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Aaron Stern

Aaron Stern

Aaron started playing in 2000 at UNC-Greensboro and has been coaching since 2009 for teams at all levels, including a national championship U16 Boys team in 2011. His coaching emphasizes the development of the whole person, not just the ultimate player, and he was a 2015 Double-Goal Coach Award Finalist from the Positive Coaching Alliance. Ultimate Peace has been a second home for him since his first time as a UP coach in 2012, and he is thrilled to be returning to camp, once again, in 2019....

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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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Abigail Tankersley

Abigail Tankersley

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!...

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Abigail	Skerker

Abigail Skerker

Abby fell in love with ultimate four years ago when looking for a community in college at Brown University. She was immediately drawn to the sport by the controlled spontaneity of the cutting strategy and the spirit of the game, which values everyone as unique individuals instead of just players. She is currently the captain of Brown’s Disco Inferno ultimate team. This experience is both an incredible culmination of four years of college frisbee and the beginning of a lifetime filled with more...

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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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Becca Wainess

Becca Wainess

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...

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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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Charlotte Matos

Charlotte Matos

I started playing Ultimate with the university team of my hometown, Geneva, when I began my medical studies. I wanted to try a team and fun sport for the first time (no time any more for competition and socializing). But I didn’t know I was stepping in a huge community full with tournaments every week-end! And then it started; hats, fun tournaments, pick ups, more and more friends over the world, high level competition, coaching, helping developing the club and the sport. No need to say...

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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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Cliff Marhoefer

Cliff Marhoefer

Cliff lives in Portland, OR, where he shares a Chiropractic practice with his wife, Amy. He was drawn to the flight of the disc before he knew of Ultimate, beginning with other disc sports (trick throws and catches, disc golf, distance, etc) in high school. He started playing Ultimate in 1976 while living in San Diego. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1977 to attend UCSB and played with the Condors for over 10 years. Cliff then moved to Oregon, where his Ultimate career continued through the mid 90’s...

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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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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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Daniel Muz

Daniel Muz

I fell in love with Ultimate on the beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands, but soon Ultimate took me to many different places. I was intrigued by the community of wonderful people and went on to play in many international tournaments, with clubs teams from Germany or the German Mixed National Team. These people keep inspiring me and Ultimate has become a big part of my life. Combined with my interest in communication as a PhD student in linguistics, I felt like UP was the perfect opportunity...

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Dominik Jockers

Dominik Jockers

It is now almost 5 years that Dominik started Ultimate at University, not knowing where this all will come to. By getting around in Europe he picked up the disk wherever he could, enjoying the play, spirit and community of this amazing sport. at the moment he is studying in Heidelberg and just right about to finish. Already teaching ultimate to kids and trying to spread the SOTG to the younger ones, he now wants to take the chance of doing the same in the Middle East.

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Emily Molloy

Emily Molloy

Emily began playing ultimate very casually in her freshman year of college when she caught sight of friends from her dorm playing and joined in out of curiosity. She quickly learned that, “when in doubt, you should always throw the hammer”, was tricked into going to one of the tryouts for her university’s club team, and well, the rest is history. She currently lives in Chicago where she plays on a local mixed club team in the summer and helps commission the city’s Goaltimate...

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Frances Montell

Frances Montell

Frances didn’t start playing ultimate until she was 26 years old, but when she did it completely changed her life. She played for 5 years with the Santa Barbara college team the Burning Skirts, and 2 years with the Santa Barbara Condors. She taught an after school ultimate class for 5 years at her kids’ elementary school, and has led ultimate clubs for CoachArt, an organization that provides activities for kids with chronic illnesses. She has also been to Israel many times. Being a coach at...

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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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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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Irwin Mulnick

Irwin Mulnick

Irwin got hooked on ultimate and began playing on the east coast for 3 years before relocating to the west coast where he played another 15 years. His fondest memories of those years where playing with and against some of the greatest players and teams of the 80’s and early to mid 90’s. He has many wonderful friendships that have endured from those early years. Through his joyful and friendly nature, respect of the SOTG, and competitive spirit he had the good fortune to be able to...

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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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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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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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James Rogers

James Rogers

James started playing Ultimate in 2003 on Vancouver Island and was hooked early on. He has gone on to play on various other islands including Oahu, Australia, Cortes, North America, and Salt Spring....

