Meet Your Team

Our Optometry team focuses on your best eye health and vision correction,
delivered in an inviting atmosphere with impeccable patient care.

Dr. Larry Golson

Dr. Larry Golson

Optometrist & Practice Visionary

Helping people enjoy life through better eye health and the best vision correction is the driving passion in life for Dr. Larry Golson. As a student at the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, he participated in three vision service trips to Costa Rica and Bolivia with SVOSH – Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity. For each trip, Dr. Golson raised his own travel expenses and collected eyeglasses, which he sorted for men, women and children. Dr. Golson then took eyeglasses and medical supplies to clinics, where he conducted health screenings and vision examinations in Spanish. In addition, he graciously provided eye exams for athletes in the Special Olympics in Atlanta, and currently provides complimentary exams for the Lions Club and Prevent Blindness of North Carolina.

Dr. Golson earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia in 1998, focusing on a premedical and physics curriculum. He earned his Doctor of Optometry in 2002 at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. During his final year, he was specifically chosen to assist staff doctors in instructing third-year students. He served internships at the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs, a private practice, and the Clayton Eye Center in Atlanta, where he received training in ocular disease.

Following graduation, Dr. Golson moved back to Atlanta as an associate optometrist at Sugarloaf Eyecare and Georgia Optometry Group. He moved to Asheville in 2006 to pursue his own private practice and a great quality of life in our beautiful WNC mountains.

Dr. Eric Bryant

Dr. Eric Bryant

Tremendous Team Optometrist

Dr. Eric Bryant is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and served in Wilmington for over a decade delivering the highest quality comprehensive eye care. He is excited and enthusiastic to now plant his roots in the Asheville community and grow his career with the Envision Eyecare team.

Dr. Bryant earned his Bachelor of Science with Biomedical Emphasis at UNC, Pembroke. In 2002, he earned his Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry, graduating magna cum laude. During his final years of graduate school, he participated in a volunteer program to help provide eye care to the underprivileged in Costa Rica, alongside Dr. Golson. Dr. Golson and Dr. Bryant were classmates at the Southern College of Optometry, and are now working together again! Dr. Bryant visited Honduras through Rotary International in February 2018 (photo above). As an annual service trip to serve and treat those in need, he ventured there with a service team to address eye health concerns and provide spectacle prescription correction and general eye health treatment. We are so proud of him and grateful to have such an altruistic doctor on our team.

From DRB while on his trip, "We’ve helped over 500 people in need in the vision clinic between two of us. Anything from foreign body removal to HZV to readers, and everything in between. I’ve seen a few things here I’ve only read in textbooks and will probably never see again. So much to tell."

Over the last decade, Dr. Bryant has been a Lions Club board member, Rotary Vision liaison, awarded the Special Olympics Outstanding Volunteer Award, and founded a diabetic eye clinic at New Hope Volunteer Health Center.

His passion in life revolves around taking care of his patients needs, preserving and enhancing their sight, and creating loyal bonds that last a lifetime. He enjoys biking, surfing, snowboarding, and hiking with his dog, Nyles.

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CHRISTINE MAIELLO

CHRISTINE MAIELLO

Office Manager "The Vision Keeper"

Christine has been in the health field for over 10 years. A native to New York State, she has come to call Asheville home. She finished her undergrad at UNCA in 2008 with a degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Dance. She loves engaging with patients on their health and life interests and lives playfully with her adorable pup, Charleston through multiple outlets in this vibrant city. As a certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, she believes in living a life full of movement, balance, focus, and fun! She leads the team with compassion and strives to develop and expand our organizations values and mission while supporting our community of patients, near and far.

BARI KOVAL

BARI KOVAL

Insurance Specialist

Bari Koval is from the Flordia Keys though loves her new mountain dwelling life. She and her husband relocated to Asheville in 2015 and love the cultural music scene and beautiful nature of our area. They have 2 daughters who join in the fun too! An insurance specialist for over 15 years, Bari is determined to learn the ins-and-outs of the insurance world to best support our patients in their care. She is a behind the scene’s mastermind and a most integral part of the Envision Eyecare team!

