Linda Ross: Caucasian woman with short, curly hair and glasses smiling at the camera in front of a wooden background.

Linda Ross, PhD, SC:L NIC Master, CI/CT

Founding Associate


  • National RID Certifications – NIC Master
  • National RID Legal Certification: SC:L
  • Previously awarded RID Certifications: CI, CT
  • Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Certified, Rostered Interpreter
  • Master Legal Trainer (from National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers)
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Licensed


Linda Ross has been involved in the field of interpreting in numerous capacities for more than 20 years. Some of her contributions include: serving as a member of the Board of Editors for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Journal of Interpretation; Content Expert in the development of the RID-NAD National Interpreter Certification (NIC); First Vice President of the Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (OCRID).

Linda holds a PhD in cultural anthropology, specializing in American Deaf culture, culture transmission and learning, sociolinguistics, and anthropology and education. Her research into the transmission and learning of Deaf culture has given her the privilege of experiencing residential school life first hand while living in the dorm.

Ben Hall: Caucasian, bald man in a dark suit in front of a blue-lit background in an emphatic moment mid-sign.

Ben Hall, SC:L, NIC, CSC

Partner


  • National RID Certifications: NIC
  • National RID Legal Certification: SC:L
  • Previously awarded RID Certification: CSC
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Certified, Rostered Interpreter
  • Master Legal Trainer (from National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers)
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Licensed
  • Winner of several distinguished service awards, including two awards from the Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:
    • Russell Moore Award
    • Darlene Jahn Award


Ben Hall began his professional interpreting career over 40 years ago as a freelance interpreter in Central Ohio. He has worked as an adjunct instructor in the Interpreting Education Program at Columbus State Community College and served as a Commissioner for the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Educators (CCIE), which is the only accreditation body for sign language interpreter programs. He has also worked as the national Director for Interpreter Relations at CSD (Communication Services for the Deaf), the largest deaf organization in the world.

Ben served on the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Board of Directors for 13 years in varying capacities, including President of RID. Some of his professional contributions include: overseeing development of the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) and the Code of Professional Standards; collaborating with then NAD President Libby Pollard to co-author the State NAD–RID Collaboration Plan designed to foster networking between NAD and RID at the state and local levels.

Ben is a Master Legal Trainer by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC). He is a former mentor/trainer with the MARIE/DOIT Center at the University of Northern Colorado. He is presently involved with the Train-the-Trainer program with Project CLIMB: Cultivating Legal Interpreters from Minority Backgrounds which serves to increase the number of interpreters of color and heritage signing backgrounds by creating career paths for specialization in legal interpreting for practitioners from these underrepresented communities.

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Grace Casanova-Artl, MA, NIC

Interpreting & Coordinating Associate


  • National RID Certification - NIC
  • Master of Arts degree in Interpreting Studies
  • Bachelor's of Arts degree in ASL-English Interpretation
  • Associate of Applied Science in ASL-English Interpretation
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Rostered Interpreter
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired


Grace received her NIC certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2013 and has held an Ohio Department of Education License as an Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired since 2008. Grace has experience working in K-12, post-secondary, business, social services, medical, video relay and conference settings.

Grace is also dedicated to supporting the interpreting community at large, and recently served as the President of OCRID.

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Lily Riley

Interpreting & Coordinating Associate


  • Bachelor's degree in Community Development, expected completion 2019
  • Associate's degree in Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Deaf - pending


Lily has been working as a professional sign language interpreter since graduating from Mott Community College with her degree in Sign Language Interpretation and Translation in 1999. Outside of interpreting, Lily's other professional passion is project management. She has worked as a Senior Support Program Coordinator at the Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, where she partnered with the Franklin County Commission of Aging to increase the amount of services provided to the Deaf population. She also worked as the Advocate and Community Outreach Coordinator for Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere, which is a Deaf-run organization aimed at providing community support to Deaf survivors of sexual violence.

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Heather Endres, LSW, NIC

Coordinating & CMP Processing Associate


  • National RID Certification - NIC Advanced
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work
  • Associate degree in Sign Language Interpretation
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Rostered Interpreter
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired


Heather graduated from Columbus State Community College in 1994 with her Associates degree in Interpreting/Transliteration of American Sign Language. Heather received her NIC Advanced certification in September of 2010 and she holds an Ohio Department of Education Substitute License as an educational interpreter. Heather has interpreted at all levels in the public education setting as well as post secondary educations. She also has experience in the medical and religious settings. She worked for the Ohio Deaf-Blind Outreach Program. Heather has also served on the local and state boards of OCRID.

Krystal Gainer, NIC

Interpreting Associate


  • National RID Certification - NIC
  • Associate of Applied Science degree in ASL Interpretation
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Rostered Interpreter
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired - pending


Krystal graduated of Columbus State Community College in 1999 with her Associates degree in Interpreting/Transliterating of American Sign Language. She received her NIC certification in November 2008. She has provided ASL interpreting services for American citizens all over the world, including Ireland, Philippines, Moldova, and Germany. She also previously worked in the federal government for almost 8 years.

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Elisabeth Clegg, NIC Candidate

Interpreting Associate


  • National RID Certification - NIC Candidate
  • Associate of Applied Science degree in American Sign Language Interpretation
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired


Elisabeth began interpreting professionally immediately upon graduating from the Interpreter Education Program (IEP) at Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in 2014 and served as support staff for the 2014 OCRID conference. She was a co-facilitator for Hallenross' recent New Professionals Learning Community and currently serves as the Hallenross representative on DWAVE's advisory board.

Elisabeth's interpreting experience includes video relay, business, government, performance, post-secondary, mental health, Deaf-Blind, religious, social justice, and conference settings.

Ashley Jackson, MA

Interpreting Associate


  • Master of Arts degree in Interpretation
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Associate of Arts in American Sign Language
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Rostered Interpreter


Ashley graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Interpretation from Gallaudet University in 2011 and received her NIC Certification in 2016.

Ashley has experience interpreting in video relay, medical, Deaf-Blind, business, and various community settings.


Stephanie Moeller, NIC, CoreCHI

Business Development Associate


  • National RID Certification - NIC
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interpreting/American Sign Language Education
  • RIT/NTID Certificate in Healthcare Interpreting
  • Commission of Certified Healthcare Interpreters - CoreCHI
  • Hubspot Academy - Inbound Marketing Certified
  • Ohio Department of Education Licensed Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired


Stephanie has been a professional interpreter for over 10 years, and received her National Interpreter Certification (NIC) in 2009. She obtained her CoreCHI™️ medical interpreting credential in 2017. She has participated in long-term professional development programs such as Gallaudet University's Results! Mentoring Program, and the RIT/NTID Certificate in Healthcare program.

Stephanie's other professional passion is digital marketing. She previously served as the Director of Communications on the OCRID Board of Directors where she transitioned all organizational resources and contacts onto GSuites for NonProfits.

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Please note: All staff at Hallenross provide interpreting services in addition to any other role.