JP has ten years of healthcare experience working with Fortune 500 companies. The last, and best, four years have been in the eye care industry. One reason for this, is the opportunity to serve patients and serve them well. What a gift vision is! In her free time, JP loves spending time with her husband, Preston, and son, Barrett; friends, and all things sports and fitness.
Christie has been in the optical field since 2007, starting as an optometric technician in a large Alabama practice, and then expanding her knowledge to encompass several other areas in an optometry office. She started at Magic City Eyecare when the office opened in November 2020. She has worked as an eyewear consultant for many years, enjoying assisting patients as they select frames that compliment their looks and their lifestyles.
She was born in northeast Ohio. She spent several of her teenage years living in Mesa, AZ, and has a special love of the desert and mountains that surround the valley where she lived. She attended North Central Bible College (now North Central University) in Minneapolis, MN. After beginning a family of three children, she returned to business college, majoring in Medical Office Administration.
Christie and her husband, John Hodge, reside in Helena, Alabama. They are members of the Helena Beautification Board, with Christie assuming the responsibility as the Board’s secretary. They have two precious pups, Elijah and Benji, as well as two tanks full of Ciclid fish. Along with Christie’s love of painting and reading, they enjoy hiking, biking, backpack camping, kayaking, and their weekly Lego Night with their family.
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Tori was born in Central Florida, but has lived in Missouri, Kansas and Minnesota before moving back to Florida for her late Elementary, Middle and High School years. She has an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard Community College and was part of the last group of graduates to receive her diploma before the school changed its name.
She started working in the Optometry field in October 2016 as a receptionist, then moved to being a technician and Scribe for her Doctor. In 2019 her family moved to South Carolina where she continued in the Optometry field back as a receptionist. Finally in late 2021 she moved to Birmingham where she started working with Magic City Eyecare!
Tori has two kids, a 9-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter, and she has been happily married since 2016. She has a love for Disney and Jurassic Park which she shares with both of her children. She also loves reading and watching mystery and old comedy TV programs.
Meghana Vadranam was born in North Carolina before shortly moving to Georgia, where she spent the majority of her childhood. She will be graduating the University of Alabama-Birmingham next May with a bachelor’s in Cancer Biology and a master’s in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences. Meghana aspires to be a physician and will be applying to medical school in the near future.