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.

David has worked with youth earlier in his career in the USA and Israel as a teacher, counselor, therapist, and program administrator.  He has an international reputation as a master group facilitator and consultant to organizations dedicated to social change, holds a Ph.D. in Clinical/Organizational Psychology, and consults to schools, non-profit organizations and community collaborations across the USA and around the world.  He has dedicated his career to helping people and groups find creative solutions to life and work’s most challenging problems.

David along with his wife, Nancy are sharing the values of UP and love for Ultimate with their two sons, Brody and Amir, who participate in Camp every summer.