I have competed in boxing and in jiu-jitsu dating back to 2001. Two years ago I had my neck fused and had to quit training and competing. Post surgery, I wanted to stay involved in the sport and began coaching. Coaching was a good outlet for me but I had to step away as injuries persisted. Shorty after I stopped training and coaching I made the decision to start refereeing and judging. I reached out to John McCarthy and took his course in August of 2016 and attended the ABC (Association of Boxing Commissions) annual conference along with their referee and judging training. I passed John McCarthys course and am now a certified judge under him. I am noted on the ABC website as having attended the referee and judge training. Two weeks ago I moved from Colorado to California in hopes of being able to have more opportunities to referee mixed martial arts. I live in far north San Diego county and able and willing to travel to Los Angeles and of course the San Diego area in order to start working some fights.