Dr. Rick Bartlett is a native of Asheville, N.C.. He received his B.S. in biology from UNC-Charlotte in 1977 and Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. in 1981. Married to the former Carolyn Poston of Statesville they have three children: Alexia, Arik, and Landon. The Bartlett family enjoys foreign medical missions and has made numerous trips to Mexico. Dr. Bartlett serves as an elder for Northview Church of Christ and received a Masters of Arts degree from The Institute of Effective Church Leadership in 2003. He is an avid Tar Heel fan and enjoys playing tennis.