Tony Burgun – B.Optom (Hons).
Graduate Diploma in Ocular Therapeutics.
Tony grew up in Tumbarumba, in the Snowy Mountains. He arrived in Dubbo in 1986 and, seeing the need, set up his own practice in 1990. From Humble beginnings, where the first filing cabinet was the size of a kitchen draw, the practice now has over 30,000 patients on file. The one thing that gets Tony out of bed in the morning is the love of seeing his patients every day! As a Behavioral Optometrist, he also has a special clinical interest in children’s vision and the role it plays in learning. Tony’s hobbies include Race horses, painting or you might catch him out on the golf course on weekends.
Michael Brennan – B.Optom (Hons).
Graduate Diploma in Ocular Therapeutics.
Michael joined Tony as a business partner in January 2006, bringing 23 years of experience to the practice. His career has taken him to England where he studied, gaining further clinical experience.
Michael loves talking to each of his patients and has a special clinical interest in contact lenses and diabetic eye disease.
Michael is a keen runner, and over the last couple of years has participated in a lot of marathons including the Sydney Marathon, and has been on the Dubbo Stampede committee since its inception..
Jade Lindsay – B.Biomedsci
Doctor of Optometry
Jade was born in Melbourne, VIC and after a year living in the UK as a child, moved with her family to Bendigo, VIC where she finished her schooling. Jade then made the move back to Melbourne to attend University where she completed her Doctor of Optometry degree which had taken her on an externship to Connecticut, USA, gaining further clinical experience. Outside of work, Jade has a variety of hobbies; she loves to shop, read, travel, play netball, and loves to create and do anything DIY from painting to jewellery making to restoring furniture, but food is certainly her greatest passion!
Shiree has been with Burgun & Brennan since 2004, as her role of Practice manager she contributes loads of energy, enthusiasm & ideas to the practice. Shiree loves seeing the transformation that a great frame enhances a person’s look.
“You can never have too many shoes!” You can often hear Shiree say. The love of shoe gene runs deep in her family as does “a little bit of Bling!” Spending time with her family either riding around the zoo or holidaying at the seaside is what Shiree loves to do (when she has spare time!) and ending the day with a chilled glass of wine!
Bec is the longest serving member of the team and has been with the practice since 2001.With Bec’s extensive knowledge of the optical industry and being a trained dispenser, she loves nothing more than helping all of our patients select and wear their eyewear.
With her new little family keeping Bec busy, she has very little time for her love of shopping, especially for jewelry or clothing, a bit of sparkle goes a long way! There is nothing better for Bec to end the week and relax with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc! (When the kids go to bed!)
Ali has been with the team since 2005 and has a broad knowledge of all spectacle lenses. As a qualified dispenser, Ali has loved the challenge of repairing glasses and of seeing all the familiar faces that she has come to know over the last 10 years.
Ali has a lifetime love affair with all things pink! Which has recently dwindled (only a little) since having her little boys.
She loves spending her spare time with her family, sewing her handmade baby clothing range and Saturday morning Parkrun.
Deb has worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years and joined the Burgun & Brennan team in 2007. With an infectious smile, Deb’s favorite thing about Burgun & Brennan is meeting and greeting our patients.
Deb always makes the time to catch up with her friends & family for coffee, cake, movies or all of the above!
Most weekends a spent playing soccer, hockey or simply spending time with her beautiful granddaughters and fur-babies (Sam, Bear & Bella Boo.)
Deb’s favorite sayings include “the simple things in life are often the best” and “laughter is the best medicine”.
Vanessa started with us in 2007 and has a natural affinity with the optical business.
She loves talking to our patients and helping out where she can.
As a busy mother of four children, when Vanessa gets spare time, she loves to read sci fi/fantasy fiction, go walking and or escape to catch the occasional movie.
Vanessa’s favorite quote “Motherhood: Powered by Love, Fueled by Coffee, and Sustained by Wine!”
Deb has been in the optical industry for over 12 years and has been with our team since 2014.
Bringing with her a wide knowledge base, Deb has a cheery disposition and loves to be out the front with friendly greeting each and every day.
You can find Deb out on the Macquarie River throwing in a fishing line or out & about having a latte and catching up on the latest look in Home Beautiful magazine. She likes nothing more than curling up to read the latest novel from Nickki French.
Morgan is the baby of our team, but don’t let age fool you, she is an expert on frame fitting and what the latest looks can bring to our patients. Since joining our team in 2011, Morgan loves nothing more than meeting new people every day.
Morgan loves to escape the city and regularly goes travelling and camping in the outback. She also enjoys spending weekends with her family, especially her nephew motorbike riding or landscaping her new garden (which is massive!)
Ange joined our team in 2013 and has been in the optical industry for over 5 years previous.
For Ange its all about the fashion, you name the brand & she knows all there is to know about it. Ange loves to see all her favorite brands go out to new homes & loves the way they uplift and enhance people’s faces.
Ange has 2 beautiful Weimaraner dogs that she loves to spend her weekends with, but her real passion is for makeup and what is “on trend” with Instagram and other social media sites.
Jasmin started with us in May 2016. She was born and raised in Gilgandra, NSW and is a country girl at heart. Jasmin loves nothing more than being active and is involved in a wide range of team sports such as indoor netball and touch football. In her spare time, Jasmin is studying and has a strong interest in being a Personal trainer.
Jasmin is also training to be an Optical dispenser and has a real passion for meeting new people in our practice and helping them find a fresh new look when choosing glasses.