Ad Astra’s

Leadership Team

Lena Petrova-Toolsie • She/Her/Hers
Founder and CEO
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Lena’s passion for languages services was born out of a desire to promote cultural understanding.  

She’s built Ad Astra with a diverse team of professionals who also profoundly care about people and communities across the nation and globe. 

In her free time, you can find her exploring locales across the world and making friends along the way. 

Bobby Harris • He/Him/His
Director of Operations, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
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Bobby has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, focusing on Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. One of his heart-felt missions is striving to help Deaf communities lead the lives they deserve.

Bobby is very passionate and intentional about giving back to the community. He has volunteered on the Board for the Maryland Association of the Deaf.

He’s open-minded, fun-loving and inspires others to become proactive in their own communities.

John Eick • He/Him/His
Director of Operations
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John is an experienced Human Resources and Recruiting Director with a solid history of working in the Recruiting and Compliance industry.

He has Bachelor of Arts focused on United States Government and Politics from The Catholic University of America.

He’s focused, process-oriented and exudes compassion.