Meet The Team
Dr. Kurt F. Smith Board Certified Audiologist/Owner
Dr. Kurt F. Smith was inspired to become an audiologist because of the difficulties he saw his own mother go through with hearing loss. He is a Board Certified Audiologist who has been helping people hear better for over 25 years.
Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University. He continued at Wichita State University, earning his Master of Arts degree in 1996. Not long after, Dr. Smith decided to continue his education, earning his Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. “I saw how hearing loss affected my mom’s interaction with employees she managed. I saw how the stress mounted when one employee threatened her because of this unseen disability. Living with a person with hearing loss is difficult. Understanding hearing loss and how to cope with it is what got me interested in this profession.”
While working on his thesis, Gulf War Syndrome and the Auditory Brainstem Response: A Pilot Study, Dr. Smith also held an externship at the VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Shortly thereafter, he went on to practice in West Palm Beach, FL, then returned to Colorado Springs, Colorado to practice audiology due to his wife’s parent’s health issues. After nine years in private practice in Colorado Springs, Dr. Smith went on to open his own private practice in June of 2010 to better serve patients with hearing loss.
Prior to his current career as an audiologist, Dr. Smith served honorably in the United States Air Force. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Smith and his wife, Carol, have three sons and three grandsons.
Dr. Smith enjoys collecting sports memorabilia. He especially enjoys collectibles from the old American Football League (1960-1969). He also likes visiting warm places and taking long walks.
Dr. Kurt F. Smith is a member of the following organizations:
Colorado Academy of Audiology
American Academy of Audiology
American Board of Audiology
Carol M. Smith, CPA Practice Manager/Insurance Coordinator
Carol M. Smith was raised in Colorado Springs along with her four older brothers, the only daughter of a retired Air Force NCO and a District 11 educator. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University with a Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, and became a Certified Public Accountant 2 years later. Her work experience includes auditing, tax preparation, oil and gas accounting, and tax software development. She stepped out of the workforce when she and Dr. Smith moved to Florida and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom to their 3 sons.
Carol embraced the challenge of starting a new business with Dr. Smith in 2010 and is passionate about the patients receiving exceptional care and helping people reconnect with loved ones by treating their hearing loss.
Carol is a foodie and enjoys cooking big family dinners, wine, and travel.
Dr. Chelsea Heitzmann Clinical Audiologist
Chelsea Heitzmann, Au.D. grew up in Colorado Springs and received both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Heitzmann completed her fourth-year externship at the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz medical campus and has spent her career in the private practice setting. Her specialties include hearing and balance evaluations, implantable device rehabilitation (cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing devices), hearing aid and tinnitus management.
Dr. Heitzmann’s passion for audiology began when she was a child and witnessed cochlear implant technology transform her mother’s life and positively impact her entire family. Due to her family experience with hearing loss she values patient and family-centered care. When Dr. Heitzmann is not working she loves being outdoors, trail running, backpacking, hiking and adventuring with her husband and their two dogs, Ollie and Bodi.
Aniellia Grabowski, Au.D, CCC-A Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Aniellia Grabowski is an audiologist who uses best practice, compassion, and creativity to help people improve their quality of life through better hearing. She is a registered audiologist in the State of Colorado, certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and a member of the Colorado Audiology Association. Dr. Grabowski is originally from Brighton, Michigan and earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as her Doctor of Audiology from Central Michigan University. She completed the final year of her doctoral program serving the community at a practice operating as the sole provider of audiology services on Kauai, Hawaii.
Dr. Grabowski’s love for the profession of audiology began with her undergraduate studies in American Sign Language. Providing access to communication to members of the community is an opportunity that she is passionate about. Dr. Grabowski is trained in the most current technology and treatment for all audiologic needs, with experience providing audiologic care in a wide variety of settings, including public school districts, the VA, and private practices across the country. She understands that everyone’s hearing needs are unique and that treatment should also be unique to each patient. Outside of the clinic she enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors, and quality time with her friends and family.
Lee Ann Lizzul Clinical Audiologist
Lee Ann Lizzul was raised in Colorado Springs and is the eldest daughter of two retired School District #11 educators. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colorado State University with a Master of Science degree in Audiology. She earned the Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1985 after successfully completing her Master’s program, 9-month internship, and passing the national certification examination. Lee Ann is a registered audiologist in the state of Colorado, certified by ASHA and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Lee Ann interned and worked at the New York League for the Hard of Hearing – our nation’s oldest out-of-hospital non-profit hearing and speech facility for a year and a half before returning to Colorado Springs, where she has been the full-time audiologist at the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language, (which later became the Marion Downs Center), Colorado’s oldest non-profit speech and hearing agency, from 1985-2015. Lee Ann joined Peak View Audiology & Hearing Care in February 2015, where she can continue to provide her excellent audiology services and patient care.
Lee Ann enjoys the 7 Cs…Colorado, crock-pot cooking, chocolate, crocheting, cinnamon/raisin/pecan rolls, cardio workouts, caramels, crafts, clementines, card games and cookies – oops that’s a lot more than 7. I hope to expand my interests beyond the Cs at some point. My newest hobby is metal detecting – the TV show “Diggers” got me hooked. So far I have found lots of old rusted railroad ties near my home and random HOI (Hunks Of Iron) and I’m on my way to financial freedom with a total of 47 cents.
Sandy May C-AA Certified Audiology Assistant
Sandy May grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where she met and married her husband, David May. Together they have six children, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. Sandy spent twenty wonderful years as a legal assistant in Oklahoma. Once her children were raised, she and her husband decided to follow his life-long dream of moving back to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was previously stationed with the U.S. Army. A new life calls for a new career and Sandy made the move to the field of Audiology, which she has greatly enjoyed since 2018.
Sandy was awarded her audiology assistant certification in 2021, and is a member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Most of Sandy's free time is spent outdoors with her husband and their pound puppies Bruce Wayne and Godric Gryffindor. However, she also enjoys southern cooking, live music, Oklahoma Sooners football, reading and travelling this beautiful world.
Janice Avery Patient Care Coordinator
Janice Avery was born and raised in Orange County, CA. She has one younger brother and is married with one daughter, who she stayed home with to raise. Janice volunteered and worked at her daughter's school, Mariners Christian School. She spent a lot of time at the beach, shopping, and at Disneyland. Janice and her family moved to Aurora CO in 2017 where she worked for 4 years at an assisted living facility and enjoyed creating relationships with the residents. When she is not helping others, Janice relishes spending time with her family, enjoying the awesome outdoors in CO, and expanding her culinary skills.
Jade Reed Patient Care Coordinator
Jade Reed was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from Doherty High School and then began her career in the restaurant industry. Jade worked her way up from a base-level cashier to a general manager in a few short years. During that time, she was lucky enough to meet her spouse. After getting married, Jade realized that she’d like to be able to spend more time with her family and was excited to have the opportunity to join the Peak View family, where she has found a new passion in learning all things audiology.
In Jade’s free time she enjoys spending time with her spouse and puppy and having as much fun as possible every day. Jade’s passion lies in watching movies and collecting movie memorabilia, hunting down rare collectibles all over the country, and soaking up the sun.
Tiffany Wherry Community Liaison
Tiffany Wherry grew up in Sugarland, Texas, as the oldest of three brothers and one sister. She graduated from Dulles High School in 2006. After high school, she spent some time in Florida, where she attended courses at Melbourne College for general studies. While living in Florida, she welcomed her first daughter, Alexia. She moved to Colorado in 2008 where she had two more daughters, Brooklynn and Makenna.
Tiffany worked for 5 years in a nursing home holding various positions, including certified nursing assistant, memory care specialist, and activities assistant director. In 2016, she began seeking her bachelors of business finance with an emphasis on accounting. When she is not at work or school, Tiffany enjoys snowboarding, playing guitar, baking and spending time with Family.