Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters

Certified Court Sign Language Interpreter are Interpreters who have met the criteria established through Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Washington courts are encouraged to hire certified court interpreters as effective communication is critical when ones civil liberties are at risk.

Washington State Law 2.42 indicates when a Deaf Interpreter is required. Certified Deaf Interpreters play an important role as a cultural and linguist facilitator.

Below is a list of Interpreters who have completed the requirements for the 2021 fiscal year.

Alphabetical Preferred Interpreter List (Specialist Certificate: Legal - SC:L)

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Blackburn-Tofstad, KimBonney LakePhone: 253.332.2792 Email:
Carlson, KarenSeattlePhone: 206-380-8407 Email:
Fein-Wallace, CynthiaSeattlePhone: (206) 617-8427 Email:
Hall, RichardPortlandPhone: (503) 929-7858 Email:
Hansen, ShellyWest RichlandPhone: (509) 554-0564 Email:
McGuire, MollySeattle Phone: (206) 886-2300 Email:
Morrison, DavidSeattlePhone: (206) 446-3717 Email:
Newell, KendallWenatcheePhone: 509-679-5920 Email:
Parsons, AngieMiltonPhone: (253) 327-3718 Email:
Reinhardt, LaurieSeattlePhone: (206) 941-7619 Email:
Richards, TammeraPortlandPhone: (503) 267-4861 Email:
Schmitz, MarcTacomaPhone: (206) 459-7322 Email:
Walker, DonnaSpokanePhone: (509) 999-5326 Email:

Alphabetical Interpreter List (RID Certification with SC:L written test)

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Conner, LuanneVancouverPhone: (360) 607-7810 Email:
Ives, JolleenOregon CityPhone: (503) 409-1379 Email:
Kinch, JarrenBothellPhone: (206) 650-4149 Email:
McKenna, DawnEverettPhone: (425) 737-1802 Email:
Medlock, AndreaVancouverPhone: (360) 607-9180 Email:
Putnam, ShevonneEllensburgPhone: (701) 833-7164 Email:
Wilkes, Amanda Vancouver Phone: (360) 513-0706 Email:

Intermediary Interpreters (Deaf Interpreter)

A Deaf Interpreter (DI) is a specialist who provides cultural and linguist facilitation, teaming with the Sign Language Interpreter. The DI is fluent in visual and tactile communication modalities used by individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard-of-Hearing, Late Deafened and/or Deaf Plus. The DI comes with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, social economic status, as well as physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges.

These life experiences with professional training give the DI and unique skill set. DI have the ability to incorporate successful communication across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk scenarios.

Certified Deaf Interpreters have passed the written and performance aspect of testing through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Court Certified Deaf Interpreters have met the criteria established in WAC.


Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Dockter, TerryEverettPhone: (206) 452-7941 Email:
Glaser, PaulMarysvillePhone: (206) 452-0093 Email:
Plecher, JohnMountlake TerracePhone: (206) 462-4168 Email:
Quiroga, JeremySeattleEmail:
Rogers, BuckTacomaPhone: (202) 540-8428 Email:
Stubbs, StevenBoisePhone: (208) 501-8793 Email:
Thayer, ColleenSalemPhone: (503) 999-8492 Email: