Dr. Gunter was raised in Fort Chiswell, Virginia. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Dr. Gunter received a Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. While at PCO, Dr. Gunter participated in numerous externships, including one on the Crow Indian Reservation in Crow Agency, Montana, and one at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Arizona. She enjoys sports, traveling, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.