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Gardner Staff

Jessica Chen, B.S., Doctoral Extern

Hi! My name is Jessica, and I am an audiology extern from West Virginia University. I am originally from California, where I got my bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University, but I moved to West Virginia for grad school. I chose audiology because I love helping people reconnect with their world. If I’m not busy, I’m most likely researching which new house plants I can get, playing piano, or playing video games.

Jayda Allen, B.S., Doctoral Extern

Hello! My name is Jayda, and I am a doctoral extern from Long Island, NY. I received my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and my master’s degree in Audiology at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am also currently pursuing my clinical Doctorate in Audiology. I chose Audiology because of my strong interests in healthcare, improving quality of life, and serving those with hearing and balance disorders. In my free time I love photography, going to the beach, exercising, and exploring. I look forward to working with you!

Caroline Flint, B.S., Doctoral Extern

Hello! My name is Caroline Flint, and I am a 4th year doctoral extern from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida and majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I grew up in Delray Beach, Florida. What I enjoy about audiology is the opportunity to work with people for both hearing and balance care and being a part of such an impactful field! In my spare time, I love going to the beach, reading, spending time with family and friends, and exercising.

Blair Driscoll

Blair Driscoll, Practice Administrator

Hello! My name is Blair, and I’m the Practice Administrator for Gardner Audiology. I’ve worked in medical administration since 2005, with a focus on hearing care since 2011. I’ve been a proud resident of “Champa Bay” for 10 years, but I’m a native Floridian! I have a B.S. degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and am an AAPC certified professional biller. I’m proud to be part of a team where compassion, ethics, and customer service are paramount. In my free time, my husband and I love trying new restaurants and traveling. We’re huge hockey fans (Go Bolts!) and attend almost all home games. I have a passion for fashion and design.

Denise Irvine

Chrissy Bell, Finance Manager

I’m a Floridian, born and raised in Tampa. I am a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. I work in the Tampa/Citrus Park office of Gardner Audiology. I have an amazing husband and 2 boys. The boys keep me busy with high school sports, karate and boy scouts. For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching movies, kayaking, any outdoor activity and running. I’ve run 8 incredible marathons including New York City and Chicago.

Sherry Kyte

Chrissy Lucas, Crystal River Office Manager

Hi, my name is Chrissy Lucas, you will see me in the Crystal River location! I was born and raised in Pinellas County but moved to Citrus County in 2008 and have loved it here ever since! I’m a mother of two beautiful girls, but have three bonus children as well. The ages range from 4 to 19 years old and I am proud of all of my children. I am currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program in Healthcare Management. I love working with patients and helping them with their hearing needs. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends and family; we are either fishing, boating or traveling around Florida to make memories!

Chelsea Devlin

Chelsea Devlin, Audiology Assistant

Hello, my name is Chelsea, I’m am a born and raised Tampa native. I studied health sciences with a focus in biological sciences at the University of South Florida, which led me down the path to become an Audiology Assistant. I am thrilled to be part of the Gardner team and to have the opportunity to work with so many passionate, knowledgeable staff members and wonderful patients! When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, as well as exploring all the wonderful activities and events Tampa and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Wendylynn Capote

Wendylynn Capote, Audiology Assistant

Hi, my name is Wendylynn Capote. I am an Audiology Assistant here at Gardner Audiology. I am originally from Miami, Florida; I moved to North Carolina to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am currently working towards my goal to becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist. After graduating from UNCG my husband and I moved back to our home state Florida. On my free time I like to spend time with my family, my dog Lou, boating and explore all the beautiful destinations Florida has to offer.

Wendylynn Capote

Megan Coover, Audiology Assistant

Hello! My name is Megan Coover, and I am an Audiology Assistant here in the Crystal River location. I was born and raised in Florida and had been living in Citrus County for most of my life. I enjoy all things to do with being outside and honestly just getting to enjoy life every day. I hope within the next couple of years to continue my education in the medical field while minoring in American Sign Language.

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard, Patient Care Coordinator Team Lead

Hi. My name is Leslie and I am the Patient Care Coordinator at Gardner Audiology. I am “the face” behind the voice you hear on your phone reminding you of your appointments and usually the first one you see when you come into our office. I have been here since 2011. Through these past years, I have learned many new things and met lots of incredible people!! I am the proud Mother of an amazing son and daughter, a dog and 2 fish. The thing that I love to do the most in my free time is cooking!! I love to bake different delicious creations to share with my friends, our patients, their families and anyone who comes in that wants to try a treat! I have worked in healthcare all of my life and am thankful for where I am today!!

Renee Steiger

Renee’ Steiger, Patient Care Coordinator

Hi my name is Renee’ Steiger. I am originally from Long Island, NY. I relocated to Florida with my husband more than 30 years ago and now call Florida home. I have worked the last four years at HearMore Solutions, for Leslie Bush, as her Office Manager / Patient Care Coordinator. I am excited to be joining the Gardner Audiology Team as the Patient Care Coordinator for the Spring Hill location. I love working hand in hand with patients and helping them get the most out of hearing better. I have a wonderful daughter and son in law who have blessed my husband and me with 3 beautiful grandchildren; life just keeps getting better! During my off time, I love being with family. Sun, sand, and ocean….that’s my happy place!

Sherry Kyte

Sherry Kyte, Patient Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sherry . I was raised in Pinellas County, but I have lived in Citrus County for 30 years. I married my high school sweetheart in 1970 and together we have 3 children; 2 daughters and 1 son, along with 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. My passions in life, other than my family are gardening, antiques, and woodworking. I’ve worked several jobs in my life, but the last 6 years have been with Hear More Solutions. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone, and working with Gardner Audiology!

Elena Rodriguez

Elena Rodriguez, Patient Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Elena, and I’m the Patient Care Coordinator at the Tampa office, and am also an Audiology Assistant in training. I attend the University of South Florida where I’m studying to get my degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I plan to go to graduate school and become an Audiologist! If I’m not at work or school, I’m probably out doing something with my dog. We love to explore all the parks and trails that Tampa has to offer. I’ve lived all over the world, including my favorite, Germany. I look forward to interacting with you some day!

Anni Hester

Anni Hester, Patient Care Coordinator

Hello, my name is Anni, and I recently joined the Gardner family and work at the Zephyrhills location! I’ve lived in Lakeland for almost 30 years. My husband and I have a 6-acre farm which includes cows, goats, pigs, chickens and turkeys! When we’re not busy on the farm, we’re enjoying ourselves in the back yard with our 2 children and 4 grandchildren. I decided to make a complete career transition in my role here; previously, I worked in a call center where you were hurried to the next customer. I wanted to work somewhere where I could form relationships with the people I was caring for, and this is just the place for that! I’m very excited to continue my journey here at Gardner Audiology.

Sherry Kyte

Kathy Ellison, Insurance Coordinator

I was raised in the Tampa Bay area with 5 of the best brothers a girl could ask for. For over 30 years I have worked in manufacturing environments in Administration and Human Resources Management. I have two amazing daughters and 3 beautiful grandchildren, whom I spend a lot of time with. I am a volunteer with Pasco County Schools, my granddaughters Girl Scout Troup and an active member of The Trinity Womans League. I love spending time with family and friends, when I have spare time I enjoy working in my yard and painting ceramics (mainly Christmas trees and ornaments).