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Abby Fournier

Abby Fournier

Abby is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Ultimate Peace this summer! She coached “Cheddar is Better” last year and loved every minute with her UP family. Abby currently plays for the Williams Women’s Ultimate team (go Ephs!), and will continue to play ultimate for as long as her body allows. A sophomore at Williams College, Abby studies International Relations and Public Health. She loves going on wilderness adventures in the Berkshires with various members of Williams’ frisbee teams,...

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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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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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Ben Weinstein

Ben Weinstein

In my freshman year of high school, I fell in love with ultimate, and have been ever since. Its quick movement, high flying plays, and emphasis on respect and integrity makes it the sport for me. As co-captain of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS ultimate team, I helped lead our team to three straight state championships. Since then, I have competed with the DC YCC team, Foggy Bottom Boys, and the regional level club team, Watchdogs. I’m currently a Spidermonkey...

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Brandon Severson

Brandon Severson

After picking up ultimate frisbee in 2013 at Tufts University, I continued to play back in my hometown of Los Angeles, CA. From playing on the B-team at Tufts, I have since played mixed with 7 Figures, open with the Condors, and AUDL with the Aviators. After hearing about Ultimate Peace and its philosophy, I couldn’t wait to join. My goal is to facilitate an unforgettable experience for the campers.

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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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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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Celine Sledge

Celine Sledge

Celine started playing ultimate at Emory University in 2005 and instantly fell in love! Since 2008 she’s played on various Atlanta club teams; Ozone, Bucket, Alloy, and Outbreak. But coaching has proven to be more rewarding than any national championship game could hope to be. She coached several high school teams in Atlanta before finally finding her way to Ultimate Peace in 2014. After a brief hiatus for school and work, Celine will be joining us back at CampUP this year! She currently...

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Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel

Chris is an eternal optimist, a compulsive list-maker, a lover of the outdoors, a lousy driver, and a messy cook. She is constantly surrounded by an amazing group of people she feels privileged to call her family and friends. Chris started playing ultimate in 1992 and met her future husband on the ultimate field shortly thereafter. Since then, she’s been a regular at local pick-ups and leagues.

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Christine McBride

Christine McBride

From all the way Down Under, Christine first picked up a disc to kill time while waiting for touch football practice. After committing to ultimate (thanks to the help of talented coaches) at Sydney Uni, she knew she made the right decision when she found a welcoming group of people that became her immediate friends. Ultimate has taken her all around the world, representing Australia at U23 in Canada, and now to Israel for Ultimate Peace. She is super excited to get to meet everyone and spread...

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Chuck Gargaly

Chuck Gargaly

Chuck started playing Ultimate at a summer camp and hasn’t stopped grinning since then. He has lived in 3 different countries and in 3 different states, and everywhere, there has been a home, made up of people passionate about the sport of Ultimate and those who play it. He believes that everyone deserves to feel safe, loved, and welcomed, and that Ultimate is a way to be able to do that. He is thrilled to contribute that sense of home at Ultimate Peace and everywhere he can bring it....

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Cindy Frey

Cindy Frey

Cindy first started playing Ultimate in high school at St. Johnsbury Academy in northern VT. While playing, she also started a middle school Ultimate team and introduced the sport to elementary and middle schools around the Northeast Kingdom. Since leaving VT, Cindy has been involved with different youth outreach programs. She currently lives in SoCal where she is working on establishing a youth Ultimate team in Long Beach.

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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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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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Daniel Lai

Daniel Lai

Ever since he first picked up a disc as a freshman at Swarthmore College, Dan (“D-Lai”) has been in love with the game and culture of Ultimate. On the field, what he lacks in height is made up with his speed and spirit; off the field, he works hard to incorporate the values of SOTG into his everyday life. When he’s not doing research on heart disease, he plays mixed club, commissions hat leagues, and runs the U10/U12 division for Boston Ultimate’s youth program. He hopes to continue coaching...

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David Barkan

David Barkan

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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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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Eytan Deener-Agus

Eytan Deener-Agus

Hailing from outside of Boston, MA, Eytan caught ultimate fever his first year of high school after a friend convinced him to try out for the school’s team. Ever since then, anyone who knows Eytan will admit it is impossible to find Eytan without a disc in hand or readily accessible. After four years of non-stop practice in high school, he was voted co-captain of his Jewish day school’s mixed team, “The Red Heifers.”...

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Guillem Pina

Guillem Pina

Guillem Pina started playing ultimate when he was in college in Girona (in Catalonia, Spain). There he had the life-changing luck of getting to know a person who played the extremely rare sport (in Spain) of Ultimate Frisbee, and who invited him to join a practice of the local team, Disctèrics. Right after the very first practice he fell deeply in love with the sport and he hasn’t stopped playing ever since....

