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After being a secretary/bookkeeper for 15 years, I decided that I wanted to follow my dream of court reporting. I graduated court reporting school in February of 2000 and began working for the Judicial Department of the State of South Carolina in March of 2000. In 2006, I began teaching in the Court Reporting Program at Midlands Technical College. In November of 2009, the program was discontinued, so I worked as a freelance reporter in the freelance field for a year. In February of 2011, I returned to work for the the Judicial Department of the State of South Carolina as an at-large reporter in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. I am now a resident reporter in Lexington, working for the Honorable R. Knox McMahon.
Shortly after beginning my state government job with DSS in 1982, I was called to serve on jury duty. During the short trial in which I served as a juror that week, I became fascinated with the court reporting profession. Unfortunately, I didn't live close enough to a court reporting school to attend, so I didn't pursue it. A few years later I met my now best friend who was the owner of a local freelance court reporting firm. I began first by typing depositions and worked my way up to actually taking them. I continued this for about 8 years while maintaining my full-time employment with DSS. In 2000 I went for state testing and was hired as a circuit court reporter with the SC Judicial Department. I obtained my CVR certification through NVRA in 2012. I also enjoy photography, cycling, and playing with my grandchildren.