Tara Gandel Hudson, RPR, CRR, CSR
Tara has been a reporter with Connor Reporting since graduating from Northern Technical School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in March of 1978. She has reported depositions, hearings, trials, executive council meetings, press conferences, and conventions throughout the United States, in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She is a Certified Realtime Reporter providing realtime transcripts to clients on site or streaming over the Internet.
Tara most enjoys and specializes in complex litigation and has provided numerous reporting services in many high-profile cases in the Indianapolis area. She has extensive experience in medical, technical, and patent and trademark testimony and has reported interpreted testimony in many different settings. She has a knack for making difficult reporting situations an exciting challenge.
A significant portion of Tara’s expertise is in convention reporting. She has had the privilege of reporting U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents, numerous presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and other high-ranking political officials, including foreign heads of state.
Tara is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Indiana Court Reporters Association. She has served a two-year term as vice president of our association and is now serving as its president.
Stacy Rutkiewicz-Drohosky, RPR, FCRR, CRR, CRI, CSR
Stacy is an official reporter working for the Northern District of Indiana in the Hammond Division. She has held that position since 2008. In 1995 she received an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in court reporting from the College of Court Reporting (CCR) in Hobart, Indiana. During her career as a court reporter, Stacy has also worked as a broadcast captioner, freelance reporter, court reporting instructor, and held an administrative position at CCR.
She has earned the certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Federal Certified Realtime Reporter (FCRR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI), Indiana Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), and Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR).
Stacy has served INCRA as Treasurer, Vice-President, President, Immediate Past President, and is now serving her second term as Vice-President.
Tracy Larimore, RPR, CSR
Tracy Larimore is a freelance court reporter working in Fort Wayne with Summit City Reporting. She was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and upon graduation from The Stenotype Institute in 1993, moved her family to Fort Wayne where she owned and operated Larimore Reporting Service for 16 years before joining forces with Summit City in 2009. She is a CSR in Indiana and Ohio and is also an RPR.
Tracy is a mother of three and grandmother of five, with the sixth on the way. In the past, she has served on the MADD Executive Board, has been a part of the S.T.A.R.T. Team, working closely with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, where she was awarded the Silver Star of Merit, and has also been the Editor for the Compassionate Friends Fort Wayne Chapter. She is currently active in Cub Scouts, Cheer and Dance Camp, and other activities with her grandkids, along with serving her second two-year term as INCRA's secretary.
Janine Ferren, RPR, CSR, CRR
Janine Ferren has been a freelance court reporter since 1986, initially working in New York City and Long Island, then moving to Indianapolis in 1992. Janine’s entrance into the court reporting field spans back to 1980 when she was typing transcripts for her father, now a retired New York court reporter. Her sister is also a court reporter in New York, so one could say that court reporting is in Janine's blood.
Janine graduated from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 1986, and two weeks later she completed the court reporting program at Stenotype Institute in Hicksville, New York, where she had been a night student for 18 months. She has earned the certifications of Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Indiana Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), and Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR).
As a freelance court reporter, Janine’s work is primarily depositions, but she has worked in other areas including arbitrations, hearings, trials (including daily copy realtime trials), captioning for the hearing impaired, conventions, and video production work for media purposes.
Janine is serving her third consecutive term on the executive board of the Indiana Court Reporters Association. In the past she has served on several non-court reporting boards and committees, including Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Janine resides in Fishers with her husband and two teen sons.
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Tonya Kaiser, RPR, CMRS
Tonya is a firm owner and freelance reporter in Fort Wayne. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Valparaiso University, and an Associate’s degree in court reporting from Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio.
Tonya started her career at Mehler & Hagestrom in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1999. She was out of the reporting profession for a few years in the mid 2000s but had a strong desire to get back into court reporting. She has been back in Fort Wayne since 2007 and now owns Summit City Reporting. Tonya is a working reporter, taking as much overflow work as possible.
She obtained the Registered Professional Reporter certificate in 2001 and holds the Certified Manager of Reporting Services certification and the Realtime Systems Administrator certificate. She has served as vice president and president of INCRA.
Tonya is a mom, a foster parent, and volunteers at her church.