Although Christie has been signing since 1985, she graduated from the Interpreter Training Program at American River College in 2006 and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), as well as competent in Pidgin Signed English (PSE).
She has worked in a wide variety of settings, including educational K-12, post secondary, medical, corporate interpreting, and now freelances through several reputable agencies in the greater Sacramento area. She's an active member of the Sacramento Valley Registery of Interpreters for the Deaf (SaVRID) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
She maintains a National Interpreter Certification and Ed:K-12 Educational Interpreting Certifications through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).
She also holds an Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Certification.