Tell us a little about yourself: age, place of birth, current occupation.
—54 years, born in USA, Attorney
What is you background as a rugby player?
—First started playing in 1977. Played with Boca Raton Rugby until approximately 1981. Played with Miami Rugby Club ever since. Help "restart" the Olde Smugglers in 1985 for a year or two. I was the Treasurer for FRU for two years, 1984 and 1985 I believe. Represented Florida Select XVs as well as ERU through out the years. I have toured England, Wales, France, Bahamas.
Why did you decide to become a referee?
—I have referred second side games since the 1980s. Just wanted to be involved with the sport I love most.
Did you have some kind of mentor?
Do you remember your first game as a referee? How did it go? Any funny or special memory?
—Nothing memorable at the moment
What was the most memorable screw up?
— I do not screw up. :)
Which is the one game you most remember of your career?
How well do players and coaches in Florida know the laws of the game?
—Fair. I would say a 4 out of 1 to 10.
What is your opinion in general of the attitude of players towards the referees in Florida?
As a referee, have you made more friends or foes?
Does being able to watch a game on video help you improve your skills?
What are the most rewardings aspects of being a referee? And the least?
—The least rewarding is the lack of camaraderie. As a player, you have a couple of beers with your mates and the opposition and talk about the game. As a ref you stand there with your, well, your beer in your hand, persona non grata.
If you have had the opportunity to ref a match oversees, how was that experience?
What would you tell a player to encourage him becoming a referee?
—I am not sure that I would.
Any final thoughts or comments about being a rugby referee?