MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13.5 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999...worked the 2004 All-Star Game, the 2005 National League Division Series (HOU-ATL) and the 2011 American League Division Series (TB-TEX)...worked the Toronto round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic...previously umpired in the Appalachian League (1992), South Atlantic League (1993), Florida Instructional League (1993), Florida State League (1994), Southern League (1995-96), Hawaiian League (1995), International League (1997-99) and Dominican League (1997).
PERSONAL: Born in March 1964 in Georgia...resides in Georgia...married to Sherry...has two children: Zackery and Breckyn, and two grandchildren...graduated from Marietta High School (1982) and Piedmont College (1986)...majored in Business Administration at Piedmont...was a catcher for the Piedmont baseball team...was awarded Piedmont's Alumni Award in 2007...member of the Optimis Club in Washington, GA...hobbies include playing golf and woodworking...co-founded an organization called "Blue For Kids" with fellow umpire Mike DiMuro in 2004; the organization is now part of Umps Care (www.umpscare.com), which provides financial, in-kind and emotional support for youth and families in need.« Back to umpire roster
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