Our Hearing Health Professionals
Dr. Julie Prutsman, Au.D., FAAA.
Dr. Julie Prutsman, owner and founder of Sound Relief Hearing Center, is licensed in Colorado as an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Provider. Dr. Julie is a third generation audiology professional; her family entered the field of hearing health care in the 1950’s. Dr. Julie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Marietta College (1996), her Master’s Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado (1999), and her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology (2003). Dr. Julie is a member of the Academy of Doctors or Audiology, American Academy of Audiology, International Hearing Society, and American Tinnitus Association (ATA).
Dr. Julie grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from Highlands Ranch High School. Her husband, Patrick, is the business manager for Sound Relief Hearing Center, and they have two wonderful children, Ethan and Hanna. In her free time, Dr. Julie loves to read, travel, ski, and spend time with family.
Dr. Beki Kellogg, Au.D.
Dr. Beki received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her Doctorate Degree (Au.D.) from the University of North Texas, and she has been awarded with the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-and-Hearing Association.
Beki enjoys helping people improve their quality of life through better hearing. Outside of work Beki enjoys playing tennis, hot yoga, and jogging. She loves watching her nephew play varsity football and volunteering with the children’s ministry at her church.
Kevin McCurdy, BC-HIS
Kevin is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist who first worked with Dr. Julie and Karen in their Las Vegas audiology practice. He has extensive experience with the latest open-ear, digital hearing technology, which improves clarity of speech without plugging up the outer ear canal. Kevin also works with our tinnitus patients.
Kevin grew up in Massachusetts and was raised to be a Boston sports fan. He enjoys spending time in the mountains of Colorado – specifically biking.
Dr. Thea Wickey, Au.D.
Dr. Thea is very passionate about Audiology and helping patients achieve a better quality of life. Through experiencing the challenges of severe hearing loss first-hand alongside her beloved Grandfather, Dr. Thea was drawn to this field at a very young age. Dr. Thea received her Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007 and her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011.
Outside of Audiology, Dr. Thea enjoys spending time with her husband Kyle, two young children, Haakon and Annika, and their Golden Retriever, Rio. She also enjoys exercise, traveling, and cooking.
Dr. Leah Mitchell, Au.D.
Dr. Leah Mitchell has been licensed and working in Colorado as an Audiologist since since 2004. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2001), her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2003), and her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s School of Audiology (2007). Prior to joining the Sound Relief team she has worked at a Ear, Nose and Throat office, private practice and at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She enjoys seeing how her patients’ relationships and quality of life can be improved through better hearing and management of tinnitus.
Dr. Leah has lived in Thornton since 2004 after escaping the winters in her home state of Wisconsin. She enjoys spending as much time as possible in the Colorado outdoors with her husband, Tyler, and two energetic daughters, Evelyn and Etta.
Faith is our Audiology Assistant, and she works closely with Dr. Julie and her patients. Her background has mostly been in healthcare administration, ranging from urogynecology to dental and now audiology. Faith’s goal is to connect and build relationships with our patients and their families. She is a Colorado native who loves the sunshine here in our beautiful state, especially in the summer. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her kids, photography, gardening, refinishing old furniture (anything where she can be creative), hiking, and cooking.
“I love being a part of this practice because I know firsthand, that the group of professionals that I work with are making an honest, impactful, and magical difference in people’s lives. They are dedicated, caring people who truly love what they do. You could not find a better place to come to for your hearing loss and tinnitus needs.”
Patrick is co-founder of the Sound Relief Hearing Center with Dr. Julie and manages the operations for the business. Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He spent the last 16 years with Ferguson Enterprises serving in different capacities from sales to general manager. Patrick’s focus is service and business development, and he excels in building strong personal relationships. He is excited to develop these relationships in our community.
Patrick lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Dr. Julie, and their two adorable children. He enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and family time in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.
Amy is our Controller, in charge of accounts payable and receivable. She studied Accounting at St. Louis University. She moved to Denver in 1998 and prior to joining our team was the Controller for a General Contractor for over 13 years. Amy enjoys working for family owned and operated businesses and is an innovative and driven accounting professional. She strives to learn new ways of doing things and takes on challenges that are sometimes out of her comfort zone.
Amy lives in Castle Rock with her partner Travis and their two children Paige and Cainen. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, skiing and reading.
Cyndi has been the Patient Care Coordinator for our Highlands Ranch office since January 2014. “My favorite part of the job is the people – I love our patients!” Cyndi moved here from Southern California in 1994 with her husband and 2 sons. She loves spending time with her friends and her family, especially her 9 year old grandson and is very excited about for her new granddaughter!
Jamee is our Patient Care Coordinator in our Centennial Office. She grew up in Nebraska and attended Brigham Young University, studying Psychology. She enjoys working with such a wonderful group of professionals that make such a huge difference in people’s lives. She loves getting to know so many of our patients.
Jamee is married with three children and spends much of her free time attending her kids’ sporting activities. She also enjoys reading, traveling, spending quality time with her family and walking her dogs.
Linda is the Patient Care Coordinator at our Golden office. She has extensive experience in customer service, and says, “helping people, getting to know them, and building relationships is my favorite thing in life. I love working in this practice, because I honestly know each and every staff member are genuinely interested and concerned about making a positive impact in our customers lives.”
Originally from Belleville, Illinois, she moved 8 times corporately before settling here in 1999 with her husband and 2 kids. Linda came for a vacation and fell in love with the mountains! She spends time reading, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. Her 3 year old twin grandchildren are her focus, with another grand baby due in March!