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Danny Karlinsky

Danny Karlinsky

Danny has been around Ultimate as a player and a coach for nearly a decade. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2008 where he played five eventful years of College ultimate. Danny has also played on several elite club ultimate teams, such as Bay Area Revolver, the Santa Barbara Condors, Seattle’s Emerald City Ultimate and presently with Sockeye....

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David Bestock

David Bestock

David Bestock hails from Seattle. He has been playing ultimate since 1996, and has coached for seven years. Mostly he just loves to play, and enjoys instilling the joy of the sport in his teammates and the kids he coaches. He has been privileged to be successful at the highest levels of the sport, and values the respect among competitors so prevalent in the sport of Ultimate....

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David Morgenroth

Coaching, teaching, and mentoring youth have always been an important part of Dave’s life. He coached basketball for 10 years, running youth camps and in community youth leagues in New York City and Berkeley, CA. He is a former 6th grade teacher in a public school in NYC, and continues to feel passionate about being an educator at the University of Washington. Team sports have also been an important part of his life including playing ice hockey and baseball as a kid, playing on his high...

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Dori Yaniv

Dori Yaniv

Dori has been playing, teaching, and competing with a frisbee since 1993. Since the moment he discovered the flying disc he knew he had found his passion and yearned to spread the word worldwide. While Dori served in the academic reserve and IDF as an industrial and management engineer, he spent his free time teaching and promoting frisbee in Israel. During that period, he also competed and excelled in two World Flying Discs Championships in 1999 and 2001....

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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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Jennifer Burney

Jennifer Burney

After a long career as a soccer goalkeeper, Jen started playing Ultimate on Friday mornings at Gan Sacher, when she was living in Jerusalem in 2000. The next year, as a graduate student at Stanford, she quickly found a new home on the field and has been hooked ever since. She loves that Spirit of the Game weaves mutual and self- respect into the fabric of the sport, and that the Ultimate community holds itself to the highest standards of both competition and sportsmanship....

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Josh Wiseman

Josh Wiseman

Josh has been an avid Ultimate player and fan since he helped organize his high school’s first Ultimate team in 2001. He was a member of the Stanford University men’s team for 4 successful years, including three Nationals semi-final appearances. In 2005, Josh was co-captain of the Stanford crew and was voted to the UPA’s “All Nationals” team. Josh has been a member of Revolver, a San Francisco Bay Area Men’s club team, since its inception in 2006. As part of the...

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Lisa Kanner

Lisa Kanner

I grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts and started playing ultimate in 1998 as a junior in high school.  After playing for four years with the Carleton College team Syzygy, I moved back to New England and was a member of the Boston Brutesquad from 2004 to 2011.  I was involved with Ultimate Peace during the inaugural year in 2009 and starting coaching again in 2013.  I am now living in Los Angeles and a member of the mixed team, 7 Figures.  I love everything the sport and Ultimate Peace has to offer....

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Liz Duffy

Liz Duffy

Liz feels incredibly grateful to be returning to Camp U.P. in 2012! Having participated in Ultimate Peace since the inaugural 2009 trip, Liz has been blown away with the powerful and positive effects of introducing the spirit and sport of Ultimate Frisbee to youth in the Middle East, and she knows that these will be some of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of her Ultimate life. Ultimate Frisbee has been one of Liz’s main passions since her introduction to the sport at Amherst...

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Loriana Berman

Loriana Berman

Team sports have always been an important part of Loriana’s life. She is hard-working and derives energy from motivating others. Loriana discovered Ultimate during her freshman year at Claremont McKenna College, and found that not only were the people in the ultimate frisbee community great, but the game is a rich way of life. In 2004 Loriana helped lead the Claremont Colleges Women’s Ultimate Team to Nationals. It was the first time she played ultimate in Seattle, and the trip initiated...

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Louis Eisenberg

Louis Eisenberg

Louis first discovered the magic of Ultimate at summer camp when he was 12 years old. Over the next several years, it grew from an occasional hobby into a huge part of his life. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area after high school, he has played for Stanford Bloodthirsty and various local men’s club teams, including a 3-year stint with Revolver. This spring he’s helping to start a new club team called Wolf. He also continues to seek honor for Jewish Ultimate by playing with...

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Lyndsay Holley

Lyndsay Holley

Lyndsay became passionate about the sport of Ultimate Frisbee as a student at Stanford University, where she played on the Stanford Women’s Ultimate Team for four years (2001-2004). In 2001 and 2002, Stanford placed second at National Championships and we won the National Championship title in 2003. After playing at the college level, Lyndsay played on a competitive coed club team from San Francisco called Mischief from 2006 to 2008. Mischief won the National Championship title in 2006....

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Marc Weinberger

Marc has been playing ultimate for over 20 years. He started playing in the mid 1980s, organizing games at his high school, before going on to play his college years at Iowa and Stanford....

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Miranda Knowles

Miranda Knowles

Miranda (Roth) Knowles found ultimate frisbee as a high school athlete and within in the following 3 years transferred all her hard work, athleticism, leadership and sportsmanship from basketball and soccer to be a full-time frisbee player. Once fully dedicated, she never looked back, winning junior worlds for the United States, the Callahan Award while playing for Carleton College and soon after 2 national championships with Seattle Riot and a World Games championship with the USA. Most recently...

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Moses Rifkin

Moses Rifkin

Moses Rifkin got hooked on Ultimate by Spirit of the Game. The idea that players could compete in a way that required respect between opponents was as appealing to him at age 14 as it is now. He is genuinely thrilled by the opportunity to combine the ideal and sport that mean so much to him with the effort towards justice and peace that Ultimate Peace provides....

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Nathan Castine

Nathan Castine

Nathan came out for his high school Frisbee team in 2003. After playing a short 2 months, he joined a local youth club team called MoHo. The people, the excitement of the sport, and the friendly atmosphere of practice allowed Nathan to quickly fall in love with the sport....

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Nick Handler

Nick Handler

Nick Handler found his passion for Ultimate and it’s incredible community as a freshman at Stanford University in 1999. Since then he has been dedicated to the Stanford program as a player, captain and coach, appearing at the UPA College Championships 5 times and winning a title in 2002. In 2006, Nick founded Revolver, a San Francisco Bay Area club team that has quickly established itself amongst the elite U.S. club teams as a successful but humble crew with an extraordinarily strong and...

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Nurit Bloom

Nurit Bloom

As a “sabra” (born in Jerusalem) but raised in the States, Nurit has always felt a connection to Israel and the region. She is thrilled and honored to combine her background and love for the sport of Ultimate to the Ultimate Peace initiative that she believes is deeply important....

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Samantha Salvia

Samantha Salvia

Through Ultimate Sam has traveled the world, fostered her closest friendships, and met her husband and fellow Ultimate Peace Coach Mike Payne. Ultimate Peace is an opportunity to share the sport that has given her so much.

Sam joined Fury in 1999 and during her tenure captained the team for three seasons, won four national championships, and captured a World Championship in Prague in 2010. Sam lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with Mike and their two sons, Rylan and Spencer.

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Shimrit Paley

Shimrit is originally from Newton, Massachusetts, but has spent the last few years in Atlanta, Georgia where she taught first grade for two years in the Teach For America program. She first began playing Ultimate with the Middlebury College Lady Pranksters and more recently played with Ozone in the 2007 and 2008 club seasons. Her mother is an Israeli Kibbutznik and her childhood summers were spent visiting family members and attending camp in Israel. Shimrit is looking forward to taking part in...

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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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