Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from San Diego State University and a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Austin, TX.
After completing her academic requirements for a Doctor of Audiology Degree (AuD), Amy also completed a one year externship at Pacific Northwest Audiology under the guidance of Dr. Li, who mentored her professional development and helped her fine tune her diagnostic and clinical skills.
Having completing this vigorous academic and clinical program, Amy is now abundantly qualified to take her place with the rest of our expert Doctors, and we are more than happy to have her with us!
Dr. Penner received a Doctorate in Audiology from Pacific University in Hillsboro , OR. Her previous position was with HearUSA, where she diagnosed and treated hearing loss in adult patients. She is a strong believer in educating patients to make their best decisions.
In the hearing aid arena, Dr. Penner is well experienced in the use of Real Ear Speech Mapping, the gold standard of hearing aid fitting and a best practice utilized by Pacific Northwest Audiology. She is also proficient with all hearing aid manufacturers.
Dr. Penner enjoys spending time with her Siberian husky. She also likes hiking and kayaking. The Doctor is a talented young audiologist with much to offer. We (and our patients) are delighted that she is with us.
Dr. Woody obtained a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked in private practice for seven years before coming to Pacific Northwest Audiology.
After experiencing clinical practice, the Doctor decided that patients need to be involved in every aspect of their care, so she hunted for a clinic where she could refocus on ensuring patients are properly educated about their hearing, hearing healthcare and hearing aids.
At Pacific Northwest Audiology, Dr. Woody found a clinic that aligned with her expectations, and we found someone who aligned with ours! That’s what you call a win win win situation for her, for us, and our patients!
Dr. Kelly Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is Board Certified in Audiology from the American Board of Audiology.
Dr. Anderson has a severe-to-profound hearing loss and is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). She wore aids for over 30 years before receiving cochlear implants. From being interviewed as a child on a national tv show to speaking in front of school boards, she educates and inspires others. Her practical experience offers her patients a unique perspective on technology adaptation. Dr. Anderson's professional experience spans from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington D.C. to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Her goal is to be an advocate for all of her patients by giving them the best access to hearing healthcare.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Education/Special Ed from Providence College, a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders from University of Virginia and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. Anderson has travelled the world as a military spouse. She values family time with her husband and teenage kids, along with skiing, trekking and mountain biking.
Kenya, is a native of Mount Pleasant, SC, raised in Miami, Florida. She now lives in Redmond, Oregon with her husband, Scott. She can often be found exploring Central Oregon trails and outdoor excursions with her Labrador Retrievers from the ground or in the air!
Kenya will greet you as you enter our office with a smile that makes you feel at home. As a Patient Care Coordinator, she will assist you with preparations to ensure you're ready for your appointment with our audiologists. She is great at communication and good at what she does.
She loves helping people. Be sure to say Hi to her the next time you're in the office.
Kristy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communication from Marylhurst University, founded in Oregon in 1893. She also received a Certificate of Mediation from the University.
Kristi has wide-ranging experience working in a variety of clinical settings, including checking in and routing patients to the right Doctor, verifying patient benefits with insurance programs, and a host of other duties.
Above all, she is responsible for your satisfaction, so she will guide you through a pleasant and fulfilling clinical experience.Kristi is an avid bike enthusiast and still competes in racing, which she didn’t start until her 39th year! She shares her achievements with her two children, because she wants to show them that “you are never too old or too late to try something new.” But most of all, she enjoys the scenery while riding the roads less travelled!
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation and Disability Services from Northern Illinois University, with an emphasis in health and human sciences.
As an Audiology Lab Assistant, Kristen maintains audiological equipment; cleans, trouble shoots, and repairs hearing aids, and helps with a host of other patient support functions.
Kristen’s previous position was with Central Oregon Radiology Associates, where she was a medical assistant and responsible for both administrative and technical support to patients. While there, she gained valuable experience working with patients in a medical setting, which will be a continuing benefit for our team.
Melisa Zimmerman has her Doctorate in Operations and Management and undergraduate degree in Marketing. Her passion at Pacific Northwest Audiology is to provide an experience that exceeds what is expected in a medical setting.
With years of experience in the hearing healthcare industry and her own personal family experiences, she understands the necessity for better hearing. She is sharing her philosophy with staff at Pacific Northwest Audiology and empowering them to treat each patient on an individualized basis to ensure everyone has a chance to hear the best they can.
In her time outside of the office, her husband Jacob and her have a loving and active family, Riley (15) and Mason (11) that keep them busy and entertained. You'll find her cheering her family on in all sorts of sports and outdoor events.