Provincial Umpire-in-Chief (PUIC):

  • Susan Strafford

Provincial Official Development Committee (PODC):

These members will carry the title of Provincial Deputy Umpire-in-Chief. Their duties involve developing educational materials for the Softball BC Umpire’s Program, teaching at the SBC Mechanics School, assisting with the selection of umpires for Canadian and Western Canadian Championships and, working with the Provincial UIC to ensure that the umpiring program stays current with all the latest rules, mechanics and case plays.

An additional focus of the committee is to assist the Provincial District Umpire-In-Chiefs whenever they request help or require assistance with the district responsibilities.

  • Nicholas Allen –
  • Laura MacMillan –
  • Marni Bodnarchuk –

District Umpires-in-Chief (DUIC):

The District Umpire-in-Chief is an elected position and  represents Softball BC in each district under the direction of the Provincial Umpire-in-Chief.

The DUIC act as a liaison between the PUIC and the umpires and umpire associations in their district.

They administer all Softball BC Umpire activities within the district including clinics, evaluation, Provincial Tournaments and education of the district’s umpires. In addition, they provide rule interpretations to umpires, coaches and leagues.


 Name  Phone Number  Email


 Craig Holyhead  250-361-7040


 Shawn Miller  250-327-2067


 Karl Kurpiela  250-895-0633


 Geoff Bowring  604-505-3047


Teresa Allen 604-306-2023


 Jennifer Goepel  778-878-9555


 Kyle Dennedy  604-807-6041


 Kiera Hamm  604-615-6339


 Brad Snyder  250-540-2085


 Garry Poznikoff  250-551-6430



 Ken Edwards  250-983-2060


 Geoff Watt  250-615-2297


 Bill Kazulin  604-781-9208


 Jennifer Goepel  778-878-9555