Meet our Team

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 25 years to make LNS the top captioning firm in the Northwest and a business with unwavering dedication to its clients.

Post Production Coordinator

Neva Hauser Post-Production & Online Coordinator

Neva is our coordinator for all post-production projects. Any media that you need captioned after the fact, Neva will make sure you get incredibly accurate captions for your broadcast or web-based projects. If your needs involve transcription, she will handle all the details. Neva grew up in the Bay Area in California, and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. She is involved in a local Portland chamber orchestra as an upright bass player.

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.

Chrysta Bailey Evening & Weekend Realtime Captioning Coordinator

Chrysta is one of our Evening & Weekend Realtime Captioning Coordinators. The transition from being our Intake and Scheduling Coordinator to working for us nights and weekends has been seamless. Originally from Seattle, Chrysta now loves living in the Portland area with her partner Jesse and their two cats, Gypsy and Barbarella. She has a degree in stenography and is training to be a realtime captioner.

Michael Klenovich Intake and Scheduling Coordinator

Michael is our Intake and Scheduling Coordinator. He is already covering our work well into the future. From government meetings to NFL games to graduations and beyond, Michael gets all the specifics lined up for our captioners well in advance. Originally from Pennsylvania, Michael now lives in the Portland area with his wife Alex, a nurse, and their baby girl, Adler. He has a degree in communications and specializes in radio and television production. Michael loves spending time with his family, keeping up with technology trends, and uncovering new music and movies.