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 & Integrator

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 organization’s values and mission, while supporting our community of patients near and far.

Stephanie Salas

Stephanie Salas

Optical Sales & Marketing Manager

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. She 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 16 year old dog, Jenna, on hikes.

Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson

Operations Manager

Anna was born and raised in Asheville, and currently lives in Black Mountain. She received her BFA with a focus in Sculpture from UNC-Greensboro in 2012, and finally landed here at Envision Eyecare in 2020! She is an avid reader, movie watcher, walker, and loves spending time with her husband, Matt, and their son Raylan. Her three dogs also keep her very busy!

Cassie Rodriguez

Cassie Rodriguez

Medical Assistant

Cassie was raised here in Asheville, North Carolina. She is a hardworking individual who is a naturally curious person and is very passionate about learning and doing the best she can do in all aspects of life. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, reading, and doing creative projects at home.

Lauren Porricelli

Lauren Porricelli

Medical Assistant

Lauren is originally from the tristate area in New York, about an hour away from NYC. She has been in Asheville for thirteen years, and managed to get two bachelor’s degrees in the process! She has one in Literature and one in Biology. In her free time, she is a dog mom to Scout, a hound beagle mix. She also likes to escape into as many sci-fi/fantasy worlds and activities as she can find. At work she is committed to fulfilling the needs of patients and coworkers, and being a solid supporter!

Andrea Cantrell

Andrea Cantrell

Optical Expert

Andrea grew up in East Tennessee, and is a recent arrival from Atlanta, Georgia, happy to be back in the mountains! She is a licensed optician, with over 20 years of experience in the optical field. Her focus has mainly been in setting up new practices. She became part of the Envision Team in April of 2020. Her favorite thing to do is help patients with their very first pair of glasses, knowing that their quality of life will be greatly improved! Last year, she received her certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy (RTT) and loves to help people feel better. In her spare time, she likes hiking and visiting local breweries. She is also hoping to add a puppy to her family in the coming year of 2021!

Kelci McDaniel

Kelci McDaniel

Optical Lab Technician

Kelci is a native of Canton, North Carolina, and just graduated (Spring 2021) from Western Carolina University with a B.S. in General Biology! She enjoys hanging out with friends and family, and has loved spending time getting to know the Asheville community through their eye care needs! As a self-proclaimed people person and glasses wearer of over twenty years, she believes helping patients achieve their highest field of vision is incredibly rewarding work.

Dyana Nelson

Dyana Nelson

Optical Expert

Dyana lives in a tiny town about an hour away from Envision, but loves the team and practice so much that she’s happy to make the drive! She has a ten year old daughter named Kailynn and a four year old Rottweiler named Kade. They are constantly hiking, camping, and finding different ways to get outside to play in the woods, Dyana is currently finishing up her Bachelors in Business Administration at South College and hopes to be able to apply her degree at Envision Eyecare.

Bari Koval

Bari Koval

Insurance Specialist

Bari Koval is from the Florida Keys, though loves her mountain dwelling life. She and her husband relocated to Asheville in 2015, and they 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-scenes mastermind, and a most integral part of the Envision Eyecare team!