Please feel free to stop by and say hello to Rhonda, Mathew, Andrea, Tara, Kylie, Rachel and Rebecca!
Hello, my name is Tara Pinch, and I have been with Powell River Optometry since June 2015. I am currently studying to become an optician, which includes 2 years of study and a 2000 hour clinical component. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and running.
I was born and raised in Powell River but spent a few years in Vancouver to go to school. While in Vancouver I met my future husband, Rick and eventually we made our way back to Powell River. I have 2 grown daughters, Ashleigh and Brittany. Most of our time is spent up Powell Lake at our cabin but we also love boating and camping all year round. I am the Office Manager and also a Certified Optometric Assistant. I have had the fortune of working for Powell River Optometry for the last 26 plus years. The office has gone through many changes in those years and I look forward to many more years working with the awesome team we have here.
I was born in Vancouver but spent most of my years growing up in Surrey. My husband and I met in 1996 and were high school sweethearts. Before settling down, I traveled throughout Europe and lived in the United Kingdom for a time. When returning to Canada I rekindled my relationship with him, which led to marriage in 2011. We moved to Powell River to settle down and start a family. We bought acreage south of town and I now have two young sons, Rhys and Jaxyn, and two big fur babies, Sid and Callie. I joined the Powell River Optometry team August 2016 as a Receptionist and loving every moment thus far.
I have been working as a Pre-Test Technician for Powell River Optometry since June 2016. I am currently
finishing my Medical Office Assistant Program, and I’m in my second term of the Medical Terminology
portion once that is finished I will start Medical Transcription. Born and raised in Powell River, I enjoy the
nature it has to offer and spend much of my spare time outdoors.
I am the Lab Manager and have been with Powell River Optometry since 2011. I have been involved in the eye care industry for several years and am very passionate about what I do. I ‘m a married father of two with a grandson and love camping, kayaking and riding my motorcycle whenever possible.
I’m a third generation Powell Riverite who knows just how lucky I am to live here! After many years on Vancouver Island and in Southwestern Ontario, I finally made it home to stay. I’ve been with Powell River Optometry for three years and enjoy working with the public as a Pretest Technician and keeping busy with my other daily duties. I grew up on an organic farm South of town which I credit to sprouting my love of cooking and more importantly my enjoyment of good, real food. When not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing at the beach and exploring our beautiful backcountry with my husband Shaun.