El Beau was first asked to Ref in 2011. After he saw the 2012 Season Opener, he volunteered, and started NSO-ing. He's been Reffing since he completed Fresh Meat Training Fall 2012/Winter 2013. The 2018 season will be spent reffing and as the BCRD Treasurer.
The skates he used during his first year of Reffing had been bought at Skate Country in the 1980's.