Dr. David Mortensen - Owner/Optometrist
Dr. Mortensen received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1998. Since then, he has provided excellent patient care in Utah, Virginia, Indiana, and Nevada.
In 2011, Dr. Mortensen moved to Elko with his wife and two children to take the helm at Speedy Specs. As the new owner, Dr. Mortensen brings an ethos of honesty, an emphasis on excellence, and a focus on patient satisfaction. His experience in treating all types of visual orders and ocular pathologies makes him uniquely qualified to be your family's primary eye care provider.
When Dr. Mortensen is not providing "20/Happy Vison" to the community, he enjoys spending time with his family. The Mortensens are active in their church and scouting, giving back to the community that they have come to love.
Dr. Shaune Wallace - Optometrist
Dr. Wallace was born and raised in Canada. He moved to the United States in 2000 to attend BYU. He graduated Magna Cume Laude with a Bachelors in Zoology in 2002. Dr. Wallace received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2006. Since then, he has pursued a career of personal and professional growth, accruing experience in medical and retail oriented practices.
Dr. Wallace and his family moved to Elko in 2020 to join our community and our practice, where he will be providing every patient with the professional and individual care they deserve.
When Dr. Wallace is not providing "20/Happy Vision" to the community, you may catch him with his active family around town, or he may be at home working on his 3D printing hobby.
Sean Fericks, Practice Manager
Sean moved to Elko with his family in 1989. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and spent five years maintaining H.A.W.K. missile launchers and radars, receiving his honorable discharge in 1998.
While attending college in South Carolina, Sean began his optical career working in a production laboratory. During the next few years, Sean's experience grew as he took new positions in retail and management. In 2004, Sean decided to bring the excellence and convenience of contemporary eye care to his small home town. He launched Speedy Specs in 2004, and has been active with the company ever since.
Sean is a Nevada -Licensed Optician. His variety of career experience couples with his dedication to excellent patient service, and helps Speedy Specs provide our customers with "20/happy" vision. When he is not providing "20/happy" vision, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He particularly enjoys history, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting.
Tom Leaverton, Production Lab Manager
Tom grew up in Elko, the son of a hard rock gold miner. He joined Speedy Specs as a production lab apprentice in 2007, and has worked his way through the ranks. He took advantage of a Speedy Specs scholarship to acquire an Associate's Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from the College of Southern Nevada. He is now ABO/NCLE certified and holds a Nevada Dispensing Optician License.
Tom's dedication to detail, and his positive disposition are an asset to Speedy Specs, and to our community.
When Tom is not producing custom prescription eyeglasses, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. They are active in their church, and enjoy fishing or a good movie.