Meet Our Team

We have a dedicated team at Ponka Verbatim
 Our administrative staff are located at our Milton location.
Kimberly

Is our Director of Operations.  Her responsibilities include scheduling our court reporters for hearings, and looking after our social media and marketing initiatives.   She is friendly, cheerful, and extremely professional, whose passion is to deliver exceptional customer service to every client.  She obtained her appointment of Commissioner of Oaths in February of 2018.

Jorma

As Director and Treasurer, Jorma works in our Milton location on a part-time basis.  Clients will also see him as their court reporter on Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearings.  He is a retired Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and a Commissioner of Oaths.

Angela

Angela is our Accounting Director.  She has vast experience in bookkeeping and accounting, and we are so pleased with her meticulous work.

 

 Tasia

Tasia joined Ponka Verbatim in the summer of 2018.  She is our Administrative Assistant and works closely with Kimberly and Pamela.  Her background includes working as a Law Clerk in a number of lawyer's offices.  

 Pamela

We are thrilled to have Pamela as our Office Manager who will be supervising our vast group of professional Authorized Court Transcriptionists (ACTs) and our non-ACT legal transcriptionists, as well as our professional legal proofreaders.  

Court Reporters
Our awesome team of court reporters deliver professional court reporting services in Milton, Oakville, Burlington, and elsewhere in the country.
Wendy Ponka

Has over 30 years experience as a court reporter.  To read her bio, click here.

Cyndy Day

Joined Ponka Verbatim as a court reporter in 2016.  You'll see Cyndy at Coroner's Inquests, OMB hearings, and in our offices conducting examinations of all kinds.   As she's an actor and she works with us on a part time basis when available.

Katie Hellyer

Katie joined Ponka Verbatim in 2016.  She's very professional and her background in providing outstanding client service is evident to all.  She is an honours graduate of the Digital Court Reporter course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters and is a Commissioner of Oaths.

Karen Johnson

Has worked with Ponka Verbatim for many years, providing professional court reporting services.  She obtained her appointment to Commissioner of Oaths in 2015.  You will see Karen mostly at our Oakville location.  She's very friendly and highly proficient in Digital Court Reporting using Liberty Court Recorder.

Zina Metri

Zina is an experienced professional whose leadership qualities shine through her court reporting responsibilities.  She is a student in the Digital Court Reporter course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters with an expected graduation early 2018.

Mary Thompson

Mary joined our team of professional court reporters in the fall of 2018.  She's an experienced court reporter and our clients love to see her at our hearings.

Legal Transcriptionists (non-ACTs)
Ponka Verbatim has a team of dedicated professional Legal Transcriptionists providing our clients with accurate, reliable, verifiable and certified transcripts from a variety of media sources (digital, cassettes, etc.).  As the role of the transcriptionist provides for working from your own home, our transcribers reside at various locations in Canada and around the world.  Most of the team members listed are graduates of the Legal Transcriptionist course offered through the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.
Amy

Amy is a high honours graduate from the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters (IITCR).  She's been preparing verbatim transcripts for many years.  Amy returned to our Ponka Verbatim team of legal transcriptionists after maternity leave.   She has also joined our Quality Assurance team.

Allyson

We welcomed Allyson in 2018 as a member of our Quality Assurance team.  She carefully proofreads for hours each day and her editing skills are amazing.  She makes herself available to produce verbatim transcripts of police witness statements when the need arises.

Andrea

Andrea's employment background in the criminal justice system has reduced her learning curve immensely.  An verbatim accurate legal transcriptionist, her focus is on providing certified transcripts of police/witness (disclosure) statements.  Andrea graduated with high honours from the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters (IITCR).

Christine

Is a very reliable and incredibly flexible legal transcriptionist.  She will tackle just about any format of audio and/or video, and create an accurate, verbatim transcript.  She is an integral part of our team, and has been since she joined Ponka Verbatim in 2016. 

