Meet our Team

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Who we are

Company information.

Meet our Team

LNS Captioning President

Carol Studenmund Owner/President

Carol Studenmund founded LNS Captioning in 1993 – along with Robin Nodland -- as a sister company of LNS Court Reporting, which Carol and Robin founded in 1987. Carol and Robin felt an obligation to provide the community with fast, accurate, dependable, and affordable captioning solutions. Using a combination of skills, equipment, and talent, Carol has worked for 23 years to make LNS the top captioning firm in the Northwest and a business with unwavering dedication to its clients.

post-production coordinator

Leah White Post-Production Coordinator

Leah White manages the daily operations for the post production captioning department. She works with clients to determine what they need, whether it's basic transcription, captions for broadcast, subtitled DVDs, captioned web videos, or audio description. As the company's in-house IT liaison, she is well-prepared to troubleshoot projects if captions and subtitles are not displaying correctly.

Captioning Coordinator

Diane Schoepp Evening & Weekend Realtime Captioning Coordinator

With over 30 years of experience in the broadcast television industry, Diane is a beneficial team member. Raised in Portland, Oregon she received her Associate’s Degree in Television Production Technology from Mt. Hood Community College. She spent many years working in Master Control, which gives her valuable experience with on-air situations and emergencies. She has a thorough understanding of live television and can address the needs of clients in a quick and efficient manner.

Captioning Coordinator

Heidi Seelbach Captioning Coordinator

Heidi Seelbach is the coordinator for everything this week. Anything that needs to happen this week, see Heidi. A captioner loses phones or electricity? Heidi will get the shows covered. Last-minute emergency coverage? She’s on it. She’s busy all week long. And we love it when she looks up after a hectic day and says, “I love my job!” Heidi was the program director for the PBS affiliate in Las Cruces, New Mexico, before she and her husband moved to Oregon. They have been amazed to find Hatch chiles in the Portland area.

Captioning Coordinator

Darr Durham Captioning Coordinator

Darr Durham is our billing coordinator. She takes care of all shows and events once they are completed, from file fulfillment to billing and client relations. Darr has many years’ experience in office administration and accounting. She worked for LNS from 1999 to 2003, and we’re happy to have her back with us. In her spare time, Darr serves as Chair of the Drammy Committee. Touch base with her for some local theater recommendations.

Captioning Coordinator

Briana Tiano-Mohr Captioning Coordinator

Briana is our caption coordinator for future events. If we’ve got a conference coming up or sports playoffs down the road, she’s already working on covering them with the right captioner. And of course, she keeps our network affiliates and local government clients well covered every single week. Briana grew up in Gold Beach, Oregon, and moved to the Portland area to attend Pacific University, where she majored in theater. She loves to make music and plays the piano, saxophone and flute. And her favorite books include Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris and Dante’s Divine Comedy.