Our Staff

Our staff is pleased to provide the highest quality eye care in the area! We are here to help you and answer your questions.


Michelle Darnell – Optometrist

Doctor Darnell was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. In 1999, she moved to Spokane to earn her undergraduate work at Gonzaga University, also meeting her husband, Nathan. Michelle then moved to Portland, Oregon to obtain her Doctor of Optometry degree, where she graduated “with distinction” or “with honors.” During her time at Pacific University, she had the opportunity to travel with the staff of Amigos Eye Care to administer eye care to the people of Belize. Here she learned her true passion is helping people live life to the fullest. One of her driving focuses is to develop meaningful relationships with her patients, ensuring they have the information they need to make educated decisions about their eye health and vision needs. When she is not taking care of patients, Michelle enjoys hiking, photography, acting, reading, and practicing her Spanish.

Lee Ann Antonioli – Optician

Lee Ann brings with her over 20 years experience in the optical field. She was born and raised in Northern California and has recently relocated to the beautiful Northwest to join our staff. She enjoys working with patients and being able to assist them to pick out the best pair of glasses! When not working with patients, she enjoys exploring the area, hunting down antiques, reading and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Jessica Rienstra – Technician

Jessica grew up in Boise, ID and recently moved to Spokane with her husband, Dathan, in their tiny house on wheels. She is passionate about providing warm, individualized care to each patient at our clinic, and is excited to advance her career in the optical field. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, planning her next international adventure, and cooking delicious new recipes.