Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Woodbine Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Pace.
Dr. Cheryl Barton, Optometrist
Dr. Barton is a graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She grew up in Chattanooga, TN. She began practicing in Pensacola in 1998, and opened Woodbine Eye Care in 2000. Her areas of interest include children’s vision, contact lens fitting, and managing ocular disease. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Pace Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Pensacola Ski Club. One of her favorite parts of her job is visiting the preschool to do eye screenings and eye safety talk. Her charities include Sight for Students and eye exams and glasses for children in financial need. She is also excited that our office is making time to collect and donate to the community organizations that are in constant need of help.
Dr. Cheryl is blessed with twin boys who were born in 2004. When she is not at the office, they keep her busy with school, soccer, and cross country!
Dr. Trace Barton, Optometrist
Dr. Barton is a graduate of Nova Southeastern College of Optometry in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He grew up in Cooper City, FL. He began practicing in Pensacola in 1998, and joined Woodbine Eye Care in 2004. His areas of interest include Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration management. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Pace Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Pensacola Ski Club.
Dr. Barton enjoys cheering on his twin boys as they play soccer and run cross country. He works out at 9Round and is an avid NFL fan!
Dr. Linh Van, Optometrist
Dr. Linh Van graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She has lived in many states including Michigan, Colorado, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida. She moved to the panhandle in 2018 and plans to stay here for good! Her Alma Mater is the University of Florida and she loves watching Gator football. Go Gators!
Dr. Matthew Teutsch, Optometrist
Dr. Teutsch is a graduate of University of Birmingham College of Optometry. He grew up in Pensacola and did his undergraduate studies at the University of West Florida. He is excited to be back in his hometown providing eye care!
Martha Osteen CPOA, Office Administrator
Martha has been with Woodbine Eye Care since our opening day in 2000, and always has a smile on her face! Although Martha works mostly on the Optical Floor, her 18 years of experience make her knowledgeable in all areas of our office!
Martha is the proud grandmother of six, and can often be found with a knitting needle in hand! She is currently teaching one of our own how to knit! Martha is also a great seamstress and takes pride in doing memory quilts, and embroidery.
Chad Mikell, Optician Lab Manager
Chad came to our office with twelve years of experience. He has been with Woodbine Eye Care for twelve additional years! In addition to frame and lens selection, Chad is in charge of the in-house laboratory and is personally edging the lenses for each frame.
Chad is the proud father of three beautiful daughters, and a kind wife. On his days off, Chad spends much of his free time creating wooden furniture pieces!
Dee Tinney CPO, Front Office Coordinator
Dee has been with our practice for 16 years and never forgets a face! She enjoys being the first person to greet our patients and is able to recognize most of them before they enter the office! She can assist you with making appointments, answering insurance questions, and setting up auto-ship to save you time and money on your contacts.
Dee has a son who will graduate from Auburn University in May 2020 and a daughter who is a graduate of the University of West Florida. She is very proud of them both! She and her husband enjoy going to the beach, traveling, and working out. Dee is a dog lover and currently has two fur babies!
Karin Travis, Front Office Coordinator
Karin has been with our office since 2005. At the front desk, she assists with appointments and reminders, insurance coverage, and contact lens ordering.
Karin is married to an outdoors lover, and she is very fond of the beach herself. They are the proud parents of a sweet, energetic 7-year-old girl.
Denise Long, CPO, Front Office Coordinator
Denise came to us in 2010, and after excelling in many different areas, progressed to our busy front desk. She takes care of insurance authorizations, contact lens orders, and our email communication. She can also answer any questions regarding your vision insurance benefits.
Denise and is the mother of a bright, wonderful son!
Jamie Burkett, Insurance Coordinator, Accounting
Jamie is one of the friendly faces at our front desk and has been with our practice for four years. She is responsible for our insurance claims and patient statements. She is always more than happy to answer your insurance questions and does an excellent job helping our patients understand their benefits.
When away from the office, she enjoys watching football with her husband, crafting with her stepdaughter, and entertaining her one year old son. Go FSU!!
Jesse Draughon, LDO, ABO- NCLE
Jesse grew up in Pensacola and enjoys calling the Gulf Coast his home! He is a board certified optician with over 25 years of experience. His background began in an optical lab and has grown to cover many facets of the industry. His acquired knowledge is an asset when pairing critical issues with proper optical solutions.
Danielle Sumrall, Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
Danielle has been with us since 2016. She takes pride in doing Dry Eye Testing, performing Visual Fields, and expanding her knowledge with contact lenses.
Danielle and her husband take care of their sweet kitten, Aurora. She loves to, spend time with family, do DIY projects with her Cricut Explore, and read anything she can get her hands on!
Ashley Higgs, Optometric Assistant
Ashley, has a very kind smile and loving spirit! She enjoys pre-testing children, and teaching them how to wear their contacts!
Ashley is a proud Air Force wife, mother of two sons and one grandson. She loves to travel and visit with friends and family members!
Allison Hogue, Optometric Assistant
Allison has worked in Optometry since 2016, and joined us in 2017. She is knowledgeable with Dry Eye Testing, contact lenses, and OCTs.
Allison was born and raised in Gulf Breeze. When she isn’t studying for nursing school, Allison loves to go kickboxing, cheer on Florida State, and relax at home with her cat, Audrey, or her two dogs, Gunner and Apollo. Go FSU!
Pattye Barnes, Front Office Coordinator
Pattye joined us with a strong background in customer service. She pulls insurance for Dr. Van and Dr. Teutsch, answers phones, and schedules appointments.
Pattye and her husband Mark chose to semi-retire to Pensacola. When she isn’t checking on her three grown boys, Pattye enjoys visiting our local beaches. She is a die-hard Alabama Fan. ROLL TIDE!
Perry Dulay, Optical Technician
Perry has full knowledge of a full-service lab, including surfacing and finishing of optical lenses. He is also skilled in dispensing, neutralizing, and troubleshooting of optical lenses.
Perry and his beautiful wife Tracey have three wonderful adult children. He is also a diehard Florida State Seminole fan.
Mona Steele, Optometric Assistant
With nearly 30 years’ experience, Mona came to Woodbine with an extensive knowledge of all things optometry! She loves taking fundus images of the optic nerve and macula.
Native to Philadelphia, Mona has the best accent in the office! She has two children, and three grandbabies that she loves to bits and pieces. She brings laughter to our office! Currently, Mona is learning how to knit!
Brianna Coutee, Optometric Assistant
Brianna joined us in 2019 and has been a wonderful addition to our office. She enjoys working with patients who wear contacts.
When off from work, Brianna likes to go fishing with her husband John. On nice days, she likes to go shell hunting at Navarre Beach! She also enjoys photographing nature.
Ireri Whitfield, Optometric Assistant
Ireri joined us in 2019. She loves to scan in charts, over-refract contact lenses, and work up our Lasik Pre-op patients by doing Pachymetry and topography.
After work, Ireri likes to go home and play with her daughter, read books, or go four-wheeling with her husband, David. She also takes care of her two piglets, Napoleon and Joquin.
Brenda Griner, Optical Technician
Brenda has been with us since 2010. She has worked in many different areas in our office, but has worked in the Optical areas for over 8 years! Brenda will be glad to help you pick the perfect frame and lens to fit your style and answer questions you may have about your vision insurance!