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Abe Chiswick

Abe Chiswick

Abe began playing ultimate, as many people did, at summer camp.  His first organized competitive ultimate was for NYU’s Purple Haze in their inaugural seasons.  After moving to Israel, Abe searched out the local ultimate scene and has been deeply involved ever since.  He helped found Haifa’s Hucking Crazy club team, which ten years later is one of the most stable and long lasting teams in the country.  He has worked and volunteered with the Israeli Flying Disc Association running...

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Adam Shimoni

Adam Shimoni

Born in Jerusalem, raised in the states. Returning and connecting with Israel throughout my life has always made me feel very connected with the Country and even more so with the People. Living in a country of Peace and feeling connected to a country of pain inspired me to want to bring people together from a young age. Began playing Ultimate in 2004 and falling in Love with the sport and the concept of Spirit of The Game. When I found out about Ultimate Peace and the AMAZING work it does to create...

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Alyssa Renaud

Alyssa Renaud

Alyssa first discovered ultimate her freshman year of college at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. Initially it was not the sport that she fell in love with, but the people and the culture that surrounded it. From day one she felt welcomed and a part of the team. The inclusiveness was undeniable. Though she has a passion for the game, it is her teammates that keep her excited to come back season after season. She now enjoys spending her summers playing club with the St. Louis mixed...

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Amy Broome

Amy Broome

Amy started playing ultimate in 2005 at St. Johnsbury Academy in her home state of Vermont. She has since played co-ed club at Wheaton College and both mixed and women’s club in Boston, MA. She now lives in Austin, TX and plays in the Premier Ultimate League team with the Austin Torch. She began coaching with UP in 2014.

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Anna Glass

Anna Glass

Anna started playing Ultimate in 2012 at the Paideia School (Atl, Ga) and went on to play in college at Emory University. She says that Ultimate has brought her some of the most amazing opportunities, including international travel, close friends, and a connection to the worldwide frisbee community. She started with UP in 2013 as a CIT (now the LIT program), and has since worked through every coaching position at camp. After a summer away, Anna will be back for her 6th UP camp and can’t wait!...

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Ari Nitikman

Ari Nitikman

I started playing Ultimate in Grade 6 at Stratford Hall, a school so small that if it wanted to field a single gender soccer team, it would need players from 3-4 different grades. Thus, Ultimate was perfect because it was co-ed. After graduating, I went onto play a season with the Vancouver Nighthawks in the MLU and moved onto the Vancouver Riptide in the AUDL the following year. When I’m not playing, I’m coaching. A lot. I co-founded the only Ultimate Frisbee Academy in Canada called...

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Cara Crouch

Cara has 175 grams of plastic to thank for her family, friendships, and job. She started playing ultimate her freshman year at the University of Texas in Austin, where she met a handsome young ultimate player named Tank who she married and had a daughter with. While in college she won the Callahan award while playing with a group of amazing women at the University of Texas. She went on to play club with Atlanta Ozone, captain and...

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Caroline Chow

Caroline Chow

Caroline started playing ultimate at Amherst Regional High School in 2002, back in the days when Gaia was the only company making frisbee gear and Krispy Kreme still gave out free hot donuts. She continued at Tufts University, where she was relegated to the slOw-line and where her greatest accomplishment was getting her team to wear matching shorts. Since then, she has played for women’s and mixed club teams in Boston, Tianjin, Beijing and now Istanbul, where she currently lives. Caroline...

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Dan Tapuach

Dan Tapuach

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel
How long you have been playing frisbee: I’ve been playing Ultimate for 8 years.
With what community you work: Daburia, Kfar Tavor, Buena Nujidat, Tuba Zangaria
Brief history of playing experience: Playing ultimate since 2003. Have been playing in different club teams around Israel along the years, and some competitive ultimate in the States. In 2011 became a coach for the Israeli national youth teams and flew as a coach to EYUC 2011 in Poland....

