been providing interpreting, translations and editing services
from English to Spanish and Spanish to English since 1987 and
has had the privilege of working with some of the best translators
within the state and out.
A leader, advocate and teacher in the areas of family support,
education and programs that emphasize risk and protective factors
for the purpose of prevention with a special emphasis on tailoring
services for Latino families in the State of Washington. Maria
has a long history in creating successful collaborations that
help to identify gaps in services as well as solutions. She
has been consulting at the local, state and national level and
her work has been recognized in a publication of Family Support
America for engaging and empowering Latino Families.
Maria's has acquired special training and expertise by attending
the following to name a few: National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC), train the trainer seminars by Comprehensive
Health Education Foundation, Family Support America Conference,
ACE by the Family Policy Council, The Incredible Years by the
University of Washington, Washington State Court Interpreter
Certification class by Bellevue Community College, CMI Education
Institute, Children's Justice Conference, Family Support Institute,
Trauma Intervention at Safe Harbor Support Center.
Boards & Committees
- Treasurer for local chapter of B.A.C.A. International Inc.
- Translator for B.A.C.A. International Inc.
- Benton Franklin Head Start Board of Directors
- Former Council for Children, former President
- Former Benton Franklin Safe Kids Coalition
- Former member of Early Learning Council of Washington
Learns - Governor Appointed
- Former Early Learning Advisory Council Member - Governor Appointed
- Washington Courts
- DSHS Translator
- DSHS Social Interpreter
- National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
- Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society
- National Language Serives Corps
- B.A.C.A. International Inc.
Sawby Language Consultant
has been a free lance interpreter, and the owner of Accurate
Spanish Translation, for 3 years. She is a State Certified Medical
and Social Interpreter as well as an English>Spanish Translator
certified by the State of Washington since 2005. Judith has
worked as an in-house translator and interpreter for various
companies in the State of Washington and in Mexico since 1992,
acting as staff interpreter in all legal matters, She coordinated
interpreting services for international organizations throughout
Mexico ranging from small-scale business meetings to multi-interpreter
Judith is a native of Mazatlan, Mexico where she lived for 35 years making her
fully aware of the diverse cultures. Additionally, she also holds a
bachelor's degree in Accounting from Centro Universitario de Mazatlan, and has
biliterate work experience in this field.
Connections Consulting has now invited Judith to join their
team and she is excited to contribute in the translation of
Early Childhood Education and Early Learning designed for the
betterment and development of young children.
Court Certified Interpreter
Successful and outgoing
Sylvia Garza has 20 years experience as an Interpreter and Translator. She has
been providing social, medical, and legal interpreting and translating services
in the following formats: sight translation, consecutive interpreting, and
simultaneous interpreting. She provides services in the Tri-Cities, Yakima and
Yakima Valley communities. Sylvia is reliable, flexible and accountable and
some of her greatest strengths are that she is accurate, flexible, adaptable
and culturally sensitive.