Darlene

As a member of our Quality Assurance team, Darlene carefully listens to audio and edits (proofreads) transcripts prepared by our legal transcriptionists to ensure verbatim accuracy.

Deanna

Joined our professional team of legal transcriptionists in 2018.  She is also a member of our Quality Assurance team.  Her keen attention to detail is demonstrated by producing verbatim accurate transcripts.

Dhevon

Joined Ponka Verbatim in 2016 and has consistently produced verbatim accurate transcripts of a variety of media.  He spends most of his time preparing transcripts from Land Planning Appeals Tribunal hearings as well as examinations.

Diane 

Is currently a student in the IITCR's Legal Transcriptionist course.  She is dedicated and her background in the professional service industry is one of her many assets.  She works diligently to produce accurate transcripts.

Erin

Erin joined Ponka Verbatim`s team of  professional legal transcriptionists in early 2018.  Erin produces excellent transcripts of police witness statements as well as  911 communications.

 Janice 

 A graduate (high honours) of the Legal Transcriptionist course at the IITCR, Janice has dedicated herself to produce only high quality, verbatim accurate transcripts.  She leads our "Real-Time Legal Transcriptionist Team", and provides guidance to our newer legal transcriptionists.

Jessica

She is a valued legal transcriptionist and member of our Quality Assurance team.  Jessica has excellent grammar and punctuation skills and produces high quality transcripts of police witness audio/video files as well as assisting in other legal transcripts.

Katie #1

Katie loves working for Ponka Verbatim as a court reporter and a legal transcriptionist.  She's an energetic and very pleasant person.  Her transcripts are always produced with meticulous care.

 Katie #2

Joined Ponka Verbatim`s Quality Assurance team in the fall of 2017.  She is an experienced proofreader with many years experience in this area.  She is always eager to take on any assignment regardless of the turnaround required.  

Kathy 

Is an honours graduate of the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.  Kathy is a member of our Quality Assurance team.  She has a very keen eye and is able to clear up many [indiscernible] areas in transcripts.

Kristina

We were so pleased to have Kristina join us as a Quality Assurance Team member.  She is willing to tackle the most difficult recordings and has excellent grammar and punctuation skills.  She is also an honours graduate of the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters

Lyca

Lyca is a student in the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.  She joined Ponka Verbatim's team of legal transcriptionists early in 2017.  She's ready and willing to take on even the most difficult audio recordings.

Mary

Provides exceptional transcription services with respect to our police/witness video and audio statements.  Mary's background in proofreading and editing is  evident in the quality of her transcripts.  Mary is also on our Quality Assurance team.

Melissa

As an honours graduate of the Legal Transcriptionist course at the IITCR, we welcomed Melissa to our team of legal transcriptionists as well as being an integral part of our Quality Assurance team.  

Sarah K.

Sarah is a professional proofreader with many years experience.  She is an integral part of our Quality Assurance team.  She applies expert grammar and punctuation skills and her excellent attention to detail to every transcript sent to her.

Sandra 

Sandra is another honours graduate from the Legal Transcriptionist course at the IITCR.  She is consistently producing high quality verbatim transcripts from a variety of media. 

Shelley

Shelley has been busily preparing verbatim transcripts at Ponka Verbatim since 2009.  She is always ready to take on any challenge presented to her.  She is a high honours graduate from the IITCR.

Sierra 

She is a member of our Quality Assurance team, and brings with her an excellent background in proofreading and editing transcripts.  She has very good comprehension, grammar and punctuation skills and she always returns excellent work.

Stephanie 

After graduating with high honours from the Legal Transcriptionist course at the IITCR, Stephanie has been producing transcripts from a variety of disciplinary hearings, police/witness statements, discoveries, undercover investigations, Local Planning Appeals Tribunal hearings and more.

Suzanne 

Suzanne has extensive experience in producing examination transcripts.  She joined Ponka Verbatim's team of legal transcriptionist in 2017.  She's consistently submitted verbatim accurate transcripts.

