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Our Staff

Meet our experienced and friendly staff who make Newport Optical the leading provider of vision care products and services in Newport.


Tara Selby, Optician

Tara Selby joined Newport Optical in December of 1999.  Tara’s desire to continue her education led her to enroll in the Optician’s course through Community College of Vermont, where she graduated with her Associates Degree in Applied Science.  Tara became a licensed optician in Vermont shortly after graduation.  She is a proud member of The Vermont Opticians Association and The Opticians Association of America.

Tara enjoys helping customers select the right style eyewear and lens style to fit their vision and lifestyle needs. She performs adjustments, repairs and manages the in-house edging laboratory where, in most cases, same day services can be rendered.

Tara also coordinates our Lasik program, scheduling pre and post-operative appointments with many centers around Vermont, New Hampshire, and Canada.

Tara currently resides in Morgan with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking on Lake Seymour, spending time in her gardens and camping in Maine.


David Ghelli, Optician 

The doctors and staff at Newport Optical are pleased to announce that David Ghelli, optician, will be joining the Newport Optical and Green Mountain Eye Care family.

David is the newest addition to our staff, but not new to the optical business. He graduated from Worcester Industrial Technical Institute with an Associates Degree in Applied Optics in 1974 and has been a licensed Optician in Vermont since 1977.

A longtime resident of Newport Center, David is well known in the community for his unique skills at dispensing and repairing eyewear. A past president of the Vermont Opticians Society, David continues to improve his optical skills through educational training seminars. An advocate for local control, David has served on the elementary and regional High School boards for over 12 years. David has coached youth softball and started the High School snowboard team booster club.

When not at work, look for David fishing, skiing or in the woods with his dog Lacy.

Please stop in to browse the largest selection of frames and sunglasses in northern Vermont and join us as we welcome David Ghelli to Newport Optical.