Jennifer started her career in 1996 when she attending Bradford School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a certificate in the Legal Secretary program, after which she honed her skills working for various law firms.
By 2000 Jennifer was a professional legal transcriptionist for Sargent’s Court Reporting transcribing proceedings from stenographic notes. In 2002 she joined Principle Court Reporting where she worked as a procurement specialist for government contracts while simultaneously transcribing and ultimately training to become a voice writer. During this time she gained extensive knowledge in the procurement of government contracts, women owned business certification as well as the preparation and submission of RFPs. She also covered depositions, as well as grand jury proceedings for the Office of the Attorney General.
In 2005 Jennifer became an official reporter for the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. At the time she was one of only three voice writing reporters working in an official capacity in the State of Pennsylvania, a position that was historically held only by stenographers. During her time with Centre County Jennifer was an active member of the National Verbatim Reporters Association and consistently attended annual conference and educational events.
In late 2010 Jennifer left the county to become a stay-at-home mother. She wanted to stay active in the industry but still have time to raise her children and welcomed the opportunity to work as an independent contractor transcriptionist for AVTranz, which later merged with eScribers, LLC. In 2018, Jennifer pursued and became a Certified Electronic Court Reporter, covering administrative hearings throughout the country, including United States Tax Court and National Labor Relations Board.
In 2019, eScribers recruited Jennifer to a management role as Reporter Development Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Reporting Production Manager. As she continues to lead the growth at eScribers, her role includes recruiting, hiring, and training of independent contractor reporters. As a Production Manager, Jennifer oversees all aspects of the reporting production department including, quality control of transcripts, managing a team of transcribers and proofreaders, and contract negotiations.
In her life outside of the industry Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She and her children compete in bicycle motocross (BMX) throughout the United States. She also volunteers her time throughout the community. Including parent teacher organizations, cultural arts and theater groups, and scholastic sports booster clubs.
Her vision, if elected to the AAERT Board, will be increasing government relations between the association and its members in an effort to have digital reporting more widely accepted in the industry, as well as assist new and existing members in professional development and advocacy to grow the profession. Having 20+ years’ experience in the industry over several methods of reporting and transcription, she will be an asset to the association and the membership.