Linda Becraft CCR
Linda attended the Reporting Academy of Virginia and joined Cook & Wiley in May of 1995. Linda enjoys reporting medical malpractice and head injury cases. She is a member of the NCRA and VCRA. Linda enjoys traveling and camping, and is an avid cyclist. Read more about Linda.
Lori M. Gerczak RPR
Lori graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1999. She has worked for various firms in Virginia and Indiana and joined Cook & Wiley in the spring of 2011. Lori is a Certified LiveNote reporter and specializes in complex corporate litigation and medical malpractice. Lori is a member of the VCRA and the NCRA.
Helen Yarbrough RPR CCR
Helen graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1997 and worked as a hearing reporter for the Commonwealth of Virginia until she joined Cook & Wiley in November of 2000. Helen is a certified LiveNote reporter and specializes in corporate litigation. She is a member of the VCRA and NCRA. Read more about Helen.
Lisa Blair RMR CCR
Lisa graduated summa cum laude from Mater Dei College in Ogdenburg, New York, in 1997. She has been a reporter since then and joined the Cook & Wiley firm in October of 2004. Lisa is a certified LiveNote reporter and specializes in corporate litigation and medical malpractice. She is a member of the VCRA and NCRA. Lisa lives in Troy, Virginia, with her husband and two daughters and covers the Charlottesville/Staunton/Richmond areas. Read more about Lisa.
Christopher Reho RPR CCR
Christopher began his reporting career in 2007 working for a small boutique firm in Pittsburgh that specialized in complex public hearings. He and his wife, Valerie, moved to Richmond in August of 2010 when he joined Cook & Wiley. Christopher covers the Fredericksburg area as well as Richmond. He is a member of the NCRA. Read more about Chris.
Dee Palmer CCR
Dee attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and West Chester State University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She graduated from The Reporting Academy of Virginia in May of 1996 and joined Cook & Wiley in March of 2006. Dee is a member of the VCRA and NCRA. She is a former Miss America as well as Mrs. America. She was the mayor of Chicago and finished second in the Iditarod after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. She sells beauty products in her spare time and bakes, sews and cleans for the poor on Thursdays. Read more about Dee.
Rebecca graduated from the Virginia School of Technology in the spring of 2004. She joined Cook & Wiley in April of 2006. While in reporting school, she served as the student liaison for the VCRA. Rebecca currently serves on the board of two local animal charities (Does anyone want a puppy?) She is the firm comedian and keeps everyone laughing. Read more about Rebecca.
Diane Gaynier CCR
Diane graduated from the Statuzenberger College of Business in 1977 with an accounting degree. She then managed a hotel in Washburn, North Dakota, and was an accountant for a 40,000 head feedlot in Garden City, Kansas. After moving to Virginia, Diane attended and graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1994. She worked for 11 years in the criminal field reporting several high-profile death penalty cases as well as reporting Federal Grand Jury testimony. Diane joined Cook & Wiley in 2007 and covers the central southern part of Virginia. She is a member of the VCRA. Diane enjoys cooking and baking, and her cakes are a work of art. Read more about Diane.
Ruth Levy CCR RPR
Ruth graduated from the Academy of Court Reporting in Akron, Ohio, in 1992. Since the 10th grade, she had always wanted to become a court reporter and live in Toronto. Upon graduation, she got her wish and worked in Toronto as a freelance reporter mainly doing daily copy for various governmental board hearings. She moved to Richmond in 1994 and worked for another local firm until she joined Cook & Wiley in June of 2009. Ruth enjoys medical malpractice and civil litigation. She is a member of the VCRA and NCRA. Ruth has two children and enjoys cooking, reading, movies and getting together with friends. Read more about Ruth.
Christina ‘Chris’ Brown
Chris attended the Reporting Academy of Virginia and started working for Cook & Wiley in the office in 1994 until she finished school in 1997, at which time she joined the firm as a full-time reporter. Chris is a certified LiveNote reporter. She is an avid gardener and enjoys cooking and traveling whenever time permits. Read more about Chris.
Rose Adams CCR
Rose graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1999, at which time she went to work for a local firm specializing in criminal cases. She joined Cook & Wiley in December of 2001. Rose is a member of the VCRA and NCRA. Read more about Rose.
Paula graduated from Stone Academy in Hamden, Connecticut, in 1992; however, she did not pursue court reporting until after she moved to Richmond in 2007 with her husband, two children, two dogs and a cranky cat. She joined the firm in June of 2011. Paula is a cheerleading coach for the Wooldridge Athletic Association and enjoys the gym, running and reading when she is not reporting. Read more about Paula.
Lori McCoin Jones RPR
Lori graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1992 and began working for Cook & Wiley in June, 1992. She is a Notary Public for the State of North Carolina, a member of the NCRA, the NCCRA and the VCRA. Lori has experience with civil litigation and criminal litigation in both deposition settings and court to include Virginia state courts, federal court and the Virginia State Supreme Court, as well as North Carolina Superior Courts. She currently lives in North Carolina and covers the Research Triangle and Piedmont regions.
Leslie graduated from the American Institute of Business, located in Iowa, in 1986 and began her career in Virginia in 1987. She had her own firm until September of 2009 when Etheredge Reporting merged with Cook & Wiley. She specializes in medical malpractice and technical litigation. Leslie was elected to the Board of Directors of the VCRA in March of 2011 and is a member of NCRA. She enjoys bicycling and boating with her husband in her free time. Read more about Leslie.
Karen graduated from the Reporting Academy of Virginia in January of 2000 and joined Cook & Wiley in August of that year. She is a member of the VCRA. Read more about Karen.
Stacy attended Reporting Academy of Virginia in 1992 and joined Cook & Wiley in 1993. In 2001, Stacy took a break from reporting to stay at home with her children. She came back to work at Cook & Wiley in 2014.
Stacy is a member of NCRA. When not reporting, she enjoys spending time with her children and practicing yoga.