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CalDRA Board of Directors




Cheryl Haab

CSR No. 13600, RPR, CLR

Cheryl's statement:  I am proud and honored to accept CalDRA’s nomination to serve as President of the Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. The mission of this organization has truly become my life’s passion and work: “to preserve and enhance the freelance stenographic reporting profession, ensure its integrity, and maintain its high standards and impartiality wherever stenographic services are required.” 

In light of the recent legislative challenges facing the profession, CalDRA will have a variety of focus areas for the coming year. I plan to work closely with our counsel and legislative chair to craft regulations protecting our role as guardians of the record in deposition proceedings, and to help freelancers everywhere to achieve financial independence by receiving rightful and equitable pay for the hard work they perform every day.

As a practicing CSR working in the trenches alongside our members each week, I have a profound understanding of the needs of deposition reporters in the field. I will use this knowledge to continue advocating for positive change in the industry as your 2018 CalDRA President. Thank you for placing your trust in me, and for this opportunity to serve you for what promises to be yet another fantastic year on the Board.


Diane Freeman

CSR No. 5884, RPR

Diane's statement:  After obtaining her CSR license in 1982, Diane immediately began reporting depositions. She earned her RPR certificate in 1996. She loves her career and is dedicated to promoting the reporting profession.

Diane began serving on the Board of the Deposition Reporters Association of California (CalDRA) in 2014 as District 1 Director.

Diane’s 2018 goals are to carry out her duties by supporting CalDRA’s President and Board of Directors. She will continue her commitment to serve the members by protecting the interests of deposition reporters as well as the consumers of reporting services by fighting unethical business practices, providing educational and networking opportunities for reporters, educating key influencers in the courts about the value of a live reporter over an electronic recording machine, ensuring that the Court Reporters Board remains in place, educating reporters and consumers on the tax consequences of kickbacks in exchange for booking depositions, and much more.

Vice President

Tricia Rosate

Tricia's statement:  Tricia Rosate is a freelance court reporter from Los Angeles, California. Licensed in 1995, Tricia’s primary focus has been reporting realtime depositions in patent, medical malpractice, and construction defect cases. 


She currently serves on the CalDRA board as District 5 director as well as the membership and convention committees.  As a proud member of the National Court Reporters Association, she has earned the Registered Diplomate Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter certifications and enjoys competing in the annual speed and realtime contests.   She is honored to be nominated to serve as vice president of CalDRA and is committed to serving her fellow CalDRA members in the coming year.

Tricia now lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and three children where she continues to report depositions, arbitrations, and trials. 


Andrea Chavez 

CSR No. 13437, CCRR, RPR, CLR, CRR
Andrea's statement:  I am honored to be nominated as Secretary and Treasurer this year. Having served for the past three years on the board of directors, I feel confident in continuing my leadership for this incredible organization. In addition to this position, I also serve on the CCRR committee as well as teach the deposition procedures class at South Coast College. Thank you for your continued support of CalDRA - we can't do it without you!   





Counties of

District 1 Director


Kelly Bryce Shainline

(No vote required, serving year 2 of two-year term.)

CSR No. 13476, RPR, CRR

Kelly's statement:  I am extremely honored to be considered for the District 1 Representative position.  Ten years ago I started out reporting in the United States District Court located in San Francisco.  After a couple of years, an opportunity with the Alameda County Superior Court opened up and I was assigned to the Honorable Judge Gonzalez Rogers.  In 2011, civil reporters were no longer provided by the court and I entered the freelance arena. With the current climate we are in with freelancers in court, I am pleased to bring my knowledge of court work to our Board.  When I’m not reporting, I love being with my family.  I have two sons.  Jackson is six and Dean is three.  My husband is my biggest supporter.  I’m looking forward to an amazing year of hard work with the Board.

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma counties

District 2 Director


Kimberly D'Urso 


CSR No. 11372, RPR

Kimberly's statement:  Hello, CalDRA members. My name is Kimberly D‘Urso. I am a veteran freelance reporter, specializing in complex litigation. I have been reporting in California for nearly 21 years.

I am honored to have been part of our CalDRA team this year and to have served in other roles in years past. I welcome the nomination to serve on such a talented board.


Please vote for me as your District 2 director.  I will work hard on your behalf. 


I look forward to seeing many of you in Palm Springs.

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Tulare, Yolo and Yuba counties

District 3 Director


Erika Sjoquist 

(No vote required, serving year 2 of two-year term.)

CSR No. 12350, RPR, CRR

Erika's statement:  I am a veteran court reporter, in the business since 1992. I was first licensed in the state of Washington in April of 1992, reporting depositions in almost every area of law, as well as the occasional pro tem in the courtroom. In 1999, I acquired my RPR certification, and in 2000, received my license in California. In 2001, I moved to Ventura County, CA, where I spent 10 years at Ventura Superior Court, and now am a freelance reporter, reporting depositions, hearings, arbitrations, trials, and special events in areas of California as well as internationally, most recently Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and Ukraine. Wanting to always improve my skills, in 2009, I passed NCRA's CRR exam and attained my goal of being a realtime certified reporter. In 2015, I thought it was about time to be more involved in my career, making our court reporting profession better than it is, and I signed up to be a member of CalDRA. In February 2016, I became District 8 Representative of CalDRA. I look forward to keeping the momentum going. I love my profession and can't imagine doing anything else.

My home life is busy as well. I have two children, who are not really “children” anymore. My daughter is 21 and my son is 15. We also have a fur baby, Scarlett Darling, our Boxer, who is 8. I enjoy spending time with them, cooking French cuisine, working a bit in the garden/yard, spending time with good friends and family, and traveling.

Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties

District 4 Director


Mary Pierce

CSR No. 6143 

Mary's statement:  I am flattered to be nominated to serve as the District 4 representative for CalDRA and would be honored to serve.  I have been a reporter based in Orange County since 1983.  I was a staff reporter for two different agencies in LA County for a total of 18 years, and for the past 16 years, I have been the sole owner/operator of Pantera Court Reporters out of Huntington Beach.  I have been a CalDRA mentor for a few years now, and recently I signed on to help Cheryl Haab with the newsletter. 


I wasn't terribly involved with reporting organizations over most of my career.  The couple seminars I did attend I did not find rewarding.  Then I was introduced to CalDRA.  Since that time, I have attended the annual convention every year and several independent seminars.  I am certain that my active participation in CalDRA has made me a better reporter and a more knowledgeable and competitive agency owner.  


I think CalDRA is a fantastic organization, and I cherish the many contacts I have made through the group.  I believe my background as both a working reporter and the scrappy owner of a small agency helps me understand the different travails we all endure and navigate.  I will endeavor to bring my passion and dedication to representing your concerns and suggestions, and, hopefully, encourage you to become more involved, as well.

Orange County, plus all Professional Members residing in counties or states other than California or the USA.

District 5 Director


Jamie Asbury

CSR No. 13308, CLR 

Jamie's statement:  I am very honored and excited to be given the opportunity to represent my District 5 members from San Diego and San Bernardino Counties, including out-of-state members. 


I have been a freelance deposition reporter in Southern California since 2008, and have been a CalDRA member since 2006.  I currently am a mentor to CalDRA student members and have been for the last three years.  I look forward to being your voice at the table, and also your liaison, alongside these dedicated professionals.  In my role, I plan to organize network opportunities that may facilitate us in spreading information to our fellow colleagues, thus strengthening our reporter community with knowledge and excitement. 


Thank you for supporting California Deposition Reporters Association, and for your continued support, as we have a lot of work ahead of us in this upcoming year.

Imperial, Riverside, San Bernadino, and San Diego counties.
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