My name is Michael Labadie-Mendes (spelled out) which is pretty long. So you can call me 'MLM' for short. My interpreter credentials include 3 national certifications; CI and CT, NIC Master.
I started interpreting at the tender age of 17. Now as an older interpreter, there are some who reference me by my graying beard.
Interpreting from age 17 until now in my 60's means I have many years experience across a broad spectrum of venues and locations. This provided me the opportunity to interpret for a wide range of deaf people using ASL (American Sign Language) and other approaches to communication. As an interpreter, I've made it my aim to create effective communication between those who hear and those who sign. I respectfully adapt to meet your communication needs.
If I don't know you yet, I'll look forward to meeting you or seeing you again if we know each other.
Thanks for watching!