Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Hearing HealthCare Centers, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

Whitney Swander, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Whitney Swander, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Whitney Swander attended the University of Northern Colorado with the hopes of helping people, but without knowing how she hoped to do that. Within a very short time, she learned about the roles of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 1998. Dr. Swander went on to immediately earn her Master’s degree in Audiology in 2000.

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Dr. Swander began working at Hearing HealthCare Centers while it was still under the ownership of Jim Boggess in May of 2000. She purchased the Boulder and Longmont locations in 2008, and the company has grown to eight Front Range locations since then.

Over the nearly 20 years that she has been helping people to hear better, she has become even more passionate about the role that hearing technology can play in restoring people’s ability to feel fully engaged in social situations, without having to worry about missing out. As technology has improved over the years, her patients have been able to achieve higher and higher levels of success and satisfaction with hearing aids. She loves watching people take back their life when they take charge of their hearing. Part of her vision is to not only to help people hear better, but to help them live better. She hopes for anyone coming in for an appointment to feel a sense of belonging as they enter the clinic and to know they will be in great hands.

Along with helping people hear better on a local level, Dr. Swander has also traveled to Africa multiple times to fit people with hearing aids through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. When Dr. Swander is not helping patients or running the practice, you can find her gardening, cooking and spending time with husband, Jeff, and two rescued beagles, Maddie and Marley.

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An Introduction to the Team
from Dr. Swander

As a young audiologist fresh out of graduate school in 2000, all I knew was that I wanted to help people hear better. I learned that treating patients with care while partnering with them and empowering them to take back their hearing was the way to do it. Over the years, Hearing HealthCare Centers grew as people caught on to the way we made them feel. Even other Hearing Care Professionals learned that we cared and asked us to adopt their practices as they retired. It didn’t take long to learn that I couldn’t care for all the people who needed our help across the entire Front Range of Colorado, but I was determined not to lose my vision for how to help people as we expanded. The audiologists and administrative team members below have each been thoughtfully and intentionally chosen for their role because of how they are able to carry forth our mission of partnering with people to treat their hearing loss and regain all the benefits that good hearing have to offer.

All of our Audiologists hold Doctorate degrees in Audiology and have many years of experience working with advanced evaluation techniques for hearing loss, understanding speech in the presence of background noise and tinnitus, as well as auditory rehabilitation and verification of medically based hearing aid fittings. Because hearing loss has been linked to so many cognitive functions, each of our Doctors of Audiology has been certified in MoCA, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is a standardized screening tool for early detection of mild cognitive impairment. We know hearing care is health care and that is critically important to take your body and your brain into account when it comes to treating your hearing loss.

I’m very proud of my team and know that you will be well cared for from the moment you make contact with us and throughout your entire journey with us.

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Rebecca Welles, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Rebecca Welles, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Rebecca Welles was drawn to the field of Audiology because of the intersection of patient care, technology, and opportunities to stay a life-long learner. She has always deeply valued communication and community. She has been serving the Colorado Audiology community since 2020.

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Dr. Welles grew up in Connecticut, attending University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and Northwestern University in Chicago for her Doctorate of Audiology. Dr. Welles believes that each patient is unique, and requires an individual plan of care, there is no “one size fits all”. In her spare time, Dr. Welles loves camping, hiking, skiing and being outdoors. In her downtime you can find her reading or baking up something sweet!

Andrea Hardy, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Andrea Hardy, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Andrea Hardy joins Hearing HealthCare Centers with 25+years experience as an audiologist. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss and auditory disorders through compassionate care, education, and cutting-edge technology.

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Dr. Andrea truly loves improving the connection between her patients and their loved ones through better hearing. Dr. Andrea obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree from AT Still University and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Northern Colorado. A proud Colorado native, Dr. Andrea has called Fort Collins home since 2012.

When not in the office, Dr. Andrea enjoys being a mom, spending time with her family and friends, volunteering, and enjoying the Colorado mountains she loves so much.

