Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters


The following Sign Language Interpreter listed on this webpage are Certified Court Sign Lanafguafe Interpreters. Certified Court Sign Language Interpreter have met the criteria established through Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Washington Courts may hire these interpreters directly, or request Interpreters through one of the Interpreter Referral Agenices that are contracted with the state of Washington. For more information, please contact the Sign Language Interpreter Contracts and Resources Program Manager.

Below is a list of Interpreters who have completed the requirements for the 2022 fiscal year.

If you have questions about the qualifications in assigning speciifc interpreters to work in Washington Courts, please feel free to contact the Sign Language Interpreter Contracts & Resources Program Manager: Berle Ross at Berle.Ross@dshs.wa.gov

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

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Blackburn-Tofstad, KimBonney LakePhone:(253) 332-2792 Email: kymm3rz@gmail.com
Carlson, KarenSeattlePhone: (206) 380-8407 Email: kcterp57@gmail.com
Hansen, ShellyWest RichlandPhone: (509) 554-0564 Email: ASLiSHansen@gmail.com
McGuire, MollySeattlePhone: (206) 886-2300 Email: msmcguire.terp@gmail.com
Morrison, DavidSeattlePhone: (206) 446-3717 Email: davealanmorrison@gmail.com
Newell, KendallWenatcheePhone: (509) 679-5920 Email: kendallnewell@icloud.com
Parsons, AngieMiltonPhone: (253) 327-3718 Email: angienparsons@gmail.com
Reinhardt, LaurieSeattlePhone:(206) 941-7619 Email: larrpager@gmail.com
Richards, TammeraPortlandPhone: (503) 267-4861 Email:tjrichards1@msn.com
Schmitz, MarcTacomaPhone: (206) 459-7322 Email: mwschmitz329@gmail.com
Thayer, DamonSalemPhone: (503) 999-2471 Email: dethayer@gmail.com
Walker, DonnaSpokanePhone: (509) 999-5326 Email:donnainterpreter@gmail.com

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


Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Conner, LuanneVancouverPhone: (360) 607-7810 Email: connerl@mac.com
Ives, JolleenOregon CityPhone: (503) 409-1379 Email: JolleenHudson@gmail.com
Kinch, JarrenBothellPhone: (206) 650-4149 Email: jarren@kinchinterpretingllc.com
Medlock, AndreaVancouverPhone (360) 607-9180 eMail: anditerp4u@gmail.com
Putnam, ShevonneELLENSBURGPhone: (701) 833-7164 Email: shevonneputnam@gmail.com
Quiroga, JeremySeattlePhone: (585) 770-0408 Email: ArtedeQ@gmail.com
Shannon, RobinVancouverPhone: (360) 203-7170 Email: robin.stafford.shannon@gmail.com
Wilkes, AmandaVancouverPhone: (360) 513-0706 Email: cheese2212@gmail.com

Intermediary Interpreters (Deaf Interpreter)

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.

Washington courts are encouraged to make every effort possible to hire Certified Court Deaf Interpreters teaming with Certified Court Interpreters for all legal communication encounters with individuals who are Deaf, Deaf Blind, Deaf Plus, Late Deafened or Hard of Hearing.

Deaf Interpreters are specialists. They have particular linguistic knowledge and cultural experience which are often fundamental for successful communication access, and essential in high stakes situations. Deaf Interpreters are fluent with various visual and tactile communication modalities used by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Plus, Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing.

Personal experience and professional training give Deaf Interpreters a unique skill set. Deaf Interpreters have distinct formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enable nuanced comprehension influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, social economic status, as well as physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges.

Deaf Interpreters have the ability to incorporate successful communication across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk scenarios. These specialists work with hearing Certified Court Interpreters to ensure the most successful and effective communication.

If you have questions about Deaf Interpreters, please contact the Sign Langage Interpreter Contracts & Resources Program Manager. 

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Dockter, TerryEverettPhone: (205) 708-4432 Email:terrydoc@gmail.com
Glaser, PaulMarysvillePhone: (585) 530-7152 Email: mathdeaf2@gmail.com
Plecher, JohnMountlake TerracePhone: (206) 462-4168 Email: Jplecher@gmail.com
Quiroga, JeremySeattlePhone: (585) 770-0408 Email: ArtedeQ@gmail.com
Rogers, BuckPuyallupPhone:(202) 540-8428 Email: buck.t.rogers@gmail.com
Shannon, RobinVancouverPhone: (360) 203-7170 Email: robin.stafford.shannon@gmail.com
Stubbs, StevenBoisePhone: (208) 501-8793 Email: stubbs.services@gmail.com
Thayer, ColleenSalemPhone:(503) 999-8492 Email:coolthayer@gmail.com