Shelley Mathay, B.S. ed., LSLS Cert. AVT
Shelley Mathay graduated from Kent State University with a B.S in Deaf Education in 1993. She moved to Texas and began teaching for Conroe Independent School District. She has worn many hats during her career for CISD. She has been a classroom teacher, itinerant teacher, parent-infant advisor and lead teacher. Her passion for teaching listening and language skills and love of teaching families led her to obtain her Auditory Verbal Certification. Shelley’s dream of a preschool for deaf and hard of hearing children in the midst of a typical preschool has become a reality. She is the Program Director at All Ears! Listening and Language Center.
Suzanne Kehlenbeck, Certified Teacher of the Deaf
She taught pre-school hearing impaired children in Conroe ISD for 31 years. Suzanne recently retired from CISD but continues to use her experience to help hearing impaired children learn at All Ears! Listening and Language Center.
She continues to follow her passion of working with children and their families to develop listening and language skills through talking, music, stories and everyday activities.
Meleesa Halling received her undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Deaf Education and Hearing Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has a passion for teaching children with hearing loss and is excited to be a member of the All Ears! family!
Bob Hutchins, Interim Executive Director
Bob has been a part of the energy industry in a variety of roles for over thirty-five years. After graduating Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) in 1982 with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and spending his first year out of school with a major oilfield services provider, Bob spent the next 20+ years in the electric power sector. During those years he earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and actively participated in the restructuring of wholesale and retail electricity markets in the U.S. and Canada. He served his power market constituents as a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Conservation and Load Management Committee for several years and served terms on Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and its Technical Advisory Committee. He has collaborated with federal, state and local legislative and regulatory personnel in developing and implementing energy market policies in the US and Canada. Bob’s skill set includes power systems planning and operations, power plant development and operations, electricity trading and marketing, natural gas trading and marketing, financial risk management, strategic and operations planning and budgeting, financial planning and analysis, project management, energy efficiency and a host of related business functions. In 2002 Bob decided to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world to focus on his young family. He spent the next three years as a consultant to a variety of energy and non-energy clients helping them better understand and grow their businesses. In late 2005 Bob rejoined the oilfield service sector and began his career with Baker Oil Tools (later Baker Hughes Inc.) where he enjoyed a variety of roles including sales and marketing, account management and a three-year stint leading Baker Oil Tools’ global pricing team. For more information regarding Bob’s professional career, please visit his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhutchins/.
Bob’s interests and hobbies include anything outdoors – especially fishing and duck hunting. He loves his hunting dogs and is a strong supporter of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and has been hunting with them since 1980. He also enjoys anything related to Information Technology (IT), both hardware and software, and is well-versed in multiple programming languages and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. While he has served on numerous boards and committees, he feels especially honored to be a part of the All Ears! team. “I have done a lot of things over the years, but nothing compares to this. We often talk in the abstract of ‘changing the world,’ but All Ears! Listening and Language center goes well beyond the talk. Teaching deaf children to listen and talk so that they can be completely independent when they enter kindergarten and first grade, well, that’s something special. That is something that changes the world and I’m excited to be a part of it!”