Staff – About the Team


Casey Degnan
Mike Denardis

Marketing & Corporate Partnerships

Troy Miller
Jason Turner

Media Relations and Video Production

Hugo Sowder
School: UNC Asheville 2o16
Teams: Chapel Hill CHUF, UNC Asheville Bulldogs, Cardinal Gibbons (Assistant Coach).
An young ultimate player and enthusiast, Hugo Sowder has worked alongside the Flyers since their inaugural season in 2015 shooting and editing high quality media content. In 2017 he came on to help build a new narrative around the Flyers and revamp their web content. He worked directly with owners Mike Denardis and Casey Degnan throughout the season to create and promote game day and off field events throughout the season.

Santi Velosa

Social Media, Graphic Designer

Bill Bourret

Website Gurus

Scott Symes
Justin Allen


Jill Dean Rigsbee, The Photography Group

Stadium Announcer / Commentators

Robbye Brooks
Taylor Pope
CJ Colicchio
Evan Bowles

Sports Medicine / Team Physician

Josh Berkowitz
Since co-founding Chapel Hill High School’s CHUF in 1999, Josh has been a part of the North Carolina ultimate community for over half of his life. After playing and serving as captain for CHUF, he went on to do the same for UNC-Chapel Hill’s Darkside before earning All-Region honors his senior year. He joined Raleigh’s Ring of Fire in 2004, served as captain in 2006, and continued playing with the team through 2013. His medical career got in the way quite frequently, but he managed to make time to compete in 1 youth nationals, 1 college nationals, and 9 club nationals among other local, regional and national venues. Most recently he won a world championship as a member of the United States Masters Men’s National team with Boneyard in London, 2016.

Josh received his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine in 2010, then stayed on to complete dual-specialty residency training. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, he served in a faculty position as Chief Resident in both departments, teaching medical students, residents and faculty members locally and across the state. He has presented nationally on topics such as uncommon knee ailments, obesity among high school athletes, and anatomic muscle variants. After completing fellowship training in Sports Medicine at UNC, where he worked with UNC Basketball, Football, Soccer and Lacrosse among other sports, he joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedics and also serves as Team Physician for UNC Sports Medicine.

Youth and Community Outreach

Brent Russell

Gender Equity Relations

Caroline Brickhouse
Jessi Jones

Hangar / Flyers Founders Representative

Mike Wittmer

Triangle Ultimate / Flyers Liason

Caroline Brickhouse

Flyers Head Referee

Brandon Jones

Flyers 2nd Head Referee / Away Line Referee

Mike Gerics
Daniel Wong
Jason Weddle

GameDay Gate Staff

Lynn Degnan

GameDay Field Manager

Kristen Mazur

Stats Guy

Matt Beeman


Jason Johns

Team Mom

Carol Lumley

Merchandise Manager

Lynn Degnan

Landmark Printing

Tim & Terri
Brenda Slominski

Pre & Post Party People

Sean Stasiak, Clouds Brewery

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