Antha first developed an interest in the Hard-of-Hearing (HOH) community as a paramedic and firefighter in New York City in the 1980s. Having no formal means of communicating with deaf and/or hard-of-hearing (HOH) patients, Antha recognized the need for basic sign language classes to be introduced to all New York City civil service members. Through active participation in the Firefighters Union, together with several other union members, Antha initiated free sign language classes for all civil service members that remain in effect today.
After retiring from the City of New York and relocating to Riverside to be closer to family in 1995, Antha had the unique opportunity to create a second career related to the Deaf/HOH Community. Antha founded QuickCaption in 2000, built on a commitment to serving the Deaf/HOH Community and a love of the English language.
Currently serving as Commissioner on Disabilities for the City of Riverside and Board Member/Treasurer for the Model Deaf Community Committee in Riverside, Antha was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Southern California in November 2006 and has been mentioned in Entrepreneur Magazine. Antha attended Riverside Community College and California School of Court Reporting. She holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in English and business, and a Masters of Business Administration, from the City University of New York.
Born and raised in Fontana, California, Dan received his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Chaffey College, and worked for Kaiser Permanente for 23 years, primarily in Clinic Administration. He continued his education in the 1980s, earning both his Bachelor’s and Master of Science Degrees. He is a self-proclaimed computer geek and was heavily involved in Kaiser’s implementation of an electronic medical record and the breakthrough of “mobile” CART and captioning.
Dan joined the QuickCaption team in 2003 to perform video captioning. As QuickCaption expanded to include media captioning, broadcast captioning and web stream captioning, in addition to remote and onsite CART, Dan became Chief Technical Officer of QuickCaption in 2005.
Since then, Dan has worked closely with companies that include CPC, GatherPlace, Links Electronics and Streamtext, to ensure that QuickCaption’s broadened CART and captioning genres remain robust and client-focused. Dan serves as direct tech support for QuickCaption captionists and clients on large venue assignments like college commencement ceremonies and broadcast television captioning.
Dan is the proud father of three children and the owner of two 1970 Chevrolet Chevelles, all of which he greatly cares for and all of which he shows off with great enthusiasm.
Business Service Representative
Linda Stufkosky worked in the print and promotional industry for over 20 years before joining QuickCaption. She managed national accounts and established substantial growth through building and fostering client relations. Although new to the world of CART and Captioning, Linda offers many years of experience in marketing, sales, and establishing, building, and fostering client relationships. She is well underway in her learning process of this wonderful industry, its clients, and QuickCaption’s providers.
In her role at QuickCaption, Linda will focus on generating leads, developing and establishing new markets and potentially new clients, marketing and advertising, and sales via presentations and trade shows. Additionally, she will manage client services while continuing to solidify those contracts and accounts already held by QuickCaption. Linda graduated from San Diego State University and holds her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Linda’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelbi was an older puppy when she began her employment with QuickCaption in 2011. She was recruited by QuickCaption while gainfully UNemployed and searching for food and shelter on the side of the very busy 10 Freeway in Southern California. Although a rather brilliant young recruit, after a bath, the company orientation, and lots of TLC, she was sent away to further her education and be primed for her for a very special assignment within QuickCaption.
While away, and when not sleeping, eating, playing fetch, and entertaining instructors, Shelbi studied very hard, got good grades, made great friends, and ultimately and successfully graduated as a Hearing Service dog. Immediately following graduation, she returned to the company and received the promised promotion to a most vital role: Hearing Service Dog for Dan Bishop, QuickCaption’s Vice President.
In her position, Shelbi has accompanied Dan during virtually all of his travels and in doing so, has racked up more than 700,000 frequent flyer miles while working/visiting 38 of the United States and two foreign countries. Her favorite places? Well, she tends to favor the pulled pork barbecue in North Carolina and Tillamook ice cream in Oregon.
Shelbi has provided excellent service to Dan over the years, receiving top honors and high accolades in her performance. Her annual reviews have been quite noteworthy, receiving “most popular employee” one year and “most loyal employee” another.
Shelbi asks that you visit her whenever and wherever you can—at the office, at a convention, on an airplane, or laying in the sun outside the office. She promises to share a treat with you and “let” you rub her tummy!