Team Members

We've got a great team here friends.

Lucia Goss – Optician

I was born and raised in Guatemala City. I moved to Oklahoma City in 2000 and then moved to Leland 2019 with my husband and four kids. We enjoy food, movies, the beach, longboards, and unusual information. I’m fully bilingual and my Spanish is actually better than my English. I started as an optician in 2017 and fell in love with it. There are few things that make me happier than a patient trying on their new glasses and being able to see the leaves on the trees. I’m a life learner. I also speak a little Portuguese and sign language.

*Fun Fact*
I’m a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Kelci Lewis – Optician

I was born and raised in New York and recently moved to the area with my husband.  I come with over 15 years experience in the optometry field.  Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and trying new things.  I particularly enjoy breweries, parks, music concerts and my 2 cats.

*Fun Fact*
I almost bowled a perfect game.  279 – all strikes except 1 spare!

Elise Girard – Optometric Technician

I was born and raised in Brunswick County.  I have a background in Health Information and Medical Assisting and a proud owner of a husband and two children who are all red headed.

I enjoy listening to music, knitting blankets and watching crime documentaries

*Fun Fact*
I played the flute for 6 years

Shelby Murphy – Optometric Technician

I was born in Galveston Texas, my family moved when I was younger to Greensboro NC then made our way to Wilmington NC in 2014. I have only been in the eye care field for about a year but very excited to be a part of the Swell team and learn more. I have a four-year-old daughter, who makes life a lot more interesting! We typically spend our weekends outside, either at the beach or pool.

*Fun Fact*
I was on an all-boys baseball team for a season…Thanks dad

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.

Elizabeth Nipper – Receptionist

I am from Knoxville, TN.  I’m a huge Vols fan!  I have a husband and 2 children.  We are a big sports family.  I enjoy watching college basketball, the NBA, and most of all watching my son play at North Brunswick High School!  We also have a fur baby named Ziggy.

*Fun Fact*
My daughters birthday is 03/19 and mine is 03/20!

Horatio Fizkin Scibal – CEO / Greeter

Hello there, I’m Horatio Fizkin Scibal, CEO/Greeter here at Swell Vision Center. I hail from the great state of Texas but boy was I glad to say, ‘See ya later, Tejas,’ when my daddy, Dr. Scibal, scooped me from a local shelter in Austin and brought me back to the Port City to start building this great optometry practice.

Couple things to note about me that you may enjoy; 1) I can do as good a backflip as Gabby Douglas when my dad throws the ball up for me to catch it in the air 2) In a bit of a plot twist, I love America, but hate Independence Day for all of the obvious reasons 3) I can literally hold my bladder for days when the weather is bad so that I do not have to be touched by rain 4) There’s no one in this world that I idolize more than my daddy, but all the patients at Swell, who love seeing me day in and day out, come in at a very close second. Can’t wait to greet you soon!