Leaside Baseball Board Of Directors and Management



Howard Birnie | President and Director

Howie has been the president of Leaside Baseball since 1973.  Howie started playing baseball in 1952, and has coached teams to seven City Championships, one Provincial Championship and one National Championship.  Howie also had tenures as the president of the Toronto and Ontario Baseball Associations.  Howie also umpired at the highest levels of amateur baseball.  He is a member of the Leaside and Toronto Sports Halls of Fame and the Ontario Baseball Hall of Fame.  He is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Neal Prabhu | Vice President and Director

Neal has both a son and daughter playing baseball at Leaside.  Neal is the team manager for the 2011 AAA team .

Neal is an Architect and Associate Professor at OCAD University.

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Ron Kirschner | Treasurer and Director

Ron had two sons progress through the Leaside Baseball program.

Ron owns and runs a business software company.



Jesse Harrison | Director

Jesse grew up playing baseball in Leaside. Jesse has three sons playing baseball at Leaside and is a coach of the 2011 AAA team.

Jesse is a fixed income broker.



Sasha Emmons | Director

Sasha has a son playing Elite baseball in Leaside.

Sasha is an executive in the media and publishing industry.



Dave Jones | Director

Dave has two sons playing baseball at Leaside and is head coach of the 2010 A team.
Dave is an executive with Sun Life.
Trevor Lawson


Trevor Lawson | Director

Trevor had sons playing baseball at Leaside at the Elite and Rep levels and is an assistant coach on the 2009 AAA team

Trevor is a Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP



Marisa Caple | Director

Marisa has a son and daughter playing Leaside baseball.

Marisa is a Creative Director.

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Geoff Lamb | Director

Geoff has a son playing rep baseball in Leaside and is the head coach of the 2012 AAA team.

Geoff is media executive with experience in athlete and talent representation, sponsorship sales and naming rights.



Lee Mosbaugh | Manager of Baseball Programming

Lee has been a staple in the Leaside Baseball community for over a decade as a coach, program manager, and player. He is currently the Director of our Summer camp, and Winter development programs.

Lee is also the head coach of the 14U AAA team and is a large part of the leadership group with our elite program.



Lexi Rumer | Manager of Program Administration

Lexi has been with the LBA since 2019. Starting out with the Summer Camp, she quickly began running other programs including Fall and Spring House League and the Winter Development Clinics.



Taylor Lau | Umpire Coordinator

Taylor has had leadership roles within the Leaside Baseball Association and Leaside Baseball Camp for several years.

When not coordinating umpires for the LBA Taylor manages Game Presentation and Talent Management for MLSE!

Ryan Ricci


Ryan Ricci | Umpire-in-Chief

Ryan joined Leaside with the 15U ELITE program and currently plays on the 22U Junior team.  In addition to playing at Leaside, he plays for the Toronto Metropolitan University Varsity baseball team.

Ryan’s umpiring career began when he was 14 and is currently a Level 3.