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About Us

Welcome to
Carol Nygard & Associates Deposition Reporters

Carol Nygard | President

Carol Nygard is President of Carol Nygard & Associates, Inc., which was established in 2000.

Beginning in 1976 she was an Official Court Reporter for Sacramento County for 12 years and then worked as an independent Reporter reporting various proceedings including depositions, hearings, arbitrations and legislative committee meetings for an additional 12 years. In 2016 Carol’s sons, Scott Nygard and John Nygard, became co-owners of the company.

Carol holds a Califomia Certified Shorthand Reporter license and a Nevada Cerified Court Reporter license as well as the national certifications of Registered Professional Reporter and Registered Merit Reporter.

Her professional affiliations include memberships in the National Network of Reponing Companies, National Court Reporters Association, California Deposition Reporters Association. She held the office of President of the Califomia Court Reporters Association from 1991 to 1992 and number of other committee and board positions in the association for a number of years.

Carol continues to report everyday and in her spare time enjoys scuba diving and spending time with her sons at their family cabin in the coastal range.

John Nygard | Vice President of Video & Technology

John Nygard joined Carol Nygard & Associates after his work in the marketing and analytics industry at Safeway’s Corporate Headquarters. He oversees customer relations and technical challenges within the Video Department. He holds a CLVS (Certified Legal Video Specialist) certification from the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

You will often see him assisting clients in depositions via Zoom, or in-person. John is your expert if you ever have any tech concerns, or need advice as to how to use video effectively in depositions and in the courtroom.

In his spare time, John likes to work with his hands and builds furniture as a hobby. You might even see some of his handiwork work at one of our offices. Most recently, John has been spending his free time rebuilding the family cabin.

Scott Nygard | Vice President of Operations and Finance

Scott Nygard has been involved with Carol Nygard & Associates in one way or another since its inception in 2000. During school breaks, he occasionally answered phones and managed scheduling. He stepped in as Production Manager in 2008 and built the foundation of the firm’s current Production Department.

Scott has a degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego and earned his MBA from the University of Nevada. He oversees the firm’s operations and finances, while working directly with clients as much as possible. He does this to keep his finger on the pulse of the clients’ needs and the firm’s business as much as possible.

In his spare time, Scott loves scuba diving, Texas Hold ‘Em, fine cigars, and barrel-aged rums.