Team Binyon

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Mark McEathron, O.D.

Owner operator, Dr. McEathron, has been serving patients at Binyon Vision Center for over 35 years. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1980, and entered practice here the same year. Dr. McEathron has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1976, and of the Washington Optometric Association since 1980. He was Mt. Baker Optometric President in 2001-2002. He’s completed every leg of the Ski to Sea race. His growing family including three grandchildren keep him busy and filled with joy. He loves to travel with his wife Mary, go kayaking near Deception Pass Bridge, and play the harmonica.

 Emmeline Peng, O.D.

Dr. Emmeline Peng is a native of Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston. Dr. Peng has an interest in fitting multifocal contact lenses, scleral lenses, ortho-k lenses, and routinely manages dry eye diseases. Dr. Peng enjoys spending time with her family, adorable French Bulldog Bella, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors. She’s lived in and visited many places and is thrilled to call the Pacific Northwest home.

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Caitlin Bruno, Office Manager

Caitlin’s earliest memories include heading to Binyon Vision Center to see her dad at work and she feels blessed to be able to work alongside him and the rest of the Binyon crew today.  After travelling all over the world in her previous career, she is thrilled to be back in Bellingham and raising a family with her husband Rory.  Outside of work and being active in their church, the Bridge Bellingham, they chase after the two little ones and have become experts on every playground in Whatcom County.

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James Kilpatrick, Licensed Dispensing Optician

James has been working in the optical field since 1996 and joined the Binyon team in 2013. He enjoys walking the waterfront with his wife Nikki and son Shamus. On all but the coldest and rainiest days look for him outside. He’ll be the one playing the ukulele.

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Jim Nelson, Licensed Dispensing Optician

Jim joined Binyon Vision Center in 2008 as a licensed dispensing optician. He was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. He loves to travel and would love to return to Italy, Jamaica and Isla Mujeres someday. When he’s not working, he’s mostly likely making music with his band Salvador Dali Lama.

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Sarah Bray, Optician Apprentice

Sarah came all the way from Portland, Maine to join our lively crew, first as our receptionist, then moving into a role as an optician apprentice in 2015. When not learning the ins and outs of frames and lenses, you can find her outdoors hiking or riding the bike she affectionately calls Big Blue. On the weekends, she loves a good brunch to start the day at Bellingham favorites Homeskillet, Old Town Cafe or Nelson’s Market.

Shelly Riddle, Bookkeeper

Shelly joined Binyon team in July 2017. She has worked in the bookkeeping field for many years, and graduated in 2006 from Bellingham Technical College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Accounting. Shelly’s favorite moments are the times spent with family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, whether it be hiking in the mountains or walking sandy beaches, and when time permits she likes to read nonfiction and autobiographies.

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Hannah Anderson, Receptionist

Hannah joined our team as director of first impressions in February 2017 after graduating from Western with a degree in psychology.  Her passion in school was studying positive organizational psychology and her passion here is to implement that learning and bring joy and positivity to our patients and her coworkers.  Outside of work you’ll find her hands covered in charcoal, ink or clay creating something beautiful or singing to her houseplants that she enjoys watching grow into a lush oasis of greenery in her apartment.

” Binyon is so friendly and helpful. Dr. McEathron is knowledgeable, kind, and confident in the work that he does. Our whole family loves Binyon Vision Center! ” – Elizabeth

” I love working with Binyon Vision. They so clearly know me, personally — not just a name or a number. I am so glad that they are my eye care folks.”  – Marti

” My thirteen year old daughter had an appointment. We were greeted with a smile as soon as we walked through the door. Both the eye doctor and gentleman helping her choose glasses were courteous and professional. They have car parking and a bike rack out front. The lobby and glasses shop is decorated with local art, which adds a nice touch.”  – Izabelle