Louis first discovered the magic of Ultimate at summer camp when he was 12 years old. Over the next several years, it grew from an occasional hobby into a huge part of his life. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area after high school, he has played for Stanford Bloodthirsty and various local men’s club teams, including a 3-year stint with Revolver. This spring he’s helping to start a new club team called Wolf. He also continues to seek honor for Jewish Ultimate by playing with the Matza Balls and Jewbilation at their annual tournaments.
While Ultimate is Louis’s favorite sport, he’s also passionate about many others: soccer, climbing, yoga, and basketball, to name a few. However, he’s found that none of those other sports can match Ultimate’s unique blend of teamwork, athleticism, and sportsmanship. He has no doubt that Ultimate’s popularity will continue to grow rapidly both in the United States and abroad. He’s very excited to teach young Israelis and Palestinians the sport – and then come home and apply his freshly-honed Ultimate evangelism skills to his impressionable young niece and nephews.
To pay the bills, Louis is a software developer and entrepreneur. He recently concluded a 5-year tenure with real estate search startup Trulia.com. Along with a colleague from Trulia and two other friends, he’s now busy creating a new web startup that will help companies find better candidates to hire.
Louis is thrilled to return to Israel for the first time in a decade. As a firm believer in the power of non-violent conflict resolution, he’s especially gratified to be able to contribute to the quest for Middle Eastern peace in a way that people across the political spectrum can support.