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/Mental Health & 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/Mental Health, Secondary Education & Deafblind endorsements
Bethany has been interpreting professionally for over 25 years. After attending North Central University, she started out her 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 20 years in Interpreter agency administration, including educational interpreting supervision in addition to community interpreting.
She is happily married to her husband David; they have 4 amazing children. Their daughter Rebekah has bilateral mild/moderate hearing loss and 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/Mental Health, 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 since 2004 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 children, she loves to travel with her family, read and relax.
Shawn Spearman, NIC
Medical/Mental Health, 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 earned his first certification. Later, he continued his education at the University of Northern Colorado and got his national certification. It was during this time that he met his beautiful wife, Jessica. They have two amazing children.
Shawn has now been interpreting since 2001 – mostly in religious, educational, medical, community and mental health settings. When he is not interpreting, he is probably coaching baseball, running a boy scout meeting or tinkering in his garage workshop.
Lisa Vosburg, NIC MASTER
Legal & Medical/Mental Health endorsements
Lisa received her BA in Deaf Culture Studies and Interpreting from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN in 2000 and obtained RID certification the same year. She has State endorsements in the Medical, Mental Health and Legal settings. She loves interpreting and her passion is for the Deaf community to always have access to high quality interpreters. She has three children that keep her busy with their various activities when she is not out interpreting. Her hobbies include yoga, boxing, and spending time with her family.
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