About Us


Tim James

Official Finders was founded in 2009 by Tim James after years of working part-time as an umpire and referee in addition to his full-time job. Starting out with a very small client base, Tim has seen tremendous growth in the business over the last seven years. From a small start in West Chicago, Official Finders now services clients over a large area all over the Chicago suburbs. Tim loves what he does and prides himself on caring about both his clients and his officials. He is passionate about doing the best possible job in order to give his clients the confidence and security of knowing that they don’t have to worry about the details of scheduling their games and supplying their officials.



Joy Silvers

Joy has a background in business administration and accounting, and currently schedules basketball for the St. Charles Storm. Official Finders welcomed Joy to the team in 2016. She is responsible for wide variety of tasks, some of which include billing, scheduling, and office administration. She has lived in the St Charles area for 15 years with her husband and two daughters.



Jim Rodriguez

An Official for over half of his life, Jim began officiating baseball and basketball at the age of just 14. He is an IHSA Patched Official in both sports, working local High School Basketball and Youth Baseball. As a basketball assignor for Wheatland Athletic for the past 5 years, he has helped train & mentor many young officials in the Aurora/Naperville area. Never too far from the playing field, when he’s not calling a game, you can also find Jim working as a Tournament Director for GameDayUSA. In his free time, he enjoys cooking BBQ and is an Amateur Pitmaster.