Sign Language Interpreter

Post-Secondary Screening Tool, Written Test of Knowledge (AVLIC), MIS (medical) general and emergency screening

Interpreter Coordinator -B.C. School for the Deaf (Burnaby South/South Slope School) 1995 to present
-Post-Secondary, Community, MIS, VRS -Interpreter Training Program practicums:
-Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (W.I.D.H.H.), 1995
-Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA, U.S.A., 1994

-Dental receptionist/office manager (various offices), 1980-1994
-Office reception/clerical (various settings)
-Sales (various stores)


Volunteered for numerous Deaf and Deaf-Blind organizations and events, including Deaf Children’s Society Learning Vacation Experience, Christmas parties, softball tournaments, Deaf Women’s Group Conference, Deaf Awareness Week, Deaf Deaf World, etc.

Performer (singing/acting), producer, writer, interviewer and director:
Arts Club Revue Theatre, one-woman shows, vocalist (national anthems) Seattle Mariners baseball games (Kingdome),
theatre, Rogers Cable TV, Variety Club events, and numerous other performances, both locally and out of town.


-Program of Sign Language Interpretation, Douglas College.
Graduated June 1995. Dean’s List -ASL 5 and Fingerspelling courses, Gallaudet University. Summer 1993. Honours.
-Sign Language Studies Program, Vancouver Community College, 1992-1993 (3-month and 10-month courses). Graduated with honours.
-Various workshops and courses (B.C. and Washington State) including Critical Link 2 Conference, Classifier Camp, Silent Weekends, AVLIC Conference, Educational Interpreters (Oregon), David Still’s Humour Workshop, WAVLI Summer Institutes, Vancouver School Board Continuing Education, TourismTraining Institute (Travel Agent Certificate, graduated with British honours), Langara College and University of Columbia General Arts Program, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (graduated with honours), and a variety of training in vocal, dance, acting, piano and music.


Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (1992 to present)
Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (1992 to present)
Deaf Children’s Society ( 1992 to present)
Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf (1993 to present)
Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (1993 to present)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf , U.S.A. (1995 to present)
Family Network for Deaf Children (1997 to present)


-Successfully passed Post-Secondary Screening Tool
-Successfully passed the Written Test of Knowledge (AVLIC)
-Successfully passed MIS (medical) general and emergency screening

* References available upon request

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