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.

 

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 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.

 

Court Reporters

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

Wendy Ponka

Founder and previous owner of Ponka Verbatim, Wendy has many years of experience as a court reporter and legal transcriptionist.   She is always ready to assist in any way she can to ensure that Ponka Verbatim maintains its stellar reputation in the legal services industry.

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.

 

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.
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.

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 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 hostess for legal hearings, 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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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!

Crystal

Her work is meticulous and she comes to Ponka Verbatim with a vast experience in producing transcripts of court hearings.

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. 

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.

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.