As the leader in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasonography in southwest Montana since 1992, Sound Health Imaging is committed to excellence. Sound Health’s goal is to provide patients with the highest quality ultrasound exams. This commitment carries through in the staff hired, the equipment purchased and in patient care.
Sound Health Imaging, Inc. is owned and operated by Scott and Audrey Mendenhall of Clancy, Montana. As the first independently owned ultrasound clinic in Montana, the Mendenhalls founded Sound Health Imaging around the principals of integrity, professionalism, patient care, and genuine caring. You can expect a friendly, professional atmosphere where you will receive a prompt, accurate ultrasound exam at a fair price.
Meet Our Sonographers
Audrey is the founder and co-owner of Sound Health Imaging. A native Montanan who was born and raised in Billings, she and her husband Scott started SHI in 1992 in Butte. Audrey began her imaging career in x-ray prior to attending the ultrasound program at the Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver where she graduated in 1988. Registered in multi-modalities, Audrey has performed tens of thousands of ultrasound exams including obstetrical, abdominal, cardiac, vascular, and small parts. Audrey and Scott have been married since 1985 and are the proud parents of four children. She enjoys spending time with her family in Montana’s outdoors including mountain biking, snowboarding, wake-boarding, boating, rafting, roller derby and camping.
Melissa is the Lead Sonographer for the Helena and Great Falls locations and has been a sonographer for Sound Health Imaging since February 2012. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Oregon Institute of Technology. She is ARDMS board certified in Abdomen, OB/Gyn, Vascular, and Fetal Echo. Melissa enjoys spending time with her goofy, but loveable husband Joey and their dogs Jordi and Raji. She is a Montana native and loves all that this beautiful state has to offer, especially hiking and mountain biking. She loves traveling new places and planning “friendcations” to meet up with her college pals.
Danelle has been the Lead Sonographer at the Butte clinic since joining SHI in 2000. She graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Registered since 1998, Danelle is an accomplished professional who excels in multiple modalities of ultrasonography. She is a trusted and proven resource for referring physicians and has a great bedside manner. Danelle is a native of rural Whitehall, Montana, where she now resides with her husband Paul who is a veteran of the Iraq war. They have three children, (Trystin, Braden, and Trent) and enjoy all seasons of outdoor recreation in Montana but especially camping, rafting, hunting and skiing.
Jennifer came to Sound Health in September 2017, moving cross country to join us. She spent the last ten years working for Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital in Beaver, Pennsylvania, after graduating from Kent State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Technology. Jennifer is registered in Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular and Breast. With her quick wit and professionalism, Jennifer is a delightful addition to our team. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family—her husband, daughter and their dog Ellie.
ChrissySonographer, Great Falls
Chrissy joined Sound Health in March of 2017 when SHI opened up in Great Falls at the OB/GYN Associates office. She started her career working for Benefis Healthcare as an X-ray tech after graduating from the Great Falls College of Technology with a degree in Radiologic Technology. She soon decided that ultrasound was what she wanted to pursue and later graduated from Weber State University. Obstetric ultrasound is her passion and feels blessed that she was given the opportunity to work within an obstetric office. Chrissy grew up on a small farm outside of Great Falls. Her favorite thing to do is explore new places and cultures while traveling across the world. In the summer she enjoys camping with family and friends in the mountains or at a lake, and in the winter her hobbies are cross country skiing and snowboarding. Chrissy is also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
KellySonographer, Great Falls
Kelly joined Sound Health Imaging in February 2018 and brought with her 11-1/2 years’ experience working for Dr. David Jackson at the Fetal Diagnostic Center, a high risk maternal fetal medicine office in Billings, Montana, and a year at St. Vincent Healthcare Hospital, also in Billings. She has been a registered sonographer since 1998. Kelly was born and raised in Montana, and she and her husband have one child. She loves to be on Montana’s rivers either rafting or boating.
TaraSonographer, Great Falls
Tara moved to Montana in June 2018 to work at Sound Health Imaging after practicing ultrasound in southwest Washington for 17 years. She has a passion for women’s healthcare and feels her position at Sound Health in an OB office is an ideal fit. Tara was born and raised in southern Oregon where she earned her Bachelor of Science in ultrasound in 2001. She and her family are excited to be in Montana and discovering all the possibilities that Montana offers. Tara and her husband have three children and a dog.
Meet Our Staff
TerriBusiness Manager, Helena
Terri joined Sound Health Imaging in early 2012 and brings with her vast business experience in her role as Business Manager. She’s responsible for accounts payable and insurance billing, and has a variety of other duties to ensure the smooth operation of SHI. A Minnesota native, Terri and her husband have lived in the Washington DC area as well as several places in Montana since their marriage in 1979. Terri holds a teaching degree from University of Minnesota-Moorhead and has 10 years’ experience in education, as well as nine years as a small weekly newspaper owner. Terri and her husband spend their leisure time reading, hiking, rafting, fishing, going to concerts, traveling and visiting their two grown children.
AnnOffice Manager, Helena
Ann currently works in our Helena office as the Office Manager for our three locations. She originated with Sound Health Imaging in our Butte office in May 2010 as a receptionist and billing clerk. Her friendly and professional demeanor helps put patients at ease while assuring that the required documentation and information is gathered and entered into the computer system correctly-the first time! She is also known as our in-house computer genious! She and her husband reside in Helena along with their two sons. She loves going to concerts and spending time at home with her family and dog Maya.
RachaelReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Butte
Rachael has been in our Butte office at the front desk since May 2017 and this little spitfire brings a lot of energy and friendliness to her work. She loves working with the public and strives to fulfill each patient’s needs. Rachael graduated from Montana Tech in 2016 with an AAS in Business Technology (Medical Office Specialist Option). She and her husband have two daughters, one son, two granddaughters and a dog. In her spare time, Rachael likes to cook, garden and ride Harleys.
KeelinReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Helena
Keelin and her bubbly personality joined Sound Health in February 2018. She is most likely the first face you’ll see at our Helena office and she will make you feel welcome and get you checked in efficiently. Keelin has lived in Helena since 2002 and loves spending time with her family and her dog ShortGo, as well as traveling and exploring with her friends. In her spare time she trains horses and rodeos.
KristiReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Great Falls
Kristi has worked in our Great Falls office since its inception in March 2017 as our “front desk employee extraordinaire.” Her carefree and outgoing personality provides an exceptional patient experience. Kristi always puts our patients first and her eye for detail makes sure things get done the right way. Kristi and her husband have three fur babies. In her spare time, Kristi loves to travel and support her husband in racing his super stock race car.
SarahReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Great Falls
Sarah is a receptionist and billing clerk in our Great Falls location. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail ensure your visit always runs smoothly. Sarah is orignally from Billings, but moved to Great Falls with her family in 2011. She values volunteerism and is always involved in the community. She enjoys writing, dancing, and kayaking with her husband and children
AshleyReceptionist/Billing Clerk, Butte
Ashley is a part-time front desk receptionist at our Butte location and you’ll see her smiling face when you check in there. She enjoys her job at Sound Health because everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand, people are smiling and laughing, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn. Ashley and her husband have a little boy, and she also works as a cosmetologist.