|Professional Institute of Court Reporting|
Instructors and Staff
Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting, LLC (BRSCR) is owned and
operated by Ms. Karen Vornkahl.
Professional Institute of Court Reporting, Inc. (PICR) is owned and
operated by Ms. Jodi Delmont, Mr. Chris Kersten, and BRSCR (Ms.
Karen Vornkahl). Together they have over 60
years of service in the legal/court reporting field in multi-faceted
areas. Karen and Jodi are Nationally Certified Reporting
Instructors. Below is a brief profile on each owner.
Jodi Delmont, CCR, is a 2008 graduate of Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting and an owner of PICR. She holds a current certificate with the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters and a CRI certification, having attained national certification as a Certified Reporting Instructor from the NCRA.
Jodi is married to Ryan Delmont and has two daughters.
Christopher Kersten, B.S., is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. He attended the University of New Orleans and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1988. Chris was a reader for 18 years and reader manager for 10 years at Verbatim Academy of Court Reporting in Metairie, LA, where he enjoyed reading to and helping that schoolís students in whatever way he could in the pursuit of their goal of becoming court reporters.
Chris also worked during and immediately after college at WQUE-FM radio in New Orleans as a commercial production assistant doing voice-overs for the stationís recorded advertisements.
He spends his time enjoying sports, music, reading, and traveling, especially to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Karen Vornkahl, B.S., CCR, CRI, CPE, is an Owner and the Director of Administration at BRSCR. She has been a practicing court reporter since 1985 and holds a current certificate with the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters. In 2003, she took a leave from active reporting to pursue additional training in realtime machine writing. She has reported thousands of depositions, taught academics relating to court reporting, and is the owner of ASAP Transcripts, LLC, a scoping and proofing firm assisting court reporters and mentoring new reporters in the field.
She has attained Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI) credentials and been published in CaseLines, a teaching publication of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). She is a Certified Program Evaluator (CPE) and is also qualified to grade certification skills testing for the NCRA.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Office Administration from Louisiana State University (1979). She is married to Mark Vornkahl, a computer systems consultant, and has two grown children.
INSTRUCTORS and STAFF
Nancy Brown comes to New Orleans from New York where she worked on Wall Street for 20 years as an Executive Assistant. She worked for large banks: Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs and hedge fund, Tiger Management. She is an artist and loves the live music of New Orleans. In the past five years she has been enjoying reading aloud to court reporting students and laughing with them at Franklin College and Professional.
Robert V. Rudner, a reader at both campuses, has a B.A. in Social Studies and Theatre from Auburn University. Upon graduation, he began teaching Social Studies in New Orleans area schools until his retirement in 2002.
While teaching, he began reading to court reporting students on a part-time basis. After retiring from full-time teaching, he began to record and produce speedbuilding practice CDs for sale over the Internet, which remains a full-time endeavor.
Rob is a devoted New Orleans Saints fan who loves music, sports, the beach, JazzFest and Mardi Gras.
Mark H. Vornkahl, B.S., CMR, CNA, MCSE, is our Director of Information and Technology. He is a graduate of LSU in Business Administration/Marketing. After working five years in the insurance/finance industry, Mark worked for nine years as a detail representative for a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, calling on physicians and related healthcare providers. Mark earned the Certified Medical Representative (CMR) designation in 1989. Mark is approved to instruct in Medical Terminology for BRSCR.
Additionally, Mark earned an associates degree in electronics technology from ITI and worked six years as a computer engineer for a local software development company. Most recently (since 2003), Mark is the principal of Mark H. Vornkahl Consulting, providing computer and technological services to clients around the U.S. He holds numerous certifications through Microsoft and Novell. Mark is the director of information and technology for BRSCR and teaches and supports all areas of computer applications.
Mark is married to Karen Vornkahl, has two grown children, and a border collie named Maggie.
BRSCR STAFF MEMBERS
Lori Beckman, Day/Night Program. Mrs. Beckman is a graduate of Bay Path College with an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies and is also a graduate of BRSCR in the Court Reporting Program.
She has worked professionally as a paralegal, legal secretary, and CART provider for a college student. She has been married to her husband Greg for ten years. Lori originally hails from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and has lived with her family in Baton Rouge for the past seven years. Recently, the family added a new member, Lori and Gregís adorable baby boy, Brodie.
Mrs. Beckman provides expertise in working with our CART students on a daily basis and is our Speed Plus/Drills reader.
|Gloria Taillon-Thibodeaux is the owner and originator of Computer-Aided Interpretation (CAI), a company providing Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in Louisiana since 1996. She and her employees work with individuals with disabilities and the administrative authorities to provide realtime captioning and supply verbatim notes when requested. Ms. Taillon-Thibodeaux is the instructor for our CART-CAPTIONING Practice Applications course.|
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