Who We Are
instaScript began as the collaboration of three like-minded reporters who wanted to provide accurate, professional transcripts with a quick turnaround to their clients, while also ensuring that all the often-overlooked elements of exhibit scanning and proper indexing, efficient and orderly read-and-sign protocols and genuine customer service were incorporated into the business model as well.
- accurate transcripts
- timely transcripts
- professional, punctual reporters
- statutory compliance in-office protocol
- ensuring that we exceed our clients’ expectations
You will find that we have the most professional reporters in town, and we stress the importance of continuing education and ethics upon our team members.
Our reporting team is completed by the addition of Kortney Houts, Melissa Wilson, Jeanna Whitten and Leslie Johnston who shares the founders’ goal to provide accurate, timely transcripts to our clients with the highest level of professionalism and customer service found anywhere.
Succinctly, if we tell our clients that something will be done, it will be.
Jeanna Whitten, Court Reporter
Jeanna began her court reporting journey in Alvin, Texas. She attended a program that was located nearby which was started and run by a pioneer in the field, Mary H. Knapp.
Jeanna graduated in 1989 and moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands. After interning for Caribbean Scribes in Christiansted, she attained her national license through the National Court Reporter’s Association. She is licensed in Oklahoma. She has experience as a freelance reporter, an Official Court Reporter for the District Court of Oklahoma, and CSR for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Jeanna loves hanging out with her kids and new granddaughter, reading, anything to do with music, and just enjoying life in general.
Kortney Houts, Court Reporter
Kortney Houts was born and raised in Tuttle, Oklahoma. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan College of Court Reporting in 2001 and obtained her Certified Shorthand Reporter license soon thereafter. She worked as an official court reporter at the Oklahoma County Courthouse reporting trials and hearings for a year.
She has been working as a freelance court reporter since 2003 and has experience in numerous types of cases. She looks to further her career and education in getting certified in realtime services, including Live Deposition.
Kortney is married to Cory Houts and has two daughters, Ella Houts and Abby Houts. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and being active with her family.
Leslie Johnston, Court Reporter
Leslie was raised in Oklahoma City where she attended Bishop McGuinness High School. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
She attended the Oklahoma College of Court Reporting in 1997 and obtained her Oklahoma CSR license in 1998. She has worked in various sectors within the fields of nursing and court reporting over the past 20 years.
She currently resides with her daughter in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She enjoys practicing yoga, training her goldendoodle, and watching her daughter play competitive volleyball.
Melissa Wilson, Court Reporter
Melissa Wilson is a graduate of Oklahoma College of Court Reporting She obtained her Oklahoma CSR license in October of 1996, at which time she began her career as a freelance court reporter. She is a member of the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association and the National Court Reporters Association.
Melissa joined instaScript at its inception in July of 2014. She enjoys reporting all types of litigation across the State of Oklahoma, as well as the challenge of advancing her knowledge and education by becoming certified in various realtime services.
Melissa treasures the time spent with her husband, Richard, and two children, Dillon and Kathryn, and supporting their various interests.
Karen Garcia, Scheduling & Production Manager
Karen was born on June 12, 1975 and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Sciences.
Karen began working in the Court Reporting Industry in January of 2010. She started at City Reporters and joined the team at instaScript in August of 2014.
Karen has been married to Eddie Garcia since October 16, 2010, and has 2 sons, Lucas (13) and Logan (10). Her hobbies include running, spending time with family and friends and playing with her two dogs, Abby and Axle.
Whitney Tero, Office Manager
Whitney is a native Oklahoman that graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in vocal music. After careers in the non-profit and energy sectors, she joined instaScript in April, 2019.
Whitney and her husband, Dan currently reside in Edmond, OK with a house full of Labrador retrievers. Their son, Morgan (Mo) is a student at Oklahoma State University.
Debra Garver, RPR
In 1991, Debra graduated from the court reporting program at City College in Norman, Oklahoma, received Oklahoma certification, and began her career with Judge Alan Couch in Cleveland County. Over the years she has received national certification and served the profession on the Board of Examiners and the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association. Debra has a wide range of experience, both district court and freelance, including all manner of civil and criminal cases.
Debra’s hobbies are spending time with family and grandchildren, her Shih-Tzus, Rosie and Hannah, traveling with her husband, and always learning something new.
Kimi has been a freelance reporter for 38 years, and for the last 31 years, has specialized in medical malpractice depositions, which has taken her all over the country taking medical experts’ depositions. She is also the author of Flip Over Briefs, a book for court reporters with over 1500 one-stroke medical briefs.
She has a passion for speaking and has spoken both at NCRA conventions and many state conventions. Kimi also served a 3-year term on the board of the National Court Reporters Association.She has been a licensed Realtor for 21 years in Oklahoma and currently holds a broker’s license and owns her own brokerage.
Kimi is a breast cancer survivor and is 18 years out from her cancer.
Tyler was born and raised in Oklahoma. She began working at instaScript in January of 2019. She is mother to two beautiful girls, Austin and Ireland. Family is very important to her. Her favorite pastime is fishing with her dad.