Nick Handler found his passion for Ultimate and it’s incredible community as a freshman at Stanford University in 1999. Since then he has been dedicated to the Stanford program as a player, captain and coach, appearing at the UPA College Championships 5 times and winning a title in 2002. In 2006, Nick founded Revolver, a San Francisco Bay Area club team that has quickly established itself amongst the elite U.S. club teams as a successful but humble crew with an extraordinarily strong and positive team chemistry. Revolver has put up two 5th-place finishes at the UPA Club Championships in its short history.
Throughout all of his experiences teaching and playing Ultimate, Nick has discovered the unique transformative power of the sport – its ability to build lifelong friendships, to teach lessons of leadership, sacrifice and humility, and to foster mutual respect amongst teammates and opponents. As an Ultimate Peace Coach, Nick is excited and honored to use Ultimate as a tool to break down barriers and to plant the seeds of peace in a region that so desperately needs it.
As of January 2009, Nick is living in western Kenya with his girlfriend Lyndsay. He is spending 15 months working as a Program Associate for One Acre Fund, an organization that brings subsistence farmers out of poverty by providing them with a small loan package along with agricultural and health training. Of course, he has brought discs and cones along and plans to share the gift of Ultimate with rural western Kenya.