Meet the Team
Dr. Sarah Hill
Dr. Sarah Hill is very proud of her Montana roots. She was born and raised in Billings, Montana and earned her degree in Human Biology from the University of Montana. After college, she moved to Garmisch, Germany where she worked for the next year as a ski instructor in the Bavarian Alps. In 2002, she returned to the United States to attend optometry school at the new England College of Optometry. She graduated with her doctorate in 2006 and in 2007, she completed her residency in Primary Care and Pediatrics at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She had the opportunity to work with both pediatric optometrists and pediatric ophthalmologists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
In November 2010 Dr. Hill received her fellowship from the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and Vision Therapy. In addition, she has been a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 2009.
Dr. Hill opened 20Twenty Eyecare with Dr. Sarah Kirkpatrick in 2013 and then on January 1, 2020 she was ecstatic about opening Vital Vision Therapy. Providing vision rehabilitation for children and adults has been a career dream for Dr. Hill. Now, with the opening of Vital Vision Therapy, she couldn’t be more excited to finally have a vision therapy clinic to serve the needs of Montanans locally and statewide.
Dr. Cody Blom
Dr. Cody Blom is a Montana native, born in Butte, where he grew up and graduated from Butte high school as a valedictorian of his class. He then attended Montana State University and graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.
Dr. Blom started his optometric journey as a technician at 20Twenty Eyecare for Dr. Sarah Hill and Dr. Sarah Kirkpatrick during his undergraduate studies. After realizing his passion for optometry and vision therapy, he went on to attend Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR and received his doctorate in the spring of 2020.
While attending Pacific University, Dr. Blom was vice-president of his class and received the Paul Kohl Award for Excellence and Passion in the Area of Pediatrics and Binocular Vision and also the College of Optometrists in Vision Development Award.
Dr. Blom is thrilled to return to Montana to share his passion and expertise for optometry, vision therapy, and sports vision with the wonderful people of Bozeman and the surrounding area. When Dr. Blom is away from the office, you can find him at the hockey rink or in the mountains.
Amy Yovich has been with 20Twenty Eyecare and Vital Vision Therapy since February of 2019. With a background in special education, Amy has worked with students of all ages and multiple learning differences for over 20 years, in both classroom settings and individualized programs. Drawn to the field after witnessing former students blossom from their vision therapy experiences, Amy jumped at the opportunity to become a part of this dynamic team.
Amy grew up in Wyoming and attended college in Colorado before moving to Bozeman in 1991. In her free time, Amy enjoys paper crafts like card-making, origami and zendoodling. She cherishes time with her husband, Matt, daughters Courtney and Cami, and their Havanese pup, Leo. Some of Amy’s favorite things include sushi, cranes, googly eyes, live music, and reruns of “The Office.”
Evan Mannenbach grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. His fascination with the human body, the brain and the outdoors led him to Montana State University, where he received degrees in Cellular Biology Neuroscience and Psychology in December of 2019.
Evan has been a vision therapist since February of 2020. His favorite part of being a vision therapist is getting to see how different patients' brains work, adapt, and learn. Evan can usually be found fly fishing, rock climbing, playing guitar or playing sudoku and listening to podcasts.