Audra Taylor moved with her family to Lake Havasu City at the age of 5. She graduated from Lake Havasu High School, where she played volleyball and ran track, which led to a volleyball scholarship and associates degree at Yavapai College in Prescott. She then transferred to New Mexico Highlands University, where she played two more years of volleyball and received her bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in marketing. After a move to Las Vegas, she got married and started a family.
In 2004, Audra returned to Lake Havasu City to be closer to her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, the sunshine, and spending time with her family.
Audra joined Dr. Sobchuk at Lake Havasu Family Eyecare in 2008. Elated with her new position as Practice Administrator and COO, she developed a passion for the optical and ophthalmic industry and continues to learn and grow every day. She is proud to call the people she works with her extended family.
Julia Fernandes has been a resident of Lake Havasu City for over twenty years. In 2004, she graduated from Mohave Community College with her associate degree in liberal arts. Julia joined the team at Lake Havasu Family Eyecare as the Patient Care Coordinator in 2011. Since then, she has received her Certification as a Paraoptometric, and continues to advance and grow as our Front Office Lead, where she gets to use her amazing people skills!
In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, camp, and relax with her family.
Julia believes that a great eyecare experience is very important, and she strives to make sure every patient receives just that. She is excited to watch our practice continue to flourish, and proud to work with a team that strives to excel every day.
Kathy Clark moved with her family from New York to Lake Havasu City in 1973, calling the latter her home for over 45 years. She graduated from Lake Havasu High School in 1980 and attended Mohave Community College.
In 2009, Kathy was given the opportunity to join the team at Lake Havasu Family Eyecare. She has since earned her Certifications as a Paraoptometric and a Paraoptometric Coder. Thanks to Dr. Sobchuk’s passion for education, Kathy is now also working towards her certification as a Health Coach.
Kathy married her best friend in 2018. During her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She is extremely proud to be part of such a community-minded practice and city.
Travis Gresham is a California native who grew up in the Huntington Beach and Seal Beach area until his family moved to Anaheim, where he graduated from Esperanza High School. Soon after graduating school he moved to Santa Clarita, California. In 1991, Travis was introduced to the optical field when he was offered a job as a lab technician for Dr. John S. Ungari. In 2013, Dr. Ungari sold his practice and retired.
Travis and his wife decided to pursue a new adventure and moved to Lake Havasu City. With over twenty years of experience, Travis joined Lake Havasu Family Eyecare in 2013. Travis is ABO-certified, and has grown within the practice, being named the Optical Manager in 2017.
In his free time, he enjoys sports like football and spending time with his family. Travis is excited to see what’s in store for the future, for he knows it will be exciting and bright with such a dedicated team.
Dawna Worley has always had a love for optometry. She took an ophthalmic technician course right after high school and worked as a technician and office manager for over ten years in California. Dawna and her family had been coming to Lake Havasu to vacation for thirty years: in 2016, she and her family decided to make Lake Havasu their full-time home!
Dawna became a part of the Lake Havasu Family Eyecare team in 2017. She went on to receive her Certification of Paraoptometrics in 2020, becoming Call Center Director in the same year.
In her spare time, Dawna enjoys the natural beauty of Lake Havasu and spending time with her family. An avid learner with a passion for growth, Dawna loves being a part of a passionate and caring team.
Valerie Rojas moved to Lake Havasu City from California in 2017. She began her career in the medical field in 2018 and joined Lake Havasu Family Eyecare in 2020.
She has always been passionate about caring for others, which drew her to Lake Havasu Family Eyecare, where she knew she could learn more and grow within the practice as a member of a caring and dedicated team. Her hard work and skill led to her promotion to Clinic Director in 2021.
In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time around Lake Havasu and learning about a wide range of topics. Valerie looks forward to her future with Lake Havasu Family Eyecare. and is proud to work with a group of intelligent and dedicated professionals!