Billy Krahl began involving in the world of interpreting back in 1980’s, first being a part of Hand Harmony, a group of interpreters signing songs in different venues and then as an evaluator of Quality Assurance Screening to evaluate the skills of apprentice interpreters and provide feedback for further skills development. And finally, as obtained Reverse Skills Certificate (RSC) which back then was equivalent to current Certificate Deaf Interpreter (CDI).
A man of many talents, Billy began a professional mime performer in Florida in 1979, known as Kiko the Mime. He continues to performs mime.
He was Master of Ceremonies for the the Miss Deaf Virginia pageant in 1987 where Charity (Reedy) Hines was crowned.