I began refereeing in 2009 when my daughter and I certified together to gain a new perspective of soccer. I had previously worn the hats as player and coach, but never as a referee. For the past eleven years, I have been an active member of RSRA. Additionally, I have refereed in VHSL for seven years and for the past year I refereed high school games in Maryland as well. This past year, I officially became certified as a USSF grassroots instructor after mentoring for three years in preparation. Taking on the roles of mentor and instructor, I have gained a better comprehension of the laws of the game and I have seen continual improvement with my application of the laws. My experience and passion for soccer allows me to not only continue to strive to grow in my own personal refereeing but to share my knowledge and insight with the refereeing community.