Howie Williams has been around slo-pitch since 1971. After twenty years as a top-rated player out of Abbotsford, he shifted his focus to umpiring within Slo-Pitch National. Howie has had an integral role in advancing the SPN umpire program in British Columbia, having conducted numerous clinics and represented B.C. at five National Championships. He continues to be an active participant in the organization of the Abbotsford/Matsqui Slo-Pitch League and the Valley Umpires Association. SPN-BC is fortunate to have Howie, a player's umpire who enjoys being part of the game that he loves with a passion, and look forward to seeing him on the field for many more years to come.