At Amdahl Hearing, we’re committed to helping our clients restore their hearing and improve their quality of life. Armed with the latest hearing loss treatments, we’ll help you get back to doing what you love. Meet our team of highly qualified audiologists and hearing experts.

Kevin Amdahl, Owner and President

Kevin Amdahl
Owner and President

Kevin Amdahl is originally from River Falls, WI, where he spent his childhood hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. He played football and wrestled in high school, and he is the proud son of Dave Amdahl, a well-known wrestling coach who worked at River Falls.

In 1994, Kevin completed both his undergraduate and graduate work in audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During the following years, he worked in private practices in Lansing, Michigan, and Willmar, Minnesota, where he found his purpose: to help as many people with hearing loss as possible. He was fascinated with audiology technology and the possibilities it created for people with hearing loss. He eventually achieved the position of Director of Audiology Services in a practice with six locations.

Seeking a greater impact, Kevin took a position in 2002 with Micro-Tech, a hearing aid manufacturer, where he worked in the education and training department. He further immersed himself in the technology, aiming not only to better understand it but also to teach other professionals to apply it effectively.

Kevin traveled extensively throughout the U.S. to train hearing professionals on the latest hearing aid technology and its appropriate applications in the most difficult cases. He spoke at national conventions and wrote a paper that was featured in a nationally published hearing journal.

He eventually progressed to Head of the Education and Training Department, a position he held until July 2007, when he left the manufacturing world to open a private practice in St. Cloud, MN. Since then, Amdahl Hearing has grown to five locations and has expanded back across the border to his home state of Wisconsin.

Today, Kevin finds inspiration and motivation through his patients. He hopes to further Amdahl Hearing’s growth and continue to help people reconnect with their loved ones. He aims to educate the public on the dangers of noise exposure and the debilitating issues associated with tinnitus. He remains steadfast in his desire to grow and serve, as well as in his belief in treating people, not just their hearing loss.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, on the St. Croix River; hanging out with their children, Jesse, Katie, and Arielle; doing anything related to archery; and relaxing with his dogs.

Deric Peterson, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, St. Cloud, MN

Deric Peterson, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
St. Cloud, MN

Dr. Peterson was born and raised in West Central Minnesota and received his Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from Minnesota State University-Mankato.

From there, he went on to earn his master’s and doctorate degrees in audiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Deric completed his doctoral externship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview and gained valuable experience seeing patients of all ages, which involved several different aspects of audiology.

He currently lives in the St. Cloud area with his wife, Jessica, and their children: Olivia, Ben, and Sam. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hunting, watching Minnesota professional sports, and spending time on the lake.

Kari Hancher, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Hudson, WI

Kari Hancher, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Hudson, WI

Dr. Hancher was born and raised in a suburb near Dallas, Texas. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Doctor of Audiology degrees from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.

She completed her doctoral externship at Amdahl Hearing. Prior to joining the Amdahl team, she trained in audiological evaluations and hearing aid fittings for both adult and pediatric populations.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Texas Tech and Dallas Mavericks basketball as well as exploring the city with her husband and their two dogs.

Maggie Nilson, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, St. Cloud, MN

Maggie Nilson, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
St. Cloud, MN

Dr. Maggie Nilson grew up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. She moved to Minnesota in 1998 after finishing her graduate work at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

She has found Minnesota to be much like New York, other than the bitter wind that makes winters so much colder there. Since moving to Minnesota, she has worked in a variety of professional settings, including ENT offices, manufacturing companies, and private practice. In each placement, it has always been the interactions with patients and the opportunities to improve their quality of life that have inspired her in audiology. Dr. Nilson completed her doctoral degree through the University of Florida, Gainesville. She joined Amdahl Hearing in June 2012 and primarily works with insurance patients and veterans.

When the opportunities arise, she enjoys going for a run, scrapbooking, gatherings with friends, and family time.

Megan Kramer, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Maple Grove, MN

Megan Kramer, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Maple Grove, MN

Dr. Kramer grew up in the North Metro Area of the Twin Cities. She attended Minnesota State University, Mankato, graduating in 2017 with her bachelor’s in Communication Disorders.

She continued her education at Pacific University near Portland Oregon, where she earned her doctorate in Audiology. She gained experience through working at the VA in Wisconsin, as well as in multiple private practices.

Megan joined the Amdahl Hearing team in 2019 as an extern in our St. Cloud office. She now works in our Maple Grove office, where she helps with a variety of hearing healthcare needs.

When Megan is not in the office, she can be found at the lake with her family and dogs, fishing, or snowmobiling. She loves a good home improvement project and doing crafts.

