Team Aurora is dedicated to the highest level of patient care. We know that vision correction is a big decision and want to help you through the process. We are always available to answer any questions you may have, we are just a phone call away!
Marguerite Talks About Her Experience at Aurora LASIK and How The Staff Goes Above and Beyond:
Angela Triebold, OD
Dr. Angela Triebold received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University in Oregon. Prior to coming to Aurora LASIK, Dr. Triebold helped establish the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center at Ft. Lewis in 2002. She continued to practice at Madigan for 16 years, ensuring combat vision readiness for service members who had LASIK, PRK, or ICL surgery. During her tenure there, Dr. Triebold served as research coordinator for the refractive program, and helped train ophthalmology residents and optometry externs. She has also practiced full-scope primary care optometry in addition to refractive surgery co-management.
Compassionate, dedicated, and with a positive attitude, Dr. Triebold believes that communication is key to providing quality patient care and building trust in a patient-physician relationship. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys hiking, camping with her family and friends, playing the piano, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.
Dr. Triebold had her LASIK procedure in 2000 and went from ‘count fingers’ to seeing 20/20!
Nicole Markowitz, Director
Nicole graduated from Centralia College with degree in Business and Nursing. She then became licensed in spa and massage therapy. Nicole spent the next 12 years working in world-class spas and medical spas as a provider, then director. To continue her passion of helping others and working within the medical wellness industry, refractive surgery turned out to be a great fit when she found Dr. Rudd and Aurora LASIK in 2016. Nicole continues to be inspired to develop her team and grow Aurora LASIK along with the pleasure of working closely with their amazing patients every day.
When she is not at work, Nicole enjoys going on adventures and exploring the gorgeous PNW with her husband and children. She finds her “happy place” whenever she’s hiking, boating, going for motorcycle rides or visiting her favorite breweries.
Nicole had her LASIK procedure October 2017 and went from 20/40 to seeing 20/15!
Krystle Clement, Lead Ophthalmic Technician
Krystle started her career in Ophthalmology in 2001 working as one of the Patient Service Representatives at Clarus Eye Centre. She continued her career there until she started her family and stayed home with her children. In 2008 she returned to Clarus to work as an Ophthalmic technician with Dr. Rudd in his cornea practice. In 2015 when Aurora opened Krystle moved over to work solely at Aurora LASIK. Krystle enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog Zeus.
Lilia Anaya, Refractive Technician
Lilia Anaya grew up in Tacoma WA. She attended Tacoma community college before discovering her passion in the Ophthalmology field. After working with a Cataract and Glaucoma Specialist for 13 years, Lilia wanted to continue growing in the eye care field so she joined the surgery team here at Aurora Lasik. Lilia loves spending time with her beautiful family (2 Frenchie’s and cat) cuddling and watching movies. Lilia is also a foodie who enjoys the rain and working out.
Ashley Scott, Refractive Technician
After about 10 years working as a waitress, Ashley developed an interest in Lasik and joined our team. She is one of the smiling faces that greet you when you first arrive to Aurora Lasik. She knows all about customer service and will make sure all your needs are met while you are with us.
Ashley enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with family, friends and her puppies!
Ashley had her LASIK procedure October 2020 and went from 20/250 to seeing 20/15!
Valerie Wenzen, Refractive Technician
Valerie grew up in Puyallup, Washington and graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Public Health. She discovered her interest in eye care in 2018 when she started working as an optometric technician. After a few years she wanted to do something different while remaining in eye care, and joined Aurora Lasik in 2021.
Valerie enjoys the outdoors, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Randi Angwood, COA
Randi started her time in ophthalmology in 2009 working at Clarus Eye Centre where she worked with multiple Optometrists and Ophthalmologists until 2017 when her focus turned to refractive surgery. She then decided to join Dr. Rudd the Aurora LASIK team. Randi enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors. She likes to camp, hike and watch her kids play multiple sports.
Randi had her PRK procedure in August of 2019 and went from 20/100 to seeing 20/20!
Candace Galway, COA
Candace started her career in Optometry in 2013 and then expanded to general Ophthalmology in 2017. She decided to focus on refractive surgery after moving to Washington from Texas in May 2021. Candace enjoys spending time outdoor with her family and puppy and exploring what the PNW has to offer!
Chanteria Puryear, Patient Counselor
Chanteria graduated from Clover Park Technical with an associates in Esthetics Sciences and has practiced locally for over a decade. In 2017 she decided it was time for a new challenge and joined our team at Aurora LASIK. She gets the pleasure of educating our patients through their surgery process at Aurora LASIK.
Chanteria grew up in the Tacoma area and enjoys spending time with her friends, family and little one. She is always ready and willing to answer any question you may have.