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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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Henry Betts

Henry Betts

I am from New York, and have spent the last year teaching English and coaching Ultimate in Rehovot. I started playing Ultimate when Papa Betts first took me to his own frisbee games, and 175 grams was closer to half my weight. A few years later, I began played slightly more competitively at George Washington University, and am now playing with the Israel Open team.

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Henry Goldenberg

Henry Goldenberg

Henry was born in Chicago, IL, and has been throwing frisbees ever since. Henry grew up on an Ultimate Field – both his parents played for Chicago Ultimate teams, his dad with Windy City and his mom with Nemesis. His family moved to Madison when he was 3, and they continue to live there. He started playing competitively at West High School, and graduated in 2017 after captaining his team to two state championships. After a wonderful time as a LIT at camp, he is so excited to have been given...

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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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Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

I fell in love with ultimate during my 1st year of college at Penn State University and never looked back. It was here where I found an eclectic and supportive community who I credit for shaping me into the person I am today. Since those fateful days in 2011, I have traveled all over the US and abroad playing and coaching this unique sport....

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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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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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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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Jimmy Roney

Jimmy Roney

Jimmy discovered ultimate later in life at 34 years old and jumped in with both feet.  The people that play the game make it easy to fall in love with the sport.  I have been lucky to represent Canada at three different world championships, WUCC’s 2010 Prague, WUGC 2012 Osaka, WUBC 2015 Dubai. One of the interesting observations I have had from my international competition is, the sport seems to attract the same awesome people from around the globe.

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Joanie Merrill

Joanie Merrill

Joanie started playing Ultimate her senior year at UC Santa Barbara through their intramural program after many years participating in the traditional team sport realm. She fell in love with Ultimate and this new concept called “Spirit of the Game”. She joined the Women Condors in 1982 and helped the team win 5 national championships and 3 world titles. She is high school teacher in Santa Barbara and is married with two children.

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Joel Diamond

Joel Diamond

Joel is a native Texan who lives in Jerusalem, builds peace, and loves playing high-level ultimate frisbee. He designs and evaluates projects for an NGO that promotes collaborative and innovative solutions to divided conflicts. A former teacher and certified dialogue facilitator, he also volunteers for a virtual exchange program that brings university students together across the US, Europe, and Middle East each semester. Joel has played for men’s and mixed club teams at tournaments across...

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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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Josh McCarthy

Josh McCarthy

After falling in love with Ultimate at high school (debate!) camps and in pick-up games with my friends on the local town green, I began playing competitively my freshman year at Duke University back in 1993.  Undeterred by my lack of any semblance of a forehand (sadly still true), I could not get enough of the sport, playing as much as possible on basically a year-round basis into my early 20s.  Since my days in college, I have played for various open teams in the United States, including Raleigh...

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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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Kamal Raslan

Kamal Raslan

Kamal has been playing ultimate for 7 years and currently plays at the University of Pittsburgh and on club teams throughout the City of Pittsburgh. He grew up and learned how to play frisbee in Cleveland, Ohio with his brothers, Adnan and Yousef. Kamal is the son of two immigrants, his father from Syria and his mother from Palestine, and after hearing about the amazing success of Ultimate Peace from his coach and friends at the University of Pittsburgh, wanted to volunteer and become a force...

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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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Kelsie Schmit

Kelsie Schmit

Kelsie co-founded Mahtomedi High School Ultimate and played four years of women’s Ultimate at St. Olaf. She went on to play two seasons of Club Ultimate on mixed teams Pound and Bird. She’s coached three seasons of HS Ultimate; two for South Squall High School and one for Minneapolis Women’s YCC. Previously, Kelsie coached sailing for four summers on White Bear Lake. She’s spent significant time studying/traveling in the Middle East.

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Kirk Johnson

Kirk Johnson

Born in Venezuela and raised in the US, Kirk is a sculptor and metal fabricator working in the Pacific Northwest of America. He is old and slow now, but at one time played some ultimate.

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Lauren Feder

Lauren Feder

Lauren Feder first discovered Ultimate as an eight-year-old at summer camp. The game there was played with a gigantic foam frisbee, which Lauren thought was called the ultimate frisbee; when played with a disc of normal size, she assumed the game was simply called ‘frisbee’. Upon discovering her mistake, Lauren was sorely disillusioned and did not play Ultimate again until the end of high school, when she was slowly won over to the side of the average-sized plastic disc by the wonderful community...

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Leah Simon

Leah started playing ultimate on her middle school club team and was immediately struck by the positivity surrounding the sport. She continued playing it when she entered college in 2016 playing for the club developmental team at UNC called Electra for which she continues to play today. Electra embraces spirit of the game serving as funbassadors for Five with the hope of spreading the spirit to other teams. Leah loves to play ultimate in addition to traveling, volunteering with refugees in her...

