About Us

darla.jpgDarla Shewmaker

Destinations Consulting is the creation of Darla Shewmaker. Darla spent 17 years  at Compulink Business Systems where she held the title, VP of Product Design. She is an expert in electronic medical records, government regulations regarding certification of health records and practice efficiency. Darla led the charge thru certification  for 2009, 2011 and spent 9 months  preparing the 2014 criteria. Working with the advisory groups and university clients she worked to reduce unnecessary key strokes for documentation and increase the functional depth of the product. She is also an ABO Master optician with significant expertise in optical management. When Darla isn’t working you may find her on a beach or walking the streets in Paris. Now that her daughters are grown she and her husband have made travel an important aspect of their lives. 

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Shelly Johnson

Shelly graduated from Colorado State University holding a degree in Exercise and Sport Science.  She has been a surgical coordinator for  ENT/Head and Neck Surgery, Residency Administrator for a Family Medicine Residency and has spent the last 9 years working with Compulink software. She began her career training clients and then moved into Product Design. Shelly worked with the programming team to ensure the necessary functionality for the Open Office document interface and personally created over 200 documents that were delivered to all clients.  Her work in development included designing screens and smart functions for general distribution and reviewing the work of the design team to ensure all screens adhere to quality and consistency standards. She is married with 2 children and enjoys music, football, horseback riding and SHOES!

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Kimberly Baldwin, MA, LPC

Kimberly joins Destinations with a wealth of both clinical and EHR/PM experience. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado with a background in private practice, teaching and Community Mental Health. She put herself through graduate school working with Compulink and for a local Ophthalmology practice using the Eyemd Advantage Software. After 19 years of invaluable work with Compulink in sales, training and development, she is ready for a new adventure. During their tenure at Compulink, Kimberly partnered with Darla and Shelly to advance the mental health product, Psych Advantage. Improving workflow and increasing utilization of the software; she brings a wealth of expertise to both ophthalmic and mental health professionals. When she’s not working you’ll find her playing with her daughter Emma – jumping on the trampoline, swimming, riding bikes, being outside enjoying the 300 plus days per year of sunshine that Colorado offers.

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Brande graduated from the University of Alabama holding a degree in Biology .  She started her career in Medical Research but found her passion in the Eye Care Industry working as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant for a busy Optometry practice.  She has spent the last 10 years working with Compulink Software.  She gained great experience working as a Software Trainer, Sales Representative, E-Learning Specialist and Product Manager.  Through her experiences she discovered that she has a true love for teaching and problem solving.   She is married with 2 dogs and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, food, and being a southern girl...football!

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Ashley Shewmaker

Ashley is the newest member of the Destinations Consulting team. Most recently, she managed a multi-location optical utilizing Compulink Advantage software. Her experiences in the optical industry and her love of learning, problem solving, and fashion eyewear have established a unique skillset, balanced between the analytical and the creative aspects of optical management. She specializes in inventory management and tracking, frame board management, cost of goods improvement, optical training, improving workflow through the simplification of proceses, and social media. Ashley enjoys craft eyewear, pottery and jewelry-making, community involvement and event planning, ethnic food, and lounging around with her cats.

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Heather Fite

Heather graduated from Kilgore College with an Associates of Applied Science. She comes to Destinations Consulting with 20 years experience in the eye care industry. Heather began her career in 1998, working for a multi-doctor practice where she quickly became the “go to” person for all things Compulink. She joined Compulink in 2007 as an On-site Trainer, later becoming a Senior Training Specialist for the Eyecare and Dermatology products. Since 2014 she has worked in a private practice as Systems Administrator, writing policy/procedures and staying current with the incentive programs. Heather is married (23 years)with 2 children. In her free time you might find her cheering on her daughter at the softball field or trying to beat the Texas heat at the lake!

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