Max Curry, BCR, LCR, RPR, CRI, CCR 
         Max Curry is a 30-year veteran realtime reporter from Nashville, Tennessee. He is the owner of Elite Reporting Services with offices across Tennessee. Max also holds a Bachelor's degree of Court Reporting (B.C.R.), being the first male in the country to receive the degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He has also served roughly over a decade and a half in various positions on the TN CR Association Board, as well as twice as President, and is currently the President Elect of NCRA. Max and his spouse enjoy gardening (flowers and vegetables), as well as, traveling around the world as much as possible! And of course, Max's hometown is NOLA, for which he has a deep love and passion, and he welcomes you to his "Beautiful Lady"!

 

Anir Dutta, Stenograph’s CEO

    

Anir Dutta joined Stenograph as President in November of 2018. Mr. Dutta is a business and sales leader with extensive experience in P&L management, the leadership of global sales and marketing teams, domestic and international product launches and programs, and the development of sales and marketing functions.

Prior to joining Stenograph, Mr. Dutta was the Director of Sales – National Accounts/Global Retail for ITW Food Equipment in eastern Ohio. Before that, he served as Director of Service Products, Sales & Business Development with ITW.

Mr. Dutta has also held various positions with Eastman Kodak Company, including Business Unit & Category Manager and Director of Sales & Market Development where he led a team of product marketing, management, engineering, and manufacturing professionals in the development and execution of the business plan for the commercial inkjet portfolio.

Mr. Dutta holds an MBA from Wright State University, an M.S. in Imaging & Printing Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Engineering from the University of Pune.

 

Bruce Balmer, MBA, CLVS, CCVS

   

Bruce Balmer got a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Economics in 1981 from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in 1991 from the University of South Carolina. After spending 21 years in manufacturing and distribution management, Bruce joined his wife’s court reporting and captioning company in 2002 and took over IT and legal video management. He held a Certification in Integrated Resource Management from APICS from 1995 to 2018. He acquired his Certified Legal Video Specialist certification from the NCRA in 2004 and his Certified Deposition Video Specialist certification from the AGCV in 2005. He also has a Certificate in Trial Presentation from the NCRA. He was a member of theCLVS Council from 2008 to 2015, creating numerous presentations on equipment, encoding, and emerging legal video technologies, along with classes related to the CLVS program. He remains active in Legal Video social media, providing technical support on the Yahoo Legal Video Forum and acting as one of several moderators on the Lit Pro Forum. Some of his lists on equipment and encoding have been downloaded over 1000 times by professionals in the legal video industry. Bruce also engages in consulting services for the legal video industry, providing end to end design and training support for production rigs, picture-in-picture systems, and legal video-related software applications.

Beth Frazier, RMR, CRC
 

 

Beth Frazier began her career in court reporting in 1991 after graduating from Edmondson Junior College in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1992 and continued her career as a freelance reporter.  She began providing CART and Captioning in a variety of settings in 2000, including church services, high school and college courses, meetings, seminars and conferences, as well as theatrical, musical and sports productions across the country.   Since 2012 she has worked exclusively as a CART Captioner and truly believes she has the best job in the world!

 

Beth holds the Registered Merit Reporter and Certified Realtime Captioner certifications with the National Court Reporters Association.  She lives on a small farm in Smyrna, Tennessee, with her husband, Troy. They have two daughters, Abby and Savannah, who are both currently away attending college and leaving them with an empty nest.

 

 

Dana Hayden, CCR, RPR, RMR, CRR, CRC, TX CART Level V certified, and Realtime Systems Administrator credentialed

Dana Hayden has been a court reporter for 30 years, serving mostly in a firm owner/freelance capacity but also as the federal official court reporter in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

She has served in numerous capacities on state and national boards and loves to advocate for her profession.

Her passion is mostly in providing the spoken word in instant form, whether it be for the deaf/hard-of-hearing or whether it be for those who need spoken words instantly to be used as evidence.

She loves the outdoors, spending time with her husband and their seven (almost all grown) children, and expecting her fifth grandchild in February 2019!

 
Star Levandowski 
       Star Levandowski is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Stenograph. She started her career with Stenograph as Director of Marketing in 2016. Since then, her responsibilities have grown to include oversight of marketing, development and engineering departments. In addition to her management of those departments, Star leads Stenograph's acquisition efforts and is focused on driving long-term growth through various strategic initiatives. 
 
Cindi Lynch 
         Cindi Lynch, Stenograph's Training Program Manager, has trained thousands of court reporters, captioners, CART providers, scopists, teachers and students all over the English-speaking world on a variety of CAT and other software for machine shorthand professionals for nearly 30 years. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, Cindi manages Stenograph's Certified Independent Training Agent Program and is the author of nine Case CATalyst Self-Study Guides and the Exceptional Skills Integrated Video Training lessons and the Essential Skills course practice files included with Case CATalyst. She is the author of the "Cindi's Corner" and "Ask Cindi" tips features on Stenograph's Facebook page. Cindi is a primary online liaison for Stenograph on Facebook and at a variety of social media sites for court reporting professionals and students. 
Dana Hayden, CCR, RPR, RMR, CRR, CRC, TX CART Level V certified, and Realtime Systems Administrator credentialed
 

Dana Hayden has been a court reporter for 30 years, serving mostly in a firm owner/freelance capacity but also as the federal official court reporter in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

She has served in numerous capacities on state and national boards and loves to advocate for her profession.

