“I am human before I am a doctor. I believe in what I do. It’s how I take care of myself. I believe in you. My work is about augmenting your own internal power.”
Dr. Harpe received his medical degree from the University of Miami, School of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Having practiced internal medicine for over two decades, he served in numerous medical leadership roles including the Board of Directors for the Utah Partnership for Healthy Weight (a non-profit public policy initiative) and the Davis County Health Board.
Over ten years ago, after accumulating 55 pounds of excess body fat, Dr. Harpe made some major changes to his diet and his lifestyle. This was when the Naturvore way of healthy living first took shape. It profoundly impacted all aspects of his personal and professional life. Since then, Dr. Harpe has accumulated vast experience in health matters and his passion for fitness provides credibility above and beyond his medical certifications. He enjoys empowering people to improve their health, no matter their limitations or medical diagnoses.
When he’s not working, Dr. Harpe likes to run, weight train and embark on outdoor adventures–such as free diving. He makes self-improvement a hobby in that he believes it is good to consistently improve one’s skills for life.
“Whether it’s wellness or aesthetics, it brings me joy to see how empowered and happy our clients are with their results.”
Claudia is a lifestyle and Wellness Occupational Therapist and Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner specializing in obesity and chronic disease. She received her education at Florida International University with a BS in Biology and a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Claudia believes in the power of real food in healing our bodies and improving our health. She is also a founding member of the Real Food Foundation.
In her free time, Claudia enjoys outdoor photography, pilates, yoga, and hiking.
Hollie joined the Harpe Laser + Wellness team in March, 2018. Ms. Harris is a Certified Nurse Injector, Laser Technician and Licensed Medical Aesthetician. She brings two decades of aesthetic experience and expertise to the practice.
Hollie has earned over 30 certifications in cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, laser applications, non-invasive body contouring, dermal fillers and neuromodulators. “The most important aspect is the consultation. Building trust with every patient is a vital first step.” Additionally, Hollie has received specialty injection training in Dysport, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Belotero. “I love the rejuvenating qualities of injectables. They can refresh and renew the appearance immediately.” Ms. Harris combines her extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and clinical training to restore and enhance each patient’s natural beauty.
Hollie is dedicated to staying at the forefront of aesthetic innovation and believes continuing education is paramount in offering the most effective treatments. She truly cares for her patients and strives to provide them the best possible outcome. Ms. Harris sees patients at both offices in Asheville and Hendersonville.
In her free time, Hollie enjoys mountain biking, dancing, running, and listening to music.
“Nursing for me has always been about helping people stay healthy. Experience and observation has taught me that personal choices and lifestyle are major drivers of long term health. At Harpe Laser + Wellness, we will help you strengthen the good habits you already have and develop the skills to make better choices, and drop the unhelpful ones.”
Wendy is an honors graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition to using her nursing skills in a variety of ways, she continues to grow and learn in the aesthetics and wellness field. She is a certified laser technician as well as being certified in microneedling and chemical peels.
In her free time, Wendy enjoys running the numerous trails in Western North Carolina. In addition to running, she enjoys biking, water sports, yoga and traveling.