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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 Marquisee

Jesse Marquisee

Jesse has been playing ultimate since 2005. In high school Jesse played YCC and for Edina High school’s Green Lantern ultimate team. In 2014 they won the MN High School Ultimate for the first time in school history. That summer he was an LIT at Ultimate Peace. Jesse loves meeting new people. Besides Ultimate and Peace, Jesse likes traveling and learning about airplanes, trains, ships and graveyards. Jesse is currently working on his Masters in Cognitive Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University....

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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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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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Jonathan Toib

Jonathan Toib

Jonathan is very excited to be back at UP after a summer as an LIT in 2016! He began playing ultimate as a freshman at Lower Merion High School, and has been playing ever since – he currently co-captains Georgetown’s men’s team, Justice. He has also played on Philadelphia Forge (YCC mixed). He can’t imagine his life without ultimate – the athletic moments and fast-paced play, as well as the incredibly strong community it forms. Originally from Haifa, Jonathan is excited to bring...

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Joy Spadafora

Joy Spadafora

For the past 30+ years, Joy has been either playing, parenting a player, coaching, or supporting the growth of Ultimate. Her earliest memory of throwing a Frisbee® was as a jet-lagged teenager on a high school trip to Spain. She started playing Ultimate with the E-Men at Tufts University in the late 1980s (pre-EWO) and was hooked. She continued playing through the turn-of-the-century on various Spring, Summer, and Fall league teams before joining 12 Fluid Ounces, a Boston-area corporate league...

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Kailee Karr

Kailee Karr

You may know her as “hot dog lady” or “that weird girl dancing uncomfortably close to me at the tournament party”, but Kailee had her humble Ultimate beginnings as “Biggest Betty”. She played four years with Betty Ultimate at The University of Kansas, captaining them to their first national’s appearance in 15 years in 2014. Since then she has played with Wicked Ultimate, Encore, and the Chad Larson Experience. She has also coached several youth teams around the country. Kailee loves...

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Katherine Landesman

Katherine Landesman

Katherine started throwing a disc as soon as she could stand, since both her parents play and taught her well. She went on to help start the women’s team at Clark University: Joan of Clark. She now plays in Boston in various leagues and fun tournaments. Katherine was at camp in 2010, 2011, and 2013 and is looking forward to finally getting back after all these years.

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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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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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Libby Bacal

Libby Bacal

My name is Libby Bacal, and I have been playing ultimate frisbee as much as possible since first joining the sport in 2014. I played on the University of Arizona’s ultimate team for five years, where I also graduated with a BA in Art History, Global Studies, and a minor in Spanish. Born in Tucson, Arizona, I have played with numerous different teams in the southwest including captaining the mixed club team Rogue. I love being able to share my passion for the sport and the Spirit of the Game....

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Liz Queler

Liz Queler

Liz played Ultimate for 17 years, starting at Tufts Univ. in 1978 before there were women’s teams. She went on to play with BLU (Boston Ladies Ultimate) winning the first women’s national championship in 1981. She played with a number of other teams in Boston and then back in her home town of New York City, competing in 7 nationals and 2 worlds. Liz is freelance musician, singer, composer and teacher. She’s performed on esteemed staged from Carnegie Hall to the Newport Folk Festival,...

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Lucy Kodish

Lucy Kodish

Lucy started dabbling with a disc in high school in Boulder, Colorado. After she graduated, she moved up to Bellingham, Washington to attend Western Washington University, where she has played Ultimate for Nyx and Chaos. She works at the campus Recycling Center and the Outdoor Center, leading incoming freshman on backpacking trips and other adventures. She is majoring in Community Health and minoring in Spanish and Education for Social Justice, and is excited to be a part of Ultimate Peace. In...

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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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Marlie Somers

Marlie Somers

Marlie is a student, teacher, coach, and athlete who is eager to share her love for learning and/or ultimate with anyone willing to hear. She has played ultimate around the world for nine years, captaining and coaching a variety of teams from elementary to adult level. Her passion for education extends into her passion for ultimate as an excellent venue to explore social/emotional learning, while getting exercise! Marlie is a current Masters of Education student at the University of Washington...

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Martina Dombrowski

Martina Dombrowski

Martina went to her first Ultimate practice at the University of Stuttgart in 2010, falling in love with the sport and atmosphere she experienced immediately. Soon after she joined the local club team GoHo girls, gradually taking on more responsibility and being part of the captains team for several years now. After teaching English and a little bit of Ultimate in Colombia, she would like to follow in the footsteps of her coach Mike, spreading the SotG at UP.

