Suzanne Kimmons Doty
Suzanne Kimmons Doty was born in Jesup, Georgia and attended many schools around the world including The American School in Switzerland. She graduated high school from Florida Central Academy and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained her BS in Biology. She continued her education and graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduation she worked at various chain optical stores as well as ophthalmology practices. Her love of optics and fashion has inspired her to create Spec-Takular Boutique, an atypical optometry office committed to unique eyewear and superior customer service.
She is married to Chris Doty and has 3 children, Alex, Austyn, and Allison, and 2 bichons, Sugar and Spice. Her hobbies include boating, running, traveling, football and decorating. You can find her most days with big hair and red lipstick spinning dials at Spec-Takular Boutique, laughing and cracking jokes and simply enjoying those people, her patients.
Sarah Tilly, LDO
Sarah was born in Connecticut and was raised by wolves in the Hudson River Valley of NY. She graduated from Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, NY. After graduation she moved to Gainesville and attended Gainesville College. Following careers in both restaurant management and real estate, she finally discovered her next passion: polarized sunglasses. Intrigued by the optics of what polarized lenses do, she started pursuing her LDO through apprenticeship. In 2003, her first year in optics, she obtained both her ABO and NCLE. In June of 2007 she passed her State Boards obtaining her LDO. During her career she has worked in various optical shops from mass produced big box stores to small private optometry/ophthalmology offices as well as running in the Hollywood circles at Phipps Plaza. One of her favorite achievements in her career involved training a young apprentice through to achieving LDO status.
Sarah is known around Spec-takular for her hippie vibe and her ability to speak the unexpected. Ask her about the three F’s of Eyewear and she will tell you fit, fashion and function. An adventurist at heart you never know what she will do, from skydiving and zip lining to moonlighting in a kayak. Her hobbies include hiking, dabbling in various artsy crafts, as well as gardening. A social butterfly who Love Jesus.
Shannon was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, LA and attended Panola College in Carthridge, Texas. She later packed her bags and moved East to Tallahassee, Florida, where she began her optician apprenticeship at EyeMasters. After her four year apprenticeship, Shannon decided to move to Georgia. She presently resides in Gainesville, Georgia with her two children, Becca and Luke. She has a step son, David and a granddaughter, Mila.
Shannon’s expertise in optics is unsurpassed. She keeps herself up to date with the newest ophthalmic lenses as well as the most fashionable frames. Whether you are looking for a new digital progressive or a new special coating for your lenses, Shannon is a wealth of knowledge. Having Shannon properly “fit” your new eyewear generally involves an education. Optics is truly her passion. Whether she is adjusting your frame to your face or taking the necessary measurements for optimal vision, Shannon demonstrates mastery. She radiates with her love of optics.
Shannon is known around Spec-Takular for her shoes. She is a shoe collector and most days graces Spec-Takular in four inch stilettos. Her shoes are her wings and optics is her soul. Her hobbies include singing, music and just being a mom.
Dr. Patricia Bonomolo
Dr. Patricia Bonomolo specializes in routine eye examinations, specialty contact lens fitting, pediatrics, ocular disease, cataract and LASIK pre and post-operative care as well as dry eye treatment. Prior to her current position with Spec-Takular Boutique, Patty was an associate optometrist with North Georgia Eye Clinic. She spent the previous three years practicing in both New York state as well as California before calling GA her home in 2007. Dr. Bonomolo holds degrees from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY as well as the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in which she graduated in 2004. Her training has included ocular pathology rotations in the Manchester VAMC in Manchester, NH and the Southern Vision Institute in New Orleans, LA.
Angela has worked in many areas of the optometry and ophthalmology practices for over 17 years, from dispensing glasses and contacts to assisting with minor surgical procedures, pre-op and post operative care. She currently lives in Cumming with her husband Dave and two precious kiddos.
When not assisting customers in the boutique, you can find Angela traveling, enjoying the outdoors or running her own online children’s boutique. And in case that wasn’t enough, Angela squeezes in an addiction to shoes, craft supplies and horses!
Kristen has been in the eye care industry for over three years and is still enjoying every bit of it. Look beneath the desk, no matter the weather and you’re sure to find the cutest pair of flip-flops.
Though she’s originally from Maryland, you’ll find Kristen cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes this and every fall as her Ohio roots run deep. She currently lives in Cumming with husband Josh and son Zak whose basketball and baseball games keep her busy in her off hours. Kristen also loves to spend her time away from the boutique on the lake or at the beach…anywhere there is water and plenty of sun.