Board of Directors



Brooke Ryan


Vice President

Russell Walker



Teresa Russ, CSR, CRI, has been a Captioner for over 11 years.  She has done both onsite and remote captioning, and she started doing depos in 2018.  She has done captioning in a variety of settings, but her favorite is the education environment.  While attending Cal State University of Long Beach, she worked as a teacher’s aide and that is when she discovered her passion for working with students.  Captioning at community colleges and universities is the perfect fit for her.  She is also a founding member of the CART/Broadcasting Captioning Committee.  Teresa is probably best known for her transparency during her journey to be a California CSR.  Her goal is to inspire students as well as her colleagues to be the best they can be and to never give up on your dreams.  She is looking forward to hearing the concerns of her colleagues and being instrumental in making a difference in this awesome profession that she has loved ever since she discovered it in 1984.  She loves serving at Cottonwood Church, and she is an active member of the NCRA Tech Committee and the Student/Teacher Committee. 

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Immediate Past President

Tamara Houston, CSR, RPR, CCRR has been a California CSR for 36 years.  She started her career freelancing both in criminal and civil court.  Emerald Deposition Reporters was formed in 1995 by Tamara while she continued improving her skills and professional representation as a CSR within the industry.  After obtaining her CCRR in 2010, Tamara joined Caption Colorado to do national broadcasting from home in her "spare" time while working as a full-time reporter.  However, court reporting was her passion and she dedicated herself to that realm.  Tamara's daughter Kaitlyn passed the CSR in November of 2016 and joined her at Emerald Deposition Reporters. Her family life focuses on exotic animal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as attending the rodeos of her youngest daughter Annie, a graduate of UC Davis and accomplished breakaway roper.  Tamara has been on the CCRA Board serving as a district director for CCRA for nearly four years and is excited to transition into the role as president currently.  Tamara is passionate about being involved, learning, listening to new ideas, and sharing the knowledge and experience that has been gained over the years to help the evolution and empowerment of current and future court reporters.  Complacency is not an option - let's get involved and work together to make this great profession even better!

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District A



District B

Priscilla Gwaltney I have been court reporting since 2008.  I was freelancing until 2014.  I then became employed as an official with Contra Costa County.  As of January 2022, I have been freelancing and working as a part-time official with Sacramento Superior Court in the Family Law Relations department since September of 2022.  I obtained my RPR in 2019.  I have served as chair of the Support Our Students committee and Mentor Chair since 2020.  I have been serving on the BOD since 2019.

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District C

Rachael Lundy


District D

Lauren Tilbury


District E

Anne Roldan, RPR, CRR, CSR, has been a reporter since 2006. She attended South Coast College of Court Reporting in Orange, California. She began her career as a freelance deposition reporter in San Diego before transitioning to San Diego Superior Court in 2011. Following the 2012 state budget crisis, she returned to freelancing until being rehired by the Court in 2017.

In February 2019, Anne became a Court Reporter Supervisor in San Diego Superior Court. In addition to her regular duties, she concentrated her efforts on recruiting court reporters so that the court could once again provide reporters for Family Law matters. As a result, 20 court reporters were hired by March of 2020, and the court restored court reporter services to its Family Law courtrooms.

In April 2020, Anne stepped down as Supervisor and returned to her position as an Official Court Reporter, her first love, where she served until August 2021 when she was hired by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She is currently serving as Official Court Reporter to the Honorable Cynthia A. Bashant, District Judge.

Anne is passionate about the court reporting profession and the great service it provides to the public. In her limited spare time, she enjoys all things true crime and spending time with her husband and three children.

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District F

Karly Powers 


Director, District G

Lidia Perez is a CART and broadcast captioner who attended Downey Adult School of Court Reporting in Downey, California.   Upon graduating from Downey Adult School, Lidia found her love and passion to be a  (Communication Access Real-time Translation) CART captioner for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community to provide equal access to everyone.   Lidia provides CART for students/staff/faculty throughout all levels of the educational school system from elementary to undergraduate and doctorate programs. She also provides CART captioning to projected audiences in live events, conferences, and seminars. She loves to mentor anyone who wants to venture into the world of CART and broadcast captioning who share the same love and passion she has within this great career. She is a strong advocate for equal access for all. 

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Executive Director

Gloria Peterson 

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