Current Board Members





Ryan Gorman

Appointed Aug 17 2016


Ryan Gorman

President
president@cincyultimate.org

Objectives: I have participated in CUPA Board meetings off-and-on since 2010. I have also served on the Board in various capacities including At-Large Member, Treasurer, and now President since the summer of 2016. It has been amazing to witness the growth of the organization and now I am honored to be in a position to help drive that continued development. I look forward to working with my fellow Board members and other Committee members, league directors, and so many other volunteers that make CUPA great. If you are interested in learning more about my plans moving forward from my re-election in 2018, you can find my mission statement here.

Biography: I have been playing ultimate since 2005 and in that time I have been lucky enough to experience the sport as a player, captain, coach, volunteer, organizer, and administrator. Ultimate has taken me around the world and provided countless lifelong relationships that I am eternally grateful for. I now enjoy the chance to give back to the sport and allow those opportunities for other individuals. Currently I continue to play ultimate at the club level with Steamboat and participate in various CUPA leagues throughout the year. I live in the Linwood area of town with my wife and dog.

If you want to contact me, feel free to send me an e-mail at president@cincyultimate.org.


Nick DiNardo

Appointed May 14 2010


Nick DiNardo

Vice-President
vice-president@cincyultimate.org

As CUPA Vice-President, I make sure that the President stays as healthy as possible. Since I am an attorney, I advise CUPA on legal issues including liability releases, background checks for youth volunteers, and insurance matters. I also complete corporate and tax forms annually on behalf of the organization.

I currently play for Age Against the Machine and am a YUC coach for the Walnut Hills High School Ultimate Team, known occasionally as the Ultimate Nuts. I volunteer for CUPA so that our organization can promote the sport of Ultimate in the Greater Cincinnati area, teach the sport to area youth, and preserve the fading art of heckling.


Izzi Bikun

Appointed Jan 01 2013


Izzi Bikun

Secretary
secretary@cincyultimate.org

As secretary, I am responsible for taking minutes at the board meetings and recording all votes. Outside of my duty as secretary, I am co-chair of the Women's Commitee - responsible for helping women learn, play, and enhace Ultimate skills across all levels of play.


Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Treasurer
treasurer@cincyultimate.org

The treasurer keeps track of the inflows and outflows of the organization. Its a vital role to keep CUPA afloat and in the green as well as reporting at the CUPA board meeting so that everyone is kept up-to-date on the financial status.

I enjoy playing Ultimate with Age Against The Machine and have learned how to throw hammers from Mike Kaylor or the otherway around.  I am also a YUC coach for Springboro High School.  I have enjoyed this sport for almost 20 years and hope that I can help others gain as much from it as I have.


Dave Richmond

Appointed Apr 01 2016


Dave Richmond

Field Supply Manager
field-supply-manager@cincyultimate.org

If you're running a league or tournament and need cones, coolers, et cetera then don't look me off. As field supplies manager I'm available for anyone that needs anything from the CUPA storage locker: cones, coolers, field paint, the grill, hoses, air horns, food serving items, rulebooks, scoreboards, and anything else that might be hiding in the dark recesses of our quaint Mason storage locker.


Eddie Mack

Appointed May 14 2010


Eddie Mack

Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@cincyultimate.org

As a Board Member with CUPA, I work with my peers to provide year-round ultimate opportunities for all of southwest Ohio and take on active duties such as Tournament/League Director, Social Media Contributor, Volunteer Coordinator, and the newly formed CUPA Club Team Committee.  

As Tournament Director, I have helped run multiple youth, college, and club tournaments in the Cincinnati area, including: Arctic Vogue, Cin City Classic, Youth (YUC) City tournaments and more. As League Director, I have helped run various spring and summer leagues. As Social Media Contributor, I promote CUPA playing opportunities, help showcase the local club, college, and youth teams, and share ultimate related news. As Volunteer Coordinator, I schedule and promote any CUPA Volunteer Opportunties for our members, and grow our CUPA Volunteer Corps. With the CUPA Club Team Committee, we plan out events and provide resources for the local club teams representing CUPA.   

If you ever have any improvements for CUPA, or would want to take on a task, please let me know as we are always looking for help. Please contact me at volunteer@cincyultimate.org or sign up to be a part of the CUPA Volunteer Corps. While not spending my time on CUPA related activities, I play ultimate for one of Cincy's mixed teams, Steamboat


Nick Felicelli

Appointed May 14 2010


Nick Felicelli

Website
website@cincyultimate.org

I am responsible for the leading the team of developers who manage and add functionality to the website. If you have a website question feel free to email me. I also constantly update and improve the site based on feedback.

Playing since 1999
Steamboat Alum: 2008-2010


Liz Anderson

Appointed Nov 19 2014


Liz Anderson

Board Member

I love the Cincinnati ultimate scene! I help coach MND/Moeller's HS ultimate team, play on Goose Lee (a Cincy Mixed team), and serve on the CUPA Women's Committee & Event Sanctioning Committee. I love to come to meetings and offer my opinions on CUPA matters, enjoy the free pizza, and catch up with the CUPA crew. I also serve as a sometimes Graphic Designer for CUPA and any of its needs. 


