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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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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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Meet The HIS Sign Team

Christina Hammrich
President/Owner

Christina became interested in American Sign Language at a young age when her father would take her sailing to Martha’s Vineyard, a Deaf utopia off the coast of Massachusetts which was instrumental in the development of American Sign Language (https://www.verywellhealth.com/deaf-history-marthas-vineyard-1046546).  In 5th grade her mom gave her a sign language dictionary that she used to teach herself ASL.  She attended Penn State University (where she roomed with Ilene Breneman, her best friend since 6th grade and later her matron of honor and now HIS Sign HR Manager), receiving a BS in Marketing.  It was at State College where she took her first sign language class which began a lifetime passion turned profession. 

Upon graduation and after meeting Brian (husband and now CEO of HIS Sign), she continued taking sign language and interpreting classes. In June of 2010, after 20 years of freelancing, Christina and Brian started HIS Sign, a sign language interpreting agency based in Northern Virginia.  While Brian ran the office, Christina was out in the field providing interpreting services, building HIS Sign’s customer base and growing the interpreter pool.If Christina is not working, she most definitely is not at home. She has successfully been able to pair her love of interpreting with her love for traveling, interpreting in such places as Canada, the Caribbean, China and Iceland. Her other passions include eating at fine dining establishments, SCUBA diving and catching Broadway shows in New York City with her daughter or at the Hippodrome in Baltimore with her daughter-in-law. And her #1 favorite pastime is spending time with her granddaughter, Kate!
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Brian Hammrich
CEO
In 1988 he accepted a position with Applied Communications, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1989 he accepted a position with Visa, in San Mateo, California and 9 years later transferred to their offices in Virginia where he worked for the next 10 years.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

Ilene joined the HIS Sign team in 2011. She received a Marketing Degree from Shippensburg University in 1988. She spent 15 years with United Telephone/Sprint as an Account Manager selling voice and data products as well as a Sales/Product Trainer and Product 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
She is actively involved with her church and 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 nearly two decade career, honing his skills under the umbrella companies of MSCI in the Washington, D.C. Metro area and in London, England. Matt currently resides in Ashburn, VA with his wife and two sons. Despite his aging body, Matt plays sports in his free time and continues to share his love of travelling 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, she worked as an educational interpreter in Maryland and freelanced in the DMV area for 5 years. During 2017 and 2018 Michelle’s family moved out to Colorado. While there she worked in the administrative field and did part-time VRS work.

Being the Scheduling Manager for HIS Sign allows her to combine her experience in the interpreting field with the skills she learned in Colorado. Michelle really enjoys being able to interact daily with the interpreters and customers and getting to know them as individuals. In her spare time, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, be outside, and spend time with her husband and dog.
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Keri Murphy
Speech-to-Text Manager

Keri joined the HIS Sign team as the Speech-to-Text Manager in December of 2019. She has spent her entire career in Operations and Customer Service Management roles for various companies. She also incorporated sales into some of these roles and found success in that as well. Throughout the years, Keri has won several customer service and sales awards and believes she was able to accomplish this because of her attentive listening skills and out of the box thinking.

Keri spent the last 13 ½ years working for another interpreting and speech-to-text agency as the Director of Operations and has a vast knowledge of TypeWell, CART, and Interpreting Services. She is looking forward to managing the Speech-to-Text department for HIS Sign. Keri lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and their dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and close friends and traveling to North Carolina to visit her parents. She has been volunteering at the local elementary school for the past 11 years and her hobbies include music, watching movies, dining out, shopping, and laughing with friends and family.
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Monica Lee
Assistant Scheduling Manager
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
In addition to working at HIS Sign, she also teaches two-year-old children in a preschool at her church. She lives in Dover, PA with her husband and two grown daughters. She loves spending her time with family and friends as well as reading and shopping.
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Melanie Blue
Project Specialist
Melanie excels in organization, communication and customer service. Melanie is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and spends many hours each month volunteering in the Deaf community with her husband. Melanie enjoys cooking, traveling 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. When Chris is not working he enjoys traveling with his wife, fine dining, playing basketball, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family.
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Kathleen Gregory
Registration Specialist

Kathleen joined the HIS Sign team in January 2020 as a Registration Specialist. She graduated with an Associate’s degree in Communications in 2016 and currently projects to graduate in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Kathleen has over ten years of customer care experience that ranges from retail to working as a US contractor in Australia.

Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She hopes to one day open a rescue sanctuary for Great Danes. Kathleen was raised in a military family, so she gained a love of travel at a young age. As an adult, she and her husband are avid travelers, having visited many cities and countries around the world. Her other hobbies include learning about computers and social media, reading, volunteering within her community, and creative writing.
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Joshua Chung
Staff Interpreter

Joshua joined the HIS Sign team in June of 2019 as a Business Intern and then as the Staff Interpreter. He received his Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language & Interpreting from Liberty University in 2018. Joshua has been interpreting since 2017 and has gone on to acquire a 3/3 on the VQAS, a 4.3 on the EIPA, and pass the NIC written exam.

He is looking forward to taking the NIC performance exam in order to further his career and better serve the Deaf community as an ASL interpreter. While Joshua is not interpreting, he enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, eating out, and watching Denver Broncos football.
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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

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak,

HIS Sign is now offering Virtual Interpreting Services (VIS) to assist our clients and the deaf community.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak,
HIS Sign is now offering Virtual Interpreting Services (VIS) to assist our clients and the deaf community.
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