2016-2017 Officers

Dave Tooley - President

Dave is a 1975 graduate of Golden Gate University. Dave began umpiring baseball for the Pleasant Hill Baseball Assn. in 1992. Since he retired from the Social Security Administration in 2006 he has dedicated his free time to umpiring. Dave joined the CCUA in 2009 and became a member of the CCUA Training staff in 2010. During his career he has worked for 3 high school and two junior college associations and has worked over 30 NCS games and 7 Babe Ruth regional tournaments. He lives in Pleasant Hill with Sharon, his wife of 35 years, and his son, Chris.

Sam Garcia - Vice President

Sam is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Following 35 years as a Human Resources professional, Sam recently retired from full-time employment. Sam began umpiring Little League in 1973 umpiring at the age of 17. Sam umpired high school, Junior College and Division II baseball in California by the age of 22. Following several years away from the game, Sam joined CCUA in 2007. Sam has served as a member of the CCUA Training Staff for the past 6 years.

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. He grew up playing sports in the East Bay; being afforded the opportunity to umpire in the same area is a real pleasure.

Mark Miller - Secretary

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. His work schedule only allows time for being active in one association, so he's concentrated on CCUA and baseball since 2000. He became part of the CCUA training staff in 2007 . He has had 3 NCS assignments. Mark has long wanted to be more active in CCUA and joined the Board in 2011. 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.

Fred Hamann - Treasurer

Fred is a graduated from the University of Southern California – School of Architecture, 1976. He earned a licensed as an Architect in California in 1982. He also holds a General Contractors license in California.

During his business career he has owned and operated 3 businesses and has served continuously on the Board of Directors for multiple non profit associations since 1984. These include the American institute of Architects - East Bay, American Institute of Architects of California, and the Construction Craft Training Center of Northern California, in addition to the current position on the Board of Directors, as Treasurer for the CCUA.

He has been officiating since 1992. This includes years of officiating as a soccer referee from the youth level up through high school, as well as Class 1 youth and adult soccer, as administered by USSF. He earned the privilege of officiating NCS high school playoff assignments continuously since 2001 including 7 NCS finals, 2 as the Center Referee.

Since 1996 he has umpired all levels of baseball including youth and national travel baseball as well as recreational adult leagues, like the MSBL World Series in Phoenix, AZ in 2012. Currently, his focus is on supporting the local high school teams through CCUA and the local independent teams through CCSUA. He has also been fortunate to work college level baseball for the past several years through CCCBUA, and some semi-pro baseball during the past year.

Fred has been married for over 30 years to his amazing wife Wendy. They have two children, Heather and Alex. Alex also umpires and is an alumni member of CCUA.

Patrick Bormann - Member at Large

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. He is the past President and UIC for Pleasanton Foothill Little League. Patrick is married with three children.

 

Mark Jochner - Advisor to the President

Mark is a licensed landscape contractor and owner/operator of Diablo Vineyards, a vineyard installation and management company. Mark has umpired since the eighth grade and got back on the field when his son played Little League in district 4. Mark joined CCUA in 1999 and is currently a member of the training staff. He has umpired numerous NCS playoff games, including the division 1 final in 2012. Mark is married with 3 children and lives in Walnut Creek.

Carlos Camacho - Advisor to President

Carlos is a graduate of Bishop O Dowd High School, and served proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He is a System Analyst for SBC/AT&T, where he has worked since 1978. Carlos began officiating Little League in 1978, and has been a member of CCUA since 1986. He has worked several NCS games both 2A/3A, and most recently the 2005 3A final. Carlos is married, has two sons and three grandchildren. His passion for umpiring is matched by his love for his family, tailgating, and the Raiders.

Jack Townsend - Advisor to President

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 also officiates high school Volleyball since 2004. 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 EastBay in 1974 where he has been a member of CCUA continuously and a member of the Board of Directors since 1981. Besides officiating numerous post-season high school baseball playoffs & CIF/North Coast Section baseball games he has worked 10 NCS Final contests, the most recent 2009. 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. He lives in Pleasant Hill and has a married daughter & grandaughter living in the Sacramento area. He occaisionally attempts to spend time on the golf course.