PRESIDENT:  JAMES CONNOR, RPR, CRR, CSR, CLVS, Indianapolis, Indiana

Jim Connor, RPR, CRR, CSR, CLVS, is a 40-year reporting veteran, and owner of Connor Reporting in Indianapolis, Lafayette and Bloomington, Indiana.  Jim has also attained his trial presentation certification in both Trial Director and Visionary softwares.  He has extensive deposition and arbitration reporting experience and specializes in international labor union convention reporting.  During his reporting career he has worked with every U.S. President since Jimmy Carter, as well as former South African President Nelson Mandela, and former president of Poland, Lech Walesa.  

Jim also engages in one-on-one CART reporting for clients with hearing impairments and does captioning for larger venues such as labor union conventions.   Another of his expertise is reporting press conferences for sporting events including the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR’s Brickyard 400, Formula One, and MotoGP races with immediate turnaround for dissemination to the world’s press and posting on the various sporting websites. 

He has been an Eclipse software user since 1993, and in 2012 transitioned to Case CATalyst software to be better equipped to report the terrorist trials at Guantanamo Bay.

Jim definitely considers his current assignment with the GTMO team in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be the highlight of his long career.  Reporting the trials of al Nashiri, the mastermind of the bombings of the USS Cole and USS The Sullivans, and the 9/11 terrorists has been very challenging but extremely rewarding and exciting.  He feels honored to play a vital role in these historic proceedings.

VICE PRESIDENT:  MARJORIE PETERS, RMR, CRR, Realtime Systems Administrator, Alexandria, Virginia

2021 will mark Marjorie’s 35th year as a court reporter.   Beginning in Erie, PA, in 1986, Marjorie’s career has covered all specialties of reporting: 9 years as an official reporter; 14 years in  CART/Captioning  both as an in-house staff captioner, as well as an independent contractor, providing remote captioning, as well as on-site sports stadiums, convention venues and medical symposiums; followed by 12 years in freelance reporting, first as an employee, and then starting her own freelance business in Pittsburgh, PA; and as of 2019, she lives in Alexandria, VA, covering the DC/MD/VA area as an independent freelance reporter.  

Marjorie feels her varied experience in these roles has prepared her to engage with both reporting agencies and their staff more effectively, as well as their law firm clients.  She understands the entire litigation process from start to finish -- not only the importance of an accurate record, but also the full breadth of services that reporting agencies offer their clients.  Marjorie believes that technology has advanced the reporting profession in a compelling way for the reporter and the hiring firm, providing tools to serve client needs in all three reporting specialties.

Marjorie has served on the PCRA Board of Directors, has been active on various NCRA committees, and has presented numerous seminars on behalf of both Associations. She currently serves as a Trustee of the National Court Reporters Foundation.  In 2018, she received NCRA’s Santo Aurelio Award for Altruism.  She is a long-time supporter of the court reporting program at Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh through teaching and curriculum development.   Marjorie continues to actively support the Light of Life Rescue Mission based in Pittsburgh, PA, and, now a resident of Alexandria, VA, she plans to identify a local organization to support, as well.

In addition to Marjorie’s captioning experience and expertise in reporting complex litigation, she is proud to be a part of the GTMO team in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – an assignment she finds to be both challenging and rewarding.  She is proud to be a part of the GTMO team which, as she describes, laughs as hard as it works.

Since attending her first STAR convention, Marjorie has viewed STAR members as positive, forward-looking court reporting professionals dedicated to bringing the best technology, customer service, and business practices to stenographers and agencies.  She looks forward to committing her time, experience, and energy in furtherance of the goals of STAR and its members.

When Marjorie is not serving 14-year-old calico, Hannah, you will find her cooking and enjoying wine, or hopefully, in the great outdoors, most likely cycling, or if she is lucky, on a horse.

SECRETARY:  SHELLENE IVERSON, CSR, Portland, Oregon

Shellene Iverson started her career in Oregon as a freelance reporter in 2002 until she began working with Gretia Capri and Capri & Associates in 2005.  In 2008 Capri~Iverson Reporting was formed.  Her partner retired in 2009, and Shellene continued with Capri~Iverson Reporting until 2016.  In 2016 she moved offices and the firm became Iverson & Associates, LLC.

Shellene has served on the board of the Oregon Court Reporters Association in various capacities.  She started as a director and served a four-year term.  Then she moved on to become secretary for a two-year term.  After that term was over, she took over as the Membership Chair of the Oregon Court Reporters Association until 2014 when she became President Elect.  Shellene was president of the association in 2015 and past president in 2016.  Shellene now serves again as the Membership Chair of the Oregon Court Reporters Association.

Shellene has been married to Kris Iverson for 20 years and has two adult sons, Zackery and Austin.  In her spare time, she likes to hike, kayak, and spend time with friends and family.

