The Coppedge Eyecare Family
Dr. Casey Coppedge and Dr. John Coppedge, Jr., with painting of Dr. John Coppedge, Sr.
Dr. John Casey Coppedge is a graduate of Hernando High School, graduating in 1992. He graduated from Florida State University, continued on to the University of Southern California earning his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He then graduated from Nova Southeastern School of Optometry in 2007. After graduation, he joined his father in the practice of optometry in Brooksville, continuing the legacy that began with his grandfather so many years before. Dr. Coppedge and his wife have two children, Carina and Ryan.
Dr. Amanda Coppedge graduated from UCLA with a major in neuroscience and then earned her optometry degree at Nova Southeastern School of Optometry. She has been associated with an ophthalmology practice in Lecanto since 2008, where she works with a cataract surgeon, corneal specialist, and a glaucoma specialist. She has extensive experience co-managing patients with corneal diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and post-operative procedures.
Jo Ann Searcy was born in Gainesville, Florida, but is really considered a Brooksville native. She is a 1974 graduate of Hernando High School. She received her AA degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College, before transferring to the University of Florida to earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing. She joined the optometric office of Drs. Coppedge and Wooster in 1983 as an optometric assistant. She became a certified optometric assistant in 1987. In January, 2010, she continued her career at Coppedge Eyecare as the Office Manager. Jo Ann has over thirty years of optometric experience.
Kim Trout Bechtelheimer was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and moved to Brooksville in 1973. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1977. In 1978, she joined the staff of father and son, Dr. John H. Coppedge and Dr. John H. Coppedge, Jr. as a receptionist. She eventually worked in the optical side and learned all aspects of optical care. In 1987, she became a licensed optician. She brings with her to Coppedge Eyecare over 37 years of optical experience. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Brooksville. She is married to Cedric Bechtelheimer. They have two daughters, Sara and Pam, son-in-law, Chris, and they have two granddaughters, Makayla and Payton.
Tanya Peters was born in Lakeland, FL, but grew up in Brooksville. She graduated from Hernando High School in 1992. After marrying Brad Peters in May of 1999, they traveled the Southeast with the U.S. Army. In 2011, they returned with their son, Dalton, so he could grow up in Brooksville. She joined our office in December, 2013.
Luke Dumala has been an employee since 2005 in the optical area. His favorite hobbies are playing drums and softball. Luke is well-known for his random acts of kindness for the homeless in our area. He works with us part-time since beginning his career as a fire fighter/EMT. He is married to Tiffany and has a new daughter, Cadence.
Danyelle Roller became a member of our team in August of 2014, working as our receptionist. She is a lifelong resident of Brooksville and a proud graduate of Hernando High School.
Christian Kegley started in our office as an Optical Lab Technician in September of 2014. He enjoys building and customizing computers, along with spending time with his family and caring for his various animals.
Trevison Clark was chosen as valedictorian of his 2015 graduating class at Hernando High School. He also worked with us during his high school years as a volunteer. He is currently attending the University of Florida, majoring in biology, with plans to go on to study optometry at Nova Southeastern University. He also plays trombone in the University of Florida Concert Band.
Alisa Duthie recently joined Coppedge Eyecare and is excited to learn all aspects of her new job. She believes raising and homeschooling her three children has been the greatest job she’s ever held, but she is now ready to embrace this next chapter of her life as an Optometric Assistant. She has lived in several different countries, traveled around the world, yet happily calls Brooksville “home”. She is a member at Faith Evangelical Church. She has a curiosity and drive to learn about the world around her and loves meeting new people. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her favorite person in all the world, her husband, David.