Dr. Michelle Christe
Founder, Executive Director
Michelle Christie, Ms.Ed., CCC, Ed.D, founded No Limits, in 1996. After 18 years in the entertainment industry, Dr. Christie decided to follow her dream of working with children with hearing loss who speak and listen. She changed her career path and earned a Masters Degree in Education, with a full fellowship and distinguished honors from the USC/John Tracy Clinic Program. She later received her Doctorate in Education from UCLA. Her dissertation focused on the needs and experiences of low-income Latino parents of school-age children with hearing loss. She has been invited to present her findings throughout the country, as well as internationally, including the Hearing Across the Lifespan (HEAL) Conference in Italy with representatives from over 60 countries in attendance.
M.Ed. LSLS Cert. AVed
Director of Outreach & Programming
Julie has been working at No Limits for almost ten years as an AVT therapist and a program director. Her knowledge, passion, creativity and love for families and children make her a great asset to No Limits and the community. She leads the way in partnerships between No Limits and the community, and is instrumental in running the Educational Centers in Los Angeles, Oxnard and Las Vegas.
National Theater Program Director
With over 30 years experience in theatre, Eileen coordinates all No Limits productions nationwide, and directs No Limits productions on the East coast. Eileen has been with No Limits since 1998, when her daughter, Christen, who is deaf, performed in the first No Limits New York production. Eileen provides guidance to parents who enroll in the program and offers them help not only during the productions, but also throughout their child’s school-age years. Eileen credits No Limits for teaching her how to be an advocate for her daughter, who now has a masters in Occupational Therapy.
Adam is a digital content veteran who has served as a New Media Director for Barack Obama and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a marketing director for startups, and a content strategist for brands like Coolhaus and Power Rangers. A board member of The Inner-City Shakespeare Ensemble, Adam produced the organization's first film venture, the award-winning Iago. Adam is passionate about filmmaking, service, and helping tell the No Limits story.
LA Program + Volunteer Coordinator
Andres is a graduate of UCLA with a background in project refinement, having worked in film development with Sony Pictures and production administration with Meals on Wheels. An LA native, Andres is excited to help change the lives of deaf children and their families, and expand No Limits' impact in his local community.
Las Vegas Program Director
With over thirty years experience as a class room teacher and speech therapist, and a degree in elementary education and early childhood development, Donna is passionate about working with deaf and hard of hearing students. She is a Kentucky native who loves service, dogs, and her family. When not working at No Limits, she volunteers as a Baby Cuddler in the NICU and coaches her Special Olympics basketball team.
Las Vegas Theater Director
Ericka is a teacher of the deaf with over 20 years experience in the Clark County School district, a BA in Deaf Education, and an MA in Early Intervention. Her expertise, combined with her love of theater and children, make her an integral part of No Limits' Theater Program. When not working with deaf children, she can be found spoiling her nieces and nephews or working on her photography.
Oxnard Parent Liaison
Oxnard Program and Outreach Coordinator
A No Limits parent herself since she enrolled her daughter, Emma, in 2015, Raquel is passionate about giving the parents of deaf children the tools to be advocates for their kids. The valedictorian of her class at Santa Barbara Business College, Raquel loves family, traveling, cooking, and baseball.