Friends Interpreting Services (FIS), LLC, is a small, deaf- and woman-owned business established in 2011. FIS is licensed in and serves Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. FIS is committed to creating a bridge between the hearing and deaf worlds and breaking down communication barriers.
FIS has state and federal certifications as a Small, Women- and Minority-owned Business and as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.
About the Owner
Alice (Alli) Friends, mother of two sets of twins, earned her BA degree from Gallaudet University in 1995 and her MA degree from McDaniel College in 1998. While working with a top notch interpreting agency in the Washington DC metropolitan area, Alli realized her career aspiration was to operate her own interpreting service; she received her business license and opened FIS in 2011. Alli is also a proud mother of two sets of twins.