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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Phillip Boyd teaches ASL 1 and ASL 2 and grew up a city boy in Atlanta where he attended to Atlanta Speech School, and was trained how to speak orally. He then went to a hearing high school where there was not any mainstreaming program for the deaf. He excelled in sports like football, basketball and track and was offered a football scholarship to a small college in Alabama, but decided to go to Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts college for the deaf in the world. He learned American Sign Language (ASL) and realized that he really belonged to the deaf world regarding language and culture. After graduating from Gallaudet University and a Bible college, he has taught ASL to the members at church, and involved in deaf communities by being the president of a club, chairman of the alumni of my old school in Atlanta. That involvement really helped him understand Deaf culture and also fluency in ASL. His wife, Sylvya, also taught him a lot about ASL. He really enjoys teaching ASL and Deaf culture to those who want to learn such a language. That inspires him!</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Sylvya Boyd has been profoundly deaf since she was three weeks old. She attended pre-school (John Tracy Clinic) in Los Angeles, California. Her mother realized that Sylvya did not learn academically since they focused on my speech skills for a period of time. So her mom decided to take her out of that school and placed her in the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, California where she learned ASL by interacting with deaf peers. She fell in love with that school was her happy second home. While growing up, she also went to two other residential schools in Frederick, Maryland and Tucson, Arizona. After her graduation from Arizona School for the Deaf, she enrolled at Gallaudet University majoring in Sociology-Social Work. After graduating from Gallaudet College, Sylvya worked a lot with deaf clients as a job vendor with vocational rehabilitation. She also taught American Sign Language classes in community colleges for more than 30 years in New York, Georgia, Iowa, and Tennessee, as well as Western Kentucky University. She received the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) certification in December 2014.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Trix has been involved in the performing arts since 1980 when she won the role of Helen Keller in her freshman year of high-school. She participated in the summer program hosted by the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) and performed at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). As a deaf poet and actress, her performances draw heavily on her life experiences. Trix's one-woman show has been a long-standing success. Audiences are captivated by Trix's sign artistry, sheer elegance and irresistible, smile-sparking humor. Trix's performances and presentations always showcase her skills as an outstanding communicator. Trix's main area of study has been in ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She is an approved sponsor for the Registry Interpreter for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program, and has developed a popular website, www.trixbruce.com. Whether writing, creating, improvising or starring in her many productions, Trix's passion for the dramatic arts always shines through.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Mike Helms was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Following his graduation from North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC, he graduated with double major in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Lipscomb University in 1999. Mike has worked with the retail business as a 'jack of all trades' and being the official "Hall Monitor" for over thirteen years since his college days. Mike has been a speaker, through his home congregation, for the state-wide and national workshops throughout the states since 1998. He is the director of the Deaf Retreat since 2001 at Camp Discovery in Jackson County of Gainesboro. Mike has had long ties to Bridges since 1995. He served as a board member there from 1997 to 2006, and as treasurer in 2005. Mike is the Vice President of Adult Education and Outreach at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nashville, Tennessee.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Lindsey Turley was born and raised in South Eastern Kentucky. She moved to Lexington, KY to attend the University of Kentucky as a Social Work major in the Fall of 2004. Knowing she wanted to work in the Deaf community she tried to enroll in ASL classes, but to no avail. Through the family she did childcare where she met two women &ndash; one CODA and one formally trained &ndash; who began tutoring her. She quickly became involved in the Deaf community in Lexington and built great relationships there, which eventually led to her desire to become an ASL interpreter. After a lot of work in a short amount of time she transferred to Eastern Kentucky University in pursuit of being accepted into their interpreter training program. She was accepted and began her training in the Fall of 2006 and graduated with her B.S. in Interpreting in the Spring of 2008. She began working for Vocational Rehabilitation in Bowling Green, KY after graduation as well as Sorenson. In 2011, a career change was made, and she has spent the last 7 years working for Warren County Public Schools as a staff interpreter. Another career change happened recently after the birth of her and husband Matt's fourth baby. She is now staying home full time to raise their four young children &ndash; Oliver, 4; Aedan, 3; Ailish, 2; Amelia, 1 month. She plans to dive back into community interpreting as soon as she is able and looks forward to serving the Deaf community at large again! Bowling Green is home and she and husband Matt look forward to enjoying their family here &ndash; Go Tops!</p>
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