Our Team

When You Shine, We Shine!

Founders, Dr. Charles Harpe & Claudia Harpe

We founded HLW with a vision to create a Medical Spa that could provide exceptional care, within a relaxing, respectful, caring, and uplifting environment.  We are committed  to provide you with expert and compassionate care in a supportive, and safe environment, setting a standard for excellence in self-care treatments that rejuvenate, build confidence, and help you look and feel your best.

Conveniently located to serve Hendersonville and Asheville
Dr. Charles Harpe

Charles Harpe

M.D.

Dr. Harpe received his medical degree from the University of Miami, School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.  He has vast medical experience having worked in hospitals, medical clinics, and serving in various leadership positions. Dr. Harpe has maintained certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1996. He has enjoyed treating many types of medical conditions throughout his career but is particularly interested in skin health and aesthetics. “Helping people feel good about themselves is immensely satisfying. Quite often, all we need to do is soften some wrinkles that make people look angry or sad when they are not, or just establish a better glow about their skin is all it takes.” Many patients exclaim: “This is better than Prozac!” Our skin health can determine how we feel about ourselves. 

Dr. Harpe and Claudia opened their first medical spa, Image Laser Aesthetics and Medical Spa, in Bountiful, UT in 2004. He and his family moved to the Asheville area in 2008 working initially at Mission hospital until 2013 but decided to transition to primary care with Advent Health Hendersonville for several years. 

Harpe Laser and Wellness, Asheville began in 2015 so that Dr. Harpe could further his passion for skincare and non-surgical aesthetic treatments. The Hendersonville location of HLW was opened in 2017. 

When he’s not working, Dr. Harpe likes to run, weight train, and embark on outdoor adventures–such as free diving. Spending time in nature is important to him. 

 

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Claudia Harpe

MSOTR/L, NT

Claudia believes in a holistic approach to health and beauty.  She loves people, and is a therapist at heart. She promotes a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition, good skin care, and stress management as keys to aging well.  She believes when we feel and look our best, it improves our confidence and overall well being. In regards to skin health, this  “Beauty From the Inside Out” approach embodies the nutrition and building blocks needed to support healing and rejuvenation. Along with life balance and self care, she strives to create a positive space where clients can come to  get restored and refreshed at any age.

She received her education at Florida International University with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She holds certifications in Nutrition Therapy and Heart Math for stress transformation.

Claudia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the wonderful restaurants in Asheville and Hendersonville, hiking, traveling and playing in the ocean whenever possible!

 

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As an occupational therapist, nutrition therapist, and medical spa business owner, she has developed a holistic approach to aesthetic medicine she shares with the team at HLW. This “Beauty From The Inside Out” approach embodies the nutrition and building blocks needed to support healing, rejuvenation, optimalj aesthetic results and overall well being. She offers health coaching services that support our clients goals.

She received her education at Florida International University with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She holds certifications in Nutrition Therapy and Heart Math for stress transformation.

Claudia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the wonderful restaurants in Asheville and Hendersonville, hiking, traveling and playing in the ocean whenever possible!

Claudia Harpe, MSOTRL, NT
Katherine Volatile, MD

Katherine Volatile

MD

Dr. Volatile attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she earned her BA in Psychology. After College, she became a Research Associate in Pediatric Neurology at Yale University. Upon completing her work there, she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree at Emory University. She worked for one year at Emory’s Clinical Research Facility, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Next, she completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Emory before her Ophthalmology Residency, at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Volatile has been an Ophthalmologist since 1986. She worked in private practice in Maryland from 1986-2002. In 2002, she and her children moved to Asheville. She has enjoyed the practice of Ophthalmology in Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard since moving to Western North Carolina.

 

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Dr. Volatile trained to inject Botox to treat facial spasms in the early 1990s and was fascinated by the mechanism of action of Botox. Her interest segwayed into the use of Botox for Medical Aesthetics. She began her training to perform cosmetic Botox injections in 2003. Since that time, she has attended many advanced injectors courses including studying at The Aesthetics Institute. She is certified to perform the ArcDerma and Instatox techniques, patented injection techniques taught by technique’s creator, Leslie Fletcher, of The Injectability Institute in LA.  In January 2017, Dr. Volatile completed The Aesthetics Blueprint Course taught by well known Canadian Injectors, Dr. Kent Remington and Dr. Arthur Swift. In Fall of 2020, she completed an extensive course with Dr. Maricio de Maio, a well known Brazilian Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Volatile enjoys consulting with new patients, and partnering with existing patients to help them achieve their individual treatment goals. She believes that every face is beautiful and strives to enhance each patient’s natural beauty within the framework of their  goals  and budget.

