Joan Rikansrud - Faculty
My name is Joan Rikansrud! As a previous student at Green River College, I graduated from the Court Reporting Department, earning the Business Division Award for High Achievement. I worked as a freelance court reporter in the Seattle area for approximately six years.
Unfortunately, a car accident left me unable to report any longer, and I found myself back at Green River, but this time in a teaching capacity! I instructed in the day and evening classes, working with beginning theory and speedbuilding students up to speeds of 140 wpm.
After a few years, I had an opportunity to work in court reporting sales at Stenograph as a district sales manager, where I utilized my court reporting and teaching skills to work with many state associations, court reporting and law firms, courthouses and captioning companies. I am now back at Green River, in a teaching capacity, and am very excited to see so many eager new students!