I was born and raised in Philadelphia and am a die-hard Eagles fan. I graduated from Gallaudet University with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a master’s degree in Leisure Service Administration. When I am not working, I love to clang and bang in the weight room to train in the powerlifting method, enjoy food, and catch movies and shows on Netflix. I currently live in Maryland with my wife, Bregitt, our daughter and our three furkids.
I grew up in a small town in Rhode Island with my family. During my sophomore year at La Salle Academy in Providence, I was introduced to the Deaf community through a close family friend. I began learning ASL and started at Partners Interpreting in 2018. What started as an internship turned into a scheduler job, followed by my current role. Outside of work and sign language classes, I spend my time with my pets, watering my small jungle, reading true crime books, and watching sunsets at the beach with friends.
Born and raised in Iowa, I greatly enjoy traveling and have visited 31 states so far. I love meeting new people, hearing new accents, and trying new food. My three children are grown, giving me more time to hike with my rescue dog, read all the books I can, fail at keeping my house plants alive, and enjoy all things chocolate. Prior to coming to Partners Interpreting in 2021, I worked at a credit union and traveled the country training clients and installing payroll systems, along with a fun mix of HR, accounting, management, and processing payrolls. My experience with the deaf community before Partners was limited but I have been warmly welcomed. I appreciate getting to work with this wonderful team every day!
I was born and raised in Massachusetts, where I obtained degrees in interpreting from Northern Essex Community College and University of New Hampshire-Manchester, yet I never felt like working as an interpreter was the right fit for me. I spent 11 years living in Austin, Texas, where I hit my stride as an interpreter coordinator and eventually the office manager at a busy interpreting agency. I went on to become a program specialist for the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). My roots called me back to Massachusetts in 2021, but Austin will always hold a special place in my heart. I am a Bruins fan, hairless cat enthusiast, nature lover/glamping queen, and I enjoy traveling whenever I get the chance.
Prior to joining Partners Interpreting in the language industry, I earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northeastern University and spent several years working in banking and taxation. A desire to be more involved with the Deaf community led to me joining Partners Interpreting. Some pastimes include being outside, painting, collecting houseplants and doing the Sunday crossword.
I grew up in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, where I attended Bloomsburg University for a degree in ASL/English interpreting with a concentration in Deaf education. I interned with Partners Interpreting in Summer 2012, which was an amazing experience. Post-graduation, I was hired as a full-time Interpreter coordinator and Partners Interpreting has been stuck with me ever since. I enjoy fishing, traveling, video games, and beach days with my family.
I was exposed occasionally to Deaf culture and ASL since childhood all the way until my first ASL classes at Rhode Island College in 1996. I diverted my path to Arizona, but then returned to Rhode Island in 2010 and completed my degree. I resumed ASL classes, and in 2015, I considered a career change to interpreting. After reflecting on the direction I could head in, I chose a different path that still allowed me to provide services to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. I received an associate’s degree in Deaf Studies and live speech-to-text support services at Bristol Community College (BCC). I became a part-time captioner and note-taker at BCC before I went over to the Rhode Island Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on a temporary assignment and then Partners Interpreting. I enjoy lot of “-ing” hobbies: mentoring, reading, writing, cooking, hiking, having adventures, and spending time with friends and family.
I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration and spent many years working in the financial industry and at Ocean Spray Cranberries in supply chain coordination. I am the proud parent of three girls, including one Deaf, which is why I decided to begin working with and for the Deaf community. I received an associate degree in Deaf studies from Bristol Community College (BCC) and have a deep desire to continue learning and building on my language skills. When I am not working or shuttling my kids to activities, I enjoy long-distance running, soccer, family hikes with our dog, reading, and Netflix binges.
After being born and raised in Kentucky for the first eight years of my life, my family — my parents and two siblings — and I moved to Tennessee to be closer to my mother’s family. I have remained in Tennessee since then except for a year and a half in Iowa. The majority of my working life has been centered on customer service in one form or another. I got involved in the Deaf community when I started working for Visual Communications Interpreting in December 2017. In 2022, I came to Partners Interpreting when the company purchased Visual Communication Interpreting. I look forward to developing my sign language skills to better assist our clients and fellow employees.
I am a graduate of the interpreting program at the National Institute of the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I have been a certified interpreter for over 20 years working in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. In 2018, I transitioned to working remotely, expanding to provide services across the United States which brought new challenges and opportunities. Throughout my career I have held many different roles in the field of interpreting. I have worked as a Dedicated Interpreter, Trainer, Manager, Director, Diagnostician, and Instructional Designer in the field of interpreting, as well as other industries. I find working with individually with interpreters through self-assessment and skill development the most rewarding part of the work. I am honored to be currently serving as the Director of Professional Development for Partners Interpreting. Outside of work, I enjoy working out, spending time with my family, and traveling to white sandy beaches.