Home Newsmakers Full-circle Mentorship

Full-circle Mentorship

ashley mcferron
Dr. McFerron

After Ashley McFerron, OD, moved to Oregon, she began working for Scott Nehring, OD, in Woodburn in his Vision Source practice. “He became my mentor when I worked with him for three-and-a-half years,” she says. The two heard about a practice going for sale 12 miles away in Canby, and they decided to visit it together. “The second we walked in, we knew it was a terrific opportunity,” she says. “He turned to me and said, ‘Do you want to buy it together? Or buy it yourself? Or I can help finance it?’”

Even though the practice was technically inside the geographic range of the noncompete she signed, he was fully supportive of her purchase. She decided to buy it on her own, and Canby Eyecare is now also a Vision Source practice. The two remain close, and now Dr. Nehring’s daughter, Emilee Nehring, OD, works at Canby Eyecare one day a week. “I’ve been able to mentor her,” Dr. McFerron says.

scott emilee nehring
Dr. Scott Nehring and Dr. Emilee Nehring

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Women In The News – June

Women In Optometry regularly recognizes the accomplishments of women ODs in the profession and in their communities. Have you stepped into a new leadership role...

Summer, Riojas and Optometry: A Heavenly Combination

By Nadia A Virani, OD Vice President of Operations- EVP Eyecare As the summer months roll in, we find ourselves sheltering from the heat and excitedly...

Vera Bradley, Life is Good Introduce Summer Styles

The June lineup of new frames from The McGee Group matches the optimism and freedom that accompanies an American summer. Vera Bradley is one of...

When Time Is of the Essence: Fast Action on Practice Decisions

In each of these practice design stories, ODs had to take some fast action to make their dreams come true. Unexpected Ending Gives Rise To...