Referee since: 1997
Professional Debut: Miami FC vs. Puerto Rico - USL Div 1 - 07/04/2008
FIFA Referee since: 2013
When did you decide to become a referee, and who were some of the influences on your career?
I became a referee in 1997 at the age of 14. My youth coach asked if anyone wanted to attend an entry level referee course and I volunteered to go as I figured it would be a fun way to earn some money. Another major influence was my district referee administrator at the time, Tom Chapman (current OH-N SRA).
What do you think is the most misunderstood aspect of the refereeing profession by coaches, players, fans and the media?