Meet Our Support Team


Rae has been a lifelong resident of Forest Lake. Rae is married to her husband Gary and they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She has been an employee with Dr. Bahr since 1997. She also has a shih tzu puppy named Willie.


Teri has been married to her husband Karl for 35 years, residing in Forest Lake the same. Teri has a love for all animals. She also loves to read and travel as much as she can.


Kari has worked for Dr. Bahr since 2006 and has come to be a part of many aspects of the office. Kari has been a member of the Forest Lake Community her entire life. She even worked for Dr. Bahr while attending FLHS. Kari and her husband Aaron love spending time with their 3 children in the MN outdoors. They enjoy hunting and fishing year round.


Tami has been in the optical field since the early 80's. She is married to Gary and has two recently married daughters. Tami has been in Forest Lake most of her life but is originally from White Bear Lake. In her spare time she loves a good glass of wine, reading, gardening and snow shoeing with her shepherd Dakota.


Gina is from Ramsey, Minnesota where she resides with her three children and six grandchildren. She loves spending time up north at her camper near the lake. She earned her CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) degree from Anoka Technical College. She also enjoys a great book.


Samantha recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Individualized Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her Masters in Health Care Administration from Capella. She is originally from Forest Lake, but now lives in Blaine. She has a teddy bear puppy named Fiona. In her free time she enjoys bike riding, running, and traveling. She also loves to spend time with her family.

Michelle F.

Michelle has lived in the Forest Lake area since 1986. She has four children and one grandson. Michelle has been with North Woods Optics since 2001. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 6 years.


Julia is attending Hamline University for her Bachelors Degree. She is also on the Hamline Diving team. She is the youngest child in her family. In her free time she enjoys fishing, sunbathing, and reading.


Vanessa has been in the optical field for many years. She grew up in the Lindstrom area along with her husband Mitch.  They enjoy hanging out with family and friends along with doing adventures together.


Nicole brings 14 years of optical experience to North Woods Optics. She lives in the Osceola area with her husband and their 2 children. In her spare time she love gardening, boating, and spending time with family and friends.


Lyndsey is orginally from Lino Lakes but moved to Forest Lake in December 2014.  She lives with her boyfriend Eric and their energetic 3 year old yello lab, Wesson.  In her spare time she likes ot engage in the Minnesota outdoors to the fullest.  She enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, and spending time at the cabin with family. 

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We strive to give you the highest quality of eye care available for you and your family. With our advanced technology and experienced staff we are able to provide a complete array of pathology detection, optical, contact lens and refractive surgery services. As part of your vision examination, we will discuss your health history and determine your visual needs. Please stop by and see us in the Town Square Building, downtown Forest Lake.

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