When she is not working, Dr. Volatile enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves exercise and being outdoors in our beautiful mountains. She fills free time with reading, music and volunteer work.

Board work – Mountain Care Board

  • Athletics including swimming, hiking, skiing, golf and yoga
  • Music – playing piano and singing with Asheville Choral Society
  • She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her beloved dog, Ruby.

Awards + Publications

April Cogswell

General Manager

April Cogswell has lived and worked in Asheville since graduating from Appalachian State University in 2001. Her degree in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology has helped to frame her interest in marketing and design and bring that to promoting our beliefs and values at Harpe Laser & Wellness.

 

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She enjoys working in the medical aesthetics field as she enjoys the positive outcomes and working with individuals that are interested in better themselves and the world around them. She truly believes that when individuals feel and look their best, they are able to function more fully in their daily lives and as members of our community.

April enjoys giving back through the Hope’s Chest for Women and it’s work with survivors and those going through treatments for breast and cervical cancer. http://hopechestforwomen.org/

She enjoys hiking near her home on the parkway, OneWheel floats through trails and spending time with daughter and husband.

April Cogswell, General Manager

Medical and Clinical Assistants

Caitlin Kent

MA, CPT

I grew up here in Asheville and have been in healthcare since 2013.I have 3 children and we all enjoy being outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and anything on the water with our little teacup poodle Luna. When we are not outdoors our time is filled with sports and artistic hobbies such as painting and arts and crafts.

 

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My love for patient care and aesthetics brought me to Harpe Laser & Wellness. I enjoy each day seeing clients come into our office happy and excited for treatment and leaving feeling beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

It’s been a great experience learning about the many different treatment options available that fit every different person’s wants and needs.

In learning about the various treatments I have also been able to discover great new skin care lines and cosmetics. My favorite being the Grande lash as well as Grande lips for those long lashes and plumped lips especially after getting Restalyne Kysse injected for the fuller pout! I am so happy to be apart of this team and look forward to meeting new clients and seeing our existing ones.

Olivia McCloskey

CPT

Olivia was born in Northern Virginia but grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Community College’s Phlebotomy Program, she was on the Dean’s List her entire academic career. She previously worked in Mission Health’s Emergency Department for five years before becoming a Flight Attendant.

 

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We welcomed Olivia as our Medical Assistant in April of 2021, she eases first time patients and helps them come up with a treatment plan that best fits their needs. She strives to help others look and feel their best! Her favorite products are the Skin Fitness Cranberry Cleanser for acne breakouts, coupled with the Ultra Moisturizing Cream with EGF. Her favorite treatment is the new CO2 Cool Peel laser for helping improve skin texture and tightening.

Olivia is an advocate for animal rescue and loves to hike with her Pit Bull, Luna. When she’s not hosting friends and family, you can find her diving into new hobbies and traveling to concerts with her husband.

Claudia Harpe, MSOTRL, NT

Client Experience Specialists

Julie Carol

Julie Carroll

Office Manager Asheville

Julie moved from the Chicago area to North Carolina in 2000. Julie’s professional background in cosmetology provided an opportunity to be a salon manager for 15 years before joining Harpe Laser and Wellness in 2020.

 

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Julie is passionate about the beauty industry and loves to see the positive impact patients receive from their treatments and products. Julie especially loves the Subnovii treatment she received and can’t do without the Skin Fitness Oxygen Serum and Factor Five Eye/Lash Cream to keep her looking her best at the Front Desk.

Julie loves nature and animals and especially enjoys walking the trails around her home for exercise. When not in Asheville, Julie can be found playing with her grandson in Raleigh, NC.

The charitable program that Julie loves and supports is the Feathers Tale Special Needs Children’s Village in Tanzania.

 

Deborah Lindsey

Office Manager Hendersonville

Deborah lives in Cleveland SC with her husband David.She has 2 Sons, Matthew and Andrew Fleming. Matthew is a worship and discipleship leader in Boston. Andrew is a drummer and is married to Emily.

