Stephen MandalDirector of Reporter Relations

San Diego, CA

Stephen is a San Diego native, champagne enthusiast, and Director of Reporter Relations for Aptus. He has risen quickly through the ranks since starting with Aptus in 2012, holding positions including copy clerk, production assistant, production supervisor, production manager, regional production manager, executive manager and client services manager.

In his youth, he traveled the world while his father was in the Navy. Living in places such as the Philippines, Charleston, SC, and Bahrain gave him perspective on different cultures and legal systems. He discovered his love of court reporting while living in Las Vegas and working as a copy clerk. After three years of hands-on education in that role, he moved back to his hometown of San Diego, to continue his formal education with the goal of advancing his career.

When he’s not at work, Stephen can be found playing video games, watching movies or spending time at the spa, sipping on champagne.