Court Reporter and Captioner Convention

Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah

August 26-28, 2022


Speaker Bios

Name

Bio

Teresa Maciel

Teresa has been a court reporter since 1993 and a full-time official since 1998, providing realtime in the courtroom for the past 15 years.  She has been a supervisor for three years and a senior for five years before that.  In addition to her officialship, she has also been an Eclipse trainer for five years and the Northern California sales rep for ten years.  Teresa absolutely loves Eclipse and training reporters to let your software work for you in using all the features you can to make more time for yourself to do what you love.

Jill Suttenberg

Jill is a certified Case CATalyst trainer who covers Arizona and Southern Nevada.  Jill attended Stenotype Institute in New York City and graduated in 1982.  After graduation, Jill worked freelance for a large New York firm where she reported many different types of cases including med-mal, corporate and aviation.  Jill traveled overseas in the 1980s and reported some high-profile cases including the Pan Am Lockerbie disaster both in New York and in Frankfurt, Germany. While raising her family, Jill provided scoping services and subsequently became a Case CATalyst Certified Training Agent and has trained on the software since Version 1.04.  She returned to active court reporting in New York almost 15 years ago. In 2019, Jill and her husband moved to Arizona to enjoy semi-retirement.  Jill is currently scoping and training, both in person and remotely, and covers Arizona and southern Nevada as a training agent.

Greta Duckett, RPR, CRR, AL-CCR, GA-CCR, TN-LCR, Realtime Systems Administrator

Greta is a Certified DigitalCAT trainer, a freelance court reporter with Baker Realtime Worldwide Reporting, and a licensed Reporter in three states who specializes in realtime and daily copy.  Greta has been reporting since 1995 and has worked both as an official and freelance reporter.  Greta is a well-known representative of Stenovations and a certified DigitalCAT Software Trainer.  In her spare time, Greta enjoys gardening, her dogs, and has a hobby business making hot sauce and pepper jelly!

Rick Louie

Rick is a supervisor of StenoCAT Product Support.  Rick is a Southern California native with over 28 years of StenoCAT product experience at Gigatron Software Corporation in areas of quality assurance, senior technical support, and training.  Over the last 24 years, Rick has conducted numerous training seminars for the StenoCAT Users Networks, CCRA, DRA, NCRA and state conventions.  Rick is also an instructor at South Coast College of Court Reporting.  Rick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Pam Gwin Coder

Pam has been a reporter in Texas since 1994 after obtaining her associate’s degree from Alvin Community College.  Pam has been on ProCAT software since switching in 2004.  Pam recently became an official for Harris County Civil Court 270th after 25 years as a freelancer.  She owned and ran a court reporting school, RACR, from 2011 through 2015 while freelancing full time.  She is currently a seminar presenter with Jeff Justice Seminars and has also been a presenter at Houston Court Reporters Association, Texas Court Reporters Association, and NCRA.  Court reporting is her passion!

Sandra K. Smith, RPR, CRC

Sandra Smith is the President of Write-On Captioning & CART, Inc.  Sandra graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1986. She has worked as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter and CART/Broadcast Captioner.  Sandra has experience in all aspects of broadcast captioning with an emphasis on sports, and has captioned a three-hour daily sports talk program for a major sports network for 10-plus years. Sandra’s CART experience includes on-site conventions, corporate meetings, college courses, press conferences.  She also provides tech assistance and training for captioners on Eclipse/Accucap.

Tanya Ward English

Tanya Ward English began her career in court reporting and captioning in 1986 and is the owner of CaptionCrew and Realtime Transcription.  As a leader in technology and innovation, Tanya has been awarded a U.S. patent for video search and is the creator of CaptionTools, a set of online tools for making video accessible and searchable. When Tanya isn’t working, she can be found in Colorado where she skis, hikes with her dogs, and enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors. 

Christina Martinez

LIFE...Live it, Invest in it, Fumble through it, and ENJOY it!  This tagline describes Christina’s view of life perfectly!  Many years ago, Christina was told, “You’ve gone through more in the last seven years than most people try to avoid their entire lifetime.”  Stage 3 breast cancer survivor, age 24. Mother, age 30. Widow, age 31.

