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, NC and Asheville, NC.
Dr. Charles Harpe

Charles Harpe


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


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!


Amanda Beatty

Practice Administrator

I have a passion for serving others in my professional and personal settings. Welcoming people into my home and entertaining while making connections and building relationships fulfills my spirit and gives me purpose each day.

Amanda is a native of Charlotte, NC. She attended Mars Hill University where she earned her BS degree in Physical Education/Sports Management. This field introduced her to a 4-Diamond resort in the Asheville area where Amanda discovered her love for hospitality. She pursued her passion and spiritual gift of Hospitality in her graduate studies, earning her MBA-Hospitality from Lynn University in 2019.

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Amanda has previous medical administrative experience in the field of outpatient oncology. She enjoys bringing personable flavor and flare to the administrative side of everything she does. Since joining the Harpe Laser + Wellness team, Amanda loves the art of everything her team does in the way of care delivery for patients and their families/friends. Her favorite product lines are SkinBetter Tone Smart SPF, Jane Iredell cosmetics, and the Grande POUT Plumping Lip Mask.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters, Adler and Ripkin, hikes at DuPont State Forest and Bent Creek, visiting Brevard, NC, scenery of God’s canvas on the Parkway, the Biltmore Estate, visiting family in Charlotte, NC and Clover, SC, and serving her alma mater as a member of the Board of Trustees for Mars Hill University.

Awards + Publications

Clinical Team

Catherine Cotrupe, PA-C

Catherine Cotrupe

Physician Assistant, Certified

Catherine Cotrupe, PA-C received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY and is nationally certified through NCCPA. Since graduating in 2020, she has pursued a career in Aesthetics, with the goal of increasing self-love and self confidence amongst her patients. Catherine also has a passion for holistic and natural healing, treating the root of a problem, and healing from within.

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Catherine loves enhancing one-of-a-kind features with options such as neuromodulators to smooth wrinkles, fillers to rebuild volume, biostimulators to restore vibrancy and volume to the face, lasers to reduce pigment and regenerate the skin, and hormone replacement therapy to optimize well-being and get you feeling your best! A natural “aesthetic eye” along with extensive education offers the perfect balance between medical application and artistic creation for outcome-driven, high quality treatment outcomes. Catherine is dedicated to hearing and implementing an individual’s concerns to create superior results, leaving her patient’s feeling acknowledged and beautiful!

Catherine recently made Asheville her forever home. She is excited to have joined the Harpe team and be offering natural wellness options and non-surgical aesthetic treatments to promote health, well-being, and self-worth!

In her free time, Catherine likes to garden, hike and paddle board with her long-term boyfriend Jesse, and travel to spend time with her family. She is also an avid animal lover and a Buffalo Bills fan. Her favorite charity is the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Michelle Brown

RN Advanced Injector

Michelle has been a Registered Nurse for 15 years. In that time she has gained experience in long term care, hospice, home health care, OB/GYN, and case management. Michelle has been working as an advanced aesthetic nurse injector for the past 2 years. She also specializes in Sclerotherapy, CO2 laser, and RF Microneedling treatments.

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Michelle’s passion is serving her patients and supporting them in achieving their personalized goals. She believes that we all can age gracefully and beautifully with the proper sun protection, stress management, micronutrients, collagen building treatments, as well as few good injectables.

Her favorite treatment is the Scarlet RF and CO2 laser combination finishing with the Omni core growth factors.


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!

Joy Saunooke


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.

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!


Lindsay Bagwell

CMA, CPT, Nutrition Specialist

Lindsay has a drive and passion for helping people. May it be cosmetic, Hormone replacement therapy or Nutrition. She assists Dr. Harpe with all of his cosmetic procedures along with taking care of the Biote Hormone replacement therapy.

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She is also a Nutrition Specialist and sees clients on a weekly basis for Nutrition Counseling. Lindsay believes that everyone deserves to feel and look their best and to feel comfortable in their own skin and love who they are. “I love working at Harpe laser and Wellness because I get to see the transformations that people go through, and they leave happy that is priceless to me.”

Lindsay graduated with honors from Faith Christian Academy and then went on to graduate from Ashworth College with a Diploma in Nutrition Specialist. She also holds her Phlebotomy License and CCMA Certification from Blue Ridge Community College.

Lindsay loves to hang out with her son Mahlon and two dogs. They are on a shooting team together and hope to make it to the national level in the future. She also has a passion for horses that gave her the opportunity to start her own horse sitting business on the side so she can do yet another thing she loves.

Lindsay’s favorite procedure is the Scarlet cool peel combo “it’s hard to choose just one!”
Her favorite products are OM4 Intercept and Alto Defense and Repair.


Caitlin Peterson


Master Aesthetician/Laser specialist at Harpe Laser and Wellness, Caitlin has 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry.

Born and raised in the mountains of Brevard NC, it gives great perspective when it comes to seeing natural beauty, inside and out. “I love to bring this perspective into my aesthetics practice.

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My job is not to change my patients, but to encourage the perspective of beauty and building confidence.” Caitlin takes pride in creating a comfortable, safe and respectful environment for all of her patients.

Keeping up with the latest technology and advanced procedures is one of Caitlin’s top priorities. She is passionate about educating her patients and fellow teammates on procedures and options available to them in order to receive the best results possible. Caitlin feels that education is the best way to ensure confidence in the chosen procedures.

Caitlin’s favorite treatment is the CoolPeel and the combination of traditional microneedling and chemical peels. She also loves to pair her favorite treatment with the SkinBetter Alto product.

Patient Experience Specialists


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!!!

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!


Annie Rempel

Patient Service Coordinator

Annie was born and raised in West Texas and moved to North Carolina in 2018. She has a passion for helping people and has worked in the medical field as a CNA/MA for 12 years and the last 5 years in Medical Aesthetics.

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Annie’s favorite treatment is microneedling and her favorite product is the Grande Pout Lip Mask. She lives in Candler with her husband Billy and their dog Riley. In her personal time, Annie enjoys spending time with her family + friends, traveling, hiking and scuba diving.

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Asheville: (828) 435-2352
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