Meet Our Team

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

Is Executive Assistant to the President, Wendy Ponka.  She is friendly, cheerful, and extremely professional, whose passion is to deliver exceptional customer service to every client.

Jorma

Is Director and Treasurer and works in our Milton location on a part-time basis.  He handles the accounting matters, along with Wendy Ponka.  Clients will also see him as their court reporter on hearings..

Mary

Joined Ponka Verbatim in the summer of 2017.  She is our bookkeeper.  She is a numbers person and we are so pleased with her meticulous work.

Stephanie

We welcome Stephanie as the newest member of our admin. staff in our Milton office.  Her background in the legal field is a tremendous asset to Ponka Verbatim.

She spent ten years at a large law office in downtown Toronto, and has made the transition from an hour and a half each way to/from work, to a short five-minute drive.

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.

Tamara Hollerhan

Tamara comes to Ponka Verbatim with many years of experience in Digital Court Reporting for the Ministry of the Attorney General.  She is friendly, professional, and always willing to assist with whatever is necessary to ensure our clients are very satisfied.  She obtained her appointment to Commissioner of Oaths in 2017.

 

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.

Allison McKinney

Allison joined Ponka Verbatim in the fall of 2017.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the legal services industry.   Our clients will see her in our Milton, Oakville and Burlington locations.

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.  Most of the team members listed are graduates of the Legal Transcriptionist course offered through the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.
Allison 

She joined Ponka Verbatim in the fall of 2017 and her enthusiasm is noteworthy.  She has a keen attention to detail and we are very happy to have Allison as a Team Member.

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 recently returned to our Ponka Verbatim team of legal transcriptionists after maternity leave.   She has also joined our Quality Assurance team.

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).

Antony

He is an experienced legal transcriptionist.  His work is meticulous and always exceeding the standards set for him.

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. 

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 OMB 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.

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.

Julius

His proficiency in grammar and punctuation is clearly apparent in his excellent verbatim transcripts.  He's ready and willing to take on a variety of transcription assignments and meets all due dates.

Katie 

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

Kaitlyn

She was recommended to us by another professional and we are really glad to have her as part of our legal transcriptionist team.  She has an excellent understanding of the English language and her grammar and punctuation skills are an asset to the team.

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 are 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 Transcriptionists course at the International Institute for Transcribers and Court Reporters.  She joined Poinka 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.

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, Ontario Municipal Board hearings and more.

Suzanne 

Suzanne has extensive experience in producing examination transcripts.  She joined Ponka Verbatim's Legal Transcriptionist Team in 2017.  She's consistently submitted verbatim accurate transcripts.

Tianna

Is the newest 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 the Quality Assurance Team.

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.

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.

Zach

 Zach joined Ponka Verbatim in 2017.  He is currently a student of the Legal Transcriptionist course, expecting to graduate with high honours this summer.  He is very careful to only transcribe what is being spoken, and producing excellent transcripts.

Authorized Court Transcriptionists - (ACTs)
Brittany

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

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.

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.

Matthew

Graduated in 2017 from the ACT course and now resides in France.  He provides excellent transcripts and will work on any type of hearing (Small Claims, Family, Civil and Criminal).

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 F.

Joined Ponka Verbatim in 2017, and consistently submits verbatim accurate transcripts.  She's very professional and is currently a student in a Paralegal course.  Her background in the legal system assists her in preparing transcripts.

Tammy M.

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.