Welcome to HIS Sign Professional Sign Language Interpreting Services

HIS Sign, LLC is your best resource for American Sign Language interpreting services in the Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. areas.

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Whether it is on-site sign language interpreting, video remote interpreting (VRI), CART services, spoken services or training in Deaf culture – HIS Sign has you covered!

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Why do I need an interpreter and who pays for it? How can I make an online payment? What upcoming events are in the area? Find out answers to those and many more here.

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Why do I need an interpreter and who pays for it? How can I make an online payment? What upcoming events are in the area? Find out answers to those and many more here.

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With over 30 years of professional experience, HIS Sign is your single resource for interpreting services, ADA consulting, and related training. Need an Interpreter?

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The HIS Sign team is looking for qualified interpreters. Interested in providing services at a compant that cares?

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Do you need a specific form? Check out all of our interpreter related forms, from the HIS Sign form section

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HIS Sign is Hiring! Check out the current positions that are available. Are you interested in joining the HIS Sign Team?

Meet The HIS Sign Team

Christina Hammrich
President/Owner
After relocating to the Northern Virginia area, she continued working in the public school setting with Loudoun County Public Schools and attended Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), changing her educational focus back to interpreting.  In 2004, Christina was the first graduate of the NVCC Interpreter Training Program.  She attained national certification in 2003 (RID-CI), in 2004 (RID-CT) and again in 2010 (RID-NIC). Christina’s responsibilities with HIS Sign include providing coverage for last minute interpreting assignments, screening new interpreters, mentoring, establishing a relationship with the interpreters that provide services through HIS Sign and assisting in marketing.  She is actively involved in the Deaf Community of Northern Virginia. Christina has been interpreting for over 23 years.  Her passion is educational interpreting, mentoring and working with individuals interested in the interpreting field.  She is a consummate learner and has attended many conferences, educational seminars and workshops. She has been married to Brian for 25 years, has two teenage children, and has lived in Northern Virginia for 15 years.  In addition to her passion for signing and her love for her family, Christina enjoys traveling and eating out at fine dining restaurants.  Her future life goals include one day developing an official mentoring program and spending time on the Sign Language Exchange.
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Brian Hammrich
CEO
In June of 2010, Brian joined his wife in launching HIS Sign, LLC as a full-fledged sign language interpreting agency. Brian’s responsibilities with HIS Sign include handling the company’s technical needs and acting as a backup scheduler. Brian met Christina while he was living in Phoenix, Arizona.  He moved to Omaha, Nebraska and together he and Christina moved to San Mateo, California where their children Matthew and Mikayla were born.  Brian loves driving on vacations with his family, Scuba diving, Videography and graphics editing, roller blading, hiking and all outdoor activities.
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Ilene Breneman
HR Manager
She has also served as a Director of Marketing in the advertising and television markets before joining HIS Sign. Ilene is active in her community, schools and church. She is involved in a mentoring program at a local school district, her church and community outreach programs. Ilene lives in Dover, PA with her husband. Her passions include spending time with her children and family, flying, volunteering and traveling.
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Jennifer IIgenfritz
Finance Manager
Jennifer is the leader of her church's women's ministry and has been a volunteer at her children's school for both PTO and booster club activities. Jennifer lives in Wellsville, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.  Her hobbies include reading, gardening, boating and spending time with her family and friends.
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Matt Peev
Account Executive
He has spent the majority of his 14 year career honing his skills under the umbrella companies of MSCI (Center for Financial Research and Analysis and Institutional Shareholder Services) in the Washington, DC Metro area and in London, UK. Matt was raised in Northern Virginia, and now lives in Ashburn, VA with his wife and two sons.  His passions include traveling, playing hockey and spending time with his family.
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Michelle Wenck
Scheduling Manager

Michelle joined the HIS Sign team in December of 2018. She graduated from RIT/NTID with a bachelor’s in American Sign Language and Interpreter Education. 

After graduation, Michelle worked as an educational interpreter in Maryland for 6 years. She would also freelance at night and during the summer in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Michelle recently moved back to the DMV after living in Colorado for over a year. There she worked as an administrative assistant for the county detention center and a part-time VRS Interpreter. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, playing with her dog, being outside and spending time with her husband and her family.
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Monica Lee
Assistant Scheduling Manager
She has dedicated the last 15 years as a Domestic Engineer of the Lee Household. Monica’s driving force and energy is from her Faith, husband and three children. Most weekends are spent on a baseball field, volleyball court or hockey field to watch her children live out their passion. Her hobbies include cooking, spending time with family and friends, shopping and watching Korean Drama.
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Holly Elicker
Scheduling Specialist
Holly substituted in her local school district, taught preschool at her local YMCA and then became a teacher and director at Rainbow Junction Preschool for over 12 years. Holly continues to spend time volunteering at her local church and in her children’s school. Holly lives in Dover, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. She loves spending time with her family, going to the beach and camping. She also enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with friends.
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Melanie Blue
Project Specialist
She excels in organization, scheduling and communication. Community service is very important to Melanie and she spends over 70 hours each month teaching in the Deaf community. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys cooking, music and spending time with her family.
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Chris Stein
Technical Support Specialist

Chris joined the HIS Sign team in 2016 as the Technical Support Specialist. Chris brings an extensive amount of knowledge from working for over 7 years in the IT field and thrives to continue learning new Technology.

Chris holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and has a few certifications under his belt and is planning on adding more. Throughout his career he has supported small to large businesses with IT support and has provided top notch customer service to all of his clients. Chris grew up in Queens, NY and lived in Florida for 10 years. He recently just moved to Virginia with his soon to be wife. When Chris is not working he enjoys traveling, fine dining, playing basketball, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family.
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LaDawn Dashiell
Scheduling Specialist

LaDawn joined the team in March, 2019.  She has experience working in the deaf community working at Gallaudet University as a DPS Dispatcher for two years.

She also has taken ASL classes at Gallaudet University and Northern Virginia Community College. She plans to continue her education in ASL to one day become an interpreter herself. She lives in Manassas, VA with her husband and son. She enjoys cruises, traveling to new places and spending time with family.
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Sinae Kim
Administrative Assistant
Sinae enjoys using her organizational skills and passion to serve others as the HIS Sign Administrative Assistant. She also has her own wholesale company which she has been running for 9 years. During her time off, Sinae is a Sunday School teacher, Head Coach for Science Olympiad, and volunteer at the local community center. She enjoys classical music, BSF, traveling, fine food, and spending time with her family.
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Toni Knight
Administrative Assistant

“Signing” on to the team in 2017, Toni brings her project management, recruitment skills and experience garnered from memorable years with AT&T, BASF, dream job at AOL and self-employment.

She worked in corporate communications and online media for 25 years before switching focus to care for elderly parents and Bible education. Volunteering, teaching, caregiving, traveling, reading, writing, cooking, painting and cosmetology are just a few of her passions.
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HIS Sign Testimonials

“HIS Sign has been very responsive to our needs, providing qualified interpreters in a timely manner. I am very pleased with the level of service they provide.”
Joan Ehrlich
Coordinator, Interpreter Services Office, Northern Virginia Community College