image2 Andrea Dalton, Treasure/Past President

I am happy to be serving the Iowa Opticians Association of Iowa as president. I have been in the industry 15 years now. 14 of those amazing years have been at Eye Care of Iowa. I currently love my role as optician and manager. I am proud to be a part of this profession of such an eclectic bunch. I live in Prairie City of Iowa with my husband Kevin and my son Gavin. In our spare time we enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants and cooking new meals as a family.


Nichole Montavon,  President

I have worked at Oskaloosa Vision Center as an optician since 2009, and became ABO certified in 2012. I love helping people find the right frame and lenses for their lifestyle and am never afraid of repairing glasses. I am a mother to a 18year old daughter and an 14 year old son.  They keep me very busy with sports and school activities.  I am also very involved in my church and community volunteering.

image5 Johnna Dukes, Director of the Board

ABO certified since 2001, I can definitely say that Opticianry found me. I have worked in both private practice and retail settings and I currently own my own optical boutique in Spirit Lake, IA. I am a monthly contributor to the Opticians Handbook, and have had been lucky enough to have some of my articles published by 20/20 Magazine. I love this field and I’m so proud to be an Optician, and to have the opportunity to do what I love everyday. I am thankful for the opportunity to be of service to the OAI.

image1 Erin Haas, Secretary

Erin Haas has been working in the optical industry since 2006. Erin has worked at Elite Eye Care in West Des Moines, Iowa since 2011. Erin has been recognized as a Certified Optician by the American Board of Opticianry since 2013. She joined the OAI Board of Directors in 2016. Erin and her husband, Dennis, have 3 children­Flannery, Docken, & Ryker. She is an avid reader and loves spending time with her family and friends. Erin is passionate about opticianry and looks forward to what the future brings in this exciting career field.