Sam brings to terptree 20 years of experience from learning BSL and 15 years Interpreting experience. Sam is now a non-practicing qualified BSL Interpreter due to a hearing loss and she is excited to join team terptree as a Customer and Bookings Coordinator and is passionate about inclusion for all and joining terptree in their mission to change the world for Deaf people. Sam has experience working within the Deaf community not only in a practical way interpreting but also in administration and marketing.
Sam has a child with a disability so is fully aware of the challenges faced by those with disabilities. Sam’s most recent work experience has been providing professional support to families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and being Coordinator for a parent carers forum. Sam looks forward to using all her life skills and qualifications to provide the best customer service to clients.
Sam lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two young boys who keep her on her toes! She enjoys quality time with family and friends, music concerts and festivals and enjoys Pilates and strength training whilst being chair of a fit to care committee in Oxfordshire which also keeps her busy in her spare time.
“When I used to work for terptree freelance, I had many fond memories such as receiving a gift when I qualified and I always found them trustworthy and professional. It is a dream to join their busy and energetic team and help make a difference. Communication is key to everything and working within a team to break down barriers to communication is important to me”