Tianna

Is a member of our Quality Assurance team.  She's currently an honours student at the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.  Her skills in English grammar and punctuation make her an excellent person for our team of legal transcriptionists.

Trisa 

Joined the Quality Assurance team at Ponka Verbatim in 2017.   She has a thorough command of the English language in addition to superior skills in grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Trisa is always willing to help out with expedited transcripts.

Wendy

Also a student in the Legal Transcriptionst course at the IITCR, Wendy comes to our Quality Assurance Team with an excellent background in proofreading.  She is expected to graduate shortly with high honours.

Authorized Court Transcriptionists - (ACTs)
Bella

We just love Bella!  She is professional and energetic and has a very high standard of excellence.  Deadlines and due dates are always met, and her transcripts are meticulous!

Brittany

Joined Ponka Verbatim in 2017, having graduated from the ACT course.  She is very dedicated and hardworking, taking care in producing verbatim transcripts.

Crystal

A newer member of our team of ACTs is Crystal.  Her work is meticulous and she comes to Ponka Verbatim with a vast experience in producing transcripts of court hearings.

Deb

Has extensive experience in our Provincial Offences (POA) courts and spends her days transcribing ACT and non-ACT matters.  Deb is also a member of our Quality Assurance Team.

Denise

Is a graduate of the Digital Court Reporter course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters and is a court reporter in Toronto.  Her transcripts are always verbatim and completed in an expeditious manner. 

Eleanor

Works as a part-time court reporter and has extensive experience with matters in and outside the courtroom.  Her transcripts are consistently verbatim and she's an asset to our team.

Elyse

We welcome Elyse to our team of Authorized Court Transcriptionists.  She is an honours graduate of the Legal Transcriptionist course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters and worked for Ponka Verbatim as a legal transcriptionist.  Elyse took the course to become an Authorized Court Transcriptionist and is now preparing transcripts of court hearings.

Jeannette

Jeannette is a wonderful addition to our team of Authorized Court Transcriptionists.  Her work is meticulous and she has a very keen attention to detail.  She has a high level understanding of the English language, including excellent grammar and punctuation skills.

Jill

Jill has extensive experience in producing transcripts of matters heard inside our Ontario courtrooms.  She joined Ponka Verbatim in 2017.  Jill is a very flexible and reliable legal transcriptionist, and her transcripts are consistently verbatim accurate.

Kelly

Kelly is a very energetic and professional legal transcriptionist.  She graduated top of the class and holds a Certificate for producing court transcripts.  She never misses a deadline and is able and willing to tackle any court hearing (civil or criminal).

Kim

Kim is another new addition to our team of ACTs.  She spends countless hours producing verbatim accurate transcripts of court hearings.  

Leigh

Joined Ponka Verbatim in 2017.  We are so pleased with her attention to detail and her skills in grammar and punctuation.  She is always ready and willing to prepare ACT transcripts.

 
Linda

Is a retired digital court reporter and assists the Ponka Verbatim team in preparing certified  transcripts of court hearings.

Lynda

Is an experienced court reporter in the GTA and provides exceptional transcription of court hearings in Ontario.

Natalie

Natalie graduated in 2017 from the ACT course.  She provides excellent transcripts and will work on any type of hearing (Small Claims, Family, Civil and Criminal).  We welcomed her to Ponka Verbatim`s tram of ACTs in early 2018.  Her work is consistently verbatim accurate.

Shauna

Comes to Ponka Verbatim with a wide experience in our Ontario courts.  Her transcripts are produced professionally with a high standard for excellency.

Tammy

Has been preparing court transcripts for many years.  Her transcripts are always professional-looking and verbatim accurate.

Tracy

With her keen attention to detail and excellent grammar and punctuation skills, Tracy is an excellent Authorized Court Transcriptionist.  She is always willing to help out with transcripts on a quick turnaround basis.