Court Reporters

The Seasoned Certified Professionals Behind Our Court Reporting Agency

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Sarah J. (Werner) Pichette, RPR, CRR

sarah@ftrmadison.com

Sarah (Werner) Pichette is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin. She moved to Madison in the early 1980s to attend Madison Business College, fell in love with the Madison area, and made it her home. She is the owner and founder of For the Record, Inc., and has 35 years of experience as a court reporter.

Sarah is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. Sarah has earned the designations of Registered Professional Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter. Sarah also contributes her expertise in speaking to MATC court reporting classes and mentoring court reporting students.

Sarah is a lifelong member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is an active member of Governor Nelson Dewey (Maple Bluff) Chapter of the National Society. Her business occupies a major portion of her free time, but in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joe – hiking, biking, traveling, antiquing, and reading about and researching local history. Sarah and her husband spent four years remodeling a mid-century home – a project that seems to have no end in sight!

Carmen Harder, RPR

carmen@ftrmadison.com

Carmen Harder was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. She moved to Madison right after high school to attend Madison Area Technical College to become a court reporter. She has been living in Madison and loving it ever since. Carmen has 18 years of experience as a court reporter.

Carmen has earned the designation of Registered Professional Reporter. She is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. Carmen serves as the freelance representative on the Madison Area Technical College Advisory Committee and regularly attends WCRA conventions throughout Wisconsin.

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Carmen is married to Jeff. They have two wonderful children, Holden and Hilda, and a dog named Dharma. When Carmen is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her other interests include, but are not limited to, volleyball, 9-pin tap bowling, golfing, riding her motorcycle, attending hockey games, walking Crazylegs, watching I Love Lucy reruns, and listening to Prince.

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Susan C. Milleville, B.A.

sue@ftrmadison.com

Susan C. Milleville has 18 years of experience as a court reporter. Prior to her court reporting career, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Viterbo College in woodwind pedagogy. She started her court reporting career in Madison, Wisconsin in 1997. Sue currently teaches judicial internship at Madison Area Technical College. Sue is a member of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association and the National Court Reporters Association.

Peggy S. Christensen, RPR, CRR, CCP

peggy@ftrmadison.com

Peggy S. Christensen has 26 years of experience as a court reporter. She started her career in 1989 and has worked in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Peggy has earned the Registered Professional Reporter, the Certified Realtime Reporter, and the Certified CART Provider designations through the National Court Reporters Association.

Peggy is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. She currently teaches research methods at the Madison Area Technical College and is the CART provider representative on their advisory committee.

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While working as a CART provider assisting the deaf and hard of hearing with communication accessibility, Peggy has worked with students at the University of Wisconsin, has helped attendees actively participate at meetings and conferences, and has provided real-time services on the Jumbotron at the Kohl Center for graduations.

Peggy is married and has two sons. Her family is involved in the Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts and enjoys camping, fishing, water sports, and playing with their dog Cassie.

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Sarah Finley Pelletter, RPR

sfp@ftrmadison.com

Sarah Finley Pelletter was born and raised in DeForest, Wisconsin. Upon graduation from high school, Sarah attended Madison Area Technical College, pursuing a career as a court reporter. Sarah has 17 years of experience as a court reporter, having worked initially as a freelance court reporter and then later as an official court reporter in Dane County for Judge Robert A. DeChambeau and Judge Richard G. Niess.

Sarah is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. Sarah has earned the designation of Registered Professional Reporter.

Sarah is married and has two sons. Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and photography.

Anne Jacobs, RPR

anne@ftrmadison.com

Anne Jacobs is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. She moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 2004 to attend Madison Area Technical College for the judicial reporting program. She started her court reporting career in 2007 and has enjoyed working in Madison, Milwaukee, and surrounding areas.

Anne is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. She has earned the designation of Registered Professional Reporter. She has reported several grand jury cases in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Anne met her husband, Matt, while attending MATC. Matt is an officer in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and Anne is a very proud military wife. They have a beautiful baby girl named Emily. When not working on transcripts, she enjoys spending time playing with her daughter, reading, watching movies, going for walks, working out at CrossFit, traveling, and spending time with family in Minnesota.

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Tammy L. Uhl, RPR, CRR, CRC

tammy@ftrmadison.com

Tammy was born and raised in Madison. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College with her judicial reporting degree in 1998 and began her career reporting for the court commissioners in both Dane and Rock counties. In 2002, she took the leap into providing closed captioning for the hearing impaired for a variety of television networks including CNN, ESPN, and NBC, to name only a few. After 15 years of captioning, she decided it was time for a change and joined the amazing team at FTR.

Tammy is a member of the National Court Reporters Association. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Court Reporter Association, where she served on the board of directors for several years. She holds the designation of Registered Professional Reporter, Certified Realtime Captioner, and Certified Realtime Reporter.

Tammy is married and has three children. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, attending her children’s sporting events, running, and cycling.

Kaila M. Macek, RMR, CRR

kaila@ftrmadison.com

Kaila M. Macek was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan. She moved to Wisconsin to attend Madison Area Technical College, graduating in 2010. Kaila spent five years working in Rock County Circuit Court before deciding that she loves the flexibility and variety of freelance reporting.

Kaila is a member of the National Court Reporters Association and the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association. She has earned the designations of Registered Merit Reporter and Certified Realtime Reporter.

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Kaila is married to Curtis, a mental health therapist, and they have a sweet daughter named Alice. Kaila and Curtis love to spend time restoring their Victorian home in Janesville. Kaila loves to bike, read, garden, and quilt. Her best times are had on bike rides in the woods with her family.

Sheila K. Finnegan-Martinez, RPR

sheila@ftrmadison.com

 

Sheila Finnegan-Martinez grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Madison after high school. There she pursued court reporting and became a freelance court reporter in 2007, working in both the Madison and Milwaukee areas. In 2019 she became a part-time court reporting instructor at Madison College and enjoyed teaching and sharing her experiences with a new wave of future court reporters. Sheila joined the team at For the Record, Inc., in the spring of 2021.

Sheila is a member of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association and the National Court Reporters Association. She also volunteers with the WCRA Pro Bono Program.

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Sheila lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband, Nick, who is a local attorney. Together they enjoy taking cross-country road trips with their two dogs, watching the last ten minutes of awful movies on Netflix, and playing fast hands of Gin.

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Sara J. Faul, Office manager

Sara “Irish” Faul is the Office Manager at For the Record, Inc. Sara was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin‐Green Bay and earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Informational Sciences. After living in Green Bay for eight years, she returned to Madison.

Sara is married to Avery, a microbiologist, and has two wonderful sons named Wendel and Emerson.