Dr. Michelle Saltarrelli, Adjunct University Professor and CEO



I reside in Pearland, TX with my husband and five sons ages 7-13. We are a blended, Murdock-Saltarrelli Family. I completed my audiology residency at The Methodist Hospital within the Texas Medical Center and at Houston Ear Research Foundation (HERF).

I earned my Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA in 2008. I achieved a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2001 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. My undergraduate degree was also completed at Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998. I possess extensive experience as a medical speech-language pathologist (SLP) and cochlear implant audiologist / SLP prior to opening Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, PLLC.

I am unique because I am a speech pathologist, audiologist, and university adjunct professor  for two Texas universities. My education has afforded me to better serve our guests at Autumn Oak. We serve over 1,000 guests from Pearland, Friendswood, Houston, Alvin, Manvel, League City, Santa Fe, Galveston, Woodlands, Katy, and Lafayette, Louisiana. It has been a true honor to serve my guests and allow me to share in their speech and/or hearing journey. I am candid with my recommendations, and I believe that is what others appreciate. My responsibility to you is to share my expertise and educate you, so you are afforded the opportunity to make an educated decision. I promise to walk you through your hearing and speech journey while sharing REALISTIC expected outcomes. Due to my strong ethics, education, and experience, I have been invited to present at a national conference to colleagues regarding audiology practices and services, as well as serve as a board member for the Audiology Quality Consortium.

During my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the local elementary school, volunteering with Houston Area for Parkinson Society and going to my sons’ sporting/extra-curricular events. During my “me” time you will find me reading a historical fiction book or watching a good Netflix movie. However, whichever way you find me, you will probably see an iced coffee with mocha in my hand! Honestly, I wish I could share running marathons as a favorite pastime and carrots in my hand, not coffee, but that is NOT me. My life is quite an adventure enough with my family of 7!








Ann Roach

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have also lived in many places including Schenectady, New York, Midland, Texas, Lumberton, Texas, and now Pearland, Texas. I attended MacArthur High School in Houston, and graduated from Lamar University in 2008. I also received my certification as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant from University of Houston. I have experience working with special education at all grade levels from preschool to high school. I also interned for Alvin ISD and Houston Aphasia Recovery Center. I have two wonderful teenage children that are the center of my life. My oldest is 17 and youngest is 16. I enjoy volunteering at my children’s school to help out with band marching season and other events. Despite growing up with dyslexia and not discovering it until later in life, I am a strong advocate for literacy for both children and adults. I also spent my earlier years volunteering for library programs. In my free time, I love running, reading, and traveling. This past year I ran in the Cypress Half Marathon, TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot, and Houston Chevron Marathon.

I have worked with the Autumn Oak family for three years and love working there. It is my passion working with children and adults to give back to the community. As a speech language pathology assistant, I love working with speech patients. The best part of what I do is being able to help others by improving their quality of life. I also love working with my colleagues and feel we make a great team.

Darian Pellenz

I was born in Pasadena, TX and reside in Santa Fe, TX where I was raised. I lived in Mulberry, FL from 2007 through 2008. Texas is and always will be home. I graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2013. I am currently attending College of the Mainland. I have two younger brothers, ages 19 and 16, of whom I am very proud. The eldest is an United States sailor. I enjoy live music and I attend many events as often as possible. I also enjoy spending time with my four dogs. I plan to travel extensively. I enjoy working at Autumn Oak because I feel a sense of family. I love to see the amazing impact that our team has made in the lives of our patients.

Jennifer Dean

I was born in New Iberia, Louisiana and moved to Alvin, Texas when I was 5 years old. I attended kindergarten through 12th grade in Alvin and consider it my hometown. I went to college at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX majoring in Biology. When I left college I moved to Seattle, WA and lived there for 3 years before moving back to Texas to be closer to my family. Seattle is still one of my favorite cities of all time. I currently live in Pearland with my family.

My husband and I moved to Pearland 9 years ago. We have one daughter (my step daughter), who just graduated from LSU, and two beautiful boys ages 8 and 6. Sharing our home are our dog, Cash, our cat, Maddie, and our two rats (yes we have pet rats), Sir Squeak and Squeaks A Lot. There is never a dull moment at our house.

I volunteer in the library at my sons’ school, which has been a very rewarding experience. I get to combine my love of books and be involved in my sons’ school at the same time!

My hobbies include reading, traveling, knitting, quilting, and most things “crafty”.

My favorites are….

Book- Game of Thrones (I love plot twists)

Place- Seattle, WA

Knitting- Hats

I love being a part of the Autumn Oak family. It has honestly felt like a second home to me. I started working here the day we opened, and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. My coworkers are kind and sincere, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I’ve learned plenty, and have been able to grow along with the business. Autumn Oak Speech, Voice & Hearing is truly one of a kind.

Michael Trevino

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but have lived in Seabrook, Texas for 19 years. I graduated from Clear Falls High School in 2014, and currently attend San Jacinto College. I am hoping to attend Texas A&M to pursue a degree in architecture. I enjoy reading, watching movies, and listening to music. I also enjoy going to the theatre and seeing plays. My favorite play is Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the United States and Europe. My favorite cities are San Francisco, Newport, Rhode Island, and Paris. I volunteer at the Clear Creek Community Theatre in Nassau Bay, Texas by helping with set design and construction. I also volunteer at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clear Lake, Texas where I assist with vacation bible school. Working at Autumn Oak has been a great experience. The best part about working here is the people I get to work with. I have learned a lot since I started working, and feel there is much more to learn. I love working for a business that helps improve people’s lives.

Sheri Sheehan

I was born in Denton, Texas and moved to Lake Jackson, Texas when I was 5 years old. I am a graduate of Brazoswood High School and also attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

I have a wonderful husband of 21 years and a son and daughter who are 19 and 16 years old.

We moved to Pearland in 1998 and consider Pearland home.

We enjoy traveling, hiking, and the great outdoors. I also enjoy reading and running in my spare time. I completed my first half marathon in 2015.

We attend Second Baptist Church in Pearland and are very active in our church community. We are one of many leaders in our bible class, we serve on the first impressions team, and love to serve our community through our church like feeding and clothing the hungry and bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to people.

I started working at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing in 2013. I absolutely love my job and the people I work with. I enjoying getting to know each of our patients and seeing the improvements in their quality of life that we help provide them with.

Davis Shelfer

Hey, y’all! My name is Davis Shelfer, and I am originally from Houston, TX; however, I currently reside in El Lago, TX. I am an undergraduate student at Auburn University in Auburn, AL. I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Computer Science and Spanish. I serve the largest student organization on campus as Vice President of Events, and I volunteer for the Auburn Alumni Association with various events throughout the school year. I work during the summers and holiday breaks at Autumn Oak Speech, Voice, and Hearing, PLLC. As much as I enjoy working with our fantastic team, my favorite part of working here is being able to meet and serve our incredible patients/guests of all ages, from every walk of life. Being able to help improve someone’s quality of life is something I never take for granted.


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