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Dana Dunwoody

Dana Dunwoody

Dana currently coaches Ultimate and Basketball across the greater Boston and Cambridge area. She currently sits on the Athletics Redesign Committee for Boston Public Schools and serves as a Coach Educator with Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance. (BUDA) Her service with BUDA does not stop there, she is also serving as a consultant with BUDA’s Diversity Committee, an effort to diversify membership, reaching out to women and girls of color to engage in the fun, friendship, and love of Ultimate....

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Dani Glass

Dani Glass

Dani has been a part of Ultimate Peace since camp of 2010 and has loved watching the organization, campers, and CITs grow into the amazing operation we have today. She recently graduated from Lawrence University, where she played varsity soccer for four years as a goalkeeper as well as club Ultimate for four years. Dani is looking forward to becoming a high school teacher, and plans to use teaching as a tool through which she can travel to many different regions to learn about the languages and...

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Danie Proby

Danie Proby

Danie Proby is known for despising free-time. She co-founded the only Ultimate Frisbee Academy in Canada (Elevate Ultimate), is a high school physical education teacher, and is pursuing her masters in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership at UBC. Finding creative ways to teach the sport to young people is her life passion....

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Douglas Saulter

Douglas Saulter

Doug began playing Ultimate as a 10th grader in the spring of 1978. His first year playing with the Santa Barbara Condors was in 1980 and he continued playing with them until 1992. He won National Championships in 1981 with the Condors, 1988 and 1989 with UCSB’s Black Tide and again with the Beyondors in 1993. He also won a World Championship with the Beyondors in 1997. His disc prowess is not limited to Ultimate. In 2004 he won a Disc Golf World Championship. He moved to Portland Oregon...

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Eran Brandeis

Eran Brandeis

I am from Jerusalem and started playing Ultimate in High school in 2007 I have since played in California, the Israeli national team and in Australia. I attended the first camp back in 2010 and got back to coaching with UP in 2014 in Jerusalem with the Experimental school and coaching in the 2015 UP camp. I am currently in Australia and can’t wait to get back to coaching again!

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Glenn Poole

Glenn Poole

Glenn started playing competitive ultimate as a freshman at Watchung Hills Regional High School. He captained as a senior for both the WHRHS Warriors and for the Rutgers University men’s team, Machine. After playing for a fifth year at Rutgers, Glenn moved to Germany to teach English and helped lead the German national men’s team at the 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships. Upon returning to the United States Glenn captained the DC Breeze for their inaugural season in the AUDL,...

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Hala Shabayta

Hala Shabaita, an 18 year old Arab, has been with Ultimate Peace for 5 years. Hala has been building relationships with different people from the organization and has kept those relationships strong since 2013. She wishes to keep working with UP and helping it grow every year since the organization is an essential part of her life. The great experiences she has at camp and the year-round program every year makes her come back every year!

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Hannah Robinson

Hannah Robinson

Hannah started playing ultimate at Tufts University in Boston when her freshman year roommate dragged her along to a practice and she hasn’t looked back since. She quickly became obsessed with her team, the sport, and, above all else, the ultimate community. After graduating she moved across the country and filled the ultimate void by becoming involved with the Bay Area Disc Association (BADA) in San Francisco. Off the field Hannah works at a healthcare company in the Bay Area and stays busy...

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Heather Ann Brauer

Heather Ann Brauer

Much of Heather Ann’s passion lies in coaching and she has never had a more powerful coaching experience than at Camp UP in 2016.  She was so inspired by the campers, LITs, coaches, and staff at UP – it was remarkable to share and to learn from an incredible and diverse group of people.  Moments of pure heartwarming joy were captured in the in betweens and truly family-like connection formed throughout camp.  Since Camp UP 2016, Heather Ann has been involved in supporting the US LIT program...

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Hosa Roman

Hosa Roman

Hosa or Muhammed is from Ein Rafa and started playing Ultimate in 2010.  He began as a camper in the first UP camp.  He graduated in 2015 from the CIT ( coaches in training) program to become a UP coach....

