Born in Houston but raised in Amarillo, Dr. Nossaman comes from a family with a long history in eye care, though optometry wasn’t always his first career choice. He briefly considered becoming a professional musician, personal counselor or minister. Upon figuring out that his ultimate desire was to help people and improve their quality of life, he decided optometry would be the perfect path to accomplish that goal. Dr. Nossaman is still a people person, and loves how his patients become part of his extended family. Today he serves on the Advisory Board of Panhandle PBS and spent 14 years on the Amarillo College Board of Regents. Dr. Nossaman and his husband, Greg Welch, have been happily married for 25 years.