Dr. Spillane was born and raised in Arlington, WA. She began working in the eye care field in 2000. She completed residency training in ocular disease and low vision at the American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA. She has since worked in both private practice and hospital based practice and served as the Chief of the eye care department at the Walla Walla Veterans hospital from 2012-2013. She currently works part-time for the Veterans Hospital doing specialty exams for visually impaired and blind patients along with veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries affecting their vision. In her free time Dr. Spillane enjoys hiking, bicycling and participating in medical missions in Central America each year.