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Our Lake Country Staff in Lake Country, Near Kelowna, BC

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.
Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Meet our team:


Debbie Bristow

Debbie has worked for over 25 years in the Vernon/Lake Country area as a licensed optician, contact lens fitter and optical business owner. After all this time in optical, Debbie’s passion is fitting contact lenses. Keeping up with new advancements in technology allows her to offer our patients both excellent service and innovative products. Over the years, Debbie has developed many long term relationships with patients that make her job so rewarding. When not at LCO, Debbie enjoys running, skiing and all the wonderful things that the Okanagan has to offer.


Jennifer Stamp

Jennifer Stamp came to us after completing the Business Technology program at UBCO. She enjoys her position as an optometric assistant and looks forward to continuing her studies within the Optometric field. Jen has lived in the Lake Country community for more than 15 years. You may have met her through Turtle Town, her licensed family childcare center, which she operated for 4 years.


Tina DeRoche

Tina DeRoche comes to us with 15 years of combined medical reception experience. You will usually find Tina at the front desk, welcoming patients, answering phone calls, and scheduling appointments. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, animals and chocolate. She lives in Kelowna with her husband Peter, and grown daughters, Dominique and Christine.



Christa Sajna

Christa comes to us with over a year of optical experience and a extensive customer service background. She enjoys getting to know patients and looks forward to continuing her career within the Optical field. She has an interest in all sorts of reptiles and has four snakes and a gecko at home! Christa was born and raised in the Okanagan and can usually be found enjoying the outdoors when she’s not in the office.


Sarah Krebs

With almost 10 years of experience in the optical industry, most of Sarah’s day is spent in the dispensary, helping patients choose appropriate eyewear for their visual needs and personal sense of style. When she’s not at work she spends time with her fiancé, and enjoys crafts, gardening, and her Boston terrier puppy.


Jenessa Johnson

Jenessa brings almost two years of optical experience with her. She is very pleased to have moved back from the Prairies to the Okanagan, where she grew up. Jenessa is currently studying to become a licensed Optician and is very excited to further her career here at Lake Country Optometry. Outside of work you will find Jenessa spending time with her family and friends, or enjoying what the Okanagan offers such swimming in the lake or skiing at Big White. She also enjoys yoga, traveling and cooking.


Sarah Emmons

Receptionist, Optometric Assistant

Sarah Emmons grew up in Kelowna and completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UBCO. She is pursuing a career in Optometry and appreciates the opportunity to gain more knowledge in the field. Working in the role of receptionist and optometric assistant, she contributes her love of people and vision to the community, as she continues her studies. Sarah also volunteers as a “VisionMate” with the CNIB. When she is not working, studying or volunteering, Sarah likes to go hiking with family and friends and enjoy the beauty of our wonderful valley.