Dr. Mikels grew up in Monticello, IN within Carroll County. She graduated as the salutatorian of Delphi Community High School in 2009. After high school, she majored in Biology-Chemistry and graduated summa cum laude from Saint Joseph's College in 2013. She then moved to Columbus, OH to attend optometry school at The Ohio State University. In 2017 she received her cum laude Doctor of Optometry degree and moved back home to Indiana. Dr. Mikels worked with Dr. Armstrong for 3 years prior to taking over the practice and starting Lakeview Optometry. She lives in White County with her husband, daughter Lillian and their two dogs Brutus and Tinliegh. Dr. Mikels enjoys providing eye care for patients in her hometown.