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Brooks Jody Belcher Certified ASL Interpreter

Brooks Jody Belcher

CEO, NIC

Brooks “Jody” Belcher was born and raised in West Virginia. From a young age, he was interested in learning ASL and Deaf culture. In 2001, Jody successfully completed an Interpreting Training Program through the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center. He started his career in the K-12 educational setting and became a nationally certified interpreter (NAD III) in 2002. In 2003, he relocated to Southwest Florida and started working as a freelance interpreter.

Jody obtained the National Interpreter Certification (NIC Advanced) in 2006. Over the years, he has taught ASL classes, workshops, and has been a lead in specialized trainings for K-12, post secondary as well as correctional settings. Jody has also gained valuable experience in Video Relay Services (VRS), legal, and mental health settings. He is an advocate for the Deaf community and enjoys the strong ties he has been able to establish over the years. In his free time he enjoys beach volleyball, spending time with his family as well as singing professionally.