OUR BOARD

Photo by Aaron Coleman

The Utah Wild is organized by five board members who were brought together by their love for ultimate and the goal to elevate the Mountain West Ultimate Community to a professional level.

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Erica Bindas

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Erica is a proud native of Minnesota where, after giving up basketball, she learned to throw a disc. She started playing ultimate seriously in college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. In the fall of 2018 after five years with the Fighting Gobies (captaining for two years), a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and an MS in Materials Science Engineering, they made their way out west to Utah. She spent her college summers at Camp Menogyn guiding hiking, climbing, and primarily canoeing trips throughout northern Minnesota and Canada, all the way up to the Arctic Ocean! Thus their first summer in Utah she got to play her first club season with Utah Elevate. When she’s not thinking about frisbee, you can find her talking to her cat, Phoebe, or siblings, Ava, Sylvie, and Evan.

Juliana "Jules" Williams

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Jules lives outside Denver, Colorado, and has lived and played ultimate across the country (Washington, California, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland). She transitioned to ultimate from track and field while at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Jules went to college nationals with University of Maryland Helpful Corn, while earning a Master of Public Policy. Returning to Washington, Jules founded and played with Seattle Freeze for three years, before making the jump to Big Sky ultimate. She played with the Bozeman Bozos for two years and Boise Lochsa for three, including a trip to nationