The Team at The Hearing Place

You won’t find a more qualified team in northern Colorado who understand hearing loss like the experienced team at The Hearing Place.

We take great pride and integrity in providing professional hearing evaluations and counseling our patients on the best remedies to improve their hearing loss.

Our Team


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 60 years of 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 26 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. Michelle is an active member of the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Board of Directors for Platte Valley Medical Center (Brighton Community Hospital).


Katie Cox 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 Discover EAR 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.


Carol Davis, a Colorado native, is our Office Manager and has been with The Hearing Place for over 17 years taking care of everything from scheduling, various administrative tasks, servicing patients hearing instruments and answering many questions that our patients have on maintenance and insurance.


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.


Rose Hazlett has been a patient coordinator at the Brush and Sterling offices since August of 2016. Rose grew up on a farm South of Akron, coming from a large family with four children and several grandchildren. She is very familiar with the traditions and culture of Northeastern Colorado.


Ashley Stumpf is a clinical audiologist who received her doctorate in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in 2019. Ashley is from Fleming Colorado and is excited to serve the communities she grew up in. Ashley is passionate about providing best-practice hearing healthcare to people in Northeast Colorado in relation to hearing loss, tinnitus, and hearing loss prevention. Ashley has spent time interning at a neuro-otology practice in the Denver metro area working alongside physicians treating all different balance and ear disorders and diseases. During her time there, she was able to work extensively programming hearing aids and cochlear implants. Additionally, Ashley has helped develop a hearing conservation program in a Guatemalan sugar mill where gathered data is being used to complete a journal publication that she is lead author on. Ashley has also completed research on the utilization of new hearing testing equipment's use in out-patient cancer treatment centers in order to better serve patients being treated with chemotherapeutics that are known to cause hearing loss. Ashley currently lives in Wiggins Colorado with her husband, where they enjoy supporting the local sports teams and spending time with their large families on weekends.