I’ve been fortunate to do some cool stuff so far. I went to law school and practised civil litigation for a while. From there I moved into legal technology consulting, ran a field hockey retail business and managed a yoga studio.
I’m currently a front-end web developer and am developing an online education and mentorship business for field hockey umpires.
I’m ridiculously proud to be Canadian, but I still carry a UK passport because those are my way-back peeps.
I excel at killing house plants, knowing where every object in my house is from memory and I drive a stick shift like a boss. I can only cook to save my own life, always RTFM and possess ninja-level googling skills.
I also probably have really nice hair today.
Rocking the tall black socks.
I’ve spent a big part of my life over the past 14 or so years umpiring international field hockey. I picked up the game when I was 14 and played competitive field hockey representing Team Alberta and the University of Calgary Dinos until I “retired” to pick up the whistle at 29. My international career has since taken me all over the world and I’ve earned over 100 caps (international matches umpired) to date. I’m now wrapping up my career on the pitch and moving into umpire managing (think coaching for officials). I still play recreationally in our city league, yelling encouraging obscenities at a team full of skilled youngsters who do all the running around for me.
If you’re here because you’re interested in umpiring, you can check out my personal musings in the Umpiring section of this site, or head over to FHUmpires where I’m helping build a global community of people who love to whistle our wonderful game.