Jack was born in Knoxville in 1959 and has lived in Blount County since 1963. He graduated from Alcoa HS in 1977. Jack is a licensed optician and owner of Jack Raby Optical. He began his career working and training with Holder Optical in Alcoa. Soon after passing the TN State Board exam and receiving his TN optical dispensing license he opened Jack Raby Optical in its present location in June 1981. Jack is also certified by the American Board of Opticianry and is a member of the TN Dispensing Opticians Association.
Donna began in the optical field working and training at Pearle Vision Center in 1984. She passed the TN state board exams in 1988 to become a TN licensed dispensing optician. Donna is also certified by the American Board of Dispensing Opticians and the National Contact Lens Examiners and is a member of the TN Dispensing Opticians Association. Donna joined the staff of Jack Raby Optical in June of 1998.
Jenn is an apprentice optician who joined our staff in the spring of 2020. Jenn brings experience to our team with her knowledge of lens design and frame fashion. She entered the apprenticeship program in February of 2020 with the goal of becoming a licensed optician within a few years. After graduating college in 2016 Jenn decided to enter the optical field and we are very happy to have her here.
Erin joined the staff of Jack Raby Optical early summer 2020 as an apprentice optician. Erin entered the apprecnticeship program in 2019 and plans to become a licensed optician. She is a full time member of our staff while also attending Pellissippi State. In fact she was recently nominated into the National Society of Leadership and Success. Erin is a great addition to our team!
Kayla joined the staff of Jack Raby Optical in August of 2021. She has been a licensed optician since 2012. After graduating from Roane State and passing her state and national boards she worked as an optician for 6 years before becoming part of the adjunct faculty at Roane State from 2019 to 2020. We are so pleased to welcome Kayla to our staff.