Vicky Marcon has been a court reporter for over 27 years and has been with Mike Mobley Reporting for 2 years.
From Vicky’s perspective:
Background: I grew up for the most part in Owensville, Clermont County, Ohio. Now I live in Anderson Township (Cincinnati area) in Hamilton County, Ohio. I went to college at the University of Cincinnati and obtained an Associate’s degree in Court Reporting.
What do you enjoy about what you do? I like moving around to different offices and meeting new people every day. I also like the comfort of working from home when I’m transcribing. I enjoy the actual physical typing on my steno machine and transforming the words I hear into shorthand and seeing it appear in English on my computer screen.
What’s one of the most interesting things you’ve encountered as a court reporter? There are lots of interesting people I’ve encountered, but the one that was most memorable was actually an interview I volunteered to take as part of the Veterans History Project at the National Court Reporters Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Stephen Eugene Cochran was the interviewee I was assigned to take. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and called himself an Appalachian. His father was a country music singer and that was Stephen’s dream, as well. He signed a developmental deal at Western Kentucky University and was working toward his goal when 9/11 happened. He dropped everything and enlisted in the Marine Corps. As I listened to this country boy tell of his war experiences he made me laugh and cry. He was funny and light-hearted at times because that was his nature, but he was also very sincere and proud. He told us a story at one point about how in the midst of his first real battle, known as the Battle of the Coil, with gunfire flying everywhere, he dug a hole with his left hand to put his head into to protect himself, even though the rest of his body was still out in the open. He said his thinking was he could probably survive a shot to the body but not to the head. He jokingly said, “I guess I was just going to ostrich it.” I’m sure it was some kind of instinct that took over. I just imagined this young man fighting for our country and the bravery it took to do what he did and so willingly. To hear the story straight from the mouth of a soldier, a Marine, it really struck a chord with me. You could hear the pride in his voice, yet he was humble at the same time. What touched me even more was how he wanted to get the message across that we need to take care of our men that come home. He told us that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. It’s a terrible thing these men have endured for our country, things that most of us really would rather not know. I feel honored to be able to take down and preserve their stories. The United States Congress preserves these personal accounts in the Library of Congress so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
What other fields have you worked in? I took some time off from court reporting when I had my children. I sold Pampered Chef cookware for a short time and then worked part-time in my husband’s chiropractic office for about five years while my kids were very young so that I could be with them as much as possible.
What would you like to tell us about your family? My husband is a chiropractor and runs his own office in Anderson Township, Marcon Chiropractic and Wellness Center. We have a son who is a freshman at University of Cincinnati and a daughter who is a Junior at Turpin High School.
What do you enjoy doing outside of your job? I enjoy Pilates, weight training and walking. I enjoy attending Turpin sporting events and watching my daughter cheer. I enjoy going to U.C. Bearcats football games. I also enjoy family gatherings and dinners out with friends.