Gordon A. Seitz, O.D.
Born and raised in Vernal Utah to Jack and Mildred Seitz. Married to Jill Smith and father of 3 sons and 1 daughter. Graduated from Uintah High School. Attended University of Utah where I studied pre-optometry. Graduated with a Bachelor's in Visual Science from Southern California College of Optometry in 1987. Graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in 1989. I interned at Chinle Indian Health Hospital and Los Angeles VA Outpatient Clinic. Co-owner of Seitz Eye Care Inc. since 1992, I have worked there since 1989 with my father who started the practice in 1960. I have been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1985 and I have been a member of the Utah Optometric Association since 1989, serving as a board member from 1997 to 1999. I was a Scoutmaster in Boy Scouts of America for 3 years, Chairman of the Board of Vernal City Planning and Zoning and Youth Sports Coach. I have also taken two trips to Mexico with the Lions Club Vision Program.
Neldon S. Seitz, O.D.
I was born and raised in Vernal Utah, Graduated from Uintah High School and attended Southern Utah University from 1986 to 1988 with a major in Spanish. I graduated from Southern California College of Optometry with a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Optics in 1989. I received my Doctor of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry in 1992. I did a residency at Tuscaloosa Veterans Affair Medical Center from July 1992 to June 1993. I have been part owner of Seitz Eye Care, Inc. since 1993. I received Utah's Young Optometrist of the year in 1994. I also serve on the Hospital Staff at Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vernal starting in 1995 to present. I was a Board member of Vernal City Planning Commission from January 1997 to December 1998. Volunteer for Utah Volunteer Optometrist for Humanity, Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America from July 1999 to February 2001 and Board member for the Intermountain Natural History Association from 2001 to 2004. I am married to Dawna Nielsen and the father of six children.
Bret J. Butterfield, O.D.
I was born and raised in Riverton Utah. I graduated from Riverton High School in 2004. I received my Associates degree in science from Salt Lake Community College and then attended Utah State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in 2014. I Interned at Child & Family EyeCare center where they focus on children's vision and vision therapy and at the Salt Lake City VA. I have been working at Seitz Eye Care since July 2014. I have interests in primary eye care, vision therapy, sports vision, contact lenses, and pediatric eye care. I am married to BreeAnn Howell and have two boys and one daughter.
Julie Bigler, Accounts Receivable (CBO)
I have been working at Seitz Eye Care for 25+ years. I love working here and love the people I work with. Helping our patients out is one of my priorities. I am married and have 5 children and 14 Grandchildren. I love spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, going to their activities and just doing anything with family.
Tod Tesar, Certified Optician/Business Manager
I am married to Cathy S.Tesar, and have wonderful kids and grandchildren. I manage Seitz Eye Care's business operations and have loved working in the valley for these good years and look forward to helping many more people in the years to come.
Laurie Linschoten, Optician
I am married to Jim Linschoten and have 3 sons, along with 6 grandchildren. I love to read books, go on walks, knit anything, as well as crochet and sew. It has been a pleasure to work at Seitz Eye Care for 21+ great years. I have loved getting to know our patients and our past and present staff members and call all of them my friends. I love getting to know the people of this valley.
Kay Bastian, Optician
I am married to Devin Bastian and have two wonderful sons. I enjoy reading, sewing and running. I have been working at Seitz Eye Care for 11+ years now, and love working with the staff and doctors that are here.
Vici Ruppe, Optician
I am married to Glen Ruppe and have 4 awesome kids. We own a 25 acre farm and love to go camping, fishing & family time. I have been working at Seitz Eye Care for 2+ years and have enjoyed it a lot.
Jenny Neal, Secretary/Assistant/Contact Lenses Specialist
I am married and have 2 children and 3 step children. My husband and I are empty nesters and our children are all grown up and moved out. I love to do anything outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, Riding horses, etc. I have worked at Seitz Eye Care for 3+ years, but have over 21 years of experience in the eye care industry. I thoroughly enjoy working in this industry.
Kim Nevills, Secretary/Assistant
I have 2 boys, Wyatt & Tucker. My boys are awesome! I enjoy outdoors events such as fishing, hunting, horseback riding, & golfing. I have worked at Seitz Eye Care for a total of 4+ years.
Karyn Laris, Secretary/Assistant
I am married and have 6 kids. My family time is my favorite time. I love to spend time with my family. I have worked at Seitz Eye Care for 1+ years and have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the experiences here.
Carolyn Mann, Secretary/Assistant
I am married and have an amazing husband. I also have 2 daughters which have also given me 5 grandchildren. I love to travel and especially love to go to the mountains and camp. I haven't worked at Seitz Eye Care very long, less than 1 year, but I really enjoy it.
Jill S. Seitz, Secretary/Assistant
I am married to Dr. Gordon Seitz, and have 4 amazing children, and no grandchildren yet. I love to spend time with my family, for that's my absolute favorite thing to do. I have worked at Seitz Eye Care for 9+ years and have really enjoyed the experiences that I have here.
Cathy Tesar, Business Manager
I am married to Tod Tesar and have wonderful children & grandchildren. I love to do photography and spend time with my family. I have worked at Seitz Eye Care and love to help out here.