After graduating from Gallaudet University in 1995, I started work at Central Texas Council of the Deaf, Inc. as the Interpreter Intern Program coordinator, and Specialist Computer Programmer. As coordinator, this included conducting mentoring projects, seminars, statewide workshops, lab activities, and self-evaluations. As Specialist Computer Programmer I constructed an office billing computerized system. And at Sign of the Times, Inc. I worked as a Vocational Training Workshop Coordinator/Instructor and presented workshops, taught and advised clients, and served as Program Director for research, plans, developments and implements of one or more of the office’s professional services.
Currently, I am the American Sign Language (ASL) laboratory assistant at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I also am an adjunct professor at Baylor University and McLennan Community College with over fifteen years of experience in ASL instruction for higher education.
In 2002, my colleague and I went on a Deaf Mission Trip to La Cedia, Honduras, developed LESHO, Honduran Sign Language, dictionary video.
In December 2017, I received my M.A. in digital leading and learning from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. I specialized in developing innovative technology to create a blended learning environment in the modern ASL classroom.
In serving the greater Waco community, I am a member of the Advisory Committee for Mclennan Community College’s Interpreter Preparation Program, and member of the board for Christian Academy for the Deaf. I served as President of the Waco Association of the Deaf for 10 years and remain a member of this organization. I’ve taught ASL classes, for credit and continuing education, at McLennan Community College and Baylor University.
A few of my hobbies include working on my classic Volkswagon vehicles, going camping and hiking. I currently reside in Waco, Texas with my wife, Paula, and daughters, Sophia and Alissa.