Searching to update your look? Our staff at Sonoma Eyeworks® would love to help!
There's no substitute for experience and longevity… Our opticians have received specialized training in both fundamental and advanced optical designs and procedures. We look forward to sharing our dispensing expertise and passion for eye wear with you! Most of our staff maintains membership in the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) whose membership indicates the highest level of expertise.
Cindy Harmon started her optical career in 1990 with Essilor in Sacramento and moved to Santa Rosa in 1991. Recruited by VSP to develop the Sales and Marketing team at VSP’s Optical Laboratory in Sacramento, she completed that task and joined the team at Altair Eyewear. Joining her husband, Michael, as Office Manager, in November of 2004, she enjoys planning the advertising and marketing programs for their business and mentoring her team. She is known as ‘Grandmacin’ to her four grandchildren, Jenna, Ethan, Brendan and Owen.
Peter Kaspar joined the Sonoma Eyeworks® team in 2005 and is now celebrating fourteen years with our practice! Certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Peter enjoys helping customers find the perfect pair of eyeglasses and training patients on how to wear contact lenses. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tracy, son, Joshua and daughter, Emma. Peter is an avid hockey player who not only watches the game but plays competitively at Snoopy’s Ice Arena and recently became involved in the Spartan races.
Wayne Wilmsen, a founding member of our team, is our Laboratory manager. He has more than 25 years in the business and fabricates the fashion forward eyewear we are known for in Sonoma County. In "Wayne’s World," he works with our vendors throughout the United States and abroad on a daily basis, placing orders for optical frames and lenses. Outside of work, Wayne enjoys spending time with his family, wife Denelle and son, Troy. He is a competitive pool player and an avid sports fan who is loyal to his beloved Lakers, Dodgers, and Raiders.
Angela Agundez joined Sonoma Eyeworks® in January 2014. Starting her career in Modesto, CA. in 1989 at a family owned laboratory where she developed her lab skills. She has worked in several facets of Optical from fabrication and repair of eye wear, Optometry and Ophthalmology practices. Angela is ABO Certified from the American Board of Opticianry and is in excellent standing. Her continual quest for learning, plus her caring and friendly demeanor helps her provide the best optical experience for her customers and patients.
Joe O'Connell has worked in the optical industry since 1999 and is an ABO Certified Optician. He's worked in small optometry offices, large ophthalmic practices and busy retail optical shops. While living in Berkeley, he volunteered with SEVA, a non-profit organization that creates programs to preserve and restore sight around the globe. More recently he has worked with the Lions Club to run Free Community Vision Clinics. He is a veteran of the Air Force, serving as a medic and EMT. He received his B.A. from The Evergreen State College. Joe has played harmonica in several bands over the years and is a self-proclaimed music geek.
Susan Speier, our front desk manager brings a diverse experience in retail and business to Sonoma Eyeworks. A self-stated go-getter, Susan once moved to France, taught herself the language, and ran an English teaching business there.
She is a creative fantasy writer who loves to spend rainy days getting her characters into and out of trouble. Bee keeping is also one of her great loves. "Caring for the bees makes me feel like I'm helping the planet. It's a labor of love and appeals to my meticulous nature"
Among her many skills, Susan is a licensed esthetician and a certified massage therapist. She has participated in previous political campaigns and is always looking to make the world a better place.
Kim Towns Kim Towns is the newest addition to our team. A Santa Rosa native, she started her optical career in 2004 at Optical World which was in Santa Rosa Plaza. Living on an abalone farm in Bodega with her three boys keeps her close to nature and busy. She enjoys creative outlets, such as sketching, painting and photography. She is working towards her National Opticianry Certification under the mentorship of our senior opticians.
Natalee Antonini-Spriggs has been an integral member of Sonoma Eyeworks since high school. Now a college student, she assists the Doctors with pretesting and is always open to learning new tasks. Pursuing a degree in Science at Santa Rosa Junior College, she hopes to someday become a Radiology Technician.
Daphne Chimas Cabrera is the newest addition to our team. A Santa Rosa native, she started her optical career in 2012 working in the retail industry. She is bilingual and is ABO and NCLE certified and licensed. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is currently attending the Santa Rosa Junior College as she hopes to enter the Nursing program with the aspiration, of one day becoming a Physician Assistant.
Monica Campbell is the latest superstar to join our team at SEW. She graduated from Berkeley in 2008 and began working in the hospitality industry. Eventually she transitioned to accounting and went on to be a staff accountant in San Francisco. She joined Sonoma Eyeworks in 2018 and brings her expertise to help us better serve our patients. Monica is an avid hiker and loves spending time with her Brazilian family and dog Mushroom.