|How became involved with ASL/Deaf community:
||I worked at a health club in high school that had a few Deaf members. After struggling to communicate, I took ASL classes at IUPUI. Later, I transferred to Vincennes University’s ASL program and began working as the interpreter scheduler at the Indiana School for the Deaf. I graduated from IUPUI’s interpreting program in 2011, and received RID certification in 2014.
||I have been married to my husband Jamey for almost 12 years. We have two sons, Jacob age 11 and Luke age 9. We also have a cat named Yoda and a Great Pyrenees named Alaska.
||I enjoy reading, traveling, exercising, and listening to music. I do a lot of hiking, camping, and swimming in the summer.
||I formerly taught aerobics. I also completed a rehabilitation counseling for Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults program at Western Oregon University. I have taken several masters level courses in counseling and enjoy interpreting in that field.
|Favorite spot in Indy:
||I love to go outdoor music venues such as Klipsch music center and the Lawn at White river state park. I also enjoy going to the Indianapolis zoo and Conner Prairie.