VICKIE PERRY

VICKIE PERRY

Medical Assistant Extraordinaire

Vickie comes to us from Sylva, North Carolina with a passion for people and a love of painting. Aside from working with patients on a daily basis, Vickie enjoys life with her family here in Asheville. A certified nurse assistant with nearly 10 years medical experience, she is known for her ability to always turn a dull day bright. Vickie is a certified paraoptometric working closely alongside out doctors to see the patient care experience through to the end. She is passionate about efficiency in patient care and continues to advance her self in the field of eye care.

AUTUMN BRADFORD

AUTUMN BRADFORD

Medical Assistant Extraordinaire

Autumn comes to us from Johnson City, Tennessee and is a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. She has lived in Asheville for almost two years and loves taking advantage of the area’s outdoor activities like hiking, running, practicing yoga, and spending time with her 4 year old Boston Terrier, Fenway! She has a passion for mental health and physical wellness, and is a certified Yoga Instructor. She has hiked the AT with her family as a teenager! Autumn brings over 3 years experience to the eye care field, and adds an empathetic, fun, and vibrant attitude to the patient experience!

JASMIN MARVELS

JASMIN MARVELS

Patient Care Coordinator

Jasmin is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and joins the Envision Eyecare team with over five years experience in the optometric field. Her laugh is contagious and she always greets patients with a smile. She is a vibrant member of our team with expansive office skills, from front desk to medical assisting. She has two little boys who she is very passionate about and spends every moment with them when she’s not working. She enjoys hiking, reading, working out, and last but not least, shopping.

COURTNEY FANFLIK

COURTNEY FANFLIK

Patient Care Coordinator

Courtney comes to us with 10 year’s experience in customer service. She has a passion for helping others and couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Envision Eyecare team. She is originally from Maryland and made the move to Asheville with her husband 5 years ago. They love to explore the mountains together with their two dogs- Gigi and Minnie- and their kayaks. Our patients can be sure that Courtney will always greet with a cheery smile and genuine hello!

TIFFANIE GIBBS

TIFFANIE GIBBS

Optical Expert

Tiffanie comes to the Envision EyeCare team with a background in human services and the medical field. Her passion for helping others and providing the community around her with a memorable experiences has lead her to become a valued member of Envision EyeCare.
Tiffanie’s continuous pursuit in furthering her education will help provide the Asheville community with an informative experience to meet their optical needs. After receiving her associates degree, she began giving her time and efforts to others around her. Being a lover of nature, Tiffanie embraces the culture of Asheville and enjoys calling it home. During her free time she enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

CHRISTINA PANTELIODIS

CHRISTINA PANTELIODIS

Optical Expert

Christina comes to the Envision team with a background in bicycle mechanics and owns a private-label denim company developed by her and identical twin sister called Twin Denim. She hails from Austin, TX as a new addition to the Asheville community. Her passion involves problems solving and introducing new styles that match patient’s and their needs. She enjoys cycling, adventures, playing music, and learning new things. Christina lives life to to fullest and works with her patients to enjoy the same satisfaction in life through the quality eyewear she fits them in.

PHILLIP HABEL

PHILLIP HABEL

Optical Lab Tech

Phillip initially came to us for his yearly eye exam and had such an awesome patient care experience that he jumped at the opportunity to join the Envision Eyecare team. His past experience at the Biltmore Estate and with J.Crew has provided Phillip with a strong background in customer service that he loves to utilize in his everyday life. Phillip refers to himself as a ‘mostly local,’ having lived in Western North Carolina for more than two-thirds of his life. Various work opportunities have taken him all over the globe but Phillip always seems to find his way back to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Phillip inherited a green thumb, or two, from his mother so he enjoys tending to his garden and keeping up with the numerous houseplants that he can’t seem to stop bringing home. In addition to gardening, Phillip enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, playing tennis, or just strolling the day away while taking in all the beauty that Asheville has to offer.