I have a daughter Taylor, who is 17, a dog named Chloe and a horse named Buster.

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Jodi Nasers

Front Desk

Job description: Front desk; answer calls, questions regarding customer billing, insurance, patient info, make calls, faxes and filing.

How long have you worked at Sibley Eye Care: I started in June of 2017 so it’s been  a little over two years.

What in your previous roles or experiences with previous employers help add to your current job position here at Sibley Eye Care: A majority of previous employers involved working with the public (customer service, insurance and bookkeeping).

What do you enjoy doing when you are not at work: I enjoy helping out at the farm, gardening, bookwork, and camping, walking, riding bike and chalk painting.

Family & friends: My husband Joe – we’ve been married for 33 years; My son Jeff lives in the Twin Cities, my son Justin lives at the family farm with his wife Danielle and dog, Emily Rue; My daughter Jessica lives in Ocheyedan on a farm with her new husband Jordan and our grand puppy Tucker and my son Jacob is a senior at S-O high school.

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