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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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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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Matt Godfrey

Matt Godfrey

I am from St. Paul, Minnesota and I began playing Ultimate when I was a junior in high school because some of my friends from the soccer team thought I might be pretty good at it. In my first practice with the team I fell in love with the sport and the community it creates, and have never looked back since. After captaining my high school team during my senior year I went on to play for 4 years at Carleton College on the Gods of Plastic, where I captained the team for my final two years there....

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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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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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Mia Wang

Mia Wang

Mia started playing ultimate in college at Williams College and has played for a mixed club team in Cleveland the past two summers. She is graduating from Williams this spring and hopes to go to medical school in the next few years. She is from Cleveland and has a ton of city pride, but is excited to spread ultimate across the world!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rowdy Webb

Rowdy Webb

Rowdy Webb loves to take Ultimate pictures. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works to design home printers, and raises two children with his wife, Melissa.

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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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Steve Mooney

Steve Mooney

My playing career in this wonderful sport was long, too long if you ask my family. Sports framed my life, my being, defined me, and I played them all, literally. I played soccer in high school and college, not finding Ultimate until my senior year of college, but then spent the next twenty five years chasing plastic. During those years, I was lucky enough to play on numerous championship teams, including Boston’s Death of Glory (DoG) and Rude Boys. The sport whisked me off to numerous countries,...

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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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Troy Revell

Troy Revell

Troy has been playing, coaching, and observing ultimate for 23 years, starting in college where he founded the program at UNC-Asheville before moving on to club play with Raleigh Ring of Fire, North Carolina coed teams, and Raleigh Boneyard, playing in 9 USAU club nationals between them....

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Uri Kedem

Hello, I’m Uri Kedem, I’ve started playing ultimate in 7th grade and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been playing in world and European championship and I’m very proud to be in the Israeli national team. Ultimate Peace is a very big part of my life and is one of the environments I most enjoy being in. Except that every one in a while I coach a youth team in the center of Israel. I enjoy watching these kids grow and improve and see them become better players. Out of the...

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Yonatan Ben Haim

Yonatan Ben Haim

UP is part of my life since 2010,where I’ve been to the first ever camp as a 12 years old camper. Since then I’ve been through the coaches-in-training program and became a coach, accumulating countless experiences:...

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Isaac Wasserman

Isaac Wasserman

Hi, my name is Isaac Wasserman. I am a 18 year old Senior from Madison Wisconsin. I first began playing ultimate when I was 5 at a weekly neighborhood pickup game that my parents went to. In 7th grade I began to take it more serious and began playing competitively for my middle school and the local high school. Today I am beginning my 4rd year as a captain on Madison East High School’s ultimate team. I also played on the Madison YCC mixed team, the “Mufabots.” I was an LIT in 2018 and loved...

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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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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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Lily Marzano

Hi, I’m Lily! I recently started playing Ultimate in Atlanta, Georgia. I am currently a sophomore at The Paideia School. Before playing Ultimate this year, I have played almost every sport. After dancing for 5 years and playing club tennis and volleyball, I got into Ultimate. My coach at school suggested playing Ultimate and I fell in love! I have never regretted starting Ultimate and it has totally changed my life. I love Ultimate more than anything and plan to keep playing throughout high...

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Liza Gull

Liza started playing ultimate competitively in seventh grade and has played on Club and School teams. She’s 6’1″ (1.83 M) and learning how to use her height to sky. She has a profound love for fun and crazy socks and can’t wait to show them off at UP.

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Maggie Pierce

Maggie Pierce

Born and raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, I was introduced to ultimate when my mom started coaching our high school team freshman year. Since then, I’ve played on my high school team for four years and traveled to Minnesota on Maine’s YCC teams every summer as well. Over the years I’ve become a leader and dedicated advocate for girls ultimate. Last year I became involved with Ultimate Peace as a Leader in Training (LIT). As a second year LIT, I hope to grow as an individual and find a way...

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Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews

I’m Mary, and I’m a senior at Northampton High School in Northampton Massachusetts. This summer I’m so excited to get to go to Ultimate Peace for the second time. I have never been part of a community like the UPfam and I cannot wait to make more of a difference with some of the most amazing people in the world, and I’m definitely looking forward to leading the new LITs in their journey at camp. I’ve been playing ultimate at school since fifth grade, and I’m now a captain of the girls...

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Matthew Wieseltier

Matthew Wieseltier

My name is Matthew Wieseltier. I live in Washington, DC and I am a sophomore at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Maryland. I learned to play ultimate at Camp Ramah in New England during the summer after 8th Grade. Since then, I have played on a team made up of players from my school and a couple other area schools. We were Maryland State Champions my freshman year. I also hope to participate in YCCs this coming summer....

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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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