I was a court reporter from 1985 to 2001. During those years I worked for freelance firms, and the State of Nebraska having been appointed by four different district judges to serve as the court reporter for Douglas and Dodge Counties. I took several years off to raise our three children full-time, returned to the legal community as a part-time bailiff and transitioned over to the Nebraska (Justice) Mediation Center as a volunteer in 2007. Shortly thereafter I became part of the NJC staff, took the mediation basic, family training, and SADR training. I am now affiliated as a mediator with Nebraska Mediation Center.