Gatsby the Super Pup is an incredibly fluffy, ultra-snuggly, super-smart Portuguese Water Dog. When he’s not laying at Mark’s feet or searching for belly-rubs around the Decibels 180 headquarters, he’s chewing on shoes and dreaming up a marketing plan for his pup-owned design empire: Fixer Pupper. Gatsby has no degrees and no experience in Audiology, but he sure does get a lot of ear infections. Gatsby’s consulting courses include “How to Ruin Expensive Furniture” and “A Bladder That Just Won’t Quit.” Unfortunately, availability is limited for his courses due to the fact that he can neither read, nor write… and is not much of a communicator over the phone. Course wait list requests can be sent via paw mail.
Dr. G, as his patients call him, started his hearing career working for a hearing aid dispenser in Phoenix. After realizing there had to be some form of didactic education and theory behind the hearing system, he jumped into Audiology. He received his M.S. from Arizona State University, and 4 years later, his Au.D. from AT Still University, where he subsequently taught the Amplification course on site for the Au.D. students. His leadership in Audiology began when he joined a licensure committee and quickly learned the struggles of our profession. He became the chair of the Arizona political action committee for audiology, and then ran, and was elected President of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2006. He joined Audiology Clinic, Inc in Vancouver, WA in 2008, and then purchased it with his wife in 2012. Within 4 years, he and his wife had almost tripled their business, and decided to move back South for more sun! They sold the practice in 2017, and moved to Los Angeles, where Dr. Gosalia joined West Valley Hearing Center. Dr. Gosalia is board certified by the American Board of Audiology (ABA), and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). He served a 3-year term on the Board of Directors for the ABA in 2012-2015 and has served as Chair of the AAA Marketing sub-committee. He has received many awards, including the Audiology Foundation of America’s Professional Leadership Award, the Jack Vernon Crystal Award by the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), the AT Still Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award along with other local awards for working with many non-profits in Vancouver WA. He is passionate leader for audiology and is always looking to help audiologists grow!
Dr. Phallon Doss graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University, and received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of North Texas. Dr. Doss is the owner of Doss Audiology, a successful private practice in South Texas. In the past, she has participated in research with major hearing aid manufacturers on developing new hearing technology. Dr. Doss is well-versed in all areas of audiology, including electrophysiology in the surgical setting and cochlear implant mapping. She has also been featured in San Antonio Woman Magazine as a leader in senior healthcare and is the San Antonio Magazine 2016 and 2017 Face of Hearing Healthcare. In 2017, Dr. Doss received the honor of being named a Healthcare Hero by the San Antonio Business Journal. Dr. Doss runs her private practice with her husband, James, while raising two children under the age of 6.
Dr. Kingham owns a bustling audiology practice in Issaquah, Washington. For 14 years, she was the Clinical Director for Hearing & Balance Lab, where she grew the practice from $400k to $1.4 million in revenue annually. Dr. Kingham currently works with practice development groups to help implement Audiology Assistants into private practice Audiology and ENT settings. Along with her husband and business partner, Joe Furness (President of Audiology Academy), Dr. Kingham developed Audiology Academy out of a passion for her fellow female entrepreneurs . Dr. Kingham was awarded a master’s degree in Audiology at the University of Washington and obtained her clinical doctorate from A.T. Still University. She was awarded the Future Leaders in Audiology Award in 2012 and is a Past President of Washington State Audiology Academy. She is a current member of the AAA Audiology Assistant Subcommittee. Dr. Kingham has worked in private practice since 2003, where she hired the first Audiology Assistant in Washington State and has trained and promoted Audiology Assistants since 2009.
Dr. Natalie Phillips is the Senior Audiologist with Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Phillips has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Academy of Audiology and on various convention committees for the American Academy of Audiology as well as the Support Personnel Task Force. She is a founding sister of Women Unite, a group of women whose mission is to inspire, ignite, and assist other women achieve their potential in today’s professional setting. Dr. Phillips served on the Legacy Project Steering Committee and is a Global Ambassador Emeritus for Empowering A Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), a global initiative and movement to provide the tools, technology, and resources to empower women as leaders and successful entrepreneurs.
Dr. Phillips has experience developing early hearing detection programs in various hospitals throughout the state of Texas. Her work then took her to Southern California, where she collaborated with a neurotologist, taking over the practice of Dr. William House. She has participated in research within the field of audiology, including cochlear implants, tinnitus devices and a fully implantable hearing system. Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in tinnitus and has been providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity therapy options to patients for the past 18 years. In addition to seeing patients and being involved in research and on clinical advisory boards, she continues to pursue opportunities to participate in humanitarian audiology as well as believes in connecting with people both inside and outside of the hearing industry to be able to make a bigger impact in the world.
Dr. Natalie Phillips is passionate about building deep relationships and authentic connections to help make a difference in the world together. She is committed to assisting individuals and businesses to become more of who they are and to live out their brand. She believes in creating environments in which people can connect on different levels to help their businesses succeed. She created and is Founder and CEO of Connect4Excellence, LLC, a company dedicated to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses to connect to their own mission and culture, to connect to others at organized events, to connect to their own voice with a bigger audience on social media, and to connect to be able to give back and create social impact.