Britt Hunt, MA, CCI, CHI
Britt Hunt, founding partner of Comunicar received his B.A. in Spanish and International Trade from Clemson University and a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University (Miami). Britt is a Certified state Court Interpreter and Certified Health Care Interpreter and has been interpreting for over 15 years. He lived for several years in Ecuador and Colombia and has traveled extensively in Latin America.
Alejandro García Lemos, MA, CCI, CHI
Alejandro is one of the founding partners at Comunicar LLC since the company started in 2002. He has a BA from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and an MA from Florida International University in Miami. He is a state certified judicial and healthcare interpreter. He also attended the prestigious (CITI) Court Interpreter Training Institute and already passed the Level I for Federal Judicial Interpreting.
As a South Carolina native, Julie received her Bachelors of Arts at Francis Marion University. She runs office operations which include: staffing, scheduling, Human Resources, Accounting and coordinating for the great team of interpreters. Julie has been with Comunicar for almost 14 years.
Laura Cahue, Ph.D, CCI, CHI
After serving as Director of training for the company since 2015 Laura is now Head of the Legal Division at Comunicar. She received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Michigan State University and a Certificate in Legal Interpretation from The College of Charleston. Laura is a Certified State Court Interpreter since 2010 and has been interpreting in for over 30 years. Laura was born in Chicago and raised in Mexico City.
Kyle Criminger, CCI, CHI
Kyle Criminger graduated with a B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and then studied Spanish in Central and South America. He obtained a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from the Boston Language Institute in 2004 and taught EFL classes in Ecuador for 3 years. A staff interpreter for Comunicar since February 2008, he is a state certified judicial interpreter since 2017 and a certified healthcare interpreter since 2012.
Andrés Arroyave, MA.
Andrés Arroyave was born in Tulsa, OK to Colombian parents. He currently resides in Columbia, SC. He attends the University of South Carolina and is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Spanish with a focus in 21st-century Latin American crime fiction. Andrés earned his BA in History with a minor in Latin American Studies (2009) and his MA in Spanish (2015). He has been interpreting for Comunicar since January 2007.
Maria Beery, MA. CHI
Maria has been working as a Spanish interpreter since 2015. She began as a telephonic interpreter for the HABLA program at the University of South Carolina's Center for Child and Family Studies and quickly moved on to working with the translation team. She earned the IQP qualification for DSS interpreters in 2016. She began working for Comunicar at the beginning of 2017 and earned her CHITM certification as a healthcare interpreter in May 2017.
Laura graduated from the University of South Carolina with a major in Exercise Science and minor in Spanish. She worked as a Spanish Interpreter/translator for the Department of Social Services: Hispanic Assistance and Bilingual Access (HABLA), The Center for Child and Family Studies, and obtained the Language Testing International: Advanced Level Certification in Oral
Spanish from The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. She has been interpreting for Comunicar since December of 2016.
Alfonso Franco, MA.
Alfonso Franco hails from the state of Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Graceland University and his graduate degrees from Texas A&M University and The University of South Carolina. He is currently a full-time employee as a Clinic Social Worker at Palmetto Health USC Medical Group Immunology Center. He has been interpreting at Comunicar for 9 years and enjoys being able to help the Hispanic community better communicate with their medical providers.
Efraín Guzman is a Spanish speaker who grew up in Mexico until the age of 8 and has lived in the United States since. He has worked for the Department of Social Services in providing over-the-phone interpretation, as well as translating written documents. He has received an Advanced Level Certification from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He received an Associate of Arts degree from Midlands Technical College before continuing his studies at the University of South Carolina. He graduated from the university with a major in Geography. Efrain is currently a staff interpreter with Comunicar.
Danny Flores was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and has lived in Columbia, SC for 15 years. He recently graduated from Dreher High School. He is an artist and film-maker who generally focuses his work on the Latino community. His most recent work was presented at Indie Grits Visiones. He is also a part-time interpreter at Comunicar.
Rafael Marquez, CHI
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Rafael has been living in the US since 1996. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2001. He began his career as an interpreter in 2003, and obtained his National Certification as a Healthcare Interpreter through CCI in the Fall of 2012. He has been with Comunicar since 2003.