Pippa, the widow of Bruce Dolen, was instrumental in the founding of Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. She received her formal education at Furman University and her technical training through various vendor workshops and seminars. She oversees all aspects of the business including data collection, identification of problem areas, financial interactions, advertising, marketing, public relations, quality control, and staff continuity. She is a very compassionate, colorful (as evidenced in the unusual décor of the facility), people-oriented person who always remembers what it is like to be on the other side of the door.
SHAUN DOLEN, CP
Shaun is the son of Bruce and Pippa. He grew up surrounded by the field of prosthetics. In 1988, he changed his direction from “interest” to “career”. In 1995, following the death of his father, he became responsible for the survival and success of Skyland Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc., a task that he has fulfilled beyond all expectations. His natural knowledge was honed with the hands-on training from his father who taught him old-school technologies, as well as an educated knowledge of innovative procedures. Shaun is both a highly-skilled and exceptionally creative practitioner who believes in doing “whatever it takes” to make it right. He received his formal education at Pittsburgh Institute of Technology for Prosthetics and Orthotics and continues his education on an annual basis in order to stay apprised of all available new technologies. Shaun manages the day-to-day operations of the business, with particular emphasis on the quality of services and products provided by the staff. He also maintains a very close, personal watch on the satisfaction of all clients of this business that continues to survive through thick and thin.
JOHNSIE SALYERS, CFm
Certified Mastectomy Fitter
Literally heaven-sent, Johnsie left a life-long career as a registered nurse in 2008 to become a vital part of our family. Her calm, nurturing spirit is sincerely appreciated by everyone.
BRAD SCHEPERS, CO
Our 6’7” gentle giant joined us in October 2009. Brad is a Nebraska native, but left to pursue a degree in Sports Management at the University of Kansas. After college, he returned to Nebraska where he joined an orthotic/prosthetic facility and continued his education in the orthotics field. Happenstance, serendipity, and a desire to escape the harsh Nebraska winters brought him to us. Furthering his education here, he has attained the rank of Certified Orthotist. Never flustered nor anxious, he is a very positive addition to the family.
JASON SIEGLER, CPO
Jason Siegler is an American Board-Certified Prosthetist and a Board of Certification Orthotist. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to the west coast where he obtained a Bachelor of Health Science degree with an emphasis on orthotics and prosthetics from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Jason is a very compassionate, experienced, and proud veteran of the United States Army National Guard. Jason worked in both Arizona and Nevada before moving to western North Carolina to be closer to family.
ROBERT KALER, CPOBOC
Rob is a BOC Certified Prosthetist/ Orthotist. Rob grew up in sunny Florida, and now is happy to call Asheville home.Rob has 25 years of experience in the O&P field, and truly enjoys helping people in need.
Ben Welter, CP
Ben Welter is an ABC Certified Prosthetist originally from Louisville, KY. While completing his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, he began shadowing a local prosthetist where his passion for prosthetics and patient care began. He received his Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Northwestern University and completed an extended prosthetics residency at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago.
TERESA MEDFORD, CFm
Sylva Office Manager, Certified Mastectomy Fitter
Teresa has helped develop the Sylva office, beginning in 2015. As a one-woman office, she handles all aspects of the paperwork required at the check-in-window. Being a native of Haywood County, she is able to relate to the patients who are treated there. She has become invaluable to the practitioners who are there on a rotating basis. She recently expressed an interest in becoming a mastectomy fitter and has completed all of the training necessary for that position. Thus, mastectomy patients will have the option of being evaluated at our Sylva facility.