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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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Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner

Michael discovered Ultimate at a summer camp in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the sport. On his first day of high school, at the freshman activities fair, he ran to the Ultimate booth and signed up for the team. Since that day, he has never looked back and has found a supportive and wonderful community filled with his best friends, mentors and coaches. He has played on the Columbia High School Varsity Frisbee team in Maplewood, New Jersey and for University of Pittsburgh En Sabah Nur....

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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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Noam Frankel

Noam Frankel

Ultimate is really fun, and ultimate players like to laugh and have fun. So I have been playing for almost 40 years. At nationals, on the beach or pick up. Connecting that joy with Ultimate Peace’s mission in a land that is so important to all of us is a dream.

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Noémi Blome

Noémi Blome

I have always loved sports and used to be a gymnast, but when I discovered Ultimate at university in the UK, I never looked back. It was the perfect (temporary) cure for any essay crisis and I loved playing for – and ultimately captaining – my university team. Since then, I have tried my best to find an ultimate team wherever I go and, amazingly, this was never hard! Off the pitch I am studying ‘International Conflict Resolution’ with the aim of working in mass atrocity...

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Paige Harouse

Paige Harouse

Paige grew up tossing with family and at camp, and began to take ultimate more seriously in high school and college, including playing with Georgetown’s D-III women’s team, the Biddin’ Foyas. She spent 8 summers at Concordia Language Villages, where she learned to love language and ultimate. Those two interests ultimately brought her to the Middle East for her junior year of college, where she began coaching with UP while in Jerusalem and explore the ultimate scenes in Israel, Jordan,...

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Radka Dancikova

Radka Dancikova

Radka started playing Ultimate as a high school freshman at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA in 2006. She spent her college years trying to appear taller than she is while playing in the college men’s division with Caltech, even captaining the team in 2014. Her love of the game led her to playing with Los Angeles mixed team 7 Figures and with the Slovak National Team. She has been fortunate enough to play against players from around the world and treasures the international atmosphere of the...

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Ryan started playing ultimate with the American University Dirty Ladies. She has played with Throws of Passion, Stormborn, Furry Tractor, and the AC Current. She currently serves as the mixed division Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator for USA Ultimate, a WAFC Board member, plays for Jughandle Ultimate, and works with the American University Dirty Ladies B team.

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Sarah Savage Davis

Sarah Savage Davis

Sarah Savage Davis has been playing and coaching ultimate since 1980 and has not stopped yet. Her career spans from California to Iowa, and from Women’s, Mixed, Masters, Grand Masters, to Great Grand Master’s Beach Ultimate, with World and National appearances and championships peppered throughout. She believes that the more Ultimate takes, the more it gives back. She lives in Ames, Iowa and works at Iowa State University but is never more than a backpack away from adventure around the world....

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Steven Trenfield

Steven Trenfield

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.

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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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Thomas von Allmen

Thomas von Allmen

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....

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Tricia Guilfoyle

Tricia Guilfoyle

Tricia Guilfoyle started playing ultimate with the Condors in Santa Barbara when she was 19. She also played on the first UCSB Burning Skirts team and between the two teams won 7 National and World championships. Tricia taught after school ultimate to elementary students for 8 years, she currently runs an ultimate summer camp through SB Parks & Rec, started two local high school ultimate teams and founded Santa Barbara Youth Ultimate with the help of Tom “TK” Kennedy and others....

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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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Will Christopherson

Will Christopherson

Will’s been playing Ultimate since his first summer camp in Minnesota, way back in 1994. After college he moved to warmer climates, and has now represented Australia 7 times (mostly in Beach Ultimate)! He’s been lucky enough to travel all over the world to play – USA, AUS, Portugal, Italy, Phillipines, Japan, UAE, Czech Republic, and England, to name a few. He’s proud to be the WFDF Beach Ultimate Committee Rules Chair and current Head Coach of Chilly Ultimate Club in Melbourne,...

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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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Anna Dreher

Anna Dreher

Hi! My name is Anna, and I am16 and live in Portland, Oregon. I have been playing ultimate since the age of 11. Most recently, I was a practice player with the women’s club team Portland Schwa, and last August I represented the United States as part of the team that won gold at the World Junior Ultimate Championships. I love ultimate because of the inclusive, supportive, and uplifting community, and for the people I meet and the places I visit through the sport. When I’m not tossing a disc...

