Dr. Katlyn Martin
Dr. Katlyn Martin was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received a bachelor of the arts in Spanish. While at UNCA, she studied abroad in Costa Rica where she met her husband, Taylor.
She attended Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, TX. During optometry school, she was the president of her school’s chapter of College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK). She was also vice president of her school’s chapter of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, which is reserved for 10% of the graduating class.
She was also involved in Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO). She has been on two Optometric mission trips to Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. After optometry school, Dr. Martin completed a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During her residency, Dr. Martin became especially interested in treating children wit vision disorders that affect their learning. Dr. Martin has presented posters at several optometric conventions including College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), and American Academy of Optometry (AAO).
Dr. Martin has two cats, Theo and Oliver. She loves to hike, travel, and go to concerts with her husband. She recently took a trip to New Zealand and loved it!
Dr. Martin is excited to meet our current patients and to be performing vision therapy evaluations at our office.
Dawn Woodward – Practice Manager/Vision Therapist
Dawn joined our team as the Practice Manager in 2016. She has worked in the healthcare and management industry for the past 20 years and has experience in Optometry, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Immunology, and Cosmetic Surgery. With an educational background in Healthcare Administration, Medical Billing & Coding, and Medical Assisting, Dawn has brought a multifaceted approach to the business. With training done under the direction of several Developmental Optometrists, Dawn has gained a special perspective and unique insight to the world of Vision Therapy.
Originally from Toledo, OH, Dawn, her husband, and four children have called Murfreesboro, TN home since 2007. She is dedicated to the successful growth and development of our office and is passionate about helping children and adults reach their full potential.
Amy – Vision Therapist
Amy is a certified Vision therapist who obtained her certification from COVD in 2016. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Nashville with her husband in 2014 and now resides in La Vergne with their son, Vince.
Amy found the vision therapy world after graduating college with a BA in Psychology and having an innate need to help others. She enjoys getting to know each patient and finding ways to help them improve. Aside from Vision Therapy, Amy works with horses and teaches lessons in her free time.
Mary Dupre – Vision Therapist
Mary Dupre’ graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA with a bachelors of science with a focus in cardiovascular science. However, all her life she has been passionate about children and working with them. She was born and raised in middle GA and when she moved to Nashville with her fiance in 2020, she decided to pursue her work with children. Mary has 4 dogs and a turtle at home. She loves to be creative and make her time with patients special.
Melody Brink – Vision Therapist
Melody joined the team in October of 2021. She is a graduate of Columbia State Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She has been working in the medical field ever since she graduated from college but wanted to explore the different sides of the medical field. She found Vision Therapy through a friend and automatically knew she wanted to be a part of changing children’s lives for the better.
Melody is a native of Columbia, TN and currently resides there. She has a cat named Twilight and a dog named DJ. In her free time, she loves to sing and spend time with her friends and family.
Julie Ellis – Vision Therapist
Julie Ellis is one of our Vision Therapist. She is a Nashville native and a graduate of MTSU with a degree in business and entrepreneurship. Julie is a proud wife and loving mother for 2 children that call Franklin TN home.
She has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 12 years with specialties in muscle correction. She has worked with post Physical Therapy clients to improve muscle function post-surgery and injury with amazing results. Her passion is in helping adults and children reach their fullest potential.