Our Staff

Our 2017 Summer Staff

About Our Camp

In 2001, Amherst Leisure Services and Tiina Booth launched the first overnight ultimate camp in the United States with only 28 campers!

In 2016, we offered four sessions and limited the number of campers to about 100 per session. These camps are open to boys and girls ages 14-18. From daily drills to evening games, these campers will spend five intensive days and nights immersed in the sport of ultimate frisbee. Tiina Booth is assisted by her skilled counselors and guest instructors, who have spent many years playing and coaching their favorite sports.

About Tiina Booth

Our camp director, Tiina Booth, moved to Amherst in 1989 when she was hired as an English teacher at Amherst Regional High School. In 1992 she founded the Amherst Invitational, the oldest high school ultimate tournament in the U.S. She coached the boys’ varsity team at ARHS and in 1997 was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” for her coaching achievements. In 1998 Booth co-founded the Junior National Ultimate Championship, which her team eventually won. For the next four years, her team finished in the top four, with runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2002. The following year, the Hurricanes won the national title again in Birmingham, Alabama; they repeated in 2004 in Corvallis, Oregon. In 2005 they won the Easterns Championships in Pittsburgh and finished second at YCC in Minneapolis.

Booth also coached the U.S. Juniors Boys Team at the World Ultimate Championships in 1998 and 2000, winning the gold and bronze medals respectively.

In 2004, she coached this team again with Michael Baccarini and they took home the gold, with a victory over the Canadian juniors in the finals. She has recently finished writing a book about ultimate with Michael Baccarini, titled Essential Ultimate which is available now.

Tiina currently spends her time coaching the UMass Amherst Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team. She coached the team to become the #1 seed for the regular season in 2016 and looks to advance the program even further this year. Additionally, Tiina Booth was inducted into the Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2016 for contributing to the development of ultimate and gender equity in the sport.

LSSE STAFF 2017

Allison Steele, NUTC Coordinator – steelea@amherstma.gov
Chris Johnson, Sports Director – johnsonc@amherstma.gov

MEDIA SPECIALIST 2016

Paul Rutherford, Boston, MA

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS 2016

Amos Adams, Colorado Springs, CO
Leila Tunnell, Manhattan, NY

COUNSELORS IN PREVIOUS YEARS

Joe Costello, Bridgewater, MA
Darden Pitts, Great Barrington, MA
Jonah Herscu, Northfield, MN
Leila Tunnell, Manhattan, NY
Christian Foster, Boston, MA
Vicki Chang, Andover, MA
Michael Brenner, Pittsburgh, PA
Cate Foster, Columbia, SC
India Stubbs, Cambridge, MA
Amos Adams, Colorado Springs, CO
John Terry, Morgantown, WV
Evan Walter, Maplewood, NJ
Paul Klimkowski, Fallsington, PA
Brent Anderson, Springfield, MA
Amber Sinicrope, Boston, MA
Hannah Yee, South Hadley, MA
Eric Biggs, College Park, MD
Sophie Herscu, Denver, CO
Matt Lowenthal, Haverford, PA
Emily Baecher, Seattle, WA
Micah Flynn, Boston, MA
George Cooke, Newton, MA
Lexi Marsh, Oxford, Ohio
George Stubbs, Atlanta, GA
Andrew Hollingworth, Atlanta, GA
Dylan Tunnell, Atlanta, GA
Dan Baecher, Boston, MA
Bob Wang, Arlington, VA
Josh Mullen, Washington, PA
Cree Howard, Berkley, CA
Seth Reinhart, Boston, MA
Isaiah Robison, Leverett, MA
Jody Avirgon, New York, NY
Dan Parrish, Raleigh, NC
Nancy Sun, San Francisco, CA
Derek Gottlieb, Minneapolis, MN
Ben Van Huevelen, New York, NY
Miranda Roth, Seattle, WA