Kara Holland, CSR, RPR
I graduated high school from Sioux City, Iowa, and then attended AIB College of
Business in Des Moines and graduated in 2007. I had a freelance job waiting for me in
Omaha, Nebraska, at Thomas & Thomas Court Reporters. While there, I worked like a
crazy lady getting tons of experience. Other than taking a ton of depositions, some of
the highlights were doing instant transcripts for the Berkshire Hathaway annual
shareholder meeting and dabbling in the tremendously rewarding field of CART. After
that, I decided I wanted to become an official and started working for the Honorable
Steven D. Burns in Lincoln, Nebraska. I spent about a year there, and that’s when a
position opened in Sioux City working for the Honorable Mary Jane Sokolovske that
ended up bringing me back home and closer to my family.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Even though I’m single
and don’t have children, I have a dog named Totes who keeps me busy. I also love
traveling and reading.
While in Nebraska, I served NeCRA on the Certification Committee and worked very
hard to try to establish certification standards for the Nebraska reporters. Now that I am
in Iowa, I have enjoyed my service on the Board and look forward to being Editor of In Verbis.