CREEC is excited to welcome our new paralegal Kyle Neumann! Kyle recently received his Paralegal Certificate and Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Texas State University in San Marcos. Kyle’s passion for promoting equality and challenging the everyday struggles experienced by Deaf and DeafBlind people has led him to pursue a career change from information technology to law and advocacy. Kyle is thrilled to work with CREEC to support the Deaf and DeafBlind communities.

Man holding dog in front of sunflowerKyle is a New England native and he was born Deaf. He is fluent in American Sign Language and has years of experience as a foster father and advocate for Deaf children in Vermont and Texas. After adopting his Deaf son, he and his son moved to Austin, Texas seeking a more robust Deaf community. While studying at Texas State University, Kyle held an internship with the City of Austin Law Department as a paralegal. There, Kyle was able to integrate his skills in technology and legal writing to prepare and draft legal documents, gather substantive evidence, and write clear and concise reports. Kyle is excited to work at CREEC where he can apply his legal training and longstanding information technology skills.

Kyle is joining the Accessibility Project team, providing support on cases involving Deaf prisoners, curb cuts, and access to effective communication for the Deaf community through CREEC’s Fast Advocacy for Communication (“FAC”) program as well as other efforts to advocate for the Deaf community. Kyle states, “CREEC’s mission of educating and advocating for the needs of underserved communities is in line with my passion of advocating for the Deaf and DeafBlind communities.”

In Kyle’s free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and road trips.  He averages 30,000 miles a year on the road! Kyle looks forward to the adventures that Colorado holds. He adds to our CREEC puppy family with his 12-year-old dog, Xander Bander.