Maree’s optical career began in 2005 at a family-owned practice in Laidley, west of Brisbane. Learning old-school dispensing, she trained under some of the industry’s finest. 2009 saw her move on into a Practice Manager role with a 24 strong staff at a large inner Brisbane city store. Maree has a great understanding of the importance of staff training and it quickly became a passion of hers. Subsequently, she developed a staff training program to ensure her team’s delivery of the same good old fashioned customer service.
Fast forward a few years and trying a few of the well-known chain store optometrists, she missed the personalisation that a family-owned practice offered. After moving to the Gold Coast in early 2017, Maree felt she’d had found home. Joining the Vison Michael Hare team to manage and help open his third store at the end of 2019 at Burleigh Stockland, she brings with her that same passion of customer focus and service. Maree loves creating a store environment that is welcoming, stylish and inspiring.
One of Maree’s core values is that she always endeavours to treat her patients like they are her family and friends. She consistently offers honest advice with and mix of practicality and fun, and sometimes even a dash of cheek. Maree just loves the vibe in Burleigh and her new extended family.
Maree takes great pride in offering her clients something different to all the rest, so you know you’ll always find a touch of luxury with a difference when you visit her in store. Maree strongly believes that our glasses are an extension of us and our personalities and she loves helping people find their perfect fit.
Over the years, Maree has both indulged in and experimented with various sports and hobbies. Most recently she has expanded her love of animals by adding to her family her most favourite creatures, Green Tree Frogs. Taking up painting underwater scenes is another of her latest projects. Maree has both travelled and lived overseas and wishes to one day explore Europe. Her first love will always be her family.