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Asa Thomson

Asa Thomson

Hello my name is Asa Thomson, my life revolves around Ultimate. I started playing at the age of five and I’m going into my twelfth year of playing. I am currently attending Northampton High School and am deeply invested in the team and the program. In my spare time I like playing Ultimate, running track, eating food, and playing more Ultimate. I am a spiritual soul and I love deep talks and helping others, and working to promote a better future though Ultimate

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Auria Lee

Auria Lee

My name is Auria Lee and I am very excited to be a part of the Ultimate Peace team. I started playing ultimate in 7th grade when I moved to a new school. I immediately found an amazing and supportive community of people, many of which I’m still friends with today. Two things about ultimate that I really enjoy are it’s inclusive attitude and competitive nature.
As a part of the Ultimate Peace team, I will connect with people from other cultures and help to grow the ultimate community....

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Camille Neutz

Camille Neutz

Hi! My name is Camille, I am a junior at University Prep in Seattle, WA. I decided to join an Ultimate team in sixth grade which was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I feel in love with the sport immediately. I play because of people that it attracts and the community on the field. Today, I am forever grateful for the sport and could not imagine my life without ultimate or the people I have lucky enough to play with.

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Emma Vorathiankul

Emma Vorathiankul

Emma started playing ultimate as a middle schooler at HB Woodlawn in Arlington, Virginia. She continues to play for HB Woodlawn in high school and was a captain of the first U17 YCC DC team. Emma is excited to further expand the ultimate community and have so much fun while doing it! She has always been interested in learning new cultures and languages and can’t wait to discover all that’s out there!

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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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Laura To

Laura To

Laura started playing ultimate in middle school at Asa Mercer in her home state of Washington. She has been coaching at summer camps, fall leagues, and Mercer middle school. She is currently playing for Franklin high school, Seven hills, and YCC. Ever since she was introduced to Ultimate Peace by AGE UP, she wanted to learn more. This is her first year being an NA LIT. Her goals are to become a stronger leader, and strengthen her bonds with other people all around the world!

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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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Owen DeVore

Owen DeVore

My name is Owen DeVore I live in Seattle, Washington and I am a sophomore at The Northwest School. I originally got into ultimate when I was much younger and my uncle introduced me to the beautiful game and the spirit that came along with it. After several summers of playing with cousins and having endless amounts of fun, I came to Northwest and tried out for the Ultimate team and I have been hooked ever since. One of the main reasons that I love ultimate is that not only is It a sport that requires...

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Patrick Connor

Patrick Connor

Hi, I’m Patrick Connor! I live in Austin, Texas and I’m a junior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. I fell in love with ultimate in sixth grade and have been playing as much since then. I play on multiple club teams in my local area, as well as my high school frisbee team and University of Texas Graze. I’ve played YCC for two years with Texas Swing and Texas United and can’t wait to meet new members of the amazing ultimate community. I have been working with ultimate...

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Sahab Ansary

Sahab Ansary

Born and raised in Vancouver BC Canada I’m just an 18 year old who stays indoors all day until you tell me a disc is involved then I’m outside playing ultimate all day. I’ve been playing ultimate for 6 years and I’ve just got into coaching and I love it just as much as playing if not more. It’s the one sport where being honest is more important than winning. It’s a sport that has taught me more than any other. Ultimate taught me that losing doesnt mean not having...

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Adam Shimoni

Adam Shimoni - Admin

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 - Admin

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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Amy Smith

Amy Smith - Media

Amy Smith is rejoining the UP family after a couple of summers away. Having been around the world and back again spending the last 7 years Venezuela, China, Indonesia as a middle and high school mathematics teacher (and Ultimate Frisbee coach and player!), Amy has repatriated to her hometown of Atlanta, GA. She is still teaching and also developing her budding photojournalism career. While she coaches year-round, Amy is excited to hop back over the pond to regroup with the UP Fam as part of the...

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Berkley McDaniel

Berkley McDaniel - Media

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.

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Danie Proby

Danie Proby - Admin

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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David Barkan

David Barkan - Admin

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 - Admin

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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Heather Ann Brauer

Heather Ann Brauer - Admin

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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Jim Levine

Jim Levine - Admin

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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Josh Seamon

Josh Seamon - Admin

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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Karym Barhom

Karym Barhom - Admin

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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Linda Sidorsky

Linda Sidorsky - Admin

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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Nancy Glass

Nancy Glass - Admin

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.
Game On!

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Omri Morin

Omri Morin - Media

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 - Admin

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 - Admin

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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