Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hertneky Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Brush.
Dr. George W. Hertneky, O.D., P.C.
Dr. Hertneky was born, raised and graduated from high school in Burlington, Dr. Hertneky received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also attended Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. An additional four years of study there was required for him to earn the Doctor of Optometry.
In addition to completing his optometric studies, Dr. Hertneky was involved in a humanitarian aid trip to Haiti in January 2016. He helped to provide eye exams and glasses to almost 1700 Haitians as the 2016 ambassador for Optometry Giving Sight. He has also been involved in eye care missions to such places as San Pedro Lucas, Mexico and Bandung, Indonesia. He completed his preceptorship at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Hertneky has been at the same location of 212 Cameron Street, Brush since entering private practice in 1997.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Hertneky is active in various optometric and health organizations both locally and nationally.
He is an active member of the American Public Health Association, the Colorado Optometric Glaucoma Society, the Optometric Retina Society, the Optometric Nutrition Society, and is on the Medical Advisory Board for the Colorado Lions KidSight Program. He is also an associate in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD).
In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Hertneky is also very active in the community. He served as Cub Master for the Brush Cub Scout Pack 25 for over 5 years and is currently serving as the Troop Committee Chair for Brush Boy Scout Troop 25, is Ex- President of the East Morgan County Hospital district board, as well as President of the Morgan County CU Alumni Association.
He is also a member and past president of the Brush Lions Club where he helps oversee the annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast and takes care of the Mint sales. Dr. Hertneky also supports the Brush Chamber of Commerce and Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (past board member).
In his free time, Dr. Hertneky’s hobbies including traveling, hiking, bicycling, scuba diving, gardening, and reading. He and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, James and Joseph as well as two mischievious cats.
For more information, go our website, www.hertnekyvisionsource.com and on Facebook.com as Hertneky Vision Source Optometrist.
Melissa, Optician, Certified Para-Optometric
Melissa was born in Heidelberg, Germany where her father served in the U.S. Army. She and her family moved to Palo Alto, California, then Forest Grove, Oregon where she grew up and graduated from Forest Grove High School. She attended Portland Community College for 2 years prior to going to Hillsboro School of Beauty where she became a licensed cosmetologist. She has been with Dr. Hertneky since 1997. Before working here in Brush, she worked at the Pacific University College of Optometry clinic in Forest Grove, Oregon for several years. After 11 years in the business, she became a certified Para-Optometric in 2005.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, George, and two growing boys, James and Joseph. She also enjoys cooking, reading, travel, yoga and card making. Melissa can answer just about any question you may have about eyewear and lenses, and is a very creative problem solver.
Stephaine – Receptionist, Certified Para-Optometric Assistant
My name is Stephaine. I was born in Evanston, Wyoming but have lived in Colorado for over 30 years. My family and I moved back to Brush in 2006 and I started with Hertneky Vision Source in 2010. I enjoy working with all the great patients here. I also really appreciate that I am always learning here.
In my spare time I like doing CrossFit, snowboarding, camping, board games, and spending time with my two children, Tadum and Trevor and friends.
One of my biggest dreams is to go cage diving with BIG Great White sharks.
Kindra- Receptionist- bio and photo coming soon!
John – Optician
John, a native of Pennsylvania, moved west to attend college, and settled in Colorado, where he pursued his career as a Flight Attendant. After 35 years with his heart in the clouds, he has taken on new challenges and rewards as an Optician with Hertneky Vision Source. Here he continues his dedication to high standards of customer service and proficiency in his craft, while working alongside like-minded, patient-loyalty driven professionals.
John married his college sweetheart, Wendy (the real reason he moved west), and together they have raised 4 beautiful children. John’s hobbies include family travel, music, running, biking, and tennis.
Mercedes – Optician – Photo to come
Hola! My name is Mercedes, I’m
Colorado born and raised. I enjoy
spending time with my husband, taking adventures with him, and dancing the night
away is definitely one of my favorites. I come from a very big family of 16…yes
16, so I definitely enjoy family time no matter where we are. I do love to
travel and meeting new people as well. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, I
look forward in helping you and giving you the best experience possible.
Hi my name is Yahaira. I was born in California but have lived in Colorado for 20 years. I am bilingual English and Spanish. I enjoy trying out new things as well as spending time with my family. I have many pets, cats, dogs, a bearded dragon, and finches. I enjoy working with people and am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Michelle – Optician
Hi everyone my name is Michelle and I am so excited to be here! I am native to Northern Colorado and grew up as a farmers daughter. I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart and we have one amazing baby girl as well as three fur babies together! I enjoy spending time with my sweet family, going jeeping with my husband and anything that involves the beach!I am so excited for my future here and look forward to helping you all look and feel your best!
Kelsey – Optician/ Technician
Hello my name is Kelsey! I was born and raised in Kersey, Colorado but moved to brush in 2016. I have a daughter who is my pride and joy. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and traveling. I am excited to start this journey at Hertneky Vision Source and looking forward to helping patients have the best experience!