Accomplished Sign Language Interpreter holding dual, national certification, with professional emphasis in mental health and post-secondary educational settings, as well as specialized training in theatrical interpretation; currently in the process of obtaining legal certification.
Portland Opera Presents: Best of Broadway
Jekyll and Hyde Titanic Les Miserables Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk Masterclass How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Ashland
Life is A Dream A Winter's Tale Macbeth (two separate productions in separate seasons)
Portland Center Stage
Closer Gun Shy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead How the Other Half Loves The Little Foxes Skylight The Rivals A Tuna Christmas (two seasons) From the Mississippi Delta Division Street Absurd Person Singular Arms and the Man Jar the Floor The Illusion Spunk
Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company
King Henry IV, Part I (2000) Macbeth The Tempest The Taming of the Shrew Love's Labors Lost Romeo and Juliet King Henry V King Henry IV, Part II King Henry IV, Part I (1993)
Oregon Children's Theatre
James and the Giant Peach
As You Like It Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival, New Orleans, LA Noises Off Century High School, Hillsboro, Oregon Of Mice and Men Portand Community College, Portland, Oregon
Film and Television
Featured Performer - "Sympathique" video performed by Pink Martini, a Portland, Oregon band. Provided translation and interpretation of the lyrics to "Sympathique", the performance of which was included on the music video of the song, made by the band. http://www.pinkmartini.com/ On-set Interpreter - "Mr. Holland's Opus." Provided interpreting services as required to cast and crew members of the feature film "Mr. Holland's Opus," which was filmed in Portland, Oregon. Rehearsal Interpreter - "Of Mice and Men." Provided interpreting services as required to cast and crew members of the production of "Of Mice and Men" at Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon.
Boards and Committees
Northwest Theatre of the Deaf - Member-at-Large - 1994-96
Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co. Access Team - Planning
Committee Member - 1992-95 Accomplishments
Participant in TDF/TAP and Juilliard Evening Division's "Interpreting for the Theatre" Intensive Program. Miss Saigon, June 1999.
Author of Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business: Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters, May, 1995, Second Edition, 1998.
National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID):
Certificate of Transliteration, 1995. Certificate of Interpretation, 1994.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level IV: Advanced, 1993.
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