PRI Court Reporting has a very experienced and knowledgeable team of internal office staff.  Gary Burgard is our production manager.  He is our longest tenured employee and he’s served many different roles over the years.  We’re lucky to have him!  You may have spoken with Gary on the phone when scheduling a deposition or ordering a transcript, so here’s a chance to get to know him a little better.

What are you responsible for at PRI Court Reporting?  
My primary responsibility is to get transcripts to clients, which includes files in various formats, exhibits, and a PRI Portfolio which is a searchable hyperlinked file in PDF format.  I also do filings, scheduling, issue and have subpoenas served for depositions.

How long have you been with PRI?
It will be 27 years on March 17, 2014.

Did you have other court reporting experience prior to joining PRI?
Yes.  I worked for Lord Reporting as a federal “court reporter” recording and transcribing hearings and trials for the government.

What is your favorite part about working at PRI?
The people are great to work with.

Where are you from or where did you grow up?
Born in Adrian, Michigan, grew up in Toledo, Ohio

What was the first job you ever had?
First real job was for a veterinarian, three years in high school and the first year of college when on break.

What is one thing you would like our clients to know about transcript production/scheduling? 
It’s easy to schedule a court reporter using PRI’s website.  Just go to www.priohio.com and click on the green Schedule Now button.  Follow the prompts, and once completed you will receive an e-mail confirmation.  Another e-mail confirmation will be sent the day before.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Concerts, movies.

What’s on your iPod? 
Everything from Bach to Rammstein.

What is one thing our clients don’t know about you?
I was a working musician for 15 years.

What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
Rancho Alegre.

What is your favorite app?
I have no cell phone, no apps.

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about Gary.  Look for more interviews with other PRI Court Reporting staff in the future.