 Brennen Karl, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Brennen Karl, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Karl’s interest in hearing healthcare began after years of seeing how his mother’s life was affected by hearing loss and how hearing aids helped transform her life. He has been helping the Colorado community and treating hearing loss since 2021.

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Dr. Karl’s motivation for treating hearing loss comes from seeing his patients reconnect with their friends and family and stop isolating themselves from those they love due to their hearing loss.

Dr. Karl obtained his bachelor’s degree from University of Northern Colorado and moved on to obtain his Doctorate of Audiology from the same University.

In his spare time, Dr. Karl enjoys reading, acting and playing with his dog, Layla.

Hailey Guyette, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Hailey Guyette, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Hailey Guyette main priority in hearing health care is helping patients reconnect with their loved ones, feel empowered to participate in their interests and hobbies, and see them reconnect with life overall.

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Dr. Hailey started studying ASL in high school and was connected with the Deaf community where she found her passion for audiology. Dr. Hailey is focused on providing exceptional care to her patients and providing personalized treatment for each and every patient.

In her spare time you can find Dr. Hailey teaching residents of Colorado how to country swing and line dance. Through this non-profit organization, they raise funds for multiple charities throughout the state. She also enjoys baking and cooking- so don’t be surprised if she is offering you cookies in the office.

Dena Borszich, Audiology Technician

Dena Borszich
Audiology Technician

Dena has been the Audiology Technician in Longmont since 2019. Dena did not choose audiology as a career, it found her. Dena took a medical terminology class and began to look for opportunities to find a personal medical career.

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When not in the office, Dena can be found working in her garden and arranging flowers into appealing arrangements.

She loves being an audiology technician as it is personable and she loves to care for patients.

Dena also loves to go camping, have breakfast for dinner, and tell inside jokes among family and friends.

Joy Seiltz, Audiology Technician

Joy Seiltz
Audiology Technician

Joy’s interest in hearing healthcare began while obtaining her Bachelors in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences from Metropolitan State University of Denver. It was after her first audiology class that she knew this was the career for her.

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Upon her graduation in the winter of 2019, she has since dived fully into the hearing healthcare field working as both an occupational hearing conservationist and procurement specialist.

In her free time, Joy likes to go out hiking and spending time with family and friends. Most evenings she is at home spending time with her husband and her pug named Kevin.

Hannah Comency, Audiology Technician

Hannah Comency
Audiology Technician

Hannah’s interest in hearing healthcare began when she first started off as a medical assistant in otolaryngology. She is driven everyday to make sure every patient she meets is welcomed and taken well care of with the highest standards.

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She has a true passion for helping others in need. In Hannah’s spare time, she is usually found walking her energetic cattle dog or taking care of her plants.

Administrative Team

Therese Montecalvo, Director of Operations

Therese Montecalvo
Director of Operations

Therese Montecalvo joined the Hearing HealthCare Centers staff in 2015! She came from Ohio where she worked as a human resource and payroll specialist. She graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Communication Studies and a minor in Marketing/Management.

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In her spare time, Therese enjoys hiking 14ers, trail running, and spending time with her friends and family.

She loves all that Colorado has to offer and its many outdoor activities.

Kim McMillan, Administrative Assistant

Kim McMillan
Administrative Assistant

Kim started with Hearing HealthCare Centers, Loveland in 2021, as Administrative Assistant. This role was created specifically to align with her diverse experience and skillset. Prior to joining HHCC, Kim had 11 years of experience working in a hearing center in Seattle, WA.

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Her background includes training and management of front office staff, marketing, and administrative work. She enjoys the administrative side of the office because there she can be the most focused on her projects.

Kim moved back to Colorado for her love of family, the beautiful scenery, and especially the sunshine. She enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, working in the yard, and planting flowers. Kim is also an avid jewelry designer, working primarily with chain and beaded jewelry.

