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Portland Ultimate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (federal tax I.D. 81-0604730) whose mission is to foster growth in the sport of Ultimate through youth development and adult activities in the Portland Metro Area, to instill the spirit of sportsmanship at all levels of play, and to establish and maintain positive relationships with the community.

Portland Ultimate Bylaws.

We are governed by a working board of directors, which meets monthly. The 2017 board consists of:

Portland Ultimate Photo Troy Unverdruss, President: Troy has been a board member since January 2011. He strives to help shape the direction of Portland Ultimate and to offer a new perspective. His responsibilities have included organizing clinics and volunteers, and lately, helping guide the use of technology. Troy has been playing mixed club for the past few years, but loves the new 5v5 off-season format. “I enjoy the self-refereed nature of the sport as it helps everyone practice conflict resolution and get a great workout in.” Troy works as a Sr. Software Engineer at Vevo.
Tom Russell, Treasurer: Tom joined the board as Treasurer in 2014. He started playing ultimate 16 years ago in Wisconsin. You can find him making bad throwing decisions, preferably upside-down, in various leagues and goaltimate games. When not playing ultimate, Tom enjoys hiking with his two dogs Kayla Bean and Kendra Bear.
Capture Vice President, Youth Ultimate: Mike helps run PUL’s youth leagues, youth camps and Goalty. He is also a math teacher and coach at Beverly Cleary and Laurelhurst schools. He enjoys playing ultimate whenever it is spelled with a G.
Monty Richard Montgomery, Secretary: First started playing Ultimate in 1976 as a freshmen in high school, have been playing in high school, college, and club Ultimate for the last 40 years. Have been giving back to the Ultimate community as a mentor and USAU Coaching Development Plan Level II-Certified Coach for the past few years, coaching adults in the Portland Ultimate Spring Skillz League, coaching in the Middle School Spring, Summer and Fall Leagues, and co-coaching with the nascent Middle School “Squad” Club Team that formed last year. When I’m not playing Ultimate or riding my motorcycle, I make my living as a Field Application Engineer with an Aerospace insulation fabricator/convertor.
20160129_225153 Matt Bartolotti, at-large member: Matt “Barto” Bartolotti has been an ultimate player for more than 20 years. He has played men’s, mixed, and master’s. His day job is at Metropolitan Family Services
Image uploaded from iOS Gnora Gumanow, at-large member: Gnora is Portland raised and started playing ultimate on the Ohio Wesleyan Women’s team, the Yetis. She immediately fell in love with the spirit of the game. Gnora moved back home after college and started seeking out ultimate to opportunities immediately. She’s played in multiple leagues and with a couple mixed club teams. She started coaching middle school girls Spring of 2015. Gnora is excited to join the Portland Ultimate Board and help grow opportunities for girls ultimate.
SRB_layout_2014 Sarah Read-Brown, at-large member: Sarah Read-Brown AKA Serbia started playing ultimate one fateful day in the fall of 2007 at Lewis & Clark College and hasn’t put a disc down since. Sarah has played ultimate in Portland for the past 9 years in college, club, and Portland Ultimate Leagues. She currently plays for Portland’s elite women’s team, Schwa, and is passionate about the development of women’s and girls ultimate. As a board member Sarah will focus on creating opportunities for young adults in the community and all things women’s/girls ultimate. When she isn’t chasing after a disc she can be found doing research at OHSU or cooking up a storm in her SE kitchen.
pdx ulti pic-3 Scott Wood, at-large member: Scott Wood AKA Wood, started playing ultimate in 1996 in Seattle. Shortly after moving to Portland in 2011 he joined the mixed club team Tire Fire. Scott has worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, raced as a professional downhill skateboarder and likes to cook.

 

Portland Ultimate employs one full-time paid staff member and two part-time staff members (for now):

Ron Ron Hartmann, Executive Director [click for bio!]
Sara “Strat” Stratton, Youth Director:  Strat started playing ultimate 13 years ago when she founded the Roseville High School Ultimate team back in Minnesota. As the only female player, Strat led her team to the State championships two years in a row. She also competed on the Minnesota Youth Club Championships (YCCs) girls’ team for 3 years. In college, Strat played for and captained Lewis & Clark College Artemis, and as a senior, was nominated DIII Player of the Year for the Northwest Region.
Passionate about girls and women in sports, Strat worked for a year after college as an Americorps volunteer for Girls in the Game, a Chicago non-profit that brings sports, health, and leadership programming to inner-city girls. Missing the Portland frisbee community, Strat returned to the Rose City. For the last 3 years, she has coached at her alma mater, and played for Schwa, Portland’s Elite Women’s Ultimate team.
With over four years of experience coordinating education programs, working with youth, and coaching Ultimate, Strat is excited for the challenge and hard work of creating more and more equitable playing opportunities for Portland’s youth!
Image uploaded from iOS Stefan Peierls, Youth Outreach and Development Coordinator: Stefan is an avid energizer. Rather than surviving, he is committed to thriving and as he interacts with his community, enjoys connecting to others in a meaningful manner. Besides being a lover of frisbee and the spirit that surrounds the game, he is passionate about traveling and building – everywhere and anything. He runs Passion Impact here in Portland and started off volunteering with Portland Ultimate the first weekend he moved here, in November of 2014. He is extremely excited about the future of Portland Ultimate and where the youth program is growing. When you see him on the fields, don’t be shy…because he won’t be either.

This website is managed and updated by combination of people, but mainly by Kama Siegel and Ben Scheiner.

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