Our Team

Beginning from the upper left: Mike, Connie, Carol, Margot, Rose, Carrie, Michelle, and Katie

The Hearing Place provides a comfortable and welcoming place with friendly, highly qualified staff that is attentive to patients’ needs and concerns. Mike Walker and Connie Patton have been providing quality service and hearing instruments in northern Colorado since 1989, providing them each with 25+ years of experience.

Columbine Hearing Center is Fort Lupton’s premier audiology practice, providing a suite of audiological services including hearing loss prevention, diagnostic care, hearing aids, counseling, and personalize aftercare. Our services are customized to each patient’s individual needs. Michelle Gross, a licensed audiologist, leads Columbine Hearing Center.

Connie and Mike are board certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences and members of the Colorado Hearing Society and International Hearing Society. They have helped thousands of people overcome the struggles associated with hearing loss over the course of their combined 50+ years experience.

Margot Steffenhagen joined the team in the summer of 2015. Margot graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders in 1991 from the University of Oklahoma. She received her Masters of Science in Audiology in 1993 from Idaho State University and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) in 1994 and has been in good standing from the American Speech Language Hearing Association since that time. Margot is a licensed Audiologist for the State of Colorado and has helped thousands of people hear better in her 23 years as an Audiologist.

Michelle LeBlanc Gross is the Audiologist at Columbine Hearing Center in Fort Lupton. She attended the University of Northern Colorado and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 1982 and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Audiology in 1983. Michelle is registered in the State of Colorado as a Dispensing Audiologist, as well as being a nationally certified audiologist. She is also a fellow of both the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and is a member of the American-Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Michelle also earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology in 1985.

Carrie Anderson has been the Patient Care Coordinator at Columbine for the past 8 years. She has excellent experience in servicing hearing instruments and has been working as an apprentice trainee for the past 16 months, working under Michelle to be licensed in the state of Colorado to be a Hearing Provider. This will enable her to do hearing evaluations, fit hearing instruments and do consulting. Carrie is a mother of two, she loves the outdoors including camping, biking, hiking, tennis and gardening. Most of all she enjoys spending time with her family.

Carol is our Office Manager and has been with The Hearing Place for over 15 years taking care of everything from scheduling, various administrative tasks, and making sure our customers are satisfied.

Katie is a 2014 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Doctorate degree of Audiology. She has an educational emphasis in working with geriatric patients and has served as a committee member on the DiscovEARy Zone, which educates children on noise induced hearing loss and healthy hearing habits. Katie is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and has been licensed as an audiologist in the state of Colorado to practice. She is excited to have joined The Hearing Place and hopes to have a positive impact on her home state communities.

We would like to welcome Rose Hazlett to our team as our Patient Coordinator. Rose works out of our Brush office and looks forward to serving you!

The Hearing Place takes great pride and integrity in providing professional hearing evaluations, consulting and counseling our patients on what would be the best remedy to improve their hearing loss. As an independent provider, we are able to spend as much time with you as you need with access to any brand on the market. We strive to give patients the necessary information and tools to help them lead a more efficient, rewarding and better life. We don’t want you to miss a sound life offers you!

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