Abigail grew up playing pickup with her cross country team but didn’t discover the game of ultimate until her senior year of college at The University of Alabama. After running competitively for almost 10 years, she loves how ultimate combines endurance, speed, and mental toughness, but most importantly, is about sportsmanship, being a good teammate, and having fun!
Abigail has played club (Ramma Jamma, Turmoil, Hustle&Flow, and Stax), captained summer leagues, coached youth ultimate, and currently serves on the board of MUDA, a local association dedicated to advancing the sport of ultimate in Memphis while developing, enhancing, and promoting character, community, and a healthy lifestyle. She’s traveled internationally to 11 different countries, and loves playing pickup (s/o to CUT, Headless, and Yellow Fever!). Abigail has degrees in nutrition and business, and is passionate about health, coffee, books, and the oxford comma.
I met my wife, on her birthday, on the Ultimate field. Without this amazing sport, my family would, quite literally, not exist. 25 years later, my wife still plays, my son plays College Ultimate for the Nomads at Appalachian State University and has been apart of Ultimate Peace for several years now. There is nothing quite like Ultimate and I love the sport for that very reason.
Becca started playing ultimate in Denver, Colorado her sophomore year at East High School. After falling in love with the sport, she moved to Scripps College in Claremont, California where she joined the Claremont Greenshirts and quickly got the nickname Rocki (since she’s obsessed with the Rocky Mountains). In college, she dual majored in Politics and Middle Eastern and North African Studies and specifically studied Israel and Palestine. After discovering Ultimate Peace she knew she needed to be a part of a unique organization that combines her two passions. When she’s not thinking about ultimate she’s either hiking, watching dog videos on Instagram, or eating lots of vegetarian food with her friends. She is very excited to bring her passion of ultimate to the Middle East and can’t wait for camp to start!
Tom began his days as an Ultimate player in some really awful (but awfully fun!) pick-up games in high school. He could little have imagined where it would lead. In fall of 2008, he discovered competitive Ultimate as a freshman at Dickinson College, and has been hooked ever since. On top of summer league experiences in Philadelphia and Albany, he has also spent two seasons playing for a mid-level mixed team, the Albany Airbenders.
He is also a high school social studies teacher, which has been his dream job since about fifth grade. He’s made his teaching home at Burr and Burton Academy, surrounded by inspirational students and faculty. That dream job was made even better when administration supported his creation of an Ultimate team, and over the last four years he’s had a blast teaching high school players about the joys of Ultimate. With the recognition of Ultimate as a Varsity sport in Vermont, he’s also excited to be BBA’s coach for the first ever high school Varsity Ultimate season!
Coming to Ultimate Peace Camp will be his first trip to Israel, and he can’t wait to learn and grow from the experience, and return to Vermont with new ideas on coaching, Spirit of the Game, and global citizenship.
Steve started playing ultimate when an 10th grader walked into his classroom and said “Hey Mr. Trenfield, can you sign this paper to be the ultimate frisbee sponsor?” Four years later, Steve is still coaching Austin High Ultimate, plays club with Riverside Messengers, and pickup every chance he gets. When he isn’t playing ultimate, he’s usually lesson planning for high school Algebra II and Statistics at the Academy for Global Studies at Austin High School.