Our Professional Staff
Melissa is a one-of-a-kind audiologist and she absolutely loves her profession. With more than a decade of experience, Melissa’s ability to test, modify, and customize hearing aids is unmatched, combined with her passion for hearing health and her patients she has really set herself apart in the profession. Melissa has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career including, ENT offices, private practice, nursing homes, Industrial, even military testing sites. Melissa is a South Dakota girl, a Custer, SD native she also spent her summers on her family’s ranch in White River, SD, she earned her BA in Communication disorders and MA in Audiology from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. When she is not at work, this busy mother of three loves the occasional nap! She also loves being outside and spending time with her family.
When it comes to managing the office, Tyler is the guy. A seasoned business professional, he's devoted to keeping the office running smoothly all while keeping the patient experience, hearing health, and new technologies at the forefront. He basically grew up with business, he lived on the same land that his family operated a sawmill/logging operation in the Black Hills. He brings over a decade of customer service and business management to our office with past experience as a commercial real estate department manager and most recently an insurance agency manager. A Rockerville, SD native, Tyler earned a BS in Psychology and a minor in English from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. When not at work, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, woodworking (you may notice some of his influence around the office), watching baseball, and taking the occasional fly fishing trip.
Stephanie Ochowicz is the Business Manager for Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids with extensive experience and knowledge in customer service, business management and organization. Stephanie specializes in patient care and organization that helps to keep the business running smoothly. She enjoys the challenge and complexity of the industry as well as the care given to Baker Audiology patients.
A Wisconsin native, Stephanie is a devoted wife and mother of two girls. When not at work she enjoys traveling, crafting, organizing, exercising and most of all spending time with her family. Stephanie truly feels at home while at Baker Audiology and is excited to see what the future holds!
Marketing Manager/ Patient Care Coordinator
Becky is the Marketing Manager and Patient Care Coordinator at Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids. Her passion is to help others with a kind and gentle heart. She love’s interacting and forming relationships with the patients at Baker Audiology. Becky has 21 years of customer service and patient care experience. She comes with a degree in Business Administration and is very well organized and pays attention to detail.
Becky grew up in Vermillion S.D, after High School Graduation she moved to Sioux Falls which is where she met her husband, Nathan. She is a dedicated wife and mother of five children. Becky’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family. Her favorite hobbies are taking care of her plants, yard work and just spending time outdoors.
Patient Care Coordinator
Kay McKee grew up on a ranch west of White River, SD. She graduated from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Kay taught school in Custer, SD for 25 years. She retired to Sioux Falls, SD to be closer to her family and to help at Melissa’s family business, Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids.
She is married to Bruce McKee and has two daughters, Melissa Baker and Kristin Reiner. She enjoys spending time with her 6 grandchildren.