Our Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional interpreting services to the Deaf community.

Signing Pros is an interpreter-owned small business providing sign language interpreting services in Michigan, primarily in the metro Detroit area. Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, Signing Pros is prepared to help you solve your sign language interpreting needs, no matter where you are located in Michigan. We fulfill our mission of providing exceptional interpreting services to the Deaf community by providing qualified interpreters who are nationally certified and endorsed by the State of Michigan.

We are committed to working alongside organizations to support the communication needs of their Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing employees and clients. Our highly skilled pool of qualified ASL interpreters enables us to provide services in various settings, including Education, Healthcare, and Legal settings. As part of our ongoing commitment to provide access to exceptional interpreters, we provide a 24-hour emergency interpreter hotline to ensure your interpreter needs will always be satisfied.

We’re not like other interpreting agencies

At Signing Pros, it’s not about just filling an assignment.

We send the best possible interpreter to ensure an optimal fit. While Michigan law allows interpreting agencies to use waivers to place non-certified interpreters at assignments, we do not use the waiver system. Unlike other agencies providing services in Michigan, we strongly believe placing non-certified interpreters at assignments is not in the best interest for the very people we work with, especially members of the Deaf community.

Meet the people behind Signing Pros

We’re a team committed to delivering you exceptional interpreting services, every time.

Stacey Hachey, CT, NIC

Legal, Medical & Deafblind endorsements

Stacey attended American River College in Sacramento, CA for her interpreter training. Stacey moved back to her home state of MI in 2004, immediately started working as a professional interpreter, and has enjoyed every minute of her journey since! She is nationally certified and endorsed by the State of Michigan to work with DeafBlind consumers, and in legal, medical, and mental health settings. When she is not working, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family.

Bethany McLain, CI & CT

Legal, Medical, Secondary Education & Deafblind endorsements

Bethany has been interpreting professionally for over 25 years. After attending North Central University, she started out my career as an educational interpreter in rural Illinois and worked as a state Deaf Services Coordinator for Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living where she specialized in Interpreter referral, IEP advocacy and in making businesses accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing community members under the ADA/Section 504. 

After moving back to her home state of Michigan in 2000, Bethany spent the last 18 years in Interpreter agency administration, including educational interpreting supervision in addition to community interpreting. She also enjoys doing some part time VRS interpreting. 

Bethany is the current Vice President of the Michigan Coalition for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind People and a board member for the Families Exploring Down Syndrome non-profit group. She is happily married to her husband David; they have 4 amazing children. Their daughter Rebekah has bilateral mild/moderate hearing loss in addition to having Down syndrome. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors and family game nights. 

Jessica Spearman, NIC, RID K-12

EIPA Elementary 4.8, EIPA Secondary 4.6; Medical, Elementary Education, Secondary Education & Deafblind endorsements

Jessica became fascinated with American Sign Language at the age of 10. She took some community education classes and eventually her life led her back to her love of ASL. Jessica attended and graduated from Mott Community College. She has been interpreting professionally for 16 years and has extensive experience in the K-12 setting. Furthermore, she enjoys working in post-secondary and medical settings. Jessica also has a special place in her heart for working with the DeafBlind Community. When Jessica and her husband are not busy with their two kids’ activities, she loves to travel with her family, read and relax.

Shawn Spearman, NIC 

Medical, Secondary Education & Deafblind endorsements

As a 12-year-old boy, Shawn first learned sign language when his grandfather, who was becoming late deafened, decided to take a sign language class. Shawn’s grandfather never did anything small, so the two went on a vacation to a deaf camp in Tennessee where they spent a week learning sign language, Deaf culture and meeting Deaf people. He passed before Shawn could do anything with his sign language, but that was his start.  Years later, Shawn attended a church that had a Deaf ministry where they took him in and helped him grow. While interpreting services for his newfound friends in the church setting, Shawn realized that he wanted to do this professionally. He started his formal education at Washtenaw Community College and got his QA. Later, he continued his education at the University of Northern Colorado and got his NIC. It was during this time that he met his beautiful wife, Jessica. They have two amazing children.

Shawn has now been interpreting for over 17 years – mostly in religious, educational, medical, community and mental health settings. When he is not interpreting he is probably watching his daughter dance, coaching baseball, running to a band event, running a cub scout meeting or playing softball or volleyball.

Lisa Vosburg, NIC MASTER

Legal & Medical endorsements

Lisa received her BA in Deaf Culture Studies and Interpreting from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN in 2000. She has been RID certified for 18 years and has worked in a variety of settings. Her State endorsements are Medical, Mental Health and Legal. Lisa loves interpreting and her passion is for the Deaf community to have access to high quality interpreting at all times. She is married with three children and they all play hockey, even her husband! Lisa is also passionate about yoga and attends when she is not sitting in a hockey rink freezing!

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We respond to RFPs and bid requests. Contact us to discuss your organization’s interpreting needs.