TREASURER:  TODD MOBLEY, MBA, Dayton, Ohio

Todd Mobley joined the firm of Mike Mobley Reporting in January 1994.  He graduated from the University of Dayton in 1993 with a degree in Accounting.  Upon graduation, he went to work for The Analytical Sciences Corporation (TASC) where he served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and Department of Energy regarding the estimation of costs for environmental cleanup efforts.  He also worked on a document management project for the Air Force in the C-17 litigation that electronically saved millions of exhibits.  At the time, it was the largest conversion of paper exhibits to electronic exhibits ever.

In 1994, he joined Mike Mobley Reporting full time after many years of helping on a part-time basis. He currently is the President, accountant, and videographer for the firm.  He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton in 1997 with a focus on Entrepreneurship.

Todd has served on numerous committees for NCRA over his 25+ year career. He was also active in the Ohio Court Reporters Association, where he served on the Legislative Committee and is on the Liaison Committee with the attorneys who represent the Ohio Court Reporters in legislative matters.  He has been involved with these matters since 1996. Todd has served as STAR Treasurer from 1998 through his current term in 2020.  He has become known as treasurer-for-life.

Todd has been married to Angela Mobley since 2000 and they have three children, Michael, Marilyn, and Mary Margaret.  Todd coaches his son’s football, basketball and baseball teams and coaches both daughters in basketball and soccer.  In his free time Todd likes to camp, hike and fish with his family.  He also loves to read, with his interest focused mostly on WWII history.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:  SUSAN INGRAHAM, RPR, Realtime Systems Administrator, Celina, Ohio

Susan began her reporting career in 1982 as Ingraham Reporting Service.   In 1988, Susan joined with Marilyn Jones and Sandra Dieringer to form Midwest Reporting Service.  Angela O’Neill joined the group in 2011. 

Susan has always felt it important to stay on the cutting edge of technology so that the stenographic record will be clear, concise, and accurate.  Susan also firmly believes in the power of networking.  To that end, she was involved with TAACT, its successor organization, and then at the time of TAACT’s merger with STAR, became a board member during the transition period.  She has been on the Liaison Committee since May of 2000.  She is a member of NCRA and the Ohio Court Reporters Association, having achieved the RPR and the Realtime Systems Administrator.

STAR has played a major role in her professional and personal development and in her business success.  Susan credits her involvement with STAR in bringing some of her closest friends into her life.  She is grateful for the opportunity to have served on the board and looks forward to continuing her staunch support of current and future members of STAR.  

Susan and her husband, Jeff, are active members of their church and their community.  They have two adult daughters, both married.  They also have two granddaughters and five grandsons - their most fun hobbies.

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2021):  CONSTANCE LEE, RPR, CSR (IL, TN), PA-WV-MD Notary, Realtime Systems Administrator, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With a passion for precision and quality, Connie Lee has more than 30 years of experience as a trusted reporting professional. She began her career literally on the ground as a delivery person. From there, she worked her way up by serving as a freelance reporter, CART provider, official, and broadcast and stadium captioner.

Currently, she is the owner and principal of Constance Lee & Company, founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2005. Her company has earned the reputation as a top court reporting, videography, and trial presentations provider in the region by delivering outstanding services and leadership to clients.  Her career of choice is as a freelance deposition reporter, but previously she was a broadcast captioner for VITAC, a university CART provider for graduate students, and was the stadium captioner for the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL franchise for five seasons.

Connie, in the past, has been a district director of the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association (PCRA) and is currently in her second consecutive term as the District 4 director, serving as chair of its Investment Committee. She has worked extensively with Stenograph L.L.C. products since 1988 and has been a training agent for the company.

She earned her court reporting certification and associate degree in general studies from Community College of Allegheny County and continues to elevate her expertise through ongoing professional development. An avid volunteer in her community, she is the director of Pittsburgh’s Network of Hope Foodbank and is active with her church. Connie resides in Pittsburgh with her husband Tim and has three daughters.

Connie is excited about advancing technologies that are influencing and merging with court reporting and is eager to see where STAR leads the future of the industry.

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2021):  SANDRA BUNCH VANDERPOL, FAPR, RMR, CRR, CSR, CLR, Realtime Systems Administrator, Lotus, California

Sandy has more than 45 years of reporting experience, focusing on the technological aspects of court reporting.  Prior to providing services as a freelance reporter, Sandy worked as an official court reporter, a deposition firm owner, and a staff reporter for Phillips & Associates and Bunch & Associates, specializing in training reporters on technology and marketing those technologies to litigators.  Her areas of expertise include:  Realtime reporting and troubleshooting any issues that may arise; Immediate delivery of rough draft transcripts; Web streaming the realtime text, video and VoIP to remote viewers; Reporting of complex litigation, including the handling of thousands of exhibits; Scanning and linking exhibits to transcripts in SBF, LEF, PDF and other formats; and Setting up, managing and administering transcript/exhibit repositories.

