Dr. Benny Pena is a 2007 graduate of the University Of Houston College Of Optometry. He was born and raised in Brownsville, TX and upon graduating from high school; he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Dr Pena served 5 years in the Marines and is a decorated veteran of Operation Desert Shield\Desert Storm. After his enlistment, Dr Pena worked as ABO certified optician while earning a B.S. degree from Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. He is a member of TOA, AOA, TSO Board of Directors, and Notre Dame School Council.
Dr Pena is a family practice optometrist who practices full scope medical optometry. He has practiced In the Texas hill country since 2007 with practices in Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Dr. Peña also recently represented the Doctors of Texas State Optical by speaking in front of the leadership of the Rosenberg School of Optometry during their annual leadership retreat.
While Dr Pena spends most of his spare time with his family enjoying hunting, snow skiing, and traveling, he occasionally has time for music. He has played guitar, bass, and drums for local Christian band “Messenger”, and will occasionally get on stage with Roger Creager, who he previously toured with as a bass player.
Dr Pena and his wife Stephanie have three children. Their high school student Harleigh, junior high student Nicholas and elementary school student Nathan, keep them busy participating in many extracurricular activities to include sports and the arts. They are proud to say they rarely miss one of their children’s events.
Texas State Optical is pleased to have Benny Peña, OD as the 2013 Chairman-Elect. Welcome, Dr. Pena! We look forward to having you lead the TSO Network in 2013.