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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.

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Christi Betz

Christi first started playing ultimate when a friend convinced her to sign up for Women’s Beach League in 2012, and she has stayed within the LAOUT community ever since. Outside of ultimate, Christi works in digital advertising and enjoys buying books and drinking wine with her cat, Rocket.
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Jackson Dolan

Jackson started playing ultimate in 2007, and has played leagues and club in DC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and now Los Angeles.  He has also coached for several years, including high school and YCC programs in DC, Yale Ramona in New Haven, and now UCLA BLU.
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Linda "Skipper" Venema

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.

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Chelsea Baldemor

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.

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Don Macatangay

Don started playing ultimate in 2003 but started playing organized ultimate with the Gnomes from Illinois State University. He ventured from Palatine, Illinois to LA in 2010 and has been playing in LAOUT Leagues ever since. Since 2011, he has been donating his time coaching youth ultimate players and was one of the founding members of Southern California Youth Ultimate; which he is still the President to this day. Don’s other passions: teaching, improv, board games, and creative projects.
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Alison "Buster" Yoho

Buster started playing ultimate in 2011 in college. She has played in pickups, leagues, and clubs in a lot of the greater LA areas. She has recently been involved with helping organize ultimate for others by creating and leading the LA mixed club team Spoiler Alert, as the league director of fall beach league for LAOUT, and as the SoCal Mixed Sectionals Coordinator for USAU. Off the field, she makes maps for a living and is in a semi-professional handbell group in LA.
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Elliott Lamborn

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.

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Grata Becker

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.

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Youth DirectorGrant Boyd

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.

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