Starr Clinton is the founder of Nitas Silent Hands, Inc.
Before devoting her work full-time to Nitas Silent Hands, Starr worked as an administrative assistant for a daycare center and an interpreter for Gaston County School Systems. Starr attended Central Piedmont Community College where she studied American Sign Language. She is now pursuing her Bachelors degree in Special Education at Western Governor University.
Whether volunteering within her local church, Girl Scouts of America, or community service, Starr has always had a heart to serve. She currently serves as Chairman of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ministry at Bethlehem Church, in Gastonia, NC. She is also serves as the Fundraiser Coordinator for North Carolina Hands and Voices.
Throughout her life, one question that has always been asked of Starr is, “what is it like growing up with a deaf parent.” Starr admits that she always felt like she “had a superpower because everyone was so fascinated with how she was able to talk with her hands.” This wasn’t her inspiration though. Growing up she had to be the interpreter for her mother. At times this could be extremely aggravating, but she knew it needed to be done. Going into stores, restaurants, or any place where her mom needed assistance always bothered her, she explains. She would often question why people didn’t know how to communicate with her mom. Being a momma’s girl, Starr knew something needed to be done. One day God gave her a vision to help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.