MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 21 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1997...has worked the 2012 N.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (2000, 2003-05, 10-11); the League Championship Series (2001, 2006-09, 12); the 2005 and 2011 World Series; and the 2003 and 2014 All-Star Games...was selected as the crew chief for the 2014 Midsummer Classic at Target Field...was behind the plate for the first no-hitter in Mets history, tossed by Johan Santana against the Cardinals, on June 1, 2012...was an instructor at MLB's inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006...attended the Bill Kinnamon Umpire School...previously worked in the Midwest League, Eastern League, American Association and Triple-A Alliance...first game as a Major League Baseball umpire (June 1, 1989) was rained out.
PERSONAL: Born in October 1955 in North Dakota...hometown is Minot, ND...married to Theresa...has three children...received a B.S. in Education from Minot University...interests include Bob the Builder, African artifacts and Asian history.