 

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She has worked with the public since she was 15. She has worked at a florist, insurance company, medical spa and served 8 years as a youth minister. Her passion is to serve others the best that I can and to be an encouragement to all. I believe that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made and we are ALL special!

She loves working at the front desk at Harpe Laser & Wellness, greeting people when they come in and making it a personal experience. She has met and made wonderful friends with our clients. I think we have a great staff and work together as a team to help our clients feel special and appreciated.

Her two favorite products are Dysport and Kysse. Kysse is a natural H.A filler especially for lips. One of her favorite services is a really good massage with facial or Hydrafacial.

She loves to spend time at the beach whenever she can get a chance to do so. Christmas is her absolute favorite time of the year!!! She loves Christmas decorating, sipping on a good cup of coffee and enjoying a good movie with the Christmas tree lights twinkling!!! There is nothing better than that other than having snow on Christmas day!!!

Claudia Harpe, MSOTRL, NT
Joy Saunooke, LPN

Ginny Stoppelli

Client Coordinator

Ginny Stoppelli is One of our “seniorites” who enjoys helping people feel great about themselves both inside and out!!

She has many years in the aesthetics trade and attributes her youthful appearance to our “Nutrition and wellness program and a few favorite treatments!

 

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Her favorite treatment is “hands down” Scarlet RF, and WIqo peel series

Favorite products to keep her looking her best are Forever “face serum”, Om4 “Intercept”, and last but not least, Grande MD lash serum!

Ginny is a native of Florida, (St Augustine and Ponte Vedra), and has been traversing back and forth, but has finally made her home in beautiful Bat Cave, NC. She holds an aesthetic skin care license from FL, and is happy to help as our receptionist in both Asheville and Hendersonville offices. In her leisure she spends her time with her partner Jason, her two furry dogs Hogan, Gracie, and new pup “Ava”. Whether foraging for mushrooms, Gypsy Skirt dancing or gracing the pages of your local grocers tabloids, this girl gets around!

Clinical Team

Debra Anderson, Medical Aesthetician, CPT, CLT

Debra Anderson

Medical Aesthetician, CPT, CLT

Debra is an educator at heart who helped establish the first private aesthetics academy in Western North Carolina, the Privai Academy in 2008. She is a licensed aesthetician, aesthetics instructor and nationally certified phlebotomist with a nursing background. Debra has taught the aesthetics program at our local colleges for the last 16 years and has been instrumental in educating the licensed aestheticians here in Asheville.

 

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Debra recognizes that each person has a very specific skincare need and she excels at providing a customized patient experience. Her extensive knowledge in product ingredients, skin type analysis and her intuition help her to provide her clients with an extremely customized treatment plan to meet their skin care goals.

Debra is passionate about helping others to look and feel their best. She believes in the power of touch. Her treatments are a form of therapy for the mind and body that leave you refreshed and reinvigorated.

In her free time Debra enjoys the adventures to the beach where she can spend time in the ocean. We believe that Debra must have been a mermaid in her past life!

Lylla Domboski

Medical Aesthetician, CLT

Lylla Domboski is a medical aesthetician and a nationally certified laser tech who has been with Harpe Laser & Wellness since 2016

She has an extensive background in result driven medical aesthetics. She enjoys helping her clients to feel their most beautiful and vital. She has always had an interest in skincare due to her own skin concerns as a teen.

 

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She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College’s Aesthetic School in 2006 and she has kept up with advancements in the industry by completing continuing education courses throughout her career. Her first job in aesthetics was at the Grove Park Inn Spa. She enjoyed working there for several years with some fantastic experienced women that were instrumental in progressing her skills.

She moved to Florida for 7 years to pursue medical aesthetics. Went back to school for electrology and her national accredited laser licenses. In Florida, she worked for a dermatology practice for many years. After gaining lots of experience in Florida, she returned to Asheville to put her work to practice here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

In her free time she enjoys family time with her daughter and her dogs.

Her favorite product line is Skin Fitness. It is an esthetician created line with which she has trained over the years. Her favorite service to provide is whatever gives our patients the results they desire. Combination therapies with lasers of all types are her favorite treatments. One of her favorite sayings is: “pew pew”.

