Dr. Nicole Rush graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2001. She is a member of the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association, for whom she served as Educational Committee Co-Chair in 2006 and currently serves as the Third Party Committee Chair. Dr. Rush practices in both the Coquille Vision Center and Bandon Vision Center weekly, and practices part-time beside her father, Dr. John Rush, at the Eye Center of Gold Beach. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. In her community, she served on the Cranberry Festival Committee for 9 years and the Bandon Community Swimming Pool Committee for 6 years. In 1998 she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Lions Club. She has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys time with her daughters, Isabella and Lyvia.