Solar Bat had a some water problems at our office building. We are working remotely. You can still call Solar Bat and orders will ship out normally. Our temporary hours are 6:00 am- 1:30 pm. You can email Gary or Mandy, or use the contact us page.

About Us

Meet the Staff: 


Gary Nesty

Gary Nesty, O.D.

CEO Solar Bat Enterprises, Inc.

 Gary Nesty, O.D. graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Optometry.  Dr. Nesty returned to his hometown of Brazil, Indiana to set up a solo practice specializing in family optometry with special emphasis on geriatric care.  Dr. Nesty does pre and post-op care on cataract surgery, diagnostic testing on both dry and wet macular degeneration, diagnoses and treats glaucoma, as well as testing and diagnoses of diabetic retinopathy.   Dr. Nesty places emphasis on preventive care and early diagnosis as of upmost benefit to his patients.  Dr. Nesty is married to Leesa who is the manager of his optometry practice.  Dr. Nesty and Leesa have one daughter, Mandy, who is the president and COO of Solar Bat Enterprises, Inc.  Dr. Nesty and Leesa are the proud grandparents of Dylan who is in a 2 year residency at Riley Children's Hospital for pediatric dentistry, Laney who will be attending ISU fall 2022, and Jared who is a sophomore in High School.  Dr. Nesty is proud to say he is a Christian and has been since his early years.  He gives the glory of all his success in his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mandy Shepherd

President and COO Solar Bat Enterprises, Inc.

 Amanda “Mandy” Shepherd has worked for her father since high school.  Mandy attended and graduated from Indiana State University and began full time after graduation.  Mandy is the person who makes Solar Bat operate efficiently and juggles her work with the family responsibilities she takes so seriously. Mandy is married to Ryan Shepherd, who is a cryogenic engineer, and often assists with computer and design issues. In her free time she is a volunteer with CASA, a volunteer firefighter, a case manager for individuals with developmental disabilities and most recently received her EMT certification.  Mandy has three children Dylan, Laney, Jared and a wonderful daughter-in-law Kaitlin.  All three of Mandy’s children excel in school and have admirable goals set for their lives.  Mandy’s personality and commitment to customer service is what makes Solar Bat so successful.  Mandy is a pet lover and has four dogs and four cats currently.  Mandy too has been a Christian since her childhood and makes sure that her family is in church every Sunday.