I first began to enjoy ice hockey at a St. Louis Blues game in 1977. I began playing at the invitation of a friend, Pat Doherty. I remember my first pickup game played on a pond in Ferguson, MO. We played all day until dark. I didn't know it at the time but it was just the beginning of a lifelong passion. I was hooked.
1989-1996 Valley Hockey Club: Began as a hockey dad; served as Coach, Registrar, Learn to Play Coordinator, Board Director, and club representative to the Missouri Amateur Ice Hockey Assn.-YD (MAIHA-YD) beginning in 1992.
1996-2000 Creve Coeur Hockey Club: Served in positions on the board; Learn to Play Director, Director of Summer Camps, Director of Summer Program and representative to MAIHA-YD. Coached Learn to Play, Squirts and Peewee.
1992-2005 MAIHA-YD Board of Directors serving as Mite Commissioner, "A" Division Commissioner, and President from 2001-2005, followed by Past President position. Developed the Black Bear League, co-founded the Missouri Storm, developed growth initiatives, and began State Championship Playoffs for all levels beginning 2003.
2001-2006 Ladue HS Hockey: Served on the Board holding positions as Summer Program Director, VP and President.
1995-Present: Missouri Hockey Board of Directors; served as Secretary, President, District Representative, Assistant Coaching Education Director Program Director, Hockey Achievement Director; oversaw growth initiatives, developed the Background Screening Program as well as the Hearings, Suspensions and Appeals Process. Co-founded and managed the Free ADM/Learn to Play Program beginning 2011.
USA Hockey District Director 2005, 2007 and 2009.
USA Hockey National Championship Tournament Rules and Discipline Committee 2005, 2009 and 2011.
2013 Recipient of the Ray Harrison Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to Amateur Hockey.
Coached teams at Valley, Creve Coeur, Webster, Affton and presently Twin Bridges to further experience and share the joy of the on-ice experience.