I grew up in Manchester, Iowa. I attended AIB College of Business in Des Moines immediately after high school and graduated from the court reporting program. My first court reporting job was in Asheville, North Carolina as a freelance reporter. I then moved to Dubuque, Iowa and went to work for Westphal Reporting in 1992. In 2004 I purchased Westphal Reporting and have remained in Dubuque until the present.
My husband Matt and I reside in Dubuque. We travel frequently and spend a lot of time with family.
In addition to the Board I am also chair of the Freelance Committee. I have really enjoyed being a part of the ICRA Board. Working with all the other amazing Board members and interacting with the court reporters of our great association has been wonderful. It has continued to be a very interesting learning experience, which I would encourage all of you to consider. Please feel free to contact me at any time. The entire Board is always open to hearing from the membership.