Residence: New Westminster, BC
How did you first get into umpiring?
I was around the game a long time and started doing junior high school games while in high school. After moving to Canada, I started doing a few tournaments and adult league games, and got noticed by the right people!
Other field hockey background:
Started playing at age 8 as goalkeeper and ended up representing Zimbabwe at U16, U18 and U21 level. Played for three provincial teams in three different countries.
Favourite umpiring memory:
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. It was a great bunch of men’s and women’s officials and enjoyed a great two weeks.
Advice for aspiring umpires?
Be coachable and approachable. Admit your mistakes, and learn from them. Earn your respect.
It’s a tough job but it is so rewarding. Somebody has to do it!
2010 U17 Pan American Youth Championships – Hermosillo, Mexico
2012 Jr. Pan American Championships – Guadalajara, Mexico
2013 Pan American Cup – Brampton, Canada
2014 Commonwealth Games – Glasgow, Scotland
2015 Pan American Games – Toronto, Canada