A New Way of Experiencing American Sign Language and English
The ASL Tales Team
Pinky AielloCo-founder and core team member of ASL Tales, performer for Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel. Pinky created and produced the award-winning Pinky Tells the Real Story: VRS and consults on all ASL Tales videos. Contact: Pinky@ASLTales.nethttp://www.pinkyvrs.comAmharic to Zulu WORDS Foreign Language Translation and Interpreting Services, Inc. Largest agency north of Boston has reputation for only hiring the best. Provided translators and voices for several stories and languages. Contact: RealGilbert@wordsusa.comJacob BergeASL interpreter, author, and multi-talented creator, Jacob contributes to interpreter training applications and collaborates in the creation of ASL Tales products. Contact: info@ASLTales.netJoe BiedrzyckiJoe B. has been a freelance voice talent and audio producer for forty years. Following a twenty-year career on-air in New England Rock Radio,he spent ten years in New Hampshire ad agencies, and has owned and operated a studio recording service for 20 years. Contact: http://www.studiobnh.comPamela Ellen BlodgettInternational multi-lingual educator with experience teaching ASL, Nicaraguan Sign Language and Spanish. Pam contributes her expertise in curriculum design for ASL classroom and early childhood program materials . Look for those products in Fall 2013.Karen Braz Voice actress for Hansel and Gretel and translation consultant.Alisha BronkCo-visionary and early team member of ASL Tales, ASL Consultant and performer for Tortoise and the Hare. Alisha presents workshops nationally on ASL Classifiers and other topics. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgMathew CallASL/Spanish/English Interpreter, Translator, and Captioner, Consultant; published author on trilingualism. Co-translator for Spanish versions of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, Rapunzel and Annie's Tails. Contact: info@ASLTales.netLisa ChiangoVideo editor for Annie’s Tails and ASL Tales Collaborator. Contact: info@ASLTales.net.Connie ClantonIllustrator for The Boy Who Cried Wolf and upcoming products for ASL Tales. http://www.clantonart.com/Dee ClantonASL Performer for The Boy Cried Wolf. Contact: info@ASLTales.netJanis ColeJanis was part of creating the vision of ASL Tales. Actress, educator, interpreter and visionary, Janis is now creating her vision thru her company, Les Deux 2. Contact: Janis@LesDeux2.comKristin DiPerriEducator and consultant on the use of ASL for enhancing education for Deaf students. Contact: email@example.comMaura FayASL Interpreter and trained early childhood educator, Maura is an ASL Tales editor and contributes to educational programs.Michael FriedmannASL Interpreter, Michael develops interpreter education tools for ASL Tales and collaborates on creating ASL Tales products. Contact: info@ASLTales.netJudy HoodIllustrator for Princess and the Pea and author/illustrator for Rapunzel. ASL Tales mourns the loss of Judy, who lost her long battle with cancer in January 2012.Marleny JiménezSpanish/English Translator, Cultural Consultant, Voice Talent. Co-translator for Spanish versions of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Annie's Tails.Rebecca KennedyChair of Humanities at Lasell College, Dr. Kennedy areas of expertise include syntax, psycholinguistics, written language research (dyslexia and hyperlexia), treatment, and assessment. She consults on curriculum development and research for ASL Tales. Yvonne LauziereGraphic designer of our logo and book designer for The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare. Yvonne is an award-winning professional. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgTara LafleurTara is the Director of Early Literacy for ASL Tales. She is creating the curriculum guides to accompany our books and developing our parent workshops. Tara comes to us with a background in elementary education, specializing in literacy. Contact her at Tara@ASLTales.netYoon LeeYoon innovated our new approach for the ASL Clues, created and designed the DVDs for The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare, and supervises video production for ASL Tales.Contact: Yoon@ASLTales.netShannon LockeInterpreter and teacher, developing curriculum for mainstream classrooms. Contact: Shannon@ASLTales.netLaurie MeyerCo-founder and core team member of ASL Tales. Contact: Laurie@ASLTales.netStacy MurphyWriter of Annie's Tales, (publication date Spring 2013) and the voice of Princess and the Pea and Rapunzel. Audrey PerinoBusiness Manager. Contact: Audrey@ASLTales.netGina PierleoniVisual artist and illustrator for Annie's Tails. Gina Pierleoni is a mixed media artist involved on many levels in art including exhibiting, teaching, panel discussions and book illustration and as a consultant. Pierleoni believes that you, me, us, them, and we are filled with possibilities. http://www.ginapierleoni.comSusan ReinersWriter and Editor. Author of The Tortoise and the Hare. Contact: info@ASLTales.netDoug RidloffASL Performer for The Ugly Duckling, release 2013 or beyond. Contact: douglasridloff.blogspot.comJohn RobertsonDirector of ASL Tales Canada and webmaster for ASL Tales. John has over 30 years experience as a publications professional and is the father of an adult Deaf son. Contact: John@ASLTales.netAlicita RodgriguezCo-author of Princess and the Pea. Contact: email@example.comSaundra RogersESL Educator. Developing programming for students learning English as a second language. Janis SawyerGraphic designer and media specialist. Book designer for Rapunzel. Susan SchallerWriter and Advocate for Visual Language. Author of ASL Tales: Hansel and Gretel, ASL Tales: The Boy Who Cried Wolf and A Man Without Words. Susan has been a passionate advocate for language access for Deaf children for 3 decades. Contact: Susan@ASLTales.netwww.SusanSchaller.comCrystal Kelley SchwartzASL Performer for Annie's Tales. Crystal has starred in film and stage productions and is a mentor, educator and strong advocate. She is available for workshops on advocacy and theatre. Contact: Ckschwartz@msn.comJoseph StarrCo-author of Princess and the Pea. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgSue WallsAuthor of ASL Tales: The Ugly Duckling, scheduled for completion in 2014. Stephanie WardTeacher of the Deaf with extensive experience in educating the exceptional student. Stephanie collaborates in curriculum development and testing. Contact: Stephanie@ASLTales.netNoah Ward-RubinStudent doing testing with his classmates to develop activities that are fun for kids.Barb WingfieldDirector of ASL Literacy for ASL Tales. Contact:Barb@ASLTales.netDaniel WinshipArtist. Illustrator for The Tortoise and the Hare. Contact: http://theflyingbox.blogspot.comSai Yammada Ipad developer, and creator of the soon to be completed ASL Tales Ipad app. Contact: email@example.com
ASL Tales has been created by a collaboration of outstanding volunteers, past and present from across the US and Canada. We are committed to creating products and online training programs that share the opportunities of visual language for education and enjoyment. We encourage you to contact them when searching for talented professionals in your projects or performers for your events.