Garrett M. Bradford is a founding advocate of MIAC and freelance conference and court interpreter based in the Washington–Baltimore metropolitan area. You often can find him providing professional services for the U.S. Department of State, Maryland courts, law offices, and a variety of other clients. Mr. Bradford is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has previously taught at the University of Maryland. He holds a Master's degree from the University of Maryland's Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation program and trained at the University of Arizona's National Center for Interpretation. He is a member of The American Association of Language Specialists, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, American Translators Association, and the National Language Service Corps.
Carolina Schutz is a founding advocate of MIAC and freelance court interpreter. She provides service to a wide range of public and private clients in Maryland.
L. Joel Benningfield is a founding advocate of MIAC. He presents as a consortium state certified interpreter with extensive experience in criminal trials. As a linguist, his services have been applied in death-penalty eligible cases, psychosexual evaluations, CINA investigations, international civil suits, as a qualified expert witness, and in psychiatric care environments. With the use of sophisticated software and equipment, Mr. Benningfield offers forensic transcription services for high-value evidence, such as body-worn cameras and surveillance recordings. He serves as a co-instructor for Verbo, an accredited continuing education provider for language professionals. Through faith-based community outreach, Mr. Benningfield volunteers as a mentor to individuals with limited reading proficiency.
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