Founders

The founders of Project Steno are fierce advocates for the court reporting profession. Above all else, they wish to solve the profession’s most critical need: Getting more qualified students into court reporting schools and more court reporters into the workforce. Each of the four founders has served in leadership roles at the National Court Reporters Association and are active as speakers and educators on the profession at the state, regional, and national level.

 

Nancy Varallo

Nancy Varallo

Nancy is the owner of The Varallo Group, a non-traditional court reporting agency in Worcester, Mass., which operates entirely on referrals from other firms. Nancy has a passion for court reporting education and has worked with students formally and informally over the years to lend her expertise and support in their development. Nancy is a past president of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and, in 2017, received its highest award, the Distinguished Service Award. Nancy is a Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).

Bill Weber

Bill Weber

Bill has worked for more than 40 years in the court reporting business, working extensively both as an official court reporter and in operation of a reporting agency in Pittsburgh. An innovator, Bill likewise is a founder of RevolutionaryText, a company that provides remote real-time court reporters to court systems. Bill is a past president of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and is both a Realtime Systems Administrator and a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).

Glyn Poage

Glyn Poage

Glyn is a retired official court reporter from the 166th District Court in San Antonio, Texas. Glyn’s passion for court reporting education led him to operate two court reporting schools in Texas along with his wife Marilyn for many years. Glyn served on the board of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) for several years. He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR), and, in 2013 was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Court Reporters Association.

 

Jim DeCrescenzo

Jim DeCrescenzo

Jim operated a court reporting agency in the Greater Philadelphia area for three decades before opening Exhibeo, LLC, a paperless deposition service, in 2015. Jim has served in countless volunteer capacities at the state and national level over the years. He is a Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), and is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Reporters (FAPR).