Ron has lifetime history of bilateral hearing loss, is late-deafened, and utilizes a cochlear implant.
He has an education/counselor background with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind.
He enjoys relay services as tools to gain access to communication connections.
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Kraig is a retired Air Force veteran. Kraig has profound hearing loss and has a personal desire to help others to communicate more effectively. He has been a Relay contractor for over 13 years.
Kraig has a BA from Coastal Carolina University in Sports Leadership and Spiritual Wellness, and a minor in Religious Studies. He also holds an AS in Sports Tourism and Recreational Management from Horry Georgetown Technical College. In addition, he is currently pursuing a Theology degree and is expected to graduate in Fall 2022. Kraig and his family reside in Myrtle Beach.
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Joleen had worked as an Outreach Specialist part-time in New Jersey for 10 years before retiring from the Department of Defense to move to South Carolina and accepting a position with Relay South Carolina.
Joleen was born hard of hearing. She currently has bilateral Cochlear Implants. After having a major hearing loss and struggling to use the telephone, she saw firsthand how much Relay has helped her in life. When she heard of a position opening to work as a Relay Outreach Specialist, she had the excited desire to apply (and was accepted) for the opportunity to promote everything New Jersey Relay and Relay South Carolina has to offer!
Joleen and her husband, Gordon, grew up in Buffalo, New York. They have 2 children, enjoy the retired life, and spending time with their 3 grandboys. Joleen looks forward to assisting people in South Carolina who have a hearing loss about the varied Relay services.
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