Juan is a native signer and has excessive knowledge in American Sign Language. He has three beautiful Deaf children and one Deaf grandson. Juan is the winner of the Deaf Illinois Award 2013 and the current holder of the Best Deaf Activist title. Juan modeled and mentored ASL for several different Deaf Outreach videos for various hospitals. He holds an ASL Mentor certification and has worked as a Deaf Interpreter for the last 20 years.