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Jacob Barr

Jacob Barr

Jacob Barr is rip-roaring tornado of fun. He started playing Ultimate in high school with his friends and then joined his college team, the Tufts University Elephant Men and has played for them for four years. He has also played for various club teams in the Middle East including Element, J-city Lights, Oy Vey, and Pizza Party, the Tel-Aviv based pickup team. Additionally, he coached in BUDA, Boston’s youth Ultimate league. After graduating from college Jacob spent a year working for Ultimate...

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James Hix

James Hix

James began his Ultimate ways in 2008 at Eastern University with the Exiles. To put it honestly, the Exiles were an incredible group of people that drew James into the sport. Since then, it has never been the absolute thrill of pulling down a beautiful huck or the blood-pounding exhilaration of tearing up the dirt right behind your mark that has driven James; it has always been about the supportive camaraderie of the light-filled people who pat you on the back with a smart comment after dropping...

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Jeff Landesman

Jeff Landesman

After 40 years of playing, coaching, and teaching Ultimate, Jeff is still enamored with Spirit of the Game. It is the reason why he started playing Ultimate, and it is the reason why he keeps playing as often as possible. Jeff began his Ultimate career as a junior in high school in New York City. His team won the New York state championship, and Ultimate has been a major part of his life ever since....

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Jim Levine

Jim Levine

I began playing in the late 1970’s at Tufts University. In the early 80’s seven members of the Tufts team joined with players from other teams to form the Hostages, a Nationals level club team that played together for four years and was regarded as a team that was way more than the sum of its quirky parts. In the late 80’s I played on the University of Michigan’s college national team, and then bounced around playing for ever more low key teams, winding up in the Mercer...

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Johanan Lau

Johanan Lau

I’ve played ultimate since high school, mostly in Malaysia, Singapore and around South East Asia. Chasing plastic has brought me wonderful friends and family, and spending time with UP in 2016 and 2017 has been one of the best things I could ever have done.

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John Schmit

John Schmit

Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, John grew to love ultimate at summer camp, until it became his passion upon joining his high school’s first Ultimate team in 2002. Since then he has played 16 years of high school, league and club ultimate. John coached at Minneapolis South High School for eleven years, plus two years of Minnesota Superior youth club; and more recently, team Mexico at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, and Barcelona’s premier club, Bravas....

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Jon Atkins

Jon “Frozone” Atkins, aka Jacob’s friend first became obsessed with the sport he’d later learn to call Ultimate at a family wedding in Amherst, Massachusetts, which featured the traditionally-Amherst pre-nuptual ceremonial game to 15. As a frisky 11-year-old without his soon-to-be trademark lank, a young Frozone quickly fell in love. Later, after his high school baseball season ended early because the outfield had a jazz band concert, Frozone took the opportunity to join...

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Jordan Ciccarone

Jordan Ciccarone

Hey all! I’m Jordan Ciccarone and am a 17 year old senior at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. I lived in Pennsylvania for 7 years of my life with one parent from California and another from Pennsylvania. Ultimate has been my biggest passion since freshman year of high school when I tried playing on the school’s pick-up team. After a lot of changes I have helped to create a local club team for my town that now has solidified itself as a contender with all other teams in Illinois. Once...

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Josh Seamon

Josh Seamon

Josh has been playing, coaching, and organizing Ultimate for more than 25 years. After playing in High School in Amherst, MA, where he was on the inaugural HS national championship team, he migrated west and played in Claremont, CA. Two months after graduating from Pomona College in ’02, Josh found himself teaching HS Math at St. Johnsbury Academy in the northern reaches of VT, far away from large groups of organized Ultimate....

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Joshua Rubenstein

Joshua Rubenstein

Josh began playing ultimate at Garfield HS in Seattle and has since played for the Whitman College Sweets, IM champion Gummy Bears FC, and at pickup games on three continents and counting. In addition to ultimate, Josh loves spending time hiking, skiing, and biking. He can generally be found pondering or creating his next culinary adventure. If you spend too much time with him, prepare for puns of varying quality....