Thomas Brewster

Appointed Jan 01 2011


Thomas Brewster

Board Member

I currently co-captain Age Against the Machine GM Ultimate and Thunderpants the Magic Dragon Mixed Ultimate teams. I am a YUC coach for the Kettering Fairmont High School Ultimate Team. I volunteer for CUPA and run all the Dayton Ultimate Dayton Leagues and events so that our organization can grow the wonderful sport we all love and expose more people to it and the great people that play it. I contribute to the constant quippiness of our social media pages on "The Facebook" and "The Tweetter".

I also serve as an ever-present target to keep our VP's heckling skills sharp.


Daniel Conrad

Appointed Nov 27 2018


Daniel Conrad

Board Member

Board Member At-Large (Elected 11/27/18)

I have 8 years of ultimate experience. I began playing pickup in high school. In college at the Univeristy of Florida (Go Gators!) I began to play competitve Ultimate. At  the University of Florida I was the president of the Men's Ultimate Club team for my Junior and Senior year. In 2014 I founded the annual youth tournament in Gainesville, Florida, Romp in the Swamp. I helped to organize and run youth clinics in Gainesville which resulted in the formation of the first ever youth team in the area. I was a founder of the mixed team Gainesville G-Unit (now called Gainesville Weird) in 2016 where we placed 15th at Nationals in the first season as a team. In 2017 I moved to Cincinnati. I now assist in coaching Xavier University's Men's Team and partake in most leagues. I have played on 5 different club teams: 2014 Miami Cartel, 2015 Gainesville Vicious Cycle, 2016 Gainesville G-Unit, 2017 Cincinnati Goose Lee, and 2018 Cincinnati Steamboat.


Ashley Farnkopf

Appointed Sep 02 2016


Ashley Farnkopf

Board Member

I love the frisbee scene in Cincinnati!  I have been a part of multiple pick-up groups, participated in leagues, and play for local women's team Sureshot.

As a member of the Women's Committee I am passionate about spreading the message of ultimate frisbee to women and girls.  I do this by running Women's leagues in both the Spring and Fall.

Board Member At-Large (Elected 9/2/16)


Joel Houmes

Appointed May 14 2010


Joel Houmes

Board Member

My passion has and continues to be the development of our youth plyaers.  I head up our summer traveling team program which has grown to 5 teams and over 100 athletes and has won one national championship, 7 national runners up and 6 national spirit awards.  I am a former USAU state youth coordinator for Ohio and was national coordinator of the year in 2007.  In addition, I am a USAU coaching instructor and observer.  I have started leagues (HS summer and fall leagues, Columbus HS league, Cleveland HS league), teams (Lakota), after school programs, and tournaments (SCINNY).  I am currently the head coach of the UC men's team.  My goals on the board is to increase the number and quality of young players playing in Cincinnati and to provide the tools to our volunteer coaches to effectively teach our sport as well as the Spirit of the Game.


Mike Kaylor

Appointed May 25 2005


Mike Kaylor

Board Member

As the immediate past president of CUPA, I find it very encouraging to see the growth and passion for Ultimate that Ryan and officers bring to CUPA.  I intend to continue to help CUPA grow in the areas of youth development, particularly in the areas of further developing our blossoming junior high programs.  Outside of CUPA, I coach Moeller/MND with my son Zach, proudly play on Age Against The Machine, and am a proud father as I watch my kids (Zach - Goose Lee, Bethany - Fury) dominate the Ultimate field in ways I believe I vaguely and likely erroneously remember doing years ago. 

There is no such thing as a poor hammer if it is completed (unless Tom Phillips threw it).

 


Liz Keuffer

Appointed Aug 01 2009


Liz Keuffer

Board Member

I've been playing ultimate for over 15 years and my involvement as an organizer with CUPA started soon after that.  I am the League Director for two of our Summer Leagues, and all of our co-ed Spring and Fall leagues.  I have been coaching at Clark High School (go Spidermonkeys!) for 13 years. In the past, I've been Treasurer for the Board of Directors, and a League Director for YUC (our HS league).  I currently play with club teams Thunderpants the Magic Dragon and Age Against the Machine.  In 2017 my women's team, Sidearm, finished third at Nationals.  In the winter, I supplement my ultimate playing with broomball, my second favorite sport!

 


Steph Mack

Appointed Nov 19 2014


Steph Mack

Board Member

I'm an at-large board member and co-chair of the CUPA Women's Committee. I'm passionate about growing women's ultimate and improving gender equity in ultimate in Southwest Ohio. I started playing ultimate in 2006, have played on various club teams in the area, and coach Xavier University women's team (Ignition). I love serving on the board and bringing new athletes to our incredible sport! 


Ian Stevens

Appointed May 14 2010


Ian Stevens

Board Member

I am a League Director for our High School League.  I have been coaching at Wyoming High School (home of the Jackrabbits) for 14 years. I've played with club team Age Against the Machine for 12 years.


Peter Tran

Appointed Mar 29 2004


Peter Tran

Board Member

At Large Board Member 2010 - Present

CUPA President 2006-2010

Field Supply Manager 2004-2006

FoG-Cincy Men's Masters & Bacon/Hustle Men's Club - Captain

Assistant Tournament Director

  • WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships 2018
  • USAU College Nationals 2017
  • USAU US Open 2015
  • USAU College Nationals 2014
  • USAU GrandMasters / Women's Masters Championships 2013
  • USAU High School Centrals 2011
  • SCINNY, CHUBBY & Arctic Vogue

Tournament Director

  • UPA High School Easterns 2009 & 2007

Fields & League Coordinator / HS & Jr Coach

Playing since 1998