BBUC Mentor -MLB umpire
Joined the Major League staff in 1999...was appointed a crew chief for the 2014 season...has worked the 2012 A.L. Wild Card Game; Division Series (2002-03, 05, 08, 10, 13); the 2009 American League Championship Series; the 2011 and 2012 National League Championship Series; the 2010 and 2013 World Series; and the 2007 All-Star Game...worked the San Diego round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic...was one of the Major League Umpires who worked the 2013 World Baseball Classic Championship Round in San Francisco...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006 and again in 2010, and participated in MLB's Umpire Camp for Marines as an instructor in March 2009 in San Diego...previously worked in the Northwest League (1990), Arizona Instructional League (1990), South Atlantic League (1991), California League (1991-92), Texas League (1993-94), International League (1995) and Pacific Coast League (1995-99).
Born in May 1967 in California...has three children: Emily, Margaret and Caroline...graduated from Harbor High School in 1985...received a B.A. in History from UCLA in 1989...member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity...umpired high school baseball in the inner-city of Los Angeles as part of the City Unit...hobbies include beach volleyball, golf, mountain biking and snow skiing...first exposed to umpiring in the seventh grade by a sports officiating class.