Beth has been actively involved in the Ultimate Frisbee community since she joined the sport at The College of New Jersey in 2008. She is a founding member of the TCNJ’s women’s team, Anarchy, and has played club ultimate in New Jersey since 2010. Beth has competed at the highest of levels within USA Ultimate’s Coed Club Division. When she isn’t playing Ultimate she teaches 7th and 8th Grade Math and coaches the High School Ultimate team in Westfield, NJ. She began her coaching career with the Westfield Girls’ Team and is currently coaching the High School Boys’ B team, as well as various teams at the middle school level. Beth has been involved with the DEVYL program since 2015 by being a Field Manager for the Youth Club Championships in Minnesota. At YCCs, she has organized the behind-the-scenes logistics ensuring that all teams from the program have the resources they need to make the weekend successful. She looks forward to her first year in a non-profit organization by acting as the Chair of the Board.
Charlie Hoppes lives in Carlisle, PA and has coached ultimate at nearly every level since 2008. Currently Charlie is in his ninth season coaching the Messiah Falcons men’s team (D-III college division). He also has been the head coach of Philadelphia Patrol since the team’s inception in 2014, leading Patrol to appearances at the USA Ultimate Club Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Charlie has been an architect of the Philly Open Program (POP), an organization focused on improving teams and individual talent of open club players in the Philadelphia region. When he isn’t coaching, Charlie is the Vice President of Operations for BlockScience Inc, a data science and analytics company that focuses on decentralized economic systems. The DEVYL Board is Charlie’s third experience with non-profit governance, previously serving on the board of directors with Central PA Ultimate Club, and acting as the chief of staff of the world-renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
Michelle Kondracki first started playing Ultimate at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 2007. Since then, she has been very active in the Ultimate community. Michelle coached various teams over the years, including the DEVYL U-19 boys team and the Rutger’s women’s team. Michelle was also the General Manager of the New York Rumble, a part of Major League Ultimate, for 3 seasons, where she took on financial, managerial, and operational duties for the team. Michelle has a Master’s degree in Accounting and worked for a Big Four accounting firm, specializing in pre-IPO and IPO audits in the technology and marketing space for about 4 years. Afterward, Michelle started her own business and discovered a passion for software engineering. She currently works as a software engineer and does accounting and finance work for various clients.
Rebecca began her ultimate career at Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2012. From there she joined the local Mercer County Ultimate Disc league and in 2013 and began playing for the mixed club team “Jughandle” a team that qualified for USA Ultimate's 2018 Club National Championships. When Rebecca is not playing, she is coaching at both Princeton University for the women’s team “Clockwork” and for the boys high school program in Westfield, New Jersey. Rebecca is also a high school Economics and Accounting teacher in Edison, New Jersey.
Evan was born and raised in NJ, and fell in love with ultimate playing pick up with friends in high school. He began organizing in ultimate in 2008 when he and a group of friends launched the Cranford Ultimate Frisbee Association (CUFA) where he served as league commissioner until 2013. He attended George Washington University, where he majored in International Affairs and Geography and served as the captain of the g-dub hippos his senior year. In 2018, Evan returned to CUFA as the Gender Equity Representative to the Board. When not playing for NJ Jughandle, Evan works at Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, changing the written and unwritten rules to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Richard Barry - Vice President/Creative Director of Viacom International Media Networks is a 27 year veteran of Nickelodeon and has been an Ultimate Frisbee parent for 6 years. In 2018 he opened up his own social media marketing company called Speed Social. Rich is a dual citizen (Ireland/USA) and has worked for Nickelodeon in the US, UK, Dubai, India, and Korea. His son Luke continues to play for both Westfield Ultimate and Devyl.
Kevin Griffith – An ultimate parent since his family moved to New Jersey in 2012 and joined the Columbia HS family. The countless hours spent driving to events, watching from the sidelines and listening to people much wiser than him in ultimate…ultimately resulted in his current role(s) as an Assistant JV Coach and Middle School Travel Coach for Maplewood.
Kevin works in Finance for Compass Group industry leader in the contract catering food service market. When not working or stalking the sidelines coaching, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, competing in 5k’s and watching Wisconsin Badger basketball.
Chris started playing ultimate in 2010 in Westfield, NJ. He captained Westfield High School and played four seasons with DeVYL in the summers, captaining the team in 2014. He played four years with Syracuse Scooby Doom in college and played a two seasons with New Jersey's Garden State. Off the field, he writes for Ultiworld and runs The Ultimate Podcast. Chris is now the men's regional director for the Metro East and excited to be part of this new initiative with DeVYL.
Jax was born and raised in Warren Township, New Jersey. She attended Watchung Hills Regional High School where she first began playing Ultimate Frisbee her sophomore year with the Lady Warriors. She attended Boston University and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Advertising and captained the university’s women’s club team, the Ozone Pilots, her junior and senior year, while also taking on the roles of Vice President, President, and Treasurer her sophomore, junior, and senior year (respectively).
Jax moved home after college and is working as an assistant coach to the girls’ team at Watchung Hills alongside Kenneth Karnas. In 2017, Jax began working within the Devyl program by coaching the girls’ U-20 summer club team, traveling to the Youth Club Championship tournament in Minnesota every year. Outside of Ultimate, Jax works at Salustro Partnership Architects, LLC as an intern architect, and enjoys photography, drawing/painting, and snowboarding in the winter.