Meet Us

Dr Alyssa Snyder

Optometrist and Owner

Dr Alyssa Snyder graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in May 2010. She lives in Marshall with her husband Andrew, and 2 boys --- Jayden and Jake. Alyssa grew up on a farm in Coon Creek township (near Russell) with her parents (Tom and Darlene Neyens), and two sisters (Jessica Wooge and Samantha Dressen). She has a passion for optometry, her patients, her family, water skiing, biking, and walking.

Suzanne Goebel

Insurance Billing

Suzanne grew up in Nekoosa, a small town in Central Wisconsin. She later moved to Ashland, WI to attend WITC where she received her degree in Accounting. After receiving her degree she worked as a Sales Office Manager for a paper converting company for over 17 years. She now lives in Cottonwood on a hobby farm with her husband Tony. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, and step-sons Lane & Clancy. In her free time she enjoys running, bow hunting, fishing, and riding their horses.

Heather Knox


Heather grew up and graduated from the small town of Le Sueur, Minnesota. She moved to Marshall to be closer to her family. Heather lives with her husband, Ian, and their two children, Aria and Lennox. Heather enjoys spending her free time at her family's lake cabin and crafting.

Danette Knutson

Patient Cordinator

Danette grew up on a farm southwest of Sanborn and was raised by her parents, Jerry and Margie Wellner. She spent over 17 years working at Greenwood Nursery and then moved into a position at Avera as a patient service representative. Danette now lives in Marshall, and serves as the face you see when you walk in our doors. Danette enjoys gaming, hunting, and spending time with her children and dogs.

Chris Cordes


Chris grew up in Springfield Minnesota. Chris spent time in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. During that time he gained experience in the medical field. He has over 30 years experience in the optical business. When not at work he enjoys time with Dealyn Rose and her 2 children, and their Goldendoodles. He can be found camping at Garvin Park.