Our Team

Your experience in our office will be different than any other optometry office in Redding. Because we know visiting a new optometrist may be intimidating, we strive to make the first and every subsequent visit you have in our office a positive and relaxing experience. Our staff works hard to ensure you have a pleasant appointment from start to finish. We only hire the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff members to help you feel at ease and right at home. We pride ourselves on keeping up with continuing education to remain at the forefront of our profession so we can offer you the latest eye care technology, professional services, and products.

Office Manager


Jennifer Glavaz, ABO

With over 15 years of optometric experience, Jennifer keeps our office running smoothly.

Initially starting out as an optician, she became a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and then became our Office Manager and Billing Specialist.

She is an invaluable asset and is here to help with anything our patients may need.



Janet Harris, CPO

Janet has been part of our team since 2008, although she has been in the optical industry for many years.

She is a Certified Paraoptometric through the American Optometric Association.

She is an expert in frame styling and fitting and helping our patients look and see their best.


Kari Parnell

Kari worked with Dr. Gussenhoven many years ago and rejoined us in 2016 as an Optician.

Originally from Burney, she is also a Board Certified Medical Assistant and Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist.

She enjoys camping, swimming and snowboarding and is expecting her first child in December.


Marian Mills, CPO, ABO

Marian began her career with us in high school as an after-school job starting in 2009.

She earned her Certified Paraoptometric Certification through the American Optometric Association.

Her sunny disposition helps our office staff keep smiling and our patients happy.

Optometric Assistants


Ginger Johnson, CPO

Ginger joined us in 2005 and has since become a Certified Paraoptometric. She will guide you through our prescreening tests with ease.

Ginger is our office authority on all things Nascar!

Front Office


Jessie Barrett, CPO

Some of you might recognize Jessie since she worked for us for many years while she was attending college.

She moved away, got married and started her family. She joined us again in 2013 as our Billing Specialist.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Cal State University Chico. We are happy to have her back as a strong member of our team.

Julie Gussenhoven, OD

Dr. Julie Gussenhoven
3416 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA

Phone: (530) 222-7290
Fax: (530) 605-1152


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