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Karym Barhom

Karym Barhom

In 2009, Karym was introduced to Frisbee at Ultimate Peace’s first event in Tel Aviv. From 2007-2011, Karym studied and received his Bachelors of Arts in Informal Education at Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba. Karym’s extensive background in playing and coaching soccer was a natural fit for Ultimate. His work experience includes coaching many kids and young adults in Soccer, which he continues today. He also worked for five years as an Activities Director for Noar HaOved in Tel Aviv...

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Katy Gimma

Katy Gimma

I began playing ultimate my freshman year in college in 2010. I stumbled on a group of people running around barefoot and laying out in the mud. A friend pushed me to go to my first practice and I immediately fell in love with the sport and the culture of ultimate. My junior and senior year I co-captained the team. When I graduated I moved to Burlington, VT and had an opportunity to coach as well as play. In 2015 I guest coached Colchester High School’s open team. That summer I joined the...

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Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin started playing ultimate at Amity High School in Connecticut in his sophomore year, and has been hooked ever since. He went on to play for the Tufts University Elephant Men for four incredible years, turfing fewer flicks with each passing year. In his time at Tufts, he also played for several Boston area club teams, including Bruises, Lions, Iron Squids, and JAIL. He even got the chance to study abroad in Scotland and play with The University of Edinburgh’s team, Ro Sham Bo. He graduates...

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Leah Tsinajinnie

Leah Tsinajinnie

Leah was introduced to ultimate frisbee in Atlanta at Georgia Tech in September 2008, with the UP-famous Ben Spears as her first coach. She began coaching in 2010 at the high school and college level. She coached the W.D. Mohammed High School Girls, a team uniquely comprised of young women that identify as African American Muslims (2013-2015). She also coached Grayson HS Boys (2010-2012) and Georgia Tech Wreck (2013-2014)....

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Lexi Garrity

Lexi Garrity

Ultimate has been an awesome experience for me in finding a community where I continually feel challenged and supported. I love the sense of team, growth, and purpose that comes from pursuing excellence on and off the field. One of the main appeals to me about ultimate, is how it brings people together that might not know each other otherwise. My teammates and the people I have met playing ultimate have become some of the greatest friends possible. We have gone on crazy adventures and played some...

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Linda Sidorsky

Linda Sidorsky

Linda lives in rural western Massachusetts in the small town of Shelburne Falls. She is one of the co-founders of Ultimate Peace along with David Barkan and Dori Yaniv. As an unpaid volunteer she devotes her time and energy all year to Ultimate Peace as the organization’s COO. She is also the Director of Operations and oversees “Measurements...

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Lindsey Kappen

Lindsey Kappen

Lindsey has been playing ultimate since her sophomore year of college where she played for Michigan State University’s team Infamous. Upon graduation she took a job teaching science at a middle school in North Dallas. Since living in Texas, Lindsey has become more involved in the youth scene and has become a volunteer for youth leagues. In addition to promoting youth ultimate, Lindsey is passionate about spreading gender equity among all divisions. She has teamed up with the Dallas Roughnecks...

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Luka Faradsch

Luka Faradsch

In 2008 Luka first fell in love with the flying plastic during a semester abroad in Colorado. Her host family got her addicted to the sport immediately and with a growing Ultimate community in Germany she was lucky enough to continue playing when she returned to her home country. Since then she has played in different teams and tournaments all over the world. In Germany, she coached her university team, participated in national championships and has played various tournaments in Belgium, France,...

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Matty McDaniel

Matty McDaniel

Matty is from Richmond, Virginia, which is also where his parents met while playing pick-up ultimate. He began playing himself in the spring of 2014 through Richmond Ultimate pick-up games and spring and summer leagues. He started practicing with Richmond Floodwall in 2015 and has continued ever since, while also playing for Team Israel U20 from 2015-2017. In the fall of 2016 he began attending Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he now captains the Alien Mountain Nomads....

