I set up Signs in Vision to address the shortage of sign language interpreters nationally. My career started in a School for Deaf Children as a communication support worker where I stayed for 8 years and became a school Governor supporting safeguarding.
My move into a college setting saw me oversee tutors of Sign Language, Deaf awareness, Communication Tactics and Deaf-blind guiding skills. On passing my interpreter qualification, I left the college setting and worked both here and abroad as an interpreter.
Since becoming an A1 assessor I have guided many candidates through the NVQ system at all levels with the support of my team of assessors and have encouraged Deaf people to achieve the same NVQ and A1 status and work in the team.
I am the Signs in Vision Booking Manager, dealing with all the day to day running of the agency as well as working as one of the qualified interpreters.
A child of Deaf parents, I knew from an early age I wanted to work with Deaf people and subsequently worked my way through the various levels of British Sign Language and obtained my Interpreting units on the pilot scheme with Signs in Vision in 2008.
I live with my partner, Michael, in Watford and spend my spare time with my three horses, two mad German Shepherd dogs and loopy cat.
I am the Signs in Vision Finance Manager, keeping track of invoices and paying interpreters.
I live with my partner and two sons. In my spare time I manage a youth football team, enjoy reading and going to zumba.