At age 17, I dove into the world of interpreting by volunteering my time to help Deaf friends communicate with others. My passion for finding meaning in people's expressions (both deaf and hearing) led me to work both in private practice and as a staff interpreter, to mentor students and colleagues, and to engage in ongoing training and dialogue for my own professional development.

Today, I aim to bring four decades of knowledge, experience, and skill to my interpreting work. As a coach or mentor, I follow a dialogic path to working with others. Formerly from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, DC, Maryland, Sacramento area, big island of Hawaii, and most recently San Diego, California. Having lived in rural locations where there are few interpreters, I have come to appreciate the benefits of technology that allow us to connect across distances. Consider online coaching with me as a way to receive the support you desire. I'm happy to negotiate a contract with your employer (school districts encouraged to provide professional development opportunities for their interpreters).

I've long been involved in some level in the local Affiliate Chapters of RID. I recently served in the capacity of President for HRID (Hawaii), and previously as President of SaVRID (while also taking on the role of webmaster) in the greater Sacramento area. I also have served as President, Vice President, Webmaster, and Membership Coordinator for PCRID in the DC area. And long before then, I was involved in RIRID (RI) and MassRID in various capacities. While in RI, I served a term on the Licensure Board as we implemented rules for governing licensure. For several years prior to that, I compiled an annual statistical analysis of the MassRID membership.