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Meet Our Team | Court Reporting ServicesGinger Copeland

ginger@alphareportingservice.com

Ginger heard about court reporting while in college, when a professor told her she would be “stupid” to get a marketing degree, that she should try court reporting instead. She checked it out and realized it was the perfect career for her.

She started reporting in 1979, and in 1981, along with her partner at the time, founded Alpha Reporting Service.

Originally from Houston, Missouri, a very small town, one of the things she enjoyed most about reporting was the opportunity to travel all over the United States while taking depositions, even to St. Thomas on a very interesting case.

In the past few years, she has concentrated on administrative tasks and given up reporting. She misses the constant interaction with attorneys, but enjoys the challenges of developing Alpha into a full-service agency.

She and her husband, Bruce, live on a farm/ranch north of Joplin and raise purebred Angus cattle and, in their spare time, like to travel, watch St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and spend time with their children and grandchildren.

What I love most about my job is hearing people say they dread going to work, when I LOVE and look forward to every day of work, whether it’s dressing up for a depo or drinking coffee in my pjs working on a transcript for 8 hours of the day… I enjoy the attorneys I work with, being depended on for the most accurate record possible, and that I face a new and different challenge every day. It’s such a rewarding career that I know just anybody couldn’t do, and I know my success strictly is a result of how hard I choose to work.

Debbi

Alpha Reporting & Video

Meet Our Team | Court Reporting ServicesKyle Rinne

kyle@alphareportingservice.com

Kyle is the newest member of the Alpha staff. He is in charge of the new video department. He loves gadgets and all things technology

Kyle is originally from Higginsville, Missouri, and has a degree in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He and his wife, Amy, have two children, Izzy and Spencer, and they enjoy trips to Silver Dollar City, local parks, and attending the kids’ activities in their spare time.

Meet Our Team | Court Reporting ServicesSharon Newman

Sharon@alphareportingservice.com

It’s hard to adequately describe Sharon’s job. She has been with Alpha since 1987 and has done everything there is to do except for actually reporting. Even though she is trying to retire, she still comes in weekly to help out with whatever Ginger needs her to do.

Sharon has been an integral part of Alpha for 30 years, and no one can imagine Alpha without her.

She is originally from Michigan, and she and her husband, Walt, love traveling and spending time with their family.

Meet Our Team | Court Reporting ServicesErica Gallina

transcripts@alphareportingservice.com

Erica is in charge of production of transcripts and she ensures the office is running smoothly.

She is originally from St. Peter, Illinois, and has been with Alpha since 2009. Her favorite part of her job is developing friendships with the reporters. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and shopping – and before kids, she used to enjoy reading. She also teaches a Zumba class.

Erica and husband, Matt, have one son, Kasen, and another on the way, along with Kitty Kitty.

Meet Our Team | Court Reporting ServicesClaire Joy

scheduling@alphareportingservice.com

Claire is in charge of scheduling and assists with production.

Originally from Springfield, Claire enjoys the laid back atmosphere at Alpha and learning more about the field of court reporting.

She and her husband, Lee, enjoy kayaking, hiking, fishing, and spending time working in the yard. She loves to ride horses and spend time with her two precious pups.