Ladies and gentlemen, here is your 7 on the line…ok technically it’s 11 but you get the idea. This summer after elections and natural selection this is the group of people who will be spending the next 2 years doing their best to serve you, the LAOUT community. This ragtag conglomeration of humans is here to make sure you have the opportunity to play as much ultimate as your bodies can handle.
Skipper was introduced to a rough form of ultimate back when she attended Michigan State- no one could throw a flick (or knew what one was) and the end zones were marked by trees lining an open field. Fast forward to her first practice while attending grad school here in SoCal and she was in for an awaken that has taken her from college player to playing club and now to coaching in most recent years. Outside of ultimate, she is a social worker serving homeless and previously homeless veterans.
Chelsea has been playing ultimate since 2008 and playing with LAOUT since 2010. She’s loved the experience of meeting new people each year she’s played and is excited to be on the board of the organization that’s given her so many friends and memories. She hopes her time on the board will serve LAOUT’s goal to create a community that more accurately reflects the city in which we live by pursuing initiatives to include more BIPOC in LA ultimate. She’s currently missing hyping up her teammates and throwing dimes.
Elliott has been playing ultimate for 12 years. For most of that time, he lived in Philly and played college, league, club, & semi-pro. He has torn both patella tendons playing ultimate and is still passionate about the sport. Since first connecting with the elders of the Philly ultimate community and receiving their wisdom, he has believed in the amazing potential of ultimate and its community. Off the field, he designs and builds things such as furniture, sculpture & architecture, and he also loves biking around LA.
I’ve been playing ultimate since 2009 – playing leagues in Madison, WI. I found LAOUT the day after moving to LA in 2016. I’ve met some of my best friends through ultimate/LAOUT. The past two years I’ve played club – the most recent season I played for Family Style. When I’m not playing ultimate I’m working on this not so popular TV show called The Bachelor. I also love plants.
Grant started playing ultimate in 2002 in front of his MA high school with a local player turned mentor. After starting a college team, coaching, and playing competitively in NYC; Grant moved to LA in 2012. After leading local clinics and youth events, Grant founded and is now the the Executive Director of both Southern California Youth Ultimate (SCYU, pronounced Sky-You!) and California Ultimate Association. He still plays for the SoCal Condors; and is an amateur disc golfer and salsa maker.