Hands Up Interpreting and Consulting was started in December 2019 by Breanna Norman. Originally from San Angelo, Texas, Breanna has worked as an interpreter in the Concho Valley for 3 years. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and Texas BEI certification in 2018, she began working as a full-time educational interpreter. She noticed that families with deaf and hard of hearing children were struggling finding answers, getting information, and making informed decisions. She decided she wanted to make a difference. Shortly after, Breanna discovered that the interpreting agency in the Concho Valley was to close its doors. Realizing the need and connection between interpreting services and consulting families, she decided to form Hands Up Interpreting and Consulting. This is our humble beginning.