Speakers

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. His experience spans over 40 industries in four continents on how different cultures and employees interact with each other. He studies common threads of behavior in industries such as IT professionals, underground utility workers, police officers to clothing retail chains, as well as companies like Google, Amazon, John Deere, and Coldwell Banker. As a researcher and practitioner, he also runs a consulting company and a tech company, TrinityFix where he is able to test his ideas in different workplace environments. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice and appeared in dozens of media outlets including two books on human behavior: The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You. Currently, he lives in Dallas, Texas as an out of place Californian.

FAST FACTS:
  • Featured in over 50 media outlets.
  • Founded three profitable companies by 27.
  • Published two books.
FUN FACTS:
  • Trained for the 2012 Olympics under 3x Olympian Tore Gustafsson.
  • 15 lbs from breaking a World Record in Pull-Ups.
  • Related to Meriwether Lewis, also known as The Lewis, in Lewis & Clark.

Lesia Mervin, CSR, FAPR, RDR, RMR, CRR, CRC

Official, CART, Freelance court reporter for 42 years, specializing in realtime reporting.

Mark Lanterman

Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2000 cases.

Mark is faculty for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, the University of Minnesota, and the Mitchell Hamline Law School. Mark is a professor in the cybersecurity program at the St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mark has provided training in digital evidence, computer forensics, and cyber security to the United States Supreme Court. He has also presented to the 8th and 11th Circuit Federal Judicial Conferences as well as numerous State and Federal Judicial Conferences across the United States.

Mark completed his postgrad studies in cybersecurity at Harvard University and is certified as a Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS) by the Department of Homeland Security.

Mark is a member of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board and serves as Chairman of its Opinions Committee.

Cindi Lynch 

Cindi Lynch, Stenograph’s Training Program Manager, has trained thousands of court reporters, captioners, CART providers, scopists, instructors, and students all over the English-speaking world on a variety of CAT and other software applications for the past 32 years. Cindi created and maintains the Ascend Training by Stenograph online training community. She created and continues to manage Stenograph's Certified Independent Training Agent Program. She is the author of ten Case CATalyst Self-Study Guides and the Exceptional Extras files and documents included with Case CATalyst.

Sam Mattern

Sam Mattern graduated from DeVry University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology. He joined Spectrum Reporting’s video department soon after and apprenticed under CLVS Tom Rees. In addition to the approximately 2,000 depositions that he’s recorded since 2005, he’s experienced in trial presentation, video editing, and an array of other litigation-related services.

 Stephen Smith

Stephen is a musician, voice-over talent, and videographer. He has worked in the advertisement industry for 30 years as a producer, writer, and videographer. In 2019 he branched out to Legal Videographer working for Benchmark Reporting Agency which is now Lexitas Legal. In his spare time, Stephen plays drums and guitar and sings for a local rock band. Stephen is married and currently lives in Lakeville, Minnesota, with his wife Terry and their dog Jasper.

Adam Wallin

 

Adam Wallin is a legal videographer and company owner. He has over 18 years of experience recording depositions.

Dan Denofsky

 

Dan is the Vice President of Marketing for Stenograph.  Before coming to Stenograph 1.5 years ago, he spent 17 years in various Marketing Management and Business Development roles at Eastman Kodak.  Dan has a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird Graduate School.  He speaks Mandarin Chinese and has lived in Asia for a couple of years throughout his career.

Kimberley Neeson, RPR, CRR, CSR, CCP, FAPR and ACC (coaching)

  

Kim Neeson is an award-winning entrepreneur, business leader, and former realtime court reporter who now provides coaching and consulting services through her company, Kim Neeson Consultancy. After four decades in the court reporting industry, Kim is using her experience and skills to help other entrepreneurs and women leaders create their best life.

Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR

Mike Miller, FAPR, RDR, CRR, is considered one of the premier realtime reporters working today. His in-demand skills and technical expertise have garnered him considerable experience working across the nation and abroad. He speaks frequently on reporting technology and practices, most notably via his Tough Love seminar.

Christine Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC

 
Ms. Willette joined Esquire in 2020 after working for 36 years as a stenographic reporter and firm owner in Wisconsin. She currently serves on the Project Steno Board of Directors, represents Esquire on STAR’s Agency Liaison Committee, and is a Past President of NCRA and WCRA.

In addition to facilitating Esquire’s acquisitions strategy, Chris leads the court reporter and affiliate relations team.

Jim Ballowe


Mr. Ballowe joined Esquire in 2015 after spending two decades working in the field of information technology. Prior to joining Esquire, Mr. Ballowe successfully leveraged experience working with global technology pioneers Digital Equipment Corporation, HP & Lucent to start, build and sell two technology consulting firms. Currently, Mr. Ballowe is responsible for enterprise architecture, infrastructure, information security, and product development. Mr. Ballowe holds B.A. degrees in Economics and English as well as an M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University.

 

 

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