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Meeta Prakash

Meeta Prakash

Meeta began playing ultimate in high school at Phillips Exeter Academy. She thought it would be cool to learn how to throw a flick and play a crunchy sport. In college at Dartmouth, she played with both A and B teams (Princess Layout and Princess B-Ride) and even captained the B team for a semester. She learned how to be a competitive player while also incorporating the spirit of the game at each turn. After graduating, Meeta moved to Washington DC and worked at a healthcare consulting company...

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Michael Natenberg

Michael Natenberg

I was first introduced to Ultimate in the fall of 2000 when a friend invited me to a University of Texas Men’s team practice.  The thrill of chasing down a huck kept me coming back for more.  That summer I experienced Ultimate’s amazing community through pickup games, a road trip, and Poultry Days.  Easy friendships, smiles, and competition…I was hooked!  Ultimate has given me so much; Cara my amazing wife and travel partner,...

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Michael Richard

Michael Richard

I was first exposed to Ultimate Frisbee in 2007 at the age of 17, when I was a Senior in high school. I was hooked immediately, and it has stayed a major part of my life ever since. After high school, I attended the University of Wyoming for four years. I immediately sought out the Ultimate team at the school. The team was small and inexperienced, but that didn’t matter. They welcomed me in and together we built a strong competitive team. More important though, I enjoyed meeting and playing...

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Mickey Pearl

Mickey Pearl

Michal (Mickey) Pearl was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. When she started high school, her family relocated to New York City. She fell in love with Ultimate in college, where she played for the Brandeis University women’s team. Mickey has been a summer camp coach in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She was a UP fellow and spent the 2012-2013 year in Israel working with three communities and establishing the LIT program. Since then she has returned to New York, graduated from law school, and...

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MK Andersen

MK Andersen

MK began playing ultimate her freshman year at the University of Notre Dame.  She joined for the quirky people and stayed for the sport.  Notre Dame’s unique ultimate program showed her just how supportive the ultimate community is and that she’ll never take a serious picture ever again.  She has since played club in Atlanta, pick-up in DC and Chicago and of course the rigorous Fall/Spring leagues of South Bend, Indiana.  Now she is a wedding planner in Chicago, Illinois....

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Nancy Glass

Nancy Glass

An original member of the UP Team, Nancy started her Ultimate career in the early 80′s with Chicago’s Nemesis. She still lives in Chicago with her husband Mike, three children, two dogs and a fish. Nancy continues to play and coach both Ultimate and Hockey.
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Nick Chang

Nick Chang

Nick Chang was born in 1997 in Seattle, WA. He first played Ultimate in 7th grade and quickly fell in love with the sport. Nick played Ultimate with his middle school, and when he was a freshmen, he helped coach the middle school until the end of his sophomore year. After entering a boarding school for his junior year he created an Ultimate Frisbee team and coached/captained the team to a winning season and is continuing to coach/captain the team in his senior year.

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Nicole “Lucky” Desjardins

Nicole "Lucky" Desjardins

While her family knows her as Nicole, those in the ultimate community know her only as Lucky.  She found her home in the ultimate community by fluke in the summer of 2002, when her friend’s brother was setting up the first ultimate league in Kamloops, BC and needed people to sign up. At the time she had no idea that she was signing up for a life time of friends, adventure and competition. Her first competitive experience was with the UVic Vixens. When she moved to Calgary Lucky played in her...

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Omri Morin

Omri Morin

For the past three years i’ve bean either working or volunteering in Ultimate Peace year round program. I helped open the Jerusalem practice and during 2017-2018 I coached all around the Middle East. During 2018-2019 i’ve become in charge of the media in the Middle East.

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Rachel Winner

Rachel Winner

Rachel started playing ultimate in 2005 when she joined the Dickinson College Jive Turkeys as a freshman. She captained her senior year and dabbled in international play in Argentina, Brazil, China and Mexico. She played mid-level club in Tennessee and North Carolina and capped her competitive career with Cahoots from Asheville, NC before moving to the Middle East for a change of scenery. She joined UP in 2014 and has had a fantastic time working in a variety of the organization’s activities...

