Leadership

PRESIDENT

Lisa Wheeler, RPR, CRR

Lisa is a freelance reporter who lives in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area. She began her career in 1991 in Vermont and moved to North Carolina in 1998 working in Charlotte until 2013 when her husband’s military career brought her to the Raleigh-Durham area. She has been a member of NCRA since graduating from Champlain College and has served for many years on the NCCRA board.

lawcr@nc.rr.com

VICE PRESIDENT

Amy Brauser, RPR, RMR, CRR

Amy lives in Lexington with her husband, Ralph, and their four children. She reported in Broward County, Florida, for 10 years prior to coming to North Carolina where she has reported since 2003. The majority of her career has been as a freelance reporter. Amy has had the privilege to report President Bill Clinton and Laura Bush during their visits to our state. She is a longstanding member of NCRA and has served NCCRA as both director and Vice President.

stenorealtime@gmail.com

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Joann Bunze, RPR

Joann Bunze has been reporting for 25 years. Her career began in New York where she was primarily a freelance reporter. Upon relocating to North Carolina in 2007, Joann’s freelance career continued until 2012 when she partnered up to form Noteworthy Reporting Services and has enjoyed being an agency owner and getting to better know her fellow reporters. In her spare time, Joann enjoys spending quality time with her family and quiet time doing cross-stitch.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Cindy Hayden, RPR, CRR

Cindy has been a freelance reporter for her entire 33 years of court reporting, with the first 16 years working in New England; the last 12 here in North Carolina.  She is a member of NCRA and NCCRA.

cindy.hayden@windstream.net

DIRECTOR

Renee Habrack, RPR, CCR (NJ)

Renee has been a court reporter since 1990 and began her career in PA and NJ before moving to North Carolina in 2004. Renee has had a successful career as a freelance reporter covering an array of litigation types and in 2015 formed Queen City Court Reporting with three fellow reporters.

rhabrack1@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Jenny Carroll, RPR, CRR

Jenny has been reporting for 18 years, six years in the freelance market doing depositions and CART reporting and 12 years as an Official Court Reporter for the State of North Carolina.  She lives in Goldsboro.

jennycarroll@aol.com

KRISTY CLARK, RPR, CRR, CSR

DIRECTOR

KRISTY CLARK, RPR, CRR, CSR

Kristy Clark began her court reporting career in August of 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she spent her first 10 years doing primarily freelance deposition work.  During her last seven years in Las Vegas, she worked with a judge covering medical malpractice, personal injury, breach of contract, and construction defent trials and providing the judge with a daily real time output.  This trial work enabled her to begin providing real time and daily transcripts for a firm covering federal trials across the country.

In 2018, Kristy moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been covering freelance deposition work as well as still traveling to cover federal trials.  Also, during her career in Nevada, she served on the Nevada Court Reporters Association for 10 years in various positions, including president.  Kristy also served on the NCRA TRAIN Committee in 2014 and has attended annual NCSA meetings as the Nevada delegate.

Currently she holds her RPR, Nevada CCR, California CSR, as well as Notary Public for the states of Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and North Carolina.

DIRECTOR

Tracy Daniels, RPR

Tracy has been a court reporter in Raleigh, NC,  since 1993. She worked as a freelance reporter until 2002 when she started a court reporting agency in Raleigh, Depositions, Etc., which is currently Depositions, Inc.  She helps manage the agency with her husband, Ken, while still working as a court reporter serving clients.

Liz Ellsworth, RPR

DIRECTOR

Liz Ellsworth, RPR

Liz graduated from Southern Illinois University with her degree in court reporting in 1989.  She started her career as a freelance court reporter in Tennessee, then Indiana, Michigan, and Kentucky, before settling down in Troutman, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons.

DIRECTOR

Karen Kidwell, RMR, CRR, CLR, CCP

Karen is from Oak Ridge, TN and went to the Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Beach (when it was still located on the beach!). She reported in the Orlando/Sanford, Florida, area as well as Pittsfield/Springfield, Massachusetts. Karen moved to North Carolina in 1992 and has been reporting here since then. Karen is a past Vice President of NCCRA and has volunteered countless hours for the Association. She holds the certifications of RMR, CRR, and CRC.

kkdwll@aol.com

Christine Taylor, RPR

DIRECTOR

Christine Taylor, RPR

Christine began her career as a freelance reporter in 1994 in Illinois where she graduated from the Springfield School of Court Reporting and then moved to North Carolina in 1996 where she has continued her freelance career.  She is a member of NCRA and NCCRA.

DIRECTOR

Kathy Van Voorhis, RPR

Kathy lives in Wake Forest.   Since starting work in 1983 she has been both an official and freelance reporter.