Andy has been running tournaments (and tournament parties) since 2003. He has been the LAOUT President since 2004. That means he’s held this position longer than FDR was president of the country. And we’re not even at war. Mic drop.
I’ve been playing ultimate off and on since 2000, when I started playing summer league in Chicago. I’ve been to Club Nationals 3 times, most recently with San Francisco’s Blackbird. I’m the National Mixed Director for USA Ultimate and I sit on USAU’s Competition Committee & the Club Working Group, helping to organize and plan the upcoming club season with an emphasis on big picture growth for the future of our sport. When not at the office, I’m generally playing ultimate, organizing ultimate, or training for ultimate.
Samantha ‘woz’ pitman first learned to play ultimate in Ottawa, Canada. When she’s not wearing glasses, she’s breaking marks and screen printing hearts as the director of women’s beach league.
Her favorite thing about ultimate is the amazing community and her favorite thing about fashion is never paying full price for spandex.
‘Spike’ was introduce to ultimate at Pepperdine University at a pickup game that was run by Law School professors. Playing barefoot and being amazed at the first player he met that could throw a hammer, he instantly found a replacement for the sports he played in High School. He moved to Austin, met Gary Breaux (aka – the Andy Bandit of Austin) and helped form the Ultimate Players League of Austin (UPLA).
Spike moved back to Los Angeles 18 months later and has played his way across Club teams such as Merge, BCBC, Renegade, 7 Figures and was most recently the captain of Point Break (Mixed Beach Nationals Champions 2015). Spike wants to help create an organization that is self sustaining and has the potential to introduce new people to the sport that changed his life.
As a veteran of the sport, Joy brings a range of experience from pickup to college nationals to women’s club, and has captained co-ed summer leagues in both Boston and Los Angeles. Passionate about fostering spirit of the game, camaraderie and general silliness, she looks forward to serving the needs of the ultimate community in general and new women in particular.
Hallo, my name is Julia, and I am obsessed with ultimate frisbee and pandas. I’m in the midst of my third year playing with the USC Hellions, and I try to contribute by managing all their cash money and travel things, and maintaining our social media presence across all platforms as Treasurer, Logistics Coordinator, and Social Media Chair. It all began two and a half long years ago when my hallmate dragged me out for late night co-ed IM frisbee, and after my team subsequently won every game that month, I was hooked. That summer, I couldn’t get enough and founded a second LA Women’s Team, Reign, so I could ball out all summer long in addition to LAOUT’s summer league with #GoldRoom. Since then, I’ve played a summer with Viva and have attempted to become the go to profile pic taker for many a LA ultimate player. While I regretfully hail from a state that lets college kids carry guns #hotlanta, I’m happy to be on the West Coast makin movies, taking care of puppies, and eating sushi. In my spare time off the field I pursue a BFA in Film and Television Production and a Minor in Business Law at USC. Hit me up on @USCHellions or @GNOME_mercy to analyze the future of LA ultimate, and follow me on Instagram @jsquared18 to see the life of a 21 year old 3,000 miles away from her parents.
I started playing ultimate 3 on 3 the short way across a football field around 1997 at Marshall High School on Sundays at 2pm. That game still lives on at the Rose Bowl. Co-founded the Marshall winter league team, captained a slew of summer league teams, never played club (except for fun sectionals teams), and think traveling tournaments are best when you dress in a costume. My goals are to make the league as fun and friendly for all players as possible. To have competitive teams, but still make sure everyone gets thrown to when they are open. To be able to look past my own blind spots (I’m still traveling and playing with a lot of the same players as I did in 2000) and make sure LAout is as welcoming to everyone as it was to me.
Grant currently coaches King Middle School in Los Feliz and has coached at Windward and Marshall High School. Grant also plays for the pro ultimate team in LA – the LA Aviators – and is the current captain of the Condors, the longest running club team in the world. Additionally, Grant runs several clinics every year with his company Level Up Ultimate. When he’s not on the ultimate field, Grant is an actor, most recently in a film called Mi America.
Alison discovered the magical world of ultimate after moving to Los Angeles and got hooked on beach ultimate shortly thereafter. She co-founded the Fall beach league with Matt “Goat” Colchamiro, which continues to be the largest beach league in the U.S. She was on the U.S. women’s teams that took gold at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Portugal in 2004 and Italy in 2011 and silver in Brazil in 2007. One long-term goal is to see as many beach ultimate games on the weekend in Santa Monica as there are beach volleyball matches – we can do it! When she’s not playing ultimate, you’ll find her backpacking in the Sierras, racing in triathlons, or singing with a big band. Oh, and to pay the bills, she has a day job as a deputy city attorney for the City of West Hollywood.
I learned to play at Haverford College and fell in love with the sport and its nerd-jock culture. I have since played leagues and competitive club in New York, Portland Oregon, and now here in Los Angeles for the past three years. With the LAOUT board I’m looking to expand women’s playing and skill-building opportunities and strengthen the community-within-a-community of women’s ultimate players. I think the name of the sport should be changed to flat ball.
Chuck is a multinational Ultimate player having competed throughout Europe for 7 years playing with Germany’s Team 42 Dreieich, Ars Ludendi Darmstadt, Feldrenner Mainz and Landeier Hamburg. Back in the good ‘ol USA he continued his love of the game, conducting extensive conversations with the City of Santa Monica, LA Parks and LAUSD – championing for better fields than the dirt and rock common to many Los Angeles Ultimate games. Fields such as: the turf field at Playa Vista Park, Airport Park in Santa Monica, the Mar Vista Park’s turf field, Santa Monica High’s turf field. All firsts (with permits) thanks to these efforts. Further, Chuck’s 8 years of good relations with the Rangers at Will Rogers State Historic Park preserved the weekly Saturday Ultimate Pickup Game.