MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 2010...the 2012 season marks his 16th year of professional umpiring...worked the 2011 National League Division?Series (STL-PHI) and the 2012 NLDS (SF-CIN)...has worked in the Gulf Coast League, New York-Penn League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Southern League, International League and the Venezuela League...has worked Major League Spring Training games since 2004 and has been a call-up umpire for Major League games since 2005...worked the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.
PERSONAL: Born in December 1970...is a native of Wakeman, Ohio...resides in Florida...has a son, Tanner.
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