CEO and Co-Owner
Crystina Scott – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
As the CEO of one of the largest service providers for services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nevada and Utah, Crystina has the opportunity to lead and grow with other interpreting professionals. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and her RID certification, Crystina continued to work as the Interpreter Coordinator for the Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the nation. In 2006, after almost 20 years of professional interpreting, she bought an interpreting agency and began the creation of a positive and innovative team that continues to grow together.
Crystina is a member of RID/NAD, NVRID, UTRID, Golden Key Honor Society, National Collegiate Scholars Association, and an active member of her church. She stays busy consulting both businesses and interpreters as we all work together for success.
Dawn Duran – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
As CMO for ASL Communication, Dawn Duran is an RID NIC Advanced, SC:L (Legal) and Utah State Professionally Certified Interpreter. She lives in Georgia, but went to Utah and earned her B.S. in Language Development from Brigham Young University. There, she met Deaf friends and fell in love with the community and language! She has been interpreting since Jan. 1990 and has interpreted in almost every setting she can think of, but specializes in interpreting for legal situations as well as for victims of abuse. Dawn has served on multiple committees and boards and currently serves on the advisory committee of the Georgia Center Against Domestic Violence Bridges Program and the RID Professional Development Committee (PDC).
Dawn is a member of RID, NAD, UAD, UTRID, UTIA, ALC, NVRID and GARID.
Tonda Ogden- Trainer
As COO for ASL Communication, Tonda Ogden has been with the company for over 10 years and has an extensive management background. As a direct manager of the core operations and strategy for the company, Tonda brings organizational and leadership skills as well as flexibility and enthusiasm to the company. Tonda was born and raised in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has been in Nevada since 1997. Tonda is an active member of her church serving in multiple capacities and also sings as a member of Red Mountain Choir in Boulder City.
Ken Kaufman – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
For almost two decades, Ken has served as an executive in high-growth lower-middle market companies, some of which have been venture capital and private-equity backed. He has been involved in the sign-language interpretation industry since 2006. He earned a MBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and business degree from BYU. He is the author of Impact Your Business, a guide to business finance for founders and entrepreneurs.