We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Moore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
Do what you’re best at. Harness your skills and know your self-worth. Always be open-minded and ready to learn. Be sensitive to people. Enjoy life!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I started off by giving private ASL lessons and group classes at a language school. I was encouraged to pursue a career in interpreting. I took several training and workshops in interpreting. I was exposed to the DeafBlind community and I wanted to learn more about ProTactile. I became largely involved within the DeafBlind community as an interpreter and CoNavigator. I realized how much my experiences and skills matched this career. Since then, I’ve interpreted in various settings ranging from business, education, entertainment, medical, press conferences, and legal. In addition, I do consultation and translation work. I love what I do and I am passionate in my work.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I recommend the hiking trails around the Hollywood Sign, Farmer’s Market, Pan Pacific Park, Beverly Hills, and Kenneth Hahn Park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My DeafBlind mentor, Roberto Cabrera, who introduced me to the DeafBlind world. I learned ProTactile language. With his guidance, I learned how to communicate with DeafBlind people. Roberto helped further my success in my career as an ASL/Deaf Interpreter.