Kim loves working with a great team, and being part of helping people to hear better and connect with loved ones and the world around them.

Patient Care Coordinators

Tammy Pascal, Patient Care Coordinator

Tammy Pascal
Patient Care Coordinator

Tammy Pascal joined the team in 2023 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She comes from a background in legal and optical where she learned how to provide exceptional customer service. She was the perfect fit for this role because she has a passion for helping others and enhancing one’s life experience. 

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In her spare time, Tammy enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, brewery hopping and hanging out with her dogs (and husband).

Laura Rieck, Patient Care Coordinator

Laura Rieck
Patient Care Coordinator

Laura joined Hearing HealthCare Centers at our Loveland in March 2022, however, she is not new to the industry! Laura has over 14 years experience in the audiology world. Through many years of other work experiences, as a medical assistant, coder, and biller, working with hearing aid patients is what she truly enjoys.

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Laura grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and will forever be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and is always very excited for football season to begin.

She and her fiancé like to spend their time gardening, working on their home, hiking, enjoying the mountains and spending time with family.

Laura feels the best part of working at Hearing HealthCare Centers is the positive changes she sees In our patients when they start to hear what they have been missing!

Jaylene Ortiz, Patient Care Coordinator

Jaylene Ortiz
Patient Care Coordinator

Jaylene joined the team in 2022 as our Patient Care Coordinator in Longmont. She comes from a background in distribution and customer service where she learned how to navigate business production input and deal with high priority orders. Jaylene is the perfect fit for this role because she brings a positive attitude and great organizational skills.

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Jaylene was born and raised here in beautiful Colorado. In her spare time you can find Jaylene reading, writing, streaming a new TV show, or finishing a long tedious puzzle that was 100% worth the time. She absolutely loves to cook, and enjoys a delicious meal. If you give her chocolate she’ll be your friend for life.

The most important thing to her in this world is her chosen family, but her two favorites will always be her partner and her adorable little chihuahua Lulu.

Caitlin Jones, Patient Care Coordinator

Caitlin Jones
Patient Care Coordinator

Caitlin is a Colorado native and has spent the majority of her career in the healthcare field. She is madly in love with audiology and is passionate about helping our patients on their hearing journey. One of her favorite aspects is watching patients discover sounds they haven’t heard in a long time and celebrating their cognitive improvements with them.

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In her spare time, she can be found reading, cheering on her niece and nephew at their games, spending quality time with family and friends, crafting, camping, and going on new adventures.

Jennifer Cordova, Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer Cordova
Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer joined the team in 2023 as a Patient Care Coordinator at our Broomfield and Boulder location. She comes from a background in surgical technology where she learned how to manage patient care and provide support during uncertain times. With these skills, Jennifer was a perfect fit as her passion is patient advocacy.

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In her spare time, you can find Jennifer working in her garden, doing art and crafts and spending time in nature. She also has a passion for helping animals and actively fosters animals in need.

Danielle Arellano, Patient Care Coordinator

Danielle Arellano
Patient Care Coordinator

Daneille joined the team in 2023 as a Patient Care Coordinator. She comes from a background in education and family advocacy where she learned how to listen to the needs of others and help them grow. Danielle has a passion for helping others feel safe and develop skills for success.

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With this passion and caring mindset, she was a perfect fit for our patient care coordinator role.

In her spare time, you can find Daneille hanging out with her husband and daughter- you can find them hiking or at local restaurants. She enjoys reading and taking care of her plants.

Emily Wright, Patient Care Coordinator

Emily Wright
Patient Care Coordinator

Emily joined the team in June 2024 at our Fort Collins location. She comes from a background in customer service where she learned how to multitask and communicate effectively. She was the perfect fit for this role due to her drive to be attentive and caring towards others’ needs.

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Originally from Littleton Colorado, Emily now lives with her brother and two rambunctious cats. In her spare time, she plays video games, cares for her plants, and attends Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.

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