Throughout her career, Sandy has presented at seminars to both reporters and attorneys focusing on the technological side of reporting and how to best use this technology for both the reporter and the litigator.  She has also been selected as the deposition reporter in many complex MDL environmental cases, reporting up to as many as 200 depositions in each case.

Sandy has been licensed as a Certified Shorthand Reporter in California since 1975.  Through the National Court Reporters Association, she has also received the Certified Merit Reporter designation, the Certified Realtime Reporter designation and is credentialed as a Realtime Systems Administrator.  Sandy has been recognized as a Fellow of Academy of Professional Reporters and as the NCRA Distinguished Service Award recipient in 2015.  Sandy is a past president of the California Court Reporters Association.  In 2013 she was honored with the CCRA Distinguished Service Award.

Sandy is an active member in the National Court Reporters Association, and has served on numerous committees, including the Technology Review Committee.  She has presented seminars relating to technology in the court reporting profession at both the NCRA and CCRA conventions.    Sandy was instrumental in developing the NCRA Realtime Systems Administrator program.  She is also a member of the Northern California Court Reporters Association and, of course, STAR.

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2022):  SANDRA NARUP, RPR, CLR, FPR, Orlando, Florida

Sandy Narup began her reporting career in 1989 with the firm of Narup & Vouvakis, which was acquired by another firm in 2004.  She is currently working with Orange Legal in the Central Florida area and has been with them for the past ten years.   Sandy began her career as a deputy official/freelance reporter and has been a freelance reporter exclusively for the past 15 years.  She has attained the certifications of Registered Professional Reporter, Realtime Systems Administrator and Florida Professional Reporter.  She has covered multiple high-profile criminal cases, large construction defect cases and medical malpractice.

Sandy has been a member of the National Court Reporters Association, Florida Court Reporters Association, and STAR for almost all her career.  Sandy has served on the board for FCRA in the positions of Northern Director, Secretary and Treasurer.  She also served on the Freelance Community of Interest committee for NCRA.

Sandy often says she met her husband because of this wonderful profession, and they have been together for 25 years.  She feels that she is the reporter that she is today because of his guidance.  Sandy loves being outdoors, hiking, gardening and, most of all, traveling more now that her husband is retired.

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2022):  DEANNA OAKS, RPR, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deanna is a freelance court reporter, working all over the Twin Cities and Minnesota.  She moved to Minneapolis in 2017 and since that time has worked per diem with numerous judges in several counties throughout the state, started her own company, been appointed to the state association, and joined an alumni mentorship program to help upcoming reporters transition into the profession.

Deanna enjoys volunteering and has taken part in Project for Pride and Living and the UHURU Solidarity Movement in an effort to give back to the community and campaign for positivity and progress. She is currently working on her next professional certification and plans to continue training in all spheres of court reporting.

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2023):  AMY DOMAN, RMR, CRR, CSR, Carmel, Indiana

Amy Doman has been a stenographer since 1990.  She attended Iverson Institute of Court Reporting in Arlington, Texas.  Amy worked for two years in Memphis, Tennessee, before returning to her beloved state of Texas.  In 2003, her husband was transferred to Carmel, Indiana.  As much as she misses her family – and winters – in Texas, Amy has enjoyed working as a freelance reporter in Indianapolis.  She has had the opportunity to work in high-profile cases both in deposition and trial.  She also has provided one-on-one CART for clients with hearing impairments. 

She is a member of the Indiana Court Reporters Association and the Texas Court Reporters Association, has served as secretary for INCRA, and is currently serving on the Technology Committee for the National Court Reporters Association.

You will often hear Amy say that STAR is comprised of the most positive people on the planet.  STAR conventions are a wonderful opportunity to have face-to-face chats with the best in the business. 

When not working, Amy enjoys family time with her four kiddos, her husband of 27 years, and her mischievous but loveable dog, Bandit. 

DIRECTOR (Term Expiring 2023):  ANDREA WECKER, CSR, RDR, CRR, CRC, Boise, Idaho

Andrea discovered her passion for court reporting at the age of 16 and now has more than 18 years’ experience as a freelance court reporter and captioner locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2015, Andrea became the owner of Associated Reporting & Video, a full-service litigation support firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho. She is also the owner of IdaCaption, a CART and captioning company that serves the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Idaho and beyond.

Along with being a full-time freelance reporter and agency owner, Andrea is also a member of the elite team of reporters working in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reporting the 9/11 and USS Cole terrorist trials.  She knew from the moment she set foot on base that this incredibly challenging work is what she was built to do and is truly honored to have been chosen to play such an integral part in documenting history.

Andrea served as president of the Idaho Court Reporters Association from 2017 to 2019 and has been an active member of the National Court Reporters Association for over 20 years. She spends countless hours mentoring students and new reporters, as well as educating the legal community on the important role that court reporters play in our judicial system.

In her “spare” time, Andrea is an avid kickboxer (call it stress relief) and also enjoys competing in speed and realtime contests whenever she has the opportunity.