I am 43 and have bilateral, conductive hearing loss since birth and currently use behind-the-ears (BTE) hearing aids. I graduated from the University of Memphis with his Bachelor’s of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology & Biomedical Engineering and currently works for a medical device company in Ann Arbor, MI. I am active in the hearing loss community, including serving as AGBell co-founding board member in Tennessee. I enjoy spending a lot of time with my son Sawyer, hiking and photography.
I was elected President of MI AG Bell in May 2010. I am the parent of three adult children with hearing losses ranging from severe to profound. I also serve on the Board of Trustees of New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, was a Governor’s Appointee to the Michigan Rehabilitation Council 2006-12, and serve as a Guide in the Guide By Your Side Program under the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. In my free time, I enjoy sewing, reading and gardening.
I am married with two wonderful children; Lila (7) and Jenna (5). Lila was diagnosed with LVAS which has lead to bilateral hearing loss. She wears hearing aids and uses an FM system at school. I am also a nurse and I currently work part-time at Troy Beaumont hospital. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
I have always loved to work with children and sought a career that would allow me to do so. I graduated from Wayne State University with a Master of Arts degree in speech language pathology in 2010. I currently work for the Beaumont Health System as a speech-language pathologist at the Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders.
I am a teacher of the hearing impaired in Macomb County. I currently work with students with hearing impairments in grades K-2. I enjoy working with my students and seeing the achievements they make on a daily basis. I received my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement. I also have a Master’s degree from Oakland University in Reading and Language Arts with a Reading Specialist Endorsement. I recently earned my second master’s in Early Childhood Education from Oakland University. I have a son who also keeps me very busy!
I have been a board member for several years now. I’m the mother of two children. My youngest was identified at birth with profound hearing loss, and at age one received a cochlear implant. Today, he is an early elementary student at our neighborhood school. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as playing and coaching tennis.
I was diagnosed at the age of 4 years with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. I attended the auditory aural program in elementary school, and later was mainstreamed. I am currently working as an electronics engineering laboratory technician at Continental Tire Company. I hold a private pilot’s license. My hobbies are Ham radio, snowmobiling and off road go-carting. I’m married to Christine and we have 2 children. My best experience was getting my hearing restored in 2009 and 2010 with a pair of Advanced Bionics cochlear implants!
My family moved to Michigan several years ago. I have three children and my daughter, Ayla, has sensori-neural hearing loss and is a successful bilateral cochlear implant user. Ayla has been fully mainstreamed since preschool and now attends her local elementary school. When we first moved to Michigan, I found AG Bell to be a great resource for meeting other parents and for getting information about services available in the area. I have been on the board for several years now.
I currently serve as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Michigan Chapter in addition to my full time position with Advanced Bionics, LLC as the BEA (Bionic Ear Association) Manager for the Great Lakes Region including MI, IL, IN, KY and TN. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University, my Master’s Degree from Saginaw Valley State University and received my Listening and Spoken Language Specialist certification in 2009. In my free time, I enjoy sports and spending time with my twin boys.
I am a Teacher Consultant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the Macomb Intermediate School District. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree and Early Childhood Endorsement from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s Degree from Mary Grove College. My youngest son was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss in both ears and has a cochlear implant. I also have a hearing loss in one ear. I enjoy getting outside and playing sports with my husband and two sons.
I’m a graduate of the K-12 HI program at EMU, and recently completed a MA in Early Childhood Education at EMU. I have served as the AG Bell Summer Camp Director, and Co-Chair since 2009. I currently teach in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in Oakland County. I have a brother who is Deaf, who inspired me to teach D/HH students. In my free time I enjoy playing softball, hiking, photography, rescuing Italian Greyhounds, running marathons, sewing and spending time with my husband and daughter.
I’m a non-voting member of the Michigan Chapter. I have an adult daughter with hearing loss and was the audiologist at the Lutheran School for the Deaf. I have been continually active with the Michigan Chapter since the 1980’s and was instrumental in developing the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the State of Michigan. I have been an integral part of our summer camp program for 25 years.
I’m a non-voting member of the Michigan Chapter. I was one of the original founders and did all the legal work to obtain our status as a Michigan non-profit corporation. Along with Mark, I was instrumental in developing the Newborn Hearing Screening Program in the State of Michigan. I have an adult daughter with hearing loss. I have been actively involved since 1982 and have been instrumental in running our summer camp program for 25 years. I’m an attorney and have served as a Michigan special education hearing officer.