Jody holds a General Studies degree from Northwestern State University. He is also currently enrolled in the clinical portion of the Registered Nursing program offered at the University. Jody currently holds the position of staff interpreter at the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center. He has been involved in deafness for the past 13 years. He has interpreted in a variety of settings notably legal, educational, community, religious, governmental and, of course, medical.
Jody was involved in the sign language theatrical troupe, The Sign Company, where he was a member for 8 years. He has also worked with the local Shreveport Little Theatre where he interprets local theatre productions. Jody teaches and is developing the curriculum for American Sign Language at the Deaf Action Center and has been an instructor for the Bossier Parish Community College Community Education Program.