Meet Our Team

We have a dedicated team at Ponka Verbatim

 Our administrative staff are located at our Milton location, conveniently located directly across the road from the courthouse.

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.

Kristy

Kristy is our Accounting Director.  She has extensive knowledge of QuickBooks and other accounting and bookeeping methods.  A detail-oriented professional, Kristy's meticulous work is greatly appreciated by all.

Jennifer

Jennifer is our Transcription Supervisor.  Her responsibilities include assigning work to our expansive list of Legal Transcriptionists.

 Tasia

Tasia is our Administrative Assistant and works closely with Kimberly and Jennifer.  Her background includes working as a Law Clerk in a number of lawyer's offices.   She takes the summer off to stay at home with her young children.

 

While she is away, Ponka Verbatim has hired two summer students.  And they are:

Kyle - Kyle has completed Grade 12 and will be off to study medical sciences at McMaster in September.  We give him opportunity to sit in and observe our legal hearings at our Milton location. 

Jacob - He has completed Grade 11 and is heading back to Grade 12 in September.  Jacob has an interest in law, and plans to enter the Police Foundations Program in college.  He also has opportunity to sit in and observe legal hearings at our Milton location.


Both these summer students are also busily printing, binding, and delivering transcripts.

Court Reporters

Our awesome team of court reporters deliver professional court reporting services in Milton, Oakville, Burlington, and elsewhere in the province.

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/LPAT 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.

Juliana Pinzon

With her extensive professional legal assistant and more than 5 years of experience in the legal field, majoring in alternative dispute resolution, Juliana  has been involved in various types of law.  She holds a Degree in Social Science and has volunteered at the Criminal Lawyers Association Conference.

Karen Johnson

Karen's wonderful professionalism and desire to ensure an accurate record is being created of hearings she attends.  She is also training some of our newest court reporters.

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.

Kelly Murphy

With her experience in the Medical Laboratory industry, we welcomed Kelly as a digital court reporter early in 2019.  She holds a Law Clerk Diploma and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Kristy MacDonald

Our newest addition to our awesome team of court reporters,  Kristy has a desire to learn all there is to know about court reporting. 

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.

 

 

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).

Barb

We welcomed Barb early in 2019.  Her background and keen listening skills make her a perfect fit for Ponka Verbatim.  She produces all types of transcripts for us and we are very happy to have her part of our awesome team of Legal Transcriptionists.

Charmaine

With her extensive experience in producing verbatim transcripts, we welcomed her at Ponka Verbatim in the fall of 2018.  She continually exceeds our meticulous expectations and is a vital part of our Legal Transcriptionist Team!

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. 

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.

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.

Jennifer

She is a valued legal transcriptionist and member of our Quality Assurance team.  Jennifer 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.

Karen P.

Karen joined our team of legal transcriptionists in 2019 and has taken on some pretty difficult recordings sent to us by a variety of clients.  Her focus and attention to detail is evident in the work she submits to us as "ready to go to the client".

Kathy

She loves working for Ponka Verbatim as a legal transcriptionis and a vital member of our Quality Assurance Team.  She's an energetic and very pleasant person.  Her transcripts are always produced with meticulous care.

Katie

Joined Ponka Verbatim as a Court Reporter, and is now a Legal Transcriptionist, and Quality Assurance Team Member.  She is always professional and is eager to take on any assignment regardless of the turnaround required.  

Kimberly

Besides being our Director of Operations, Kimberly also transcribes and proofs legal transcripts.  She is always professional, pleasant and willing to assist in any area where she is called upon.  She is our host when we have hearings in Milton or Oakville.  If you haven't tasted one of her home-made cinnamon rolls, you need to soon. They're delicious.  She makes a variety of hot and cold refreshments, lattes, flavoured ice-coffee, and many more.

 

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.

 

 

Lisa

We welcomed Lisa in the summer of 2019.  As she is being mentored and trained, she is a very quick learner and can accept feedback constructively.  We are happy to have Lisa at Ponka Verbatim.

Lisbeth

She worked in the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto for 16 years and then a transcriptionist at the  Special Investigations Unit (SIU) for four years.  With this background, Lisbeth fits right in to our team.

Lyca

Lyca is a graduate 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.

Lynne

Lynne works in with the Peel Regional Police in their Communications Bureau, and her background and training is a perfect fit for our legal transcription needs.  We welcomed Lynne in early 2019.

Meghan

Meghan joined Ponka Verbatim recently and graduated with high honours from the Legal Transcriptionist course given by the IITCR.  Her keen interest in legal matters makes her an excellent transcriptionist.

Nina

Came to Ponka Verbatim as an accomplished legal transcript with experience producing audio and video police interviews, as well as for private counselors, individuals, research studies, Government Assembly meetings in the far north.   We welcomed Nina in early 2019.

Sarah J.

Sarah joined our team of Legal Transcriptionists in the fall of  2018.  Her experience while working for the Ministry of the Attorney General has made her a valuable asset to our Team. 

Sarah K.

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

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.

Sonya

At Ponka Verbatim, we have a referral program and that's how Sonya learned about us.  She is an accomplish professional with excellent grammar, punctuation and sentence structure skills.

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 an experienced Legal Transcriptionist and also proofreads and edits transcripts as part of our Quality Assurance Team  She graduated with honours from 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.

Tuan

Tuan is an accomplished legal transcriptionist who joined Ponka Verbatim recently.  His work is meticulous and always verbatim accurate.  We are happy to have him part of our team!

 

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

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

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.

Jennifer

She has extensive experience in producing transcripts of matters heard inside our Ontario courtrooms.  She joined Ponka Verbatim in 2018.  Jennifer 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 spends countless hours producing verbatim accurate transcripts of court hearings.  Her work is always perfect and she is such a pleasure to work with.

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.

Rosey

Rosey has extensive experience producing court transcripts.  She also proofreads and edits other ACTs' transcripts.  Her standards are extremely high and she's a valued member of our team

Tracey

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.