I was in ninth grade (1979) when I broke 100 wpm on my IBM Selectric (I loved that typewriter) and my typing teacher asked me what I wanted to do for a career. I immediately told him I wanted to be an executive secretary in Minneapolis, MN, just like Mary Tyler Moore. He suggested that because I could type so fast that I should consider being a court reporter.
When career day rolled around, I asked if I could shadow a court reporter at the courthouse, which I did, and after that I was hooked. I was totally in awe of the position that the court reporter held, right up there by the judge. What a prestigious job! I tailored the rest of my high school years to be ready for court reporting school when I graduated.
I attended the University of Minnesota in Crookston, MN, from September of 1984 through June of 1986, graduating with my AAS degree in court reporting. My first job was as a freelance reporter in Bismarck, ND. I worked for a firm for three years, then myself and my coworker (and former UMC classmate) broke off and started our own freelance firm called Krumm & Mosher. I worked in that partnership until 2000, when I moved to Rapid City, SD, and joined Rapid Reporting. In January of 2012 I took an official position with the State of South Dakota, Fourth Judicial Circuit, in Deadwood, SD
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Deadwood, SD - 57732