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Senior Staff

VUL's Senior Staff, along with over 100 part-time and honorarium-based volunteers, support the day-to-day operations of our programs.  Please see our youth club page for information on our youth program staff

 

You can reach our staff by using our Contact Us form.

 

Diane St-Denis - Executive Director

Diane joined the VUL in late 2021.

She has an extensive background in sports delivery models, management, HR and communications within the provincial and national sports network and in the post-secondary sector.

Tristan Brown

Tristan Brown - Adult Programs Manager

Tristan started playing Ultimate in 2001 for his intramural dorm team at UBC.  From there he joined the VUL the next summer playing with his cousin’s team.  Since then, he has played on a variety of teams and at all different recreational levels in the VUL, and also a semester of club Ultimate in England while on academic exchange.

While his age has increased, so has Tristan’s love and passion for the sport of Ultimate and the community it creates throughout Vancouver and beyond.

Before working for the VUL, Tristan was the Intramural Leagues Coordinator for UBC Recreation where he organized recreational sports leagues for the students of UBC, including Ultimate, for 13 years.

Teams:  Current – Just a fling and Preshslice and the Gang; Past – Stacked, Discombobulated, Random Fling (England)

Pratik Garud - Youth Programs Manager

A graduate of the Master of Business (Sport Management) from Deakin University, Pratik's managerial experience includes working as a Sports Development Officer with the Melbourne Ice in the Australian Ice Hockey League, as a Marketing and Communications Consultant with Western State Sports Management, and most recently worked with the Sports Authority of India as one of their lead Research Officers. Pratik is a former Mechanical Engineer and a certified youth soccer coach & referee.

Bryant Vergara

Bryant Vergara -  Website & Communications Manager

Bryant is a new addition to the VUL team. A former Software Engineer and lifelong competitive ultimate player, he is excited to help the VUL grow to new heights and bring in some fresh faces as the Website and Communications Manager. He's hung up the competitive cleats but is still an avid player.
 
When he's not on the field, he practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his main competitive outlet nowadays. 

Previous teams: Blackfish, Ann Arbor Spoiler, Michigan MagnUM

Jeremy Quan

Jeremy Quan - Regional League Coordinator

Jeremy has been working in the Ultimate scene for almost 15 years at the local, provincial and national level, and with the two local professional teams.  From planning small tournaments, to national qualifiers, it has been his way to give back to the community.  He’s also been the captain of essentially every team he’s played on for as long as memory serves.

When he’s not playing Ultimate, Jeremy enjoys hunting, softball, bouldering and baking sourdoughs.  He is currently a Recreation Programmer for the City of Vancouver at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre.

Team: Huck If You Want Me!