Director of Employment Services


Bobby Crocker

Lead Employment Advisor

Bobby Crocker joined DCS in 2006 as Employment Advisor at the North County Coastal Career Center in Oceanside. Bobby also provides Deaf Interpreter services for the employment services department, as needed. In May 2017, Bobby was promoted to Lead Employment Advisor.

Bobby also works as a freelance Deaf Interpreter for several local agencies and has been doing so since 1995. Since 1992 he has volunteered as a Support Services Provider for Deaf/Blind individuals. In addition, Bobby has also worked as an ASL instructor/tutor for Spanish speaking families under the San Diego County Social Work Department since 2007.

Bobby has a strong interest in languages and is fluent in; American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish Sign Language (Lengua de Signos Española), International Sign Language and Tactical Sign Language.
Bobby is a native Virginian; the youngest of 7 children and the only Deaf member of his family. He is married to a wonderful Deaf husband from Spain and together, they adopted a beautiful Cornish Rex cat named Niña.

Bobby is an alumnus of New River Community College in Dublin, VA and Gallaudet University. He enjoys traveling around the world with his husband and their cat. Bobby loves to volunteer for many Deaf Community events in San Diego.


Heather Doty

Employment Advisor/Interpreter

Heather Doty is a native of San Diego, California. She attended both Palomar College and San Diego Mesa College for her ASL and interpreting education. After graduating from the Interpreter Training Program at San Diego Mesa College in 2012, she received her B.A. degree from National University, concentrating in Human Behavior and Communication. Heather has worked as a freelance community interpreter, as a Support Service Provider with the Helen Keller National Center, San Diego, and as an assistant with the youth program at Braille Institute of America, La Jolla. She enjoys cooking and baking, gardening, and hopes to one day have a couple of backyard chickens.


Joe Keller

Job Development Specialist

Joe Keller comes to DCS after working for GLAD/EDD as a Job Placement Coordinator for over 7 years. Previously, he worked for 9 years overseeing finances in the physical rehabilitation field as well as at Goodwill Industries of Long Beach as a Computer Teaching Assistant. Joe enjoys empowering his clients to believe they can achieve their dream job, he also enjoys reaching out to the hearing community to teach them that Deaf are ABLE! Joe grew up as the youngest of three boys in Long Beach, Orange County and has lived in North San Diego County for 20 years. In his free time, Joe plays softball year-round and enjoys camping, kayaking, hiking and spending time watching his children play sports. He and his wife have four children, aged 8 to 20. His oldest daughter attends Gallaudet University.


Naomi Valenzuela

Job Development Specialist

Naomi Valenzuela is from Berkeley, California, where she first studied ASL at Vista College. She then studied Fine Art in NY and earned a BA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and an AA degree in ASL and Deaf studies from Vista College. She worked for two Deaf community agencies, (DCARA in Oakland and GLAD in L..A.), and then taught scuba diving for 8 years at various places around the world. In 2012, she began working at DCS/Job Services Program, where she enjoys researching job opportunities with and for Deaf and hard-of-hearing job seekers. Her hobbies include scuba diving, singing in choruses, yoga, travel, and foreign languages.