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Heather Lavin

Heather Lavin

Heather graduated from Lincoln Christian College, with a Bachelor in Arts in Bivocational Missions. She also earned her Interpreter Preparation certification at Community College of Baltimore County.  Heather started her own interpreting agency, Hands to Heart Interpreting, and plans to pursue national certification in the near future.

From a young age, Heather started learning sign language from deaf friends. She has enjoyed the lifelong process developing her skills and connecting with the deaf community.

In 2001, Heather completed an internship with Deaf Missions in Council Bluffs, IA.  While there, she worked with deaf children, helping them to write and act in a play fully performed in American Sign Language (ASL). She also interpreted and prepared materials for missionaries to use with deaf people all over the world.  Heather started interpreting in 2002, and she started teaching ASL classes. soon afterwards.

By 2005, Heather started a deaf ministry at the church she and her husband attended in the Baltimore, Maryland area.  In 2009, she served as Director for the National Christian Convention for the Deaf.

Heather and her family moved in 2010 to Western Maryland. She started homeschooling her 4 daughters, while teaching ASL classes at the local community college, and working as an interpreter. Her interpreting experiences include religious, medical, educational, musical (summer concerts), theatrical (Frozen, Newsies, and The Pajama Game). Heather also interpreted at a deaf summer camp.

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