Sign Language Interpreters List

This list was developed by the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). This document is subject to review and revision. The names on this list reflect individuals who have completed and returned the Contract Interpreter Pay Rate Formula along with the necessary documentation supporting his/her credentials and are eligible for contract through DVR. These individuals have been awarded ratings in accordance with the Wyoming Sign Language Proficiency Scale. These ratings refer to the interpreter's ability to use American Sign Language. This scale was jointly developed by DVR and WYRID (Wyoming Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf). The descriptions of each level may be used as guidelines for determining the selection of an appropriately qualified interpreter.

Questions regarding this list may be directed to:

Lori Cielinski
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
TRS/Deaf Services Program

Interpreters are listed in descending order according to the total of points on their Contract Interpreter Pay Rate Formula. The specialized setting skills on this list are self-reported by the interpreter and have not been verified. Each interpreter has consented to the release of their published information.

NOTE: Only those interpreters possessing current Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) national certification should perform court and legal interpreting.

LEVEL 4 Interpreter (70+ points)

A Level 4 interpreter is able to use all aspects of signing fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to a variety of topics, including social, work, current events, religious, medical, and legal needs. Comprehension (sign reception) is excellent and interpreter can respond appropriately even in unfamiliar situations. Has sign fluency on all levels that is acceptable by skilled native signers, including a breadth of vocabulary, idioms, grammar, colloquialisms, accent/production, and cultural references. A Level 4 interpreter is able to tailor language to the audience.

Gail Schenfisch

  • Casper, WY
  • (307) 234-3834 Home
  • RID Certified CI/CT, IC
  • Qualified Mental Health Interpreter
  • Specialized setting skills: Experienced in all interpreting areas, specialized skills in medical, mental health, and legal interpreting

Valerie Sturm

  • 4276 North 6000 West, Rexburg, ID 83440
  • (208) 201-6280 Cell
  • RID Certified CSC, CI, NAD V
  • Healthcare Interpreting Certification
  • Specialized setting skills: Any setting, tactile signs, transcription

Jenny Miller

  • Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • (970) 581-2066
  • RID Certified SC:L, CI/CT, ED:K-12
  • Specialized setting skills: Legal, mental health, community, Video Relay Service (VRS), have received VR interpreting specific training

Mary "Chris" Bernard

Amy Stevlingson

  • P.O. Box 57175, Salt Lake City, UT 84157
  • (801) 230-7613 Cell
  • Specialized setting skills: Postsecondary and Video Relay Service (VRS)

Stephanie Dolence

JaCinta "JaCee" Branch

Janna N. Clark (dba Clark Interpreting)

  • 4602 Dusty Sage Ct #5, Fort Collins, CO 80526
  • (970) 818-1388 Cell
  • RID Certified NAD Level IV
  • Specialized setting skills: All settings from pre-school to presidents

Connie Norwood

  • Casper, WY
  • (307) 287-2123 Cell
  • RID Certified CSC
  • Retired. Use as referral and resource information only

Elsie Stecker

  • Boulder, CO 80302
  • RID Certified CDI
  • Specialized setting skills: Education, tactile ASL, medical, mental health, rehabilitation, also provides specialized job coaching services

Jamie L. Rhodes

  • Cody, WY 82414
  • (307) 587-4255 Work
  • (307) 527-6504 Home
  • (307) 899-2747 Cell
  • Specialized setting skills: A variety of community venues (i.e. religious services, funerals, medical, mental health, parent-teacher conferences, speech and extra-curricular activities, and sports)

Joan Lindstrom

  • 14232 West Nike Loop, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • (605) 391-9176 Cell
  • RID Certified, NAD III
  • Specialized setting skills: Deaf-Blind
  • Pay Rate: $38.50/hour

Emily Bishop

  • Gillette, WY
  • (307) 257-7431 Home
  • Specialized setting skills: Educational interpreting

Ann Cournoyer

  • PO Box 960, Moorcroft, WY 82721
  • (352) 299-6352 Cell
  • RID Certified NIC, Ed: K-12
  • Specialized setting skills: K-12 educational interpreting
  • Pay Rate: $38.00/hour

Daniel Lasher

Peggy A. Houchin

  • Loveland, CO 80537
  • (970) 227-6856 Cell
  • RID Certified NIC
  • Specialized setting skills: Video Relay Service (VRS), technical/IT, medical

Esther Hartsky

  • Laramie, WY 82070
  • (970) 580-4334 Cell
  • RID Certified NIC
  • Specialized skills: Medical, religious, mental health, rehabilitation, performing arts, education
  • Pay Rate: $35.00/hour

Crystal Kramer

  • 4368 Glenwood Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718
  • (406) 209-1242 Cell
  • RID Certified NIC
  • Specialized setting skills: Medical, post-secondary, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • Pay Rate: $35.00/hour

LEVEL 3 Interpreters (50-69 points)

Level 3 interpreters exhibits some Level 4 skills and cultural knowledge in ways often consistent with Level 4 interpreters. Level 3 interpreters are able to sign with sufficient grammatical accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on social and work topics. Some medical situations may be appropriate at the discretion of the interpreter. Comprehension is good, vocabulary is broad, grammar is good, and errors seldom interfere with understanding. Level 3 interpreters are able to handle many unfamiliar topics.

Darla Sullins

Romelle C. Hoon

  • P.O. Box 3352, Gillette, WY 82717
  • (307) 257-0669 Cell
  • Pay Rate: $32.50/hour

Meagan Thomasson

Connie A. White

  • 534 S. 7th Street, Douglas, WY 82633
  • (307) 358-5218 Home
  • (307) 358-5218 Work
  • (307) 351-9509 Cell

Samantha-Jo Oie

  • 11 Clark Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
  • (406) 201-9770
  • Special qualifications include: medical settings, religious, rehabilitation, performing arts and VRI. Some experience with tactile signing, open availability.
  • Pay Rate: $28.50/hour

Paula Copeland

  • Burns, Wyoming
  • (307) 421-4053 Cell
  • Specialized setting skills: Deaf-blind, religious (non-denominational), federal government, non-emergency medical appointments, educational

Kim A. Holman

Natalie Cartwright

  • Casper, WY 82604
  • (307) 689-3493
  • Specialized setting skills: Religious, tactile, educational
  • Pay Rate: $26.00/hour

LEVEL 2 Interpreters (35-49 points)

Level 2 interpreters exhibits some advanced level skills, but not all and not consistently. Level 2 interpreters are able to satisfy, with some confidence, routine social demands and work requirements. They demonstrate use of some grammatical sign features in connected discourse. Level 2 interpreters are able to narrate and describe topics related to background, family, interests/hobbies, work, travel and current events. Although there may be some hesitations, fair to good control of everyday sign vocabulary is evident.

Kathleen Andrews