Raena DePerry, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Hudson, WI

Raena DePerry, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Hudson, WI

Dr. DePerry was born in Stillwater, MN, and raised in Cameron, WI. She received her associate’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Barron County; a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls; a master’s in Audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Raena has worked in Audiology for over 15 years and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is currently seeing patients at our Hudson location, as well as our outreach office in Amery.

In her spare time, Dr. Raena enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, getting involved in sports and scouts, and helping out in her church community.

Danielle Villalobos, Office Manager and Health Technician, Maple Grove and St. Cloud, MN

Danielle Villalobos
Office Manager and Health Technician
Maple Grove and St. Cloud, MN

Danielle was born and raised in St Paul, MN, growing up with two older brothers and one older sister. After high school, she immediately started working in the medical field and spent 23 years in Urology. Danielle joined the Amdahl team in September of 2017 and absolutely loves it.

Danielle currently lives in Big Lake, MN, with her husband Tony, their daughter Gianna, and two chihuahuas, Mijo and Bella. She has two amazing stepsons, Mike and Anthony, and five beautiful grandchildren: Kyzel, Lauryn, Athena, Melody, and Anthony Jr.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys cooking, walking to the park, camping, BBQing in the backyard with family and friends, and attending MN Wild Hockey games with her husband.

Ashley Glover, Front Office Staff, Hudson, WI

Ashley Glover
Front Office Staff
Hudson, WI

Ashley was born and raised in Clear Lake, Wisconsin. After high school, she received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

She spent the next six years after college living in various locations including Louisville, KY and Naperville, IL but finally returned home in the summer of 2021. Having spent most of her career working in senior living communities, she decided it was time for a change of pace and applied to Amdahl Hearing in August of 2021.

She now works full time as a Front Office Staff member at our Hudson, Wisconsin location.

Emmy Hansen, Office Manager and Technician, Hudson, WI

Emmy Hansen
Office Manager and Health Technician
Hudson, WI

Emmy was born and raised in Hudson, WI with a younger sister and two younger brothers. She was involved in softball and cheerleading and graduated from Hudson High School. She attended UW-River Falls before starting her family.

Emmy has worked customer service in numerous different industries. She has been with Amdahl Hearing since 2017 and started out as front office staff, eventually moving up to office manager. She enjoys interacting with all of our patients.

In her spare time, Emmy likes to spend time with her significant other and children, as well as their extended families. She likes to read, play with their dogs, attend football and baseball games and have friends over.

Kacey Scapanski, Back Office Lead

Kacey Scapanski
Back Office Lead

Kacey grew up in the Twin Cities. She attended Minnesota State University- Mankato, earning her bachelors degree in Business Management.

Kacey joined the Amdahl team in 2019 when she moved to the St. Cloud area. She started out working both front office and back office positions, eventually moving to the back office lead position.

She currently resides in Foley with her Husband, where they raise cattle. When not in the office, Kacey enjoys playing volleyball, baking and crafting, and spending time with family.

Casey Hansen, Health Technician, Hudson, WI

Casey Hansen
Health Technician
Hudson, WI

Casey was born and raised in Hudson, WI where he graduated from Hudson High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, California.

During his career, Casey deployed three times to areas around the world to include Afghanistan, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, and the Philippines. After ten years in the infantry he was medically retired from the Marine Corps due to injuries sustained in Afghanistan.

After his service, Casey moved back home to Hudson, WI where he started working at Amdahl Hearing in September of 2020 as front office staff. Casey has now moved positions and is currently our health tech in our Hudson office.

In his spare time, Casey enjoys playing with his son and two daughters, cooking with his partner, detailing vehicles, and playing video games.

Mary Harty, Front Office Staff, Maple Grove, MN

Mary Harty
Front Office Staff
Maple Grove, MN

Mary was born and raised in southern Minnesota, Waterville/Waseca area. After a 35+ year career working in the corporate printing business as liaison, she and her husband decided to move to the Maple Grove area to be closer to their kids and grandkids.

She has 2 daughters, 2 step-sons, 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson.

Mary joined the Amdahl team in September of 2021. She enjoys the small company vibe, working at a slower pace than previously and takes pride in making her clientele feel comfortable and happy when they walk out the door.

In her spare time, Mary adores spending time with her grandchildren, baking, gardening, E-biking and reading.

Cindy Tomsche, Health Technician, St. Cloud, MN

Cindy Tomsche
Health Technician
St. Cloud, MN

Cindy grew up in central Minnesota and has been here her whole life. Raising a family that consists of two grown sons and a first grandbaby on the way.

She has been in the healthcare field for many years in a few different positions. She really enjoys working with patients. In her down time she enjoys being with family, watching her boys in demolition derbies and being outdoors.