Her passion is mostly in providing the spoken word in instant form, whether it be for the deaf/hard-of-hearing or whether it be for those who need spoken words instantly to be used as evidence.

She loves the outdoors, spending time with her husband and their seven (almost all grown) children, and expecting her fifth grandchild in February 2019!

 

Denyce Sanders

  

Denyce is being a reported for the past 30 years. She currently holds the RDR, CRR, and RSA credentials and work in the Houston, TX area. Denyse loves technology and learning its new features. 

 

Don Brahan, Nashville, Kraft Group

Don Baham is president of Kraft Technology Group, LLC (KTG), an affiliate of KraftCPAs PLLC. KTG offers a wide range of services, including technology strategic planning, virtual CIO services, network engineering, hardware and software selection and installation, ongoing network support, managed services, IT function outsourcing, and cloud solutions. Within his role, Don is responsible for delivering IT strategic planning and virtual CIO services, the development of client relationships, bringing new solutions to the market, and leading the strategic direction of KTG. Don has more than 17 years of experience in information technology with a blended background in technology consulting and architecture, information security and business development.


Joel Freedman, CLVS, CDVS, The Legal Video Team

  

Joel Freedman is the President of The Legal Video Team. Joel has over 30 years of experience in video Production. He earned a BS in Telecommunications from James Madison University, a CLVS from NCRA and a CDVS form AGCV. Before entering the legal video industry, he worked with clients like CBS News, ESPN, Bank of America, and many more. Joel has developed a wide range of video production skills by working with clients both large and small. Joel is a valued contributor to the Yahoo Legal Video Forum.

Joel can work in fast-paced news environment, a detail-oriented studio production, or a multi-camera shoot, producing videos with the highest production values. The knowledge Joel has gained from thousands of shoots gives him the experience to work in any situation, and the wisdom to adapt to new circumstances.



Karyn Mench, RDR, CRR, CRC

     

Karyn D. Menck, owner of Nashville-based Tennessee Captioning, is a Registered Professional Reporter, Registered Merit Reporter, Registered Diplomate Reporter, Certified Realtime Reporter, and Certified Realtime Captioner.

In 1984 Karyn began her court reporting career in Nashville.  After 11 years of court reporting, she added closed captioning to her business.  Since 2000 she has concentrated solely on closed captioning and CART work. 

Karyn captions national and local programming for a variety of news, sports, entertainment, corporations, university students, theater productions, and professional football and tennis stadium captioning. 

Karyn is a member of the National Court Reporters Association, Tennessee Court Reporters Association, and Hearing Loss Association of America.  She has held various positions within the Tennessee Court Reporters Association, is the past secretary of the Nashville chapter of Self Help for the Hard of Hearing/Hearing Loss Association of America, and past board member of NCRA. 

Karyn is the proud mother of two daughters.  In addition to her work she enjoys swimming, sewing, and reading.

  

Keith McCready, Stenograph Director of Software Development

 

Keith began his career at Stenograph with creating the Stentura 8000, the first shorthand machine to utilize Flash memory to hold a reporter's dictionary and provide realtime translation.

Since 1997 he's been responsible for all of Stenograph's software including CaseCATalyst, CaseViewNet, iCVNet, BCS and VP as well as the embedded software in Stenograph's writers including the Luminex.

  

Kim Neeson,FAPR, RPR, CRC, CSR (ON & AB), CCP, RSA

 

Kim is the president of Neesons, a full-service court reporting, CART, transcription and arbitration/mediation firm in downtown Toronto.

Kim has owned Neesons for 20 years and is both a working realtime reporter and a firm owner. Kim’s firm has been recognized nationally three times as one of Profit Magazine’s top 100 women entrepreneur businesses, and this year Neesons was ranked as one of Canada’s top 100 fastest growing companies. She has been on the board of STAR for two years.

Rosalie Kramm, CSR, CRR

 

Rosalie Kramm has been a Certified Shorthand Reporter since 1981 and is certified in California and Nevada. Rosalie joined STAR in 2005 and has served in a variety of positions on the STAR Board of Directors, culminating in service as President in 2013-2014. She is also President of Kramm Court Reporting, Inc., and a Principal in Discovery Conference Centre, Inc. Rosalie is a past president of the Deposition Reporters Association of California. She has submitted numerous articles for the STAR newsletter and writes a weekly blog about the court reporting profession.

Sandy VanderPol, RMR, CRR, Fellow, (FPAR)

 

Sandy has more than 40 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
  • Webstreaming 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
  • 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 STAR, the Society of Technical Advancement of Reporting.