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Meet the Team

Dustin PelloniDustin Pelloni

Executive Director

Dustin Pelloni is a CODA (child of Deaf adult) and has been using American Sign Language to communicate his entire life. From his early days in college he dreamed of opening a sign language interpreting agency that would cater to a growing need for advanced-level certified San Diego interpreters. His interpreting ability was recognized early in his career by Boys Town National Research Hospital which allowed him to work as a professional interpreter when he was still very young. Only, two years later he earned a National Certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Previously Dustin has proven his passion for the profession of interpreting by mentoring young interpreters, volunteering as the fund-raiser for the San Diego County Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and consistently donating his time to events such as Deaf Awareness Day. In his free time Dustin enjoys playing volleyball and taking his dog to the park.

Jennifer PelloniJennifer Pelloni

Interpreter Coordinator

Jennifer Pelloni has been in the interpreting profession since 2007. After graduating from the interpreter training program at San Diego Mesa College, she began her career in educational interpreting. During that time, Jennifer took on many volunteer positions in professional organizations. She served as Bylaws chairperson and as Treasurer on the board of directors with San Diego County Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In addition, she has volunteered with the Deaf Awareness Day event annually and served as co-chairperson in 2008. Currently, Jennifer is working as a full-time ASL interpreter in San Diego in a variety of settings. In her spare time, she has established a non-profit organization, Defy Dance and Bodyworks, a dance studio that teaches dance and fitness classes in a visual format to Deaf and hard of hearing participants. She has attended the University of Northern Colorado and is currently attending Pennsylvania State University.

 

Jamie Griggs

 

Jamie Griggs

Scheduler

Jamie comes to us from an extremely diverse background in project management, which suits the role of scheduler quite well. Her role of marketing manager, project manager, product manager and import logistics manager in the SCUBA industry show her diversity for over a 17 year period of time. In addition to that, she was partner in a business in the plumbing trades and currently manages an automotive fastener business. She pursued a personal childhood dream and completed courses the basics in ASL I through IV. In addition to this, she holds a BS from Springfield College, where the emphasis was in Human Services. Jamie’s organizational skills, dedication to detail and continuity are a tremendous asset to our organization.

 

Tony Pelloni

 

Tony Pelloni

Marketing Specialist

Tony’s passion for the Deaf community started early on with the fact that his daughter’s babysitters were Deaf, themselves. He became enamored with the language, and community, carrying that passion to San Diego where he enrolled at Mesa College to study American Sign Language (ASL). Because he loved the language and the community so much, he continued his education and became a certified ASL interpreter in San Diego, working in the field for many years. In addition to this experience, Tony brings a marketing and sales background to the table. He has a degree in Marketing, from Duff’s School of Business in Pennsylvania, and 30 years experience as a sole proprietor in a service oriented market. CLIP is, also a service oriented market, and we welcome the expertise Tony brings to the table in the Marketing and Sales arena.