Meet the EMSU Crew:

 

Vinh Bui

Vinh started playing Ultimate in the fall of 2005 as a 6th grader at Roosevelt Middle School when Luke Johnson started middle school teams in Eugene for the first time.  During his high school years Vinh played for the South Eugene Axemen and acted as captain during his senior year.  Playing at the youth, college, club, and professional levels Vinh has an intimate knowledge of the game coupled with a deep understanding of the Eugene Ultimate community.  As Summer Camp Director, Vinh helps organize and plan the summer camps.

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Conrad Hock

Conrad is a Senior majoring in social sciences at the University of Oregon. With a respectable four years of ultimate experience under his belt, he enjoys not only playing, but coordinating team efforts. He looks forward to having ultimate be a major part of his life, even outside of EMSU. Conrad was one of the primary founders of EMSU and is now on the Board of Directors.

Jason Simms

 

Jason started playing ultimate in the fall of 2005 as a 6th grader at Roosevelt Middle School and has been in love with the sport ever since. Playing three years at RMS and then four at South Eugene High School, he is a direct product of the Eugene Ultimate community's intervention at the youth level, which is a system he and EMSU are excited to feed back into. As a board member of the Eugene Ultimate Group (EUG), Jason acts as a liaison between EUG and EMSU, and is also responsible for all social media content.

 

Russell Arkin

Russell Arkin serves as the Executive Director for EMSU and the coach of the Spencer Butte ultimate team. He started playing ultimate as a sophomore in high school at South Eugene, and hasn't stopped since. After playing 4 years at Whitman College in Walla Walla WA and captaining the team his senior year, Russell has been back in Eugene and committed to improving the youth scene here. He currently plays for the local club team Darkstar.

 

Angela Tocchi

Angela started playing frisbee in 7th grade at Kennedy Middle School. She graduated from Churchill High School and attended the University of Oregon for college. She played four season on Fugue where they found success making an appearance in the finals at College Nationals all four years and winning two titles. Since graduating in June 2015 she has found a job working for a foreign exchange company in town and helping coach the South Eugene girl's frisbee team.

 

Board of Directors:

Jared Weybright, President

 

Jay Janin,  Vice President

 

Kathy Smith,  Treasurer

 

Jen Thoennes, Secretary

 

Cody Bjorklund