Lloyd Christensen – Durable is Key
Lloyd came to our office soon after he moved to Bellingham in 2011. When we took pictures in Whatcom Falls Park this summer with Katheryn Moran photography, he laughed “It feels like you guys have watched me grow up. The first time I came I was a kid with no idea what I wanted to do with my life!” Now a nursing assistant at the Hospice House planning on nursing school soon after a few more prerequisites, watching Lloyd grow up has been awesome. One thing is consistent in the last 7 years is that he pretty much lives on his mountain bike.
In 2015 when Lloyd sat down with Sarah she reviewed some notes on his past glasses including several warranty replacements. “I’m pretty hard on stuff” Lloyd admitted. Sarah directed him to our Ovvo Optics display, “I think we’re going to find the perfect frame for you here.” As we described in our last post here, Ovvo has developed a proprietary material and hinge design with unmatched strength and flexibility. We have not seen a more durable frame design. Lloyd picked out his first Ovvo frame and everything was going well. Until one day he watched the glasses fly off his girlfriend’s car and get run over. We replaced the frame and lens under warranty.
“When I would break my frames or mess up my lenses I knew I didn’t have to flip out because I had a kick butt warranty. It seems small but for someone who is rough on his toys it meant a lot to know it was one less thing to worry about.” Lloyd told me.
“Breaking stuff is kind of a theme in my life,” he explains. During our photo shoot, Lloyd’s favorite bike was broken so he rode a bike he rebuilt for his dad. Thankfully Lloyd is a skilled mechanic and resourceful! His basement is fully outfitted to tear down and rebuilt bikes from components he finds all over Washington.
As far as resourceful, he’s made a great choice sticking with the most durable frames on earth with Ovvo Optics and an optical family who will take care of him.
“There was a period of time after I moved to Bellingham that I saw you guys more than my family. They’re far away and also I kept finding new and exciting ways to break my glasses… The Binyon staff obviously loves what they do and I always feel that love when I come in.”
Thank you Lloyd! We appreciate you and it was great to do this blog post and photoshoot with you and Katheryn Moran Photography.