El Paso SLI Sign Language Interpreters, LLC was founded in 2009 by Tamara Gastelum. Both of Tamara's parents and Uncle are Deaf and she is known as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Being brought up in a Deaf house hold gave her the rich cultural experiences and native language she applies to her work daily. She graduated from EPCC with her Associates of Applied Science Degree in the Sign Language Interpreter Training Program (ITP) and then obtained her Bachelors of Applied Science with a focus on Sign Language Interpreting from Sienna Heights University located in Adrian Michigan.  She holds both a Texas Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) certificate and a National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certificate. With over 17 years of experience in a variety of interpreting settings and her extensive background, she has grown El Paso SLI to proudly serve the El Paso Deaf Community with a Deaf heart. El Paso SLI proudly serves the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The team consists of the best and most highly qualified Interpreters in the city.  Always keeping in mind that our purpose is to provide excellent communication access to our consumers. As trained Sign Language Interpreters of American Sign Language it is our goal to understand the cultural and linguistic needs of the community we serve. We tailor our work to help build a bridge between the hearing, Deaf, and hard of hearing communities.

El Paso SLI's Management Team


Tamara Gastelum

CEO/ Interpreter 


Tamara Gastelum is the owner of El Paso SLI. She holds both a National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) NIC Certification and a Texas Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Certification.  Tamara is here to answer any  questions you may have.


Celina Salloum



Celina Salloum is the Manager for El Paso SLI. Celina holds a National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) NIC Certification. 

Celina is here to assist with the day to day operations of the company and is a full-time Interpreter. 


Alice Marquez

Administrative Assistant / Scheduler 


Alice Marquez is the administrative Assistant and she takes care of all your scheduling needs. If you have any questions about your interpreter or appointment she is here to assist.