Is a Lexington, KY native and acquired his optical lens fabrication skills as well as optical machine repair skills from the master craftsmen in and around Lexington. He has been employed in the field since 1981. His optical education period included a previous employment with Pal Optical in the mid 1980's. Mr. Hodges has been employed in the Pal Optical lab since 2005 and became co-manager in 2006. Mr. Hodges brings mechanical ability, analytical math skills, and dedication to the optical field.