Maria began her ASL career in 2000 after attending the Cincinnati State Interpreter Training Program. In 2003, she became a Nationally Certified Interpreter. Maria has extensive experience interpreting in a variety of venues including medical, Deaf/blind, educational, work-related, religious, substance abuse, and many other arenas.
In 2002, Maria launched a new service in the Cincinnati area called C-Print® (spoken word-to-text captioning), which is known throughout the United States as a highly effective note-taking and transcription option for colleges, schools and businesses. Along with providing captioning herself, Maria recruited, trained, and mentored many of the captionists in our area. She has consulted with other cities and states to help them set up C-Print® services in their locales. Maria resides in Hamilton with her husband, Jeff.
She is the co-owner and COO/CFO of Deaf Choice, Inc. which was established in 2009.
“She and her team are highly respected. She is well known for her ability as an interpreter and captionist who works with integrity and an unwavering desire to serve the Deaf and hard-of-hearing population,” – Abbey Weaver, HQT, Teacher of the Deaf, and Certified Intervention Specialist K-12, Hopewell Center Ohio Region 14.