I was born and raised in NC, and after graduating high school I joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing my tour in the military I decided to work in the medical field and it was in that field that I had my first real experience with American Sign Language. I remember feeling frustrated for myself and the patient because of the gap in communication. A routine procedure took an extremely long time because of this language barrier. A few years later I decided to go back to school to further my education in the medical field and I took an ASL class as an elective, I fell in love with the language and learned that there was an entire program of study dedicated to it. I knew I had found my calling and I decided at that moment I would change my major. I graduated in 2013 from Wilson Community College with an A.A.S. in Interpreter Education and became a licensed and registered interpreter in the State of North Carolina. I have worked in a variety of settings and I am always excited about new opportunities and experiences. I strive to provide the highest level of service possible to my clients.