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.

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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.

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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.

SHANNON HESSIAN

SHANNON HESSIAN

Optical Expert

Shannon relocated to Asheville with her boyfriend from Breckenridge, Colorado and has been in the optical field since 2006! She is ABO certified (American Board of Opticianry) and has a passion for the patient care journey. She enjoys helping patients with their choices of frames and lenses fit for their everyday and specific lifestyle needs. She enjoys spending her free time hiking with her dog, Jack and exploring her new community of Asheville and everything it has to offer especially the vibrant and awesome music scene!

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.

JASMIN MARVELS

JASMIN MARVELS

Medical Assistant

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.

STEPHANIE SALAS

STEPHANIE SALAS

Patient Care Coordinator

Stephanie relocated to Asheville from the south gulf beaches of Rotonda West, Florida with a background in retail management and wholesale buying. Originally from the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex, Stephanie found her passion for working in small and independently owned businesses, problem solving, and being able to constantly learn and grow early on. Her and her wife, Morgan, decided to move to Asheville when they fell in love with the city after only one visit. Stephanie loves going to the movies, listening to music, trying new local beers and food, and taking her 14 year old dog, Jenna, on hikes.

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!

JEN BEANE-WADE

JEN BEANE-WADE

Lab Technician

Jen comes to us from Spartanburg, South Carolina with a background in banking and customer service. She and her wife, MC, relocated to Asheville to begin a new chapter in their lives as a newly married couple! They enjoy the laid back vibe that Asheville has to offer and can often be found camping with friends and their dogs. She also enjoys hiking, horror movies, and making people laugh! She puts the FUN back in FUNctional.

NADIA OWENS

NADIA OWENS

Patient Care Coordinator

Nadia is a recent graduate of UNCA and comes to Envision Eyecare with over 2 years of prior experience in the world of optometry. With her previous medical assistant experience, not only is she knowledgeable, but she is always eager to learn more every day to provide continuous quality care with a warm, and friendly demeanor. During her free time, Nadia loves to brush up on her Chinese skills, study for the GRE, and spend time with her loved ones taking fun pictures all over our beautiful home of Asheville.

DENEAN "DEE" CAPERTON

DENEAN "DEE" CAPERTON

Optical Expert

Denean “Dee” Caperton, is an NC Opticianry Apprentice with Envision Eyecare and an underground small town hero. Fitting and styling eyeglass frames, filling prescription lenses and caring for eye health charges a connection with our Ashevillain community. Dee has a BFA in Graphic Design from UF, is a cold-turkey vegan (pun intended) for 11 years, commits to grass-roots climate change initiatives, and advocates for Domestic Violence/Healthy Relationship actions. Dee is still concerned that there is no red-headed emoji 🙂 and spends her time gardening, dancing and hiking with her German Shep/Lab mix doggy doo named Loki.