     Christina Martinez moved to Colorado in 2001 from Niagara Falls, New York.  At a young age, she knew she didn’t want to stay in Niagara Falls and since the weather in Buffalo wasn’t any better, it only made sense to move west.  Less humidity, more sunshine!  While in New York, Christina earned her Bachelor’s in Mathematics at Buffalo State College and Ed. M. in Secondary Math Education at SUNY, Buffalo.   After a short stint in education, she left her teaching career to expand a small business in the financial services industry she had started just a few years prior.  With the world of pop quizzes, grading papers, and standardized testing behind her, Christina journeyed along the path of “Business Owner.”

     Christina remarried in 2009 and lives to spend time with her husband and business partner, Dedric, their teenage daughter and two pit bulls, Onyx and Navy.  She has a deep love for ‘80s music, traveling, kickboxing, cooking and volunteering in her community church.  

Judge David Sam

Judge Sam is an Article III Federal Judge for the United States District Court of Utah. Judge Sam joined the Court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Sam is currently serving on Senior status.

Laura Robinson, RPR, FCRR, CSR

Laura is an Official Court Reporter for the United States District Court for the District of Utah.  She is also the USCRA immediate past president.

Dave Cawley

Born and raised in Utah, Dave has spent the entirety of his career in the Beehive State. He is a graduate of the University of Utah’s journalism school and went to work as a field reporter directly out of college in the early 2000s. Dave joined KSL, a Utah station, in 2012, taking over as the Executive Producer for the afternoon news. In early 2018, he moved into a new role as Executive Producer of Digital Content. In this position, he oversees KSL’s investigative podcasting efforts.

Paul Mellor

Paul Mellor, author of Finding the Keys, was a finalist in the USA Memory Championship where he recalled the names of over 90 people in less than 15 minutes, remembered in exact order over 100 single-digit numbers after a five-minute study, and recalled the exact order of a shuffled deck of playing cards after less than a three-and-a-half-minute review!  His fun and energetic programs have been delivered to audiences nationwide. A Communications graduate of Western Carolina University, Paul is also the author of You're Almost There, chronicling his journey as having run a marathon (26.2 miles) in all 50 states.

Allison M. Hall, RMR, CRR, CSR

Allison is a court reporter of nearly 20 years, working in both a freelance and official capacity, and is currently a full-time official district court reporter at Tulsa County Courthouse. Allison also teaches eager court reporting students part-time at Tulsa Community College. Allison enjoys public speaking and has taught seminars on shortening writing styles, efficiency, the future of court reporting, how to be an effective mentor, and legal education seminars to both judges and attorneys. Allison qualified in NCRA's National Speed Contest in 2016 and 2018, and also qualified in NCRA's National Realtime Contest in 2018. Allison is the recipient of the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association Distinguished Reporter Award for 2018. Allison holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Court Reporting from Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Judge Carolyn B. McHugh, United States Court Of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit

President Barack Obama appointed Judge Carolyn McHugh to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on March 14, 2014. She is the first woman from Utah to be appointed to the Circuit Court.  Prior to her appointment to the federal bench, Judge McHugh was the presiding judge of the Utah Court of Appeals. She was appointed to Utah’s only intermediate appellate court by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in August 2005. Judge McHugh attended the University of Utah College of Law, where she was awarded the Order of the Coif for academic excellence and served as an editor of the Utah Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Judge McHugh clerked for Judge Bruce S. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Judge McHugh then joined Parr Brown Gee & Loveless, became a shareholder, and focused her legal practice in complex, commercial litigation for more than two decades. Judge McHugh is a past president of Women Lawyers of Utah, past chairperson of the American Bar Association Conference of Environmental Law, and has served as a member of the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission and the Utah Commission on Civics and Character Education. She has been recognized as the 1997 University of Utah College of Law Young Alumna, the 2001 Utah Woman Lawyer of the Year, and received the 2009 Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award for service to women in the profession.

