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Ethan Davis
XXXXX XXXXX XXXX, Wilton, CA 95693
Professional Summary

Nationally certified American Sign Language Interpreter with more than 18 years of experience in the field of interpreting, with a strong background in Deaf culture, due to being a child of Deaf parents who were highly active within the Deaf community during my formative years.

Experience as a multiple business owner and interpreting in both the Community and Video Relay Services field has given me competency to interpret in a variety of environments which include but not limited to the following; community, medical, legal, corporate, governmental, performances and educational (K-12, Post-Secondary).

  • American Sign Language
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
American Sign Language Interpreter Dec 2005Present Independent Contractor Sacramento, CA
  • National certifications; NAD-Master Level V, RID-NIC
  • Adhere to RID's ethical Code of Conduct
  • Interpret messages simultaneously or consecutively into American Sign Language, or English, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • HIPAA Training completed
  • Work in a variety of settings;
      • Medical (Physical, Mental Health)
      • Community
      • Educational (Students, Instructors, Trainings) 
      • Corporate
      • Job Training (On the job, New hire orientation)
      • Government
      • Performances
      • Legal
      • Seminars/Workshops
      • Technical (Computers, programming, etc.)
Director Sacramento VRS Call Center Apr 2009Nov 2013 Sorenson Communications Sacramento, CA
  • Manage American Sign Language interpreters in the performance of their duties as Video Relay Interpreters in providing excellent customer service.
  • Work as Video Relay Services Interpreter when needed.
  • To ensure the compliance with company policies and FCC rules and regulations
  • Attend meetings with upper management, staff and maintain appropriate documentation of meetings and interactions.
  • Work closely with upper management in determining staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.
  • Work closely with Operations in the preparation of work schedules.
  • Maintain the center's electronic equipment such as computers, monitors, telephone, servers, etc.
  • Manage overall maintenance of the center.
  • Performed Human Resources duties, such as new hire orientation, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, and process terminations.
Video Relay Services Interpreter Jan 2006Apr 2009 Sorenson Communications Sacramento, CA
  • Relayed calls between Video Phone users and Voice callers by interpreting messages simultaneously or consecutively between American Sign Language and English, maintaining message content, context and styles as much as possible.
  • Adhering to the RID Code of Conduct for Interpreters, company's policies and expectations, and FCC rules and regulations.
  • Assisted Center manager and staff in resolving technical issues with the call center.
  • Point of Contact
  • Mentor
Communication Services Program Manager Jun 1999Dec 2005 NorCal Center on Deafness North Highlands, CA
  • Manage Staff American Sign Language Interpreters
  • Manage Independent Contractor's contracts and performance of their duties as American Sign Language Interpreters representing the agency.
  • Obtain and process contracts for communication services
  • Analyze staffing and revenue efficiencies and submit monthly reports for the Board of Directors
  • Maintain a pool of interpreters for after hours emergency services.
  • Interpreter in the community, video remote interpreting and part of the pool for after hours for emergency interpreting.
  • Assisted with Fundraising and Educational events
  • Utilized Microsoft, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook
Senior ASL Interpreter/Tutor Jan 1997Jun 1999 Bakersfield Community College Bakersfield, CA
  • Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into American Sign Language and American Sign Language into English, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Interpret a variety of academic and vocational courses
  • Interpret for Deaf Instructors and staff
  • Tutor students and proctor exams
Chief Financial Officer Sep 1975Dec 1998 Rees, Inc Porterville, CA
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
  • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
  • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks.
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Prepare trial balances of books.
  • Calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
GED South Gate High School South Gate, CA Completed coursework towards GED, 1974
No degree : Accounting California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA
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Previous Companies:

  • Independent Contractor
  • Sorenson Communications
  • NorCal Center on Deafness

Previous Job Positions:

  • American Sign Language Interpreter
  • Director Sacramento VRS Call Center
  • Video Relay Services Interpreter
  • Communication Services Program Manager
  • Senior ASL Interpreter


  • South Gate High School
  • California State University Long Beach

Level of Education:

  • GED
  • No degree

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