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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Castle Pines Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Castle Pines.

Dr. Jason Ortman

Dr. Jason Ortman came to Colorado in 2001 to ski, as his native Northeast Ohio did not satisfy that interest well.  After falling in love with Colorado, he realized his dream and purchased Castle Pines Eye Care in 2007.

Dr. Ortman graduated from Indiana University with Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After a gap year spent working for his childhood eye doctor, he enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2000.  He then completed a residency in ocular disease and hospital-based optometry at the New Mexico Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque.

In addition to primary eye care, Dr. Ortman specializes in hard-to-fit specialty contact lenses and ocular disease.

He has enjoyed working with several non-profit groups providing eye care in Guyana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, China, and here in Colorado.  Dr. Ortman served on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Optometric Association and is a member of the Third Party Executive Committee for the American Optometric Association.   In 2010, he was honored as the Colorado Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year.  In 2013, he was among the first optometrists nationwide to earn board certification with the American Board of Optometry.

2017 Cooper Vision Best Practices Award – Recognition for Excellence in Eye Care

2014 Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry

2012 Castle Pines Business Person of the Year

2010 Colorado Optometric Association’s “Young Optometrist of the Year” Award

2003 Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification

2001 Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry New Mexico VA Medical Center

2000 Doctor of Optometry, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

2000 Corning Low Vision Award, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

1999 President, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity

1995 Bachelor of Science, Indiana University

Dr. Rachel Hasler

Born and raised in south central Wisconsin Dr. Rachel Hasler attended the University of Iowa where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences. Inspired by her father and grandfather – both Optometrists in her home town – she followed in their footsteps and attended the Illinois College of Optometry and received her Doctorate in Optometry.

While she was a student Dr. Hasler was an active member of the Contact Lens Society, American Optometric Student Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb and Key Society. On graduation Dr. Hasler received a Valedictory award and a Certification of Commendation for her outstanding score on the National Optometry Board Examination.

Dr. Hasler’s training included rotations at the VA Medical Center in Rhode Island, the Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After completing her degree, Dr. Hasler completed a year long residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College Of Optometry. During that residency she received special training in the treatment and management of advanced ocular disease including urgent ocular problems.

Dr. Hasler is excited to join the Castle Pines Eye Care team and to spend her free time exploring her new home in Colorado.

Dr. Jamie Anderson

Dr. Anderson grew up in Northern Colorado. She has also lived in Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for her undergraduate degree in Business/Finance, and she received her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2005.

Dr. Anderson is passionate about pediatric vision care and behavioral optometry. She has achieved a post-doctoral Fellowship with the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She is also a member of the Colorado Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association, including the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA.

Dr. Anderson lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and teenage daughter, and her son attends college in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Lacey Brenner

Dr. Lacey Brenner was born and raised in eastern Colorado and western Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology. She then went on to the University of Missouri-St.Louis College of Optometry where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with honors. While a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society, American Optometric Student Association, and Dean’s List honors.

After completing her Doctor of Optometry degree, Dr. Brenner continued her education with a primary care residency emphasizing in ocular disease at the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. During her residency, she practiced full scope optometry and received advanced clinical training in the treatment of various ocular diseases such as glaucoma, eye infections, corneal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and cataracts. She enjoys educating patients about their ocular health, and has a special interest in the nutritional aspects of disease management.

Dr. Brenner is an active member of The American Optometric Association, the Colorado Optometric Association and has participated in optometric missions to Guatemala to provide eye care and prescription glasses to those in need.

Dr. Brenner has lived in Colorado Springs for 4 years and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, yoga, exploring new restaurants and taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors that Colorado has to offer. She also loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

Dr. Emma Lundien

A Colorado native, Emma Lundien, O.D. is happy to be practicing in her beautiful home state. She is a 2016 graduate of Pacific University’s College of Optometry where she received honors in three of her four clinical rotations. An alumni of the University of Northern Colorado, she proudly participated in the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band for 5 years.While in Optometry School, Her favorite memories were those with AMIGOs eyecare, a student chapter of VOSH which provides free eye care throughout the world. She had the opportunity to provide care to rural areas of Guatemala on two separate occasions, and hopes to go on more trips to Guatemala as an attending doctor in the future.

Dr. Lundien is passionate about providing high quality care for patients of all ages and tries to take a holistic approach to how she practices. Eyes are truly the window to your soul, and the more she knows about your complete health and visual needs, the better she can care for your overall well-being. She is especially interested in caring for children and knows that many learning problems children face can be related to their eyes, and a referral to a vision therapist may be the answer to their learning related difficulties.

Dr. Lundien’s dedication to children’s learning is apparent in her involvement in the community outside of the office. She has participated in Von’s Vision, a charity developed by Von Miller of the Denver Broncos to help provide eye care to children in need. She dedicates some of her time as a mentor for the Denver Urban Scholars organization, and has been a counselor, and an administrator for the Summer Enrichment Program, a summer camp aimed at providing support and opportunity for gifted and talented youth. She is currently working on a project through the Colorado Optometric Association’s leadership program to bring awareness to the community of the importance of children’s eye exams.

When Dr. Lundien is not caring for her patients, she spends time hiking, bike riding, cooking, cheering on the Broncos, and exploring wine regions all over the country and world.

Michelle Chalupa
Practice Administrator
Michelle has been with CPEC for over 10 years as the Optical Manager, and has recently taken a larger role as Practice Administrator, overseeing both CPEC and Alpine Vision Center.
Debbie Stuart
ABO Advanced Optician
Systems Administrator
Debbie qualified as a Dispensing Optician in New Zealand, but also recently passed her ABO Advanced certification. She is currently working toward Master Optician, as well as an Associates in Business Management.She has been with Castle Pines nearly 6 years and in the optometry industry over 20 years and loves helping patients who often have difficulty with their eye wear.
Cassie Pelo
Front Office Coordinator
Cassie’s smiling face has been with us at Castle Pines Eye Care for 5 years! She always remembers the name to go with your face. Cassie is our billing expert and definitely the person to call with a question about your vision plan.
Niki Gatewood
Contact Lens Technician / Optician
Niki has a passion for fitting specialty contact lenses. She’s been in the optometry field for 12 years and quickly found that working with contact lenses is an interesting challenge. 


ABO Certified Optician
Jennifer is both an ABO certified optician and speaker. She originally licensed in Florida (one of the toughest States in the nation to certify), and has many facets of the industry in her history as an optician, frame rep and lab rep, too.
Michael comes to us from Washington State and has worked in a range of medical fields – qualifying as a CNA before moving to optometry.


MishaFront Desk

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