She also gives back to the community and world at large through the Knickers for New Life charity. https://knickersfornewlife.org/

Lylla Domboski, Medical Aesthetician, CLT
Joy Saunooke, LPN

Joy Saunooke

LPN

Joy (Taylor) Saunooke lives in Mills River, NC, with her husband Tommy. Joy has one son, Rob Ballenger. She has been a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for many years and received her education from Asheville Buncombe Technical College, spending 30 years of her career working for four doctors in Asheville, NC.

 

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She furthered her education, also at AB Technical College, in Secretarial Science. Combining the two degrees allowed her to work in medical offices with patients, on a nursing level and also able to deal with financial and insurance needs. She later became a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and worked in a pharmacy for three years. After becoming interested in skin care she now takes pride in doing chemical peels, various facials, derma planing and Micro needling to name a few procedures.

When it comes to priorities, her family, friends and church come first. When she is away from work, she will be found working in her yard or on her John Deere Tractor mowing! The beach has always been her favorite place to vacation!

Carol Arkell

RN, Medical Aesthetician

I absolutely love people and it gives me such joy to care for them and their skin. It is important to observe and listen to their needs, concerns, and work together to figure out a treatment plan with wonderful results and healthy skin.

 

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Carol Arkell is a licensed and experienced medical aesthetician and registered nurse. As well as working at Harpe’s, she also works at a local hospital.

Carol has ten years of experience in laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, and hyperpigmentation. She has significant experience in medical grade peels, products, medical treatments like Microneedling, dermaplaning, and chemical peels.

Her favorite product lines are Skin better and SkinCeuticals. She loves the SkinCeuticals vitamin C and E and the Triple Lipid moisturizer. She also adores AlphaRet by Skin better.  She couldn’t live without the microneedling/Scarlet treatments to keep her skin strong and healthy.

In her free time she enjoys dancing and hiking in the mountains. She loves her children, traveling, spending time with family, and baking. She holds a baking and pastry arts degree. Carol was born and raised in Asheville and absolutely loves the mountains…The sounds, the smells, and the feel of the forest is the core of who I am. Loving and caring for people makes her heart sing.

Carol Arkell, RN, Medical Aesthetician
Leisa E. Stack

Leisa C. Reusch

Massage Therapist, LMBT

Leisa has worked as a NC licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She has operated her own private practice and worked at well-known Spa’s, Chiropractor offices, Health Care Centers and Resorts. She expanded her portfolio and included skincare services as a licensed Aesthetician in NC and SC.

 

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She uses her education and vast professional experience to provide her clients with select therapeutic massages and skincare treatments. Leisa’s main focus is her client’s wellness. Leisa understands the importance of keeping up with the latest treatments and makes it a priority in continuing her education.

In her personal time, Leisa enjoys spending time with family & friends, exploring nature, traveling and learning about other cultures. Her favorite treatment is microneedling and her favorite product is GrandeLASH-MD Serum. Leisa is supporting different community organizations like Safe Harbor (www.safeharborsc.org).

She looks forward meeting you and support and encourage you on your individual wellness goals!

Sherry Leobrich

Medical Aesthetician, CPT, CLT

Sherry Loebrich is a Medical Aesthetician and skincare specialist with over ten years of experience in facial rejuvenation and corrective treatments. For the past ten years, she has worked in the medical field with Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Dermatologists on the West Coast and Research Triangle Park.

 

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Sherry specializes in advanced aesthetic treatments, corrective chemical peels, laser treatments, and body contouring. Her passion for the health and well-being of her patients is demonstrated through her ability to create a customized treatment plan allowing them to achieve their best results. Sherry’s favorite treatment is our newest Co2 Cool Peel laser.

To enhance the treatment results she pairs it with her three favorite skincare products, Skinceuticals C&E Ferulic, Skin Better’s AlphaRet Night Cream, and Skin Better’s Tone Smart SPF.

Sherry is thrilled to be in the mountains, where she can fulfill her passion for health and fitness. She loves to hike, bike, and take full advantage of all of the local trails. During her free time, Sherry enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids and her dog JoJo and is always up for the next adventure.

Two charities close to her heart are the American Cancer Society, and The Susan B. Komen Foundation. She has participated in many events to help raise money.

Sherry Loebrich, Medical Aesthetician & Skincare Specialist

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