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Randi Glass

Randi Glass

I have never played Ultimate, but have been lucky to be surrounded by it through marriage for over 30 years! I joined UP in 2010 and am grateful to have been part of the Admin team since then. My daughter Dani has been to camp with me every year, and there are many more Glass family members who share in UP with us, always keeping that UP Glass half FULL!!

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Scott Graber

Scott Graber

I’ve been playing and coaching Ultimate since middle school, when my cousins taught me to play. Bringing it back to Tenafly, NJ, I taught it to anyone who would listen, joined the the Tenafly High School Really Good Tigers and ended up captaining for 3 years. I then went to Carleton College and played for the Karls and the Gods of Plastic, which I captained my senior year. I also co-founded the Bergen County Ultimate Disc League in North Jersey in 2012 and I’ve played for Ultimars...

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Steph Wong

Steph Wong

Steph started playing Ultimate Frisbee for Andover’s High school where she discovered a love for a sport that is fueled by high spirit and the simple joy of play. She continued to coach, captain, and play competitively through college and across the country. She has worked with both local and pro-ultimate leagues. Steph lives just north of Boston where she plays Ultimate, works as an Athletic Trainer/EMT, and encourages education and growth outside of classroom walls to the young and the...

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Stu Downs

Stu Downs

I have enjoyed the sport of ultimate since 1979 when I joined Dartmouth College’s nascent band of misfits. I was lit up quickly by the energy, ease and enjoyment of a game of ultimate. Furthermore, I fell in love with the model of spirit of the game and the amazing humans I witnessed upholding this spirit routinely in competition. What followed was 15 years of open division play for Atlanta’s Chain Lightning, a few years of Master’s fun, some coaching at the University of Georgia,...

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Yuval Pearl

Yuval Pearl

Yuval Pearl, better known as UV, was born in Tel Aviv Israel but now lives in New York City. He has played ultimate for over seven years learning how to play in summer camp. He is currently playing in the New York City High School League captaining the Heschel Heat, and is a member of the New York City YCC team, Little Pony.

 

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Aidan Price

Aidan lives with his parents, brother, and cats in Berkeley, California. He goes to school at Berkeley High and plays on their ultimate team. Growing up, Aidan loved to play catch with his parents, but only started playing real ultimate in 8th grade. He loves the ultimate community for its balance of inclusivity and passion, and is super excited to be joining the Ultimate Peace community this summer!

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Caleb Seamon

Caleb Seamon

Caleb Seamon found frisbee, and Ultimate Peace, through his brother. In High School he played frisbee for Amherst High School in Massachusetts and now attends Tufts University. After going through the Leader in Training program, in 2018 he was a Coach at Camp Ultimate Peace. The experience of coaching and leading at UP has taught him many lessons which continue to inspire him.

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Celia Goldfarb

Celia Goldfarb

​Late into freshman year, on one of the glorious days when Celia didn’t have soccer practice, she tagged along with her older brother to his ultimate practice. Two short months later, her 10-year long soccer career became a distant memory and ultimate became her main priority. She began to compete regularly with her high school’s team, Bethesda-Chevy Chase in Bethesda, Maryland, which is three-year-reigning state champions. She then went on to play on the greater D.C. area’s...

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Izzy Pitman

Izzy Pitman

Izzy started playing Ultimate in Junior High at Paideia in Atlanta, GA. She recently graduated from Paideia after playing varsity ultimate at school since freshman year, Atlanta (cATLanta ha ha) YCC team, and other club and leagues around the city. Izzy has always been interested in multicultural learning and having grown up in Namibia, has been surrounded by an international community her entire life. She is so eager to participate at camp this summer, dancing and doing drills and fun games!...

