Jami lives with her family in Mead, Colorado and has extended family in Ouray.
She and her husband Eric have two sons. Her youngest boy was born at 34 weeks due to congenital Cytomegalovirus or cCMV. While he passed the newborn screening, Nathan developed a progressive loss. At six months of age, they learned he was profoundly deaf.
Jami oversees the Guide By Your Side program and provides support to parents throughout the state, as well as those who have a child who is Deaf/hard of hearing “Plus” as a personal passion.
Jami is also the Executive Director for Colorado’s Hands & Voices Chapter.
To be connected with a Parent Guide, please email us: GBYS@co-hv.org.
The Value of Parent Stories: Learn more from real parent stories. Here are a few Colorado family experiences. Each one is unique.
Liesel Thomas, mom of two children who are Deaf
and past Parent Guide, GBYS/ASTra Coordinator:
Dessie Berry – past South Metro Parent Guide, progressive loss
Mah-rya Proper – when an interpreter finds out her son is Deaf. Mah-rya is a member of the Colorado Infant Hearing Advisory Committee, a Parent Ambassador, and a past Parent Guide.
Katherine Baldwin – past Colorado Guide
– Click for Katherine’s story – When Parents are Hearing and Deaf
Jeannene Evenstad – (Office Manager for CO H&V)
– Click for Jeannene’s story – When Two of Three Children are Deaf in a Family