Residence: Murrieta, CA
Employment: CART captioner
Member since: 2013
Theory: Mark Kislingbury’s StenoMaster Theory
Favorite briefs: I love phrases. Favorite phrase starter: GAO for “going to” and SGAO for “I’m going to.” Then you have your right hand open for the phrase enders.
Why did you decide to enter this profession and how did you learn about the career?
My mom convinced me to do it when I was in high school, and I am so glad she did because I love my job so much.
What surprised you about your career and why?
I love that I get to caption big, world events. I’ve captioned the State of the Union Address, Nancy Reagan’s funeral, the Pope when he was in America, and many other current events in the short time I have been captioning.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment?
My greatest professional accomplishment was becoming the youngest CRR in the nation at 21.
What is your favorite gadget?
My favorite gadget has to be my steno machine. I can be as creative or weird as I want with it, and it still loves me — I think.
What is your favorite book or movie?
My greatest struggle early in my career was convincing agency owners that I could write realtime. I wouldn’t get a lot of responses back because I was new. When I passed my CRR, I started getting responses back.
Is there something else you would like to share?
Another personal accomplishment was to obtain my RMR, CRR, California CRR, and CRC within a year and a half from the start of my career.