M.A., NIC, QMHI
Mentoring Specialty Areas: ASL-to-English and DC-S
General, Medical, Post-Secondary, Business, Mental Health, Atypical Language, Engineer/Mechanics, Government Settings
Henry did his interpreter training at UW-Milwaukee before moving out to Washington D.C. to work on a master’s in linguistics from Gallaudet University. During his time at Gallaudet he worked as an interpreter and also an ESL instructor for international students both at Gallaudet and in the D.C. area. He has his NIC and recently completed his QMHI in Alabama to become a qualified mental health interpreter. He has worked as a staff interpreter for FEMA and non-profit interpreting agencies. Currently Henry is a freelance interpreter in the Milwaukee area, specializing in medical interpreting.
Henry’s professional mentoring experience started with being an effective team and friend to his interpreter colleagues, but he has done formal mentoring for about two years now. Henry can work with mentees on ASL-to-English or English-to-ASL work. In terms of ASL structure, Henry worked extensively on depiction (i.e. classifiers, use of space, role shift) while he was at Gallaudet and would like to pass some of that knowledge on to new interpreters. He also is a strong believer and practitioner of the Demand-Control-Schema approach to interpreting work and would like to use that as a framework to help mentees.
In his free time Henry likes to read, fly fish, run, camp; and because it’s Milwaukee, brew beer.
The Education-2-Excellence Program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.