I am an accomplished court reporter and captioner, and my achievements have been recognized through a special resolution from the City of Fremont, California, a front-page article in the San Jose Mercury News, an article featuring me in Fortune Magazine, multiple profiles in the Journal of Court Reporting, and articles in several local newspapers.
Degree: Associate in Science degree in Court Reporting, 1981
CSR: California CSR #5439, issued in 1981
RPR: I initially received my RPR (Registered Professional Reporter) in 1980 and let it lapse. I re-tested in 1990 and have held the RPR since then.
CRR: In 1993, I became one of the first 55 people in the country to receive the CRR (Certified Realtime Reporter), and later worked on the CRR committee for NCRA.
CBC: In 2006, I received the CBC (Certified Broadcast Captioner) designation from NCRA.
- CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, and other national news stations, including national emergency coverage
- KRON-TV (San Francisco) 1993 to 2002
- Many other local stations, captioning regular news coverage, special events, political debates, and emergency coverage
Sports on national & regional TV, including FOX, ESPN, CBS, TNN, USA
- Pro and College Baseball (including 2000 & 2001 World Series, and multiple World Baseball Classic games)
- Pro and College Football (including World Bowl)
- Pro and College Basketball (including Men’s & Women’s championships)
- Several years of summer and winter Olympics
- Rodeo (PRCA & PBR)
- Pro and College Hockey (including the Stanley Cup)
- Pro and College Soccer (including world championships)
- Pro and College Tennis
- Auto Racing
- Golf, including Masters
Many entertainment shows, including Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Martha Stewart and others.
- Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2001)
- Home Shopping (HSN & ASN)
- Easter Seals Telethons and MDA Labor Day Telethons
- Televised and Internet broadcasts of City and County meetings for various agencies
- Fremont City Council, where I was the primary captioner from 1992, when Fremont became the first city in the U.S. to realtime caption every meeting, until 2001.
I was a pioneer in writing realtime onto CompuServe, and later onto the Internet, and have captioned a number of live events.
- Heather Whitestone (Miss America 1995) presentation
- Seminars for the Alexander Graham Bell Society
- Seminars for Californians for Television Access (CAL-TVA)
- California Association for the Deaf (CAD) convention
- Many captioning & court reporting seminars
I have performed on-site CART services for various deaf and disability organizations as well as governmental agencies.
Teaching & Speaking
For a list of my speaking and teaching engagements, please see that section of this site.
- 2001-present Proseyr Captioning – Owner/Captioner
I caption sports, news, and government programming for several captioning firms across the United States, as well as for my own clients.
- 1998-2001 VITAC – Captioner
Vitac purchased Bay Area Captioning in 1998, and I continued covering news and sports with more focus on a national level, both as an employee then later as a freelancer.
- 1992-2001 Mission Peak Captioning – Owner/Captioner
Mission Peak was my own freelance firm, where I did work for the City of Fremont, and miscellaneous convention and Internet jobs.
- 1993-1998 Bay Area Captioning, Inc. – Captioner
At Bay Area Captioning, I held down a regular news schedule as well as baseball and basketball games. I also did emergency coverage, including coordinating captioning coverage when the firm owners were on vacation.
- 1987-1998 Cheetah Systems, Inc. – Founder, Board Member, Vice President
I co-founded Cheetah, and worked virtually every job in the company. My principal responsibilities included accounting, coordinating trade shows and ad placements, seminars, demonstrating the products, helping the technical support hotline, and software testing.
- 1981-1989 Weber & Volzing – Court Reporter
I did freelance deposition work for Weber & Volzing in San Jose, CA, specializing in high-technology cases, where I developed a loyal clientele.
- NCRA: (National Court Reporters Association) Member since 1981. I served for five years on the Realtime Certification Committee.
- MCRA: (Montana Court Reporters Association) Co-chair for 2005 annual convention.
- DRA: (Deposition Reporters Association of California) I was a member from DRA’s formation until 2002, and was on the original Technology Committee.
- BAGRA: (Bay Area General Reporters Association) I was a longtime member, and served as President, Treasurer, and Seminar Chair.
- CCRA: (California Court Reporters Association) Member, 1981-1995.
- Other: I was on the Court Reporting Department Advisory Committee for West Valley College in Saratoga, CA for six years.