After spending many vacations in the Upper Peninsula, Jon decided it was not just a place he wanted to visit, but the place he wanted to live. Moving to Marquette in 2005, the door to Downtown EyeCare opened on August 1st. The goal was (and is) to have an office that has state of the art equipment and yet maintains a friendly warm atmosphere. Jon graduated optometry school from Ferris State in 1987.
Anna Baumgartner, OD
Dr. Anna Baumgartner joined the Downtown Eyecare family in June 2015. After dreaming of becoming an optometrist as a young child, Dr. Baumgartner has reached her goal as a proud graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. She was nominated by classmates and faculty for the Outstanding Senior Award. Dr. Baumgartner is formerly of Iron River and is very excited to be back in the UP. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor adventures, sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family and her boyfriend.
Kelly Bartlett, ABOC
Kelly is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She moved to Marquette in 1992. She started working in the optical field in 1994 and started working for Downtown Eyecare in November, 2005. Kelly takes pride in the relationships that she builds with her patients. “My patients become my friends. I truly enjoy my position as an Optician. I have learned many aspects of my job. I travel to the International Vision Expo every year in New York City to see the current styles of eyewear so that I can always be ahead of the game. I also travel once a year to Green Bay, WI to receive my Continuing Education credits in order to keep my ABO license current.” Kelly lives in Marquette with her husband Greg and son Trevor. They enjoy being together camping, boating and biking. Family time is very important to her.
K2, as she is known at Downtown EyeCare was raised in Norway MI. She attended NMU and earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Kelly became part of the Downtown EyeCare family April 2013, bringing her sense of style and detail to our industry. K2 likes Pina-Colada’s and getting caught in the rain. She lives in Marquette with the love of her life, her dog Olive.
Linnea Salo, ABOC
Born and raised in the U.P, Linnea has stuck close to home because she loves the area so much. She attended Northern Michigan University and graduated in May 2011 with an AAS–General University Studies/Arts and Science with a concentration in Art and Design. After working several other jobs in the Marquette area, Linnea finally found her niche in optical. She began working for Downtown EyeCare in the fall of 2013 and became ABO Certified in 2014. “The most important thing in life is to love others. This job allows me to do that every day. I also help people with their eyewear.” –Linnea
Born and raised in Midland Michigan Dyana came to the U.P. because of her love for snow. She attended Northern Michigan University where she graduated with a BFA in sculpture. Dyana is a member of the Marquette Artist Collective and enjoys Crossfit and going on adventures with her puppy Lilly. Dyana joined our team in May of 2018 bringing her artistic eye with her.
Ashley joined our Downtown EyeCare family in September of 2018. She is new to the optical field, but has experience working closely with people one on one. Ashley has been wearing glasses and contacts since her childhood and looks forward to helping others find glasses to fit their personality and needs. Ashley is originally from the Upper Peninsula and plans to raise her family here also. Outside of work Ashley enjoys the outdoors and especially likes spending time in the woods.
The most recent member of Downtown EyeCare, Megan was also born and raised in Midland, Michigan. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in December of 2018 with a BS in Communication Studies. Megan enjoys singing, playing the harp, and archery.
Remington, “The Wonder Dog”
Master Remington hails from Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS). He is Dr. Webb’s English Springer Spaniel. Remington is a good boy who loves everyone. His hobbies include sleeping on the couch and eating treats. The Webb’s and Remington would like to thank UPAWS for their amazing compassion, love and the second chance they give our special friends.
Please visit UPAWS at www.upaws.org.