About Us

Over 300 interpreters working with us

We work with the Best!

Since 1986, The Sign Language Company has provided certified and qualified interpreters throughout California and around the Globe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Sign Language Company has established an enviable reputation in a wide array of settings.  Services are provided in the fields of Education, Medicine, Law, Mental Health, High Tech fields, Business (job interviews, conferences, seminars, training classes and workshops).   We have unique expertise in the Entertainment Industry serving as the preferred agency for Theatre, Television (including commercials, music videos, and Public Service Announcements) and Film.  We are known as the global “boutique” agency providing the finest talent with exceptional customer service. The Sign Language Company coordinates the assignments of over 300 professional and qualified Sign Language Interpreters nationwide.

Meet Our Los Angeles Team

Bill Pugin – President/CEO

Bill Pugin

Bill Pugin believes people can master the skills of powerful communication by being open to life’s experiences and developing natural tools of social observation. Signing started Pugin on his road to discovery. His sister, Mary Anne, is deaf and his great affection toward her inspired him to learn sign language. He attended Gallaudet University, a university for the Deaf in Washington DC, where he completed his formal training in Sign Language Interpreting in 1979.

Bill has traveled the world providing exceptional sign language interpreting services for three U.S. Presidents, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, World Leaders and Entertainment Industry Icons.  He founded The Sign Language Company in order to offer the industry a higher level of talent and service. Bill is ‘hands on’ with the day to day operations at The Sign Language Company, ensuring his company maintains the high standards and industry reputation he established over 30 years ago.

To learn more about Bill’s personal role in the entertainment industry, you can browse his IMDB page by clicking here.

Ann Apple – Director of Client Services (EMERITUS)

Ann Apple

Since 2002, Ann has been the warm and professional voice you hear when calling The Sign Language Company for Interpreting Services. Ann is known by clients and interpreters for her exceptional ability to match ideal service providers to the particular need. Ann brings her excellent organizational and communication skills to The Sign Language Company after years in the Corporate and Educational fields. Ann’s experience in these diverse environments along with her years of experience with The Sign Language Company have honed her talents interacting with both clients and interpreters making all who are in contact with her feel they are getting the personal and individual attention they deserve.

Evelyn Hunter – Marketing Director / Project Manager


Evelyn brings nearly 20 years of marketing, sales, customer service and project management expertise to The Sign Language Company. She has worked for a variety of corporate firms assisting in the development of marketing programs, sales, public relations and sales promotion programs for business to business and consumer clients. Specific client experience includes Delta Air Lines, Coca Cola, BBDO Advertising Agency, Lifetouch, and Drees Homes. Evelyn oversees The Sign Language Company projects,  website, marketing outreach, SLC blogs, and social media outreach while maintaining the philosophy that “good old-fashioned basics in today’s marketing arena are still key. Listening to the customer’s needs and priorities, providing individual solutions while avoiding a cookie cutter approach, remaining accessible – always striving to build and maintain a productive relationship with each client.”

Jesse – Professional Paper Shredder (RETIRED)

Jesse - Professional Paper Shredder

Jesse comes to The Sign Language Company by way of a previous position in Marina Del Rey as an “unwanted paper shredder”. Luckily, we were able to get our paws on him. We had no bone to pick with his past, and knowing we weren’t barking up the wrong tree with this young fellow, we continue to be treated with his presence. He’s being groomed for an advanced position, but for the time being he’s willing to sit and stay where he is.