About Our Executive Team
Kelly Roemer, Owner
California Certified Shorthand Reporter licensed in 1984, Registered Professional Reporter, Certified Manager of Reporting Services, and Realtime Services Administrator through the National Court Reporters Association, Certified LiveNote Reporter. Kelly served as a board member (District B) of the California Court Reporters Association from2008 – 2012 as a member of the Deposition Advisory Committee and the liaison between the freelance court reporters of California and CCRA working on assembly bill changes in the state legislature that would benefit the freelance court reporters of California.
Kelly is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Court Reporting Program at Humphrey’s College. In her free time, you’ll find Kelly on the back of a horse, in the mountains, or playing with her grandchildren.
Renee Bush, Owner
Renee Bush, California Certified Shorthand Reporter since 1982; Registered Professional Reporter, Certified Manager of Reporting Services, Certified Realtime Reporter, and Realtime Services Administrator through the National Court Reporters Association. Renee has been involved in many charitable organizations and non-profit ventures over the years helping her to acquire great leadership skills and abilities.
In her free time, you’ll find Renee on the ski slopes, in the mountains, traveling, or preparing for an upcoming fundraiser.
Maily Wester, General Manager
Maily Wester received her Bachelor’s of Science in Managerial Economics from the University of California Davis. Maily has been with the AW team since 2003 starting in our Scheduling Department. Through the years, she moved to our Accounting Department and became our General Manager in 2013
She is an amazing asset to our executive team! In her spare time, you’ll find Maily immersed in a good book, skiing with her children, running, or in the mountains.
Aiken Welch Court Reporters enjoys the daily challenges of keeping up with technology related to the court reporting industry. We continually endeavor to keep our staff, reporters, and clients on the cutting edge!
AIKEN WELCH HISTORY
Aiken & Welch, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 with Richard Aiken and Rita Welch as principals. Rick’s past professional experience included a partnership in the deposition firm of Aiken & Cistaro and employment as a hearing reporter with the Public Utilities Commission. Rita’s professional experience included deposition reporting and transcribing. After incorporation, the company steadily grew from 10 reporters to over 30 reporters plus overflow.
In late 2006, Renee Bush and Kelly Roemer, staff reporters with Aiken & Welch, were brought in as managers with the option to purchase as Rick Aiken and Rita Welch-Ferreyra pursued the idea of retirement. In 2008, Renee and Kelly acquired a minority share of the company, and in December of 2013 became the sole owners of Aiken & Welch, Inc.
In the early ‘80s, Aiken & Welch, Inc. became the first reporting agency in the East Bay to use computer-aided transcription, installing two large main-frame computers. As technology changed, we changed. Today, our goal is to always remain on the forefront of technology in our profession.