CavCom, Inc., a leader in innovative industrial hearing protection and communication systems acquired the WildEar brand in June 2021. Together, we are focused on bringing hearing protection products into the lives of recreational sportsmen, powersports enthusiasts, yardwork lovers, and weekend warriors. Our team knows how high-to-moderate noise exposure can affect daily life in the long term and how debilitating hearing loss can be.
Meet The Team
Jeff Morrill - Founder
Jeff is the founder and Chairman of CavCom and is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of hearing conservation. Jeff received his master's degree in audiology from Texas Tech University and began his career in clinical practice. Soon his passion for hearing loss prevention led him to a leadership position in the emerging arena of occupational hearing conservation. Jeff founded Impact Health Services, Inc., a national leader in audiometric & respiratory testing and program management for over 25 years. While at Impact, Jeff invented and patented the award-winning Talk Through Your Ears® technology that became the genesis for CavCom, Inc. "At CavCom, it is our firm belief that combining effective hearing protection and clear communication is the key to promoting a safe, healthy, and productive workplace." Jeff has served as Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Noise Committee and Chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. He was named Minnesota Encore Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 by the Small Business Administration, recognized for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Jon Baldridge, COHC - Senior Technical Specialist
Jon joined CavCom in 2011 after serving 8 years in the US Marine Corps, 3 of those as a Small Arms Weapon Instructor, wearing hearing protection had become a consistent part of his personal protective equipment. Jon saw firsthand how spending 40+ hours each week on a shooting range could take its toll. "I have known too many Marines with substantial hearing loss in my time and never wanted to be dependent on any assisted listening devices in my later years." Jon is a CAOHC-Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist.
Beth Orton - President
She is one of CavCom's first employees, joining the company when we relocated our offices to Walker, MN in 2006. She has been in charge of accounting, order processing, human resources, and now overall operations. She is dedicated to providing exemplary products and services and is a valuable resource to CavCom's customers.
Leigh Johnson - Customer Service
Bio for Leigh
Cooper, PhD, CCC-A - VP of Technology
Susan worked with CavCom founder Jeff Morrill at his first company, Impact Health Services, for over 15 years. She received her B.A. degree from Emory University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. She is certified as an audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Active with many organizations, Susan has served on the noise committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), as Chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and on the board of directors of the NHCA Scholarship Foundation. She is a recipient of NHCA's Threadgill Award for Outstanding Service.
Brice Ambler, COHC - Senior Technical Specialist
He is also a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist. Before joining Cavcom & WildEar, Brice served in the US Army. During 3 years active duty and 17 years in the Indiana National Guard, Brice was deployed multiple times to Iraq and Kuwait. Seeing soldiers lose hearing has led him to put hearing protection at the top of his list when it comes to safety. When not assisting WildEar customers, Brice enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, range days, kayaking, and fishing he is also an avid bow & firearm hunter.
Katie Macke - Director of marketing
Katie relocated to Walker, MN in 2016 and started at CavCom in 2021. Katie has caught a passion for hearing protection and safety. Her marketing efforts aim to educate employees and consumers about the importance of hearing protection on and off the job. She lives a noisy life in the outdoors with her two daughters (Matilda & Wenonah), husband (Tom), and golden retriever (Frank).