Dr. Charlotte Love was born and raised in Michigan. She went to Oakland University for her undergraduate education and received her degree in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. While in her undergraduate career, she did vision research on diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity receiving multiple publications for her work (Charlotte Massoll). She attended the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and graduated with high distinction.
While in college, Dr. Love helped to establish the first volunteer organization for medical mission trips at Oakland University. She organized and led three mission trips to Honduras and Panama providing medical care to underserved communities. While in optometry school, her passion for volunteering continued and she participated in optometry mission trips to Tanzania and Honduras. Dr. Love still enjoys community outreach; volunteering with Hawaii Lions Club, rotary club and Project Vision Hawaii here on the Big Island.
Dr. Love moved to Hawaii right after graduating in 2019. She lives in Waikoloa Village with her husband and two dogs, Frankenstein and Ohia. She is an active member of the Waikoloa Village Lions Club. She enjoys hiking, gardening, swimming and going to the beach. With her extensive knowledge in ocular disease and compassionate care, she is excited to provide care to the Big Island community.
Jerrica, born and raised in Kailua-Kona graduated from Kealakehe High School in 2018. At Love Aloha Eye Care, Jerrica manages our front office. She has many years of experience in a medical practice working with insurance and is our ‘walking insurance encyclopedia’. She will assist you with understanding your medical and vision plan benefits.
Jerrica is also our social media master with an eye for design. In high school, she discovered an interest in photography and graphic design while working as one of the editors of the yearbook committee. All of our created content and wonderful chalkboard signage was created by this pro.
Outside of work you will find her behind a camera, because she is an avid photographer. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend who attends Kapi’olani Community College. She also looks forward to spending time with her family and friends during their monthly family beach day gatherings.
Jerrica is a wonderful addition to our team. She is our insurance specialist, social media expert and all around gem.
Joe is the optician and “glasses guru” at Love Aloha, managing the optical side of the practice. He measures, cuts and edges the majority of the glasses made in our shop. He was raised in Granbury, Texas & enlisted in the US Navy after high school.
During his tenure as a nuclear mechanic on submarines, he was stationed around the country spanning from Norfolk, Virginia to San Diego, California. After completing his decade long naval enlistment, Joe moved to Detroit, Michigan to be closer to family and attend college. He graduated with honors, receiving a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Oakland University.
Joe moved to the Big Island in 2019 with his wife to follow their longtime dream. He worked as a brewer at Kona Brewing Company and in 2022 he and his wife opened Love Aloha Eye Care. His previous jobs were very precise and detail oriented; along with his laid back personality make him perfect for the job. He is recently trained and certified in the newest technology and lens designs. He knows the ins and outs of vision insurance and will help maximize your benefits to put you in a pair of glasses that fit your needs and lifestyle.
Outside of work he enjoys disc golf, camping, and sunsets on the beach with friends and family.
Frankenstein ‘Frank’ Love was born in Big Rapids, Michigan. He was adopted in 2016 when Dr. Love was in Optometry school; he was about 6 months old. Frank moved to Hawaii with his family and hasn’t missed the snow yet. He takes his job as office greeter very seriously and loves coming to work. Most days you will see him snoozing in the sun, or doing tricks to get a treat. Frank is a poi dog who is family friendly and ready for any and all affection you will give him. On his off time he enjoys the beach, adventures to Pololu Valley or napping on the couch.
Ohia is the second office pup at Love Aloha Eye Care. She is a rescue dog from Aloha ‘Ilio Rescue, adopted by the Loves in 2020 when she was about two years old. She was abused, so she tends to be on the shy side, but going to work has really helped her come out of her shell! She is family friendly and enjoys treats and the occasional pet. The beach is her most favorite spot; she loves to barrel roll in the sand, splash in the water and greet every dog there. Going to work is probably her second favorite activity, each morning she excitedly jumps in the car because she loves her job!