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Jesse Zaslove

Jesse Zaslove

Jesse Zaslove lives in Seattle Washington, where she has recently graduated from University Prep. Following in the footsteps of her older brother, she got bit by the Ultimate bug in sixth grade, and has been playing ever since....

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Lauren Pichard

Lauren Pichard

Lauren Pichard has been playing ultimate since middle school and developed a passion for the sport through its strong sense of community and core value: Spirit Of The Game. She first discovered Ultimate Peace through a school project in a history class called The Modern Middle East and resonated strongly with the organization’s mission and core values. She is excited to deepen her existing friendships, forge new bonds, and create an environment where campers feel comfortable enough to express...

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Leija Helling

Leija Helling

Leija fell in love with ultimate in middle school and hasn’t looked back since. She recently graduated from high school in Amherst, Massachusetts where she captained her varsity team and devoted herself to the ultimate community. She has also played for and captained Boston’s youth club team, BUDA, and cannot wait to continue her competitive career at the college and club level next year. After coming to Ultimate Peace for the first time last summer, Leija is beyond excited to return...

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Maya Nir

Maya Nir

Maya Nir was born in San Francisco California to an American mother and Israeli father. After living in Jerusalem during the Second Intifada, she has lived in Arlington for the majority of her childhood. Maya has played for H-B Woodlawn Pandamonium, her high school’s varsity team since her freshman year. She is devoted to gender equity in Ultimate, and has worked with her team to promote equity at a youth level....

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Mickey (Michael) Walsh

Mickey (Michael) Walsh

Mickey fell in love with ultimate in 2012 and has been playing ever since. He is currently a student at Carleton College where he spends the majority of his time studying and the rest playing ultimate. He is excited to return to Camp UP to continue trying to create the world that ought to be.

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Miranda Baltaxe

Miranda Baltaxe

Miranda “Battleaxe” Baltaxe is a born and raised Arlingtonian (VA, just outside of DC). She attends H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, a 6-12th grade public school where the only competitive sport played is Ultimate. She first picked up a disc in 7th grade and has been obsessed ever since, and now plays for H-B’s Varsity Girls team. She was an LIT for two years, and is excited to be a coach this year. She can’t wait to be back in our “oasis of peace”. She also looks forward to helping...

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Noah Ball-Burack

Noah Ball-Burack

Noah Ball-Burack has been playing Ultimate on school teams since fifth grade. When he started playing for Berkeley High Coup, his high school’s team, Ultimate became a prominent part of his life. Entering a school of 3,400 students, the freshman Ultimate team quickly became his second family. Not only did the sport itself become Noah’s absolute favorite activity, but he developed a growing appreciation for the Ultimate community’s positive culture and commitment to social issues, such as...

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Oren Lieber-Kotz

Oren Lieber-Kotz

Oren is a student in the Class of 2021 at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he pays for the Gods of Plastic. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS in Maryland, after captaining the ultimate team there for two years. He’s also played on the DC YCC teams Deadrise and Swing Vote. The son of a kibbutznik, Oren has been connected to the Middle East his whole life and traveled there often with his family. He speaks Hebrew and studies Arabic. After hosting two Friendship Tours with the B-CC...

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Tanya Bearson

Tanya Bearson

Tanya Bearson began playing Ultimate Frisbee at camps sponsored by Bay Area Disc Association (BADA) when she was eight. Ever since then she has been devoted to the sport. From day one out on the field, Tanya could tell Ultimate was something special. As she pursued frisbee more seriously, Tanya realized what she valued so deeply: the community it welcomed her into. One that was friendly, fun, encouraging, and open to new perspectives. Through playing on Berkeley High Coup Red (varsity), California...

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David Barkan

David Barkan - Camp Director

David lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He also volunteers year-round for Ultimate Peace, and is the Director of Camp UP in Acco Israel every summer.  David has led many Ultimate teams over the course of his thirty-year career to compete at the highest national and international levels of the sport.  He has coached youth Ultimate for over 30 years on 4 continents, won a world championship as a player in 1995, and was inducted into the USA Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2010....

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