PO Box 1266
Marana, AZ 85653
Regional Representative Jonathan Pringle
Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to DeafBlind individuals, their families and service providers in your state and beyond, and can help you find and access the ones that are right for you.
Whether you’re interested in learning about support services near your home, would like to take advantage of the technology available through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program or want to explore the possibility of training at our national headquarters, your regional representative is your link to all that HKNC has to offer ─ consultation, advocacy, assessment, training, referrals and more.
Jonathan Pringle joined the HKNC team in 2019. He is the Regional Representative for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Jonathan has more than 15 years of experience working with individuals with combined vision and hearing loss, or who are DeafBlind.
As a long-time Arizona resident, Jonathan enjoys the outdoors and family activities. He is a resource for you and your family members for referral, support and all the services that HKNC has to offer.
Jodi Flickinger is HKNC’s Youth Service Coordinator (YSC) for Utah. Jodi comes to this position with a background in adaptive recreation, teaching people with disabilities outdoor recreational activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, rafting, etc. She’s excited for her new adventure at HKNC, has started learning ASL, and looks forward to helping youth in Utah transition from high school to their next adventure.
During the month of October 2022, Kelly Brittingham joined the HKNC team. Throughout her K-12th years of school, she grew-up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In high school, she met one sign language interpreter and one girl who was Deaf. Kelly began to mingle with both the sign language interpreter, the girl who was Deaf, and the small Deaf Community on the Eastern Shore. Later, she moved to the Western Shore of Maryland for both education and career purposes. She obtained an Associate’s of Applied Science A.A.S. degree in General Education with an Interpreter Training Program (ITP)/Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) – Catonsville, and then obtained a Bachelor’s of Science B.Sc. in Deaf Studies degree with a Human Service track from Towson University (TU). At the January 2013 Towson University graduation ceremony, Kelly was the first student and Deaf Studies graduate in the history of Towson University to be selected to sign “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Maryland, My Maryland” on stage at the graduation ceremony. Later, Kelly moved to Texas where she obtained a Master’s in Special Education with a focus on Orientation and Mobility (O&M) and Dual Sensory Impairment/DeafBlind (DB) Certificates from Texas Technology University (TTU). While living in Texas, she won the Marty Murrell Excellence in Education Award while working at Round Rock Independent School District with a Deaf Education Team at McNeil High School as an Intervener/Intervenor for one DeafBlind student. Kelly has worked as a freelance Sign Language Interpreter (SLI), Support Service Provider (SSP)/Co-Navigator (CN), Intervener/Intervenor, Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist, and Case Manager. As a freelance SLI, she worked with a variety of hard-of-hearing, Deaf, and DeafBlind individuals with different backgrounds, situations, and areas to provide communication access. As a freelance SSP/CN, I work with a variety of DeafBlind individuals to provide an independent atmosphere, without having to depend only on family and friends, by providing transportation, both enjoyment and food shopping, both medical and training appointments, social events, and a variety of other situations. As an Intervener/Intervenor, I worked in a school system with a high school student providing visual and auditory access while mentoring. As an O&M Specialist, I worked with DeafBlind individuals learning how to independently and safely travel. Lastly, I worked as a Case Manager with Deaf individuals providing assistance in various aspects of their lives. I have been working in this field for 13+ years.
Are you interested in getting involved in the DeafBlind community in the Rocky Mountain Region? Your regional representative can provide information about social gatherings, conferences, listservs and more. Check this space for announcements about upcoming events or contact your regional representative to request email notifications.