Sam Garcia - President
After several years away from umpiring, Sam joined CCUA in 2007 and has served as a member of the CCUA Training Staff for the past 7 years; and as Vice President on the CCUA Board for the past two years. Sam began umpiring Little League in 1973 and has umpired high school, Junior College and Division II baseball in California. Following 35 years as a Human Resources executive, Sam retired two years ago from full-time employment to dedicate his time to umpiring, golfing and traveling. Sam is married with two adult children.
Mark Miller - Vice President
Mark began umpiring in 1989 with Continental Little League doing softball and baseball. After being "discovered" by Braada Carlos while doing District 4 games, he joined CCUA in 1997. He became part of the CCUA training staff in 2007. Mark previously served 6 years on the Board as Secretary. He has had 3 NCS assignments. Mark works in the building industry, and besides his deep passion for umpiring, shares his time with family and is an avid bicyclist, completing numerous 100-mile and longer rides over the years.
Rick Fryan - Secretary
Rick has been a member of CCUA for 4 years has been umpiring for over 25 years. The last 6 years at the high school level and the past 3 years at the Junior College level. Rick was a key member of the CCUA committee responsible for revamping the peer evaluation process. Rick has worked at least 12 NCS games over the past 6 years, including the D3 Finals in 2016.
Rick has previously served on the Niles Centerville Little League Board for 12 years (1996-2007) as UIC and then as a player agent. Rick's professional background is in Materials Management - over 30 years managing several different teams focused on procurement, planning, stockroom and logistics operations. Evaluating employee performance has always been a part of my management responsibilities.
Rick lives in San Jose and has 4 adult children.
Chris Kerr - Rules Coordinator
Chris started umpiring in Danville Little League during the late 80's as a young teenager. After working various youth levels around the East Bay during the 90's he began umpiring high school baseball in 1998 and joined CCUA in 1999. After a brief tenure with CCUA, he had to hang up his mask as his real work did not allow him the flexibility to continue to umpire baseball. After a 14 year break he returned to the field in 2014 as a member of CCUA. Chris enjoys working youth baseball up through various adult leagues around the Bay Area. Chris is also in his first year as a D1 college baseball umpire. He grew up playing sports in the East Bay; being afforded the opportunity to umpire in the same area is a real pleasure.
Patrick Bormann - Training Director (and Acting Treasurer)
Patrick is a graduate of Whittier College with his MBA from Golden Gate University. He is a partner in ClearPath Business Advisors, a business consulting firm which helps small to medium size businesses with M&A Advisory Services and building Strategic Value. He returned to umpiring in 1999 and has been a member of CCUA since 2003. Patrick previously served 6 years as CCUA President and two years as Member-At-Large. He has also served as President and UIC for Pleasanton Foothill Little League. Patrick is married with three children.
TBS - Treasurer
(Nominations being sought. If you are a current member in good standing and are interested in this position, please contact a member of the Board.)
Pete Sciarretta - Member At Large
CPete started umpiring in 2003 with Benicia Little League and became a member of CCUA in 2005. He has served as a member of the CCUA training staff for 8 years. Pete has umpired numerous levels of baseball including Little League, Travel Ball, Tournament ball of various age groups, all levels of High School, College and the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball (Independent League). Pete honorably retired as an Officer with the California Highway Patrol after 30 years of service. He is also a member of CCFOA-Contra Costa Football Officials Association. Pete likes to golf in his spare time. He is married and has 2 adult children.
Jack Townsend - Advisor to President (Non-Board Member)
Jack is a 1965 graduate of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. where he began officiating high school basketball in 1962, continuing with the CCBOA until retiring following the 2013-2014 season. He has also officiated high school Volleyball. Jack has had two full business careers: 18 years in the insurance claims industry eventually becoming Branch Claims Mgr. & Marketing Account Executive; and, 22 years in the Food Service business as a Sales Representative & National Accounts Mgr. Jack began his baseball umpiring career at the high school level in 1970 in Eugene, OR., then moved to the East Bay in 1974 where he has been a continuous (and longest tenured) member of CCUA. Jack was also a member of the CCUA Board from 1981 until his retirement from umpiring last year. Upon business career retirement, Jack founded the Contra Costa Summer Umpire Association [CCSUA] and makes more than 8000 umpire assignments for non-interscholastic youth & adult games annually to over 250 CCSUA member umpires. Jack is a critical partner to CCUA as his CCSUA organization is the primary training ground and feeder group to CCUA. He lives in Pleasant Hill and has a married daughter & granddaughter living in the Sacramento area. He occasionally attempts to spend time on the golf course.