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Meet the Professionals

Kevin Bolder

Kevin Bolder, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
    St. Francis Xavier University
  • Master of Science in Communicative Disorders
    California State University, Northridge
  • Doctor of Audiology
    Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Licensed in California as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1999

Dr. Kevin Bolder was the managing audiologist in a busy practice in the San Fernando Valley for 12 years before joining Audiology Associates in 2011 and assuming ownership of the practice in 2018. He is thrilled to work in such a well-respected practice close to home. Kevin and his wife have lived in Santa Clarita since 2001 and have three children. He actively supports his children in their local youth sports organizations. When Kevin isn’t working to help people hear better, he will often be found cheering on the sidelines at one of his children’s sporting events.

Discovering Audiology

Patrice Rifkind

Patrice Rifkind, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
    California State University, Fullerton
  • Master of Science in Communicative Disorders
    California State University, Northridge
  • Doctor of Audiology
    The University of Florida
  • Licensed in California as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1996

Dr. Patrice Rifkind, the founder of Audiology Associates, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She also holds teaching credentials in special education and taught in Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools for 10 years. She has lived in Santa Clarita since 1983. Her professional affiliations include the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology, California Academy of Audiology, and American Hearing Aid Associates.

Additionally, Patrice is a member of Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley, a local service organization of executives in business working together to advance the status of women. They have created local service projects and grants and offer scholarships that benefit local women and girls through service advocacy and awareness. Patrice is also an active member of the Assistance League and the Senior Resource Alliance of the Santa Clarita Valley.

John Davis

John Davis, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Audiology
    Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • LicLicensed in California as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser since 2014

Dr. John Davis, originally from New Jersey, moved to California in 2014. He worked as an audiologist in Ventura County for five years dispensing hearing aids and performing diagnostic testing of hearing and balance function. He was excited to begin a new adventure working in Santa Clarita and is dedicated to helping patients find the right hearing solution for their specific needs with today’s advanced technology.

He coauthored several research studies in the areas of hearing loss and vestibular evaluation. His independent research identifying alternative modalities for prognosticating idiopathic hemifacial palsy was published in 2013. John enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring the sights of California with his wife and son.

Andrea Carbaugh

Andrea Carbaugh, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    University of Florida
  • Master of Science in Audiology
    University of South Florida
  • Doctor of Audiology
    Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Licensed in California as an Audiologist since 2014

Dr. Andrea Carbaugh began practicing audiology in 1999. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including work as a pediatric audiologist at Nemours Children’s Hospital for two years and at the Veterans Administration for eight years. When she is not helping people hear the world again, Dr. Carbaugh enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Fran Bolder

Fran Bolder, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

  • Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology
    California State University, Sacramento
  • Master of Science in Communicative Disorders
    California State University, Northridge
  • Doctor of Audiology
    Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Licensed in California as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1999

Since becoming an audiologist, Dr. Fran Bolder has worked in a busy hospital setting. She has extensive experience working with cochlear implant recipients, both adults and children, since 2000. Helping severely hearing impaired individuals hear with cochlear implants is her passion. This unique area of expertise has been the focus of her career.

Kevin and Fran have been married since 2000 and chose to live in the community of Santa Clarita because of all it has to offer for families. During her free time, Fran enjoys visiting San Diego and camping with friends and family in Pismo Beach.

Additional Staff


Dede WilkeDede Wilke
Practice Manager
Cheryl StavichCheryl Stavich
Audiology Aide
Brando AndradeBrando Andrade
Billing/Collections
Brando AndradeElizabeth Marquez
Front Office Staff
Audiology Associates building exterior

Contact us today for a hearing evaluation.

23838 Valencia Blvd
Suite #100
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 284-1900

Fax: (661) 284-1988

E-mail: cs@audiologyassociates.net

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23838 Valencia Blvd.
Suite #100
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 284-1900
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