Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Chris Belcher.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?
I have been happily married for 14 years and have two young boys, ages 3 and 6.

Q: How long have you lived in Charlotte?
I moved to Charlotte in 2010, but my wife is originally from Charlotte.

Q: Where are you from originally?
I was born is Kitty Hawk, NC at the Outer Banks. Not long after I was born, we moved to south of the Raleigh area and proceeded to move around there (probably 6 times) until I went to college at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After graduation, I moved back to Apex, NC until 2010 when I landed in Charlotte.

Q: When did you join Providence Eye & Laser Specialists?
I started working at Providence Eye on July 1st, 2013.

Q: What is your role at Providence Eye?
I am the Practice Administrator…AKA life coach, team leader, plumber, electrician, cleaning crew and copy repairman. As the Practice Administrator, I handle many of the day-to-day business roles regarding the employees and patients. I also keep up with most of the company’s financial responsibilities, so everything runs smoothly.

Q: What do you like best about your position at Providence Eye?
It’s always changing…no two days are ever the same. Coming into work is an adventure and it stays exciting.

Q: Why did you decide that Providence Eye was the right place for you?
I started my early career at an Optometry office in Greenville, NC. After moving back to the Raleigh area, I began a career in the construction business that spanned12 years and two cities. With the decline in the economy (and the construction industry), I really wanted to get back to my roots in the healthcare industry…and I’m finally back.

Finding a job working for Providence Eye was an amazing experience. I had been hunting for quite a while when a business colleague saw a job opening fitting my bill…and it was perfect. I had hopes of finding somewhere patient-oriented, small and down to earth; somewhere that really valued the patient, and was more concerned with quality versus quantity. After sitting down and meeting Dr. Mozayeni, things just seemed to click. It wasn’t long after that I started and the rest is history in the making.

Q: What do you like most about Charlotte?
I love the city. I grew up outside of Raleigh but it was very rural farmland. As I got older, we had to drive for 30-45 minutes to go anywhere fun. Now, I live 1 ½ miles from our office and love the proximity to shopping and eating.

Q: What do you like least about Charlotte?
Like many others: the traffic. The fact that people go crazy in a car when it starts raining still baffles me. It turns a 15-minute commute into 45 minutes.