Kimberly Farkas, RPR, CRR, NV-CCR, CA-CSR

Kim is the president of Nevada Court Reporters Association and a 32-year veteran of the court reporting profession. Kim graduated from the Cleveland Academy of Court Reporting and has worked in several states as a freelance reporter and CART captioner. Kim currently is the owner of Realtime Trials Reporting in Las Vegas, Nevada. She's a graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and has attended NCRA's bootcamp twice. Kim has served in several roles within NVCRA including editor of the newsletter, director, and president.

Clarkson D. Gaudette

Clark Gaudette lost his hearing as an infant, and American Sign Language was his first language.  He attended a deaf school in Tucson, Arizona, as a child.  Clark has spent most of his work life in construction, but has also been an ASL teacher and worked in the fish and game industry.  Clark also happens to be the father of Court Reporter Phoebe Moorhead, RPR, CRR!

Maclain Drake

Maclain Drake has an affection for musical diversity and is the founder of his company, Vibe. Maclain is known for his work with the Megaplex Theatres across the entire State of Utah for ADA issues.  He is also the hearing loss expert for the Utah Film Commission. Maclain is known for his work with Sonova, who owns Advanced Bionics, Phonak, and Sennheiser, as their US Rep for their company. 

Kristine Bunch

Kristine Bunch is an Innocence Project exoneree and an advocate for people exonerated of wrongful conviction. She co-founded and co-runs a non-profit organization called Justice4JustUs which connects exonerated individuals to social and medical services to help them rebuild their lives.

Tasha Sisneros

Tasha Sisneros, RPR, CRC, CSR(UT) graduated from Intermountain College of Court Reporting in 1998.  She began her career as an Official Court Reporter for the Fourth District Court in Provo, Utah.  In 2006, Tasha “followed her heart” to the deserts of southern Utah where she formed her company TATS Captions, LLC, and began working as a broadcast captioner and CART provider.  Tasha provides real-time captions for newscasts, sporting events, and live broadcasts.  Tasha’s CART experience includes captioning college courses, corporate meetings, remote and on-site conventions, stadium captions, Zoom calls, and government meetings.  You speak it, she’ll caption it!  Tasha is a passionate advocate for quality equal accessibility for the Deaf/HoH community.  “Quality captions are produced by a highly-trained, live captioner.  Quality captions matter!”

Michelle Camp

Michelle is a certified instructor in several disciplines for the NRA and USCCA, a certified DRAW Instructor, A Well Armed Woman Instructor, Utah Concealed Carry instructor, and a USCCA Training Counselor where she works to develop quality firearms instructors. Michelle grew up shooting, but it wasn’t until she found TWAW Shooting Chapters that she discovered her passion and desire to help train and develop women shooters. In 2014, Michelle started her first TWAW chapter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She now leads the Jordan Valley Chapter, serves as a Utah State Leader, Regional Trainer, and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for TWAW Shooting Chapters, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit that exists to educate, equip and empower women shooters.

Camille D. Bibles

Camille D. Bibles is a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she is the sole federal judge located in Northern Arizona. After graduating from law school at the College of William and Mary in 1987, Ms. Bibles began her career with the Coconino County Attorney’s Office in Northern Arizona. Judge Bible’s skill in convicting violent criminals, particularly murderers, led to her being the first prosecutor in Arizona, and one of the first in the United States, to present DNA evidence to a jury after successfully presenting it in a Frye hearing. In 1998, Judge Bibles became a member of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. In 2002, she took a leave of absence to take a position at the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) for the former Yugoslavia as a war crimes prosecutor. Returning to the US Attorney’s Office in Arizona in 2004, Ms. Bibles focused on prosecuting hostage-taking cases in Phoenix before moving to the Flagstaff US Attorney’s Office, where she continued to prosecute a wide variety of cases. Ms. Bibles returned to ICTY in 2012 where she was a Senior Trial Attorney for the team prosecuting General Ratko Mladic. Ms. Bibles returned to Flagstaff and served as the lead attorney managing the Flagstaff US Attorney’s Office in Flagstaff until she was sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge in February, 2019.

Camille and her husband David Chapman, a retired Federal Law Enforcement Ranger with the National Park Service, spend their free time cycling, fly fishing, and hiking throughout the Western U.S.



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