Team Members


We've got a great team here friends.


Helen Bath – Receptionist

“Helen Bath was born and raised in England and crossed the pond to North Carolina in 2004 with her husband and son. She is happy to now call Wilmington her home and share new experiences with the wonderful people in the area.

She enjoys downtown living, theatre, hiking, golf, and gathering with friends and neighbors on the front porch.

She is thrilled to have joined the team at Swell and looks forward to welcoming and taking care of everyone who walks through the door.”

*Fun Fact*

Helen dreams of being a superhero and saving the world. This is unfortunate, as faced with imminent danger, Mystery ‘H’ as she likes to be known, is first out the door.

Ginger Colinger – Optician

“Ginger Colinger was born and raised in Upstate New York and moved to Charlotte three years ago before recently making Wilmington her new home.

She enjoys live music, checking out the local craft brewery scene, indie films, ethnic food and taking her puppy for walks on the beach.

Ginger is delighted to join the incredible team at Swell, bringing with her 26 years of optical experience. She looks forward to getting to know our wonderful patients and assisting them with all of their eyeglass needs.”

*Fun Fact*

You might know her as ‘Hot Lipz’ from when she was on the Crown City Rollerz Roller Derby team in Cortland, NY. Also, a HUGE Red Sox fan.

Bethany Smith – Optometric Technician

Bethany was born in Charlotte, NC and after high school moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to pursue college for Phlebotomy.
She loves spending time at the beach, exploring downtown, finding great new places to eat, and hanging out with her family.
Bethany is completely stoked to start a new journey with us at Swell and looks forward to helping the best see the best.
*Fun Fact*
She once played darts with Blake Shelton while working at a bar in Myrtle Beach