Dr. James G. Liston, O.D.

Dr. Liston was born in Illinois and attended Arizona State University before receiving his Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1989. While attending college, Dr. Liston also earned his commercial and instrument rated pilot’s license. Dr. Liston is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Arizona Optometric Association, and the BSK International Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Liston has been in practice in Tucson since 1990 and enjoys providing quality optometric care. When not working, Dr. Liston enjoys running, horseback, riding and exploring Arizona and the Southwest.

Dr. Robert Brooks, Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Brooks was born and raised here in Tucson. He Attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona before receiving his Bachelor of Visual Science and Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1981. In 2014, Dr. Brooks was certified as a Diplomat with the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Brooks has enjoyed practicing optometry in Arizona since 1981 and joined the staff at Sunburst Optical in 2014. Dr. Brooks is very excited and pleased to be a part of a team providing high quality optometric care in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Outside of work Dr. Brooks enjoys hiking, kayaking, beekeeping, and raising chickens with his wife, Susan.

Reynalda Villegas
Practice Manager

Reynalda joined the Sunburst Optical team in April of 2015. With her outgoing personality and professionalism, Reynalda has quickly become a valuable member of our staff. She enjoys working with our patients to ensure they get the best care and satisfaction from the time they arrive until the time they leave our office. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and supporting her children in their athletic events.

Joan Dunham
Optician

Joan hails from upstate New York where she started in optics over 20 years ago. Joan moved to Tucson several years ago to be closer to her grandson and continue to work in healthcare. She made the transition back to optics and joined Sunburst Optical in early 2014. Joan is happy to be back in the optical field and enjoys helping patients find just the right look. She enjoys being semi-retired and in her time away from our office, Joan cherishes spending time with her grandson, RVing around the Southwest, and spoiling her rescue beagle.

Al Koralewski
Optician

Al is a licensed optician and member of the Arizona Association of Dispensing Opticians. He started in the field in high school working as a technician surfacing and edging lenses. He then spent several years working in a high volume optical lab. It was there he discovered his strong interest in the optical field which led to him earning his ABO and NCLE certifications. Al enjoys working for a small business like Sunburst Optical because of their professionalism and dedication to helping all patients receive the best personalized experiences possible. When not working, Al spends his time with his wife exploring Tucson’s local business and music scenes.

Lisa Heady
Optician

Lisa has been an Optician for over 8 years and her passion is to maintain a one on one relationship with her patients. She is committed to creating a positive experience for each client while striving to meet their needs whether style is important, affordability, comfort or a combination of each. Lisa constantly studies the latest in Optical and fashion to insure each client has the latest in design and technology at their fingertips. On a personal note, Lisa enjoys spending time with her two dogs, husband, and her two sons.

Kyle Oertwig
Optician

Hello, my name is Kyle. I have been an optician for a little over 10 years. ABO certified for 2 of those years. I used to work for big corporations, but I’ve found that private practice is what I enjoy the most. There’s a personal experience you have with patients that you cant get from big opticals. Besides optics, I also enjoy anything outdoors in my spare time. Like cycling, hiking, and camping.

Christina Gurrola
Receptionist

A transplant from the state of California, Christina began working with us at Sunburst Optical in December of 2017, and has been a great asset to our practice, not only in business, but professionalism and customer service.

Christina has over 20 years of customer service experience, and enjoys interacting with customers. In her time away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family, pampering her dogs, and learning to garden in the desert.

Tyson Pitts
Opticial Tech

Hello, my name is Tyson Pitts. I was born and raised in Tucson and am attending Pima Community College in pursuit of a degree in business management. I worked at a local estate sales company in Tucson for 6 years before deciding to get into optical work. Being the newest here, I have experienced tremendous support from the staff and doctors here at Sunburst. I spend most of my free time outdoors; some of my favorite activities include fishing, hiking, and bicycling.