Nisha Gordon was born in Tucson, Arizona. After working for ten years as a hospital health unit secretary, she decided to change professions, studying judicial court reporting at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. She graduated in 2012.
Soon after, this life-long Arizonan moved with her husband and three children to his home state of South Carolina. “The most surprising thing about South Carolina is the rollercoaster weather!” she says. “I was told that it hardly rains and that the snow doesn’t stick — if it DOES snow. Now I hear that this year has been unusual as far as the rain and snow. It beats the 115-degree heat I’m used to!”
Since arriving here in late 2012, Nisha has become one CompuScripts busiest reporters, covering Greenville/Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Columbia, and every place in between. She’s covered depositions, hearings, and legislative committee screenings. “I love it all,” she says, “but depositions are my favorite because you never know what you’re going to hear.”
What has been the most important on-the-job lesson for Nisha? “No matter how easy a job may seem, it can end up unpredictable,” she says. “You never know how a witness is going to perform or if your equipment is going to fail, so it’s important to stay as professional as possible under any situation to produce the best record.” She credits CompuScripts president Deborah Dusseljee with helping her hone her skills. “Many people aren’t as fortunate,” Nisha says, “so it’s important to have a mentor who cares and has time to help you with the big and little problems.”
When she’s not traveling across her new home state, Nisha enjoys spending time with her family and crafting. “Kids grow up so fast, so getting mommy time in is important to me. I’m also a Hobby Lobby junkie. I love knitting and have recently attempted sewing.” She’s also had an opportunity to sample South Carolina’s famous barbecue sauces. “Vinegar-based is my favorite. My husband is a great cook, and I can probably count on one hand how many times we’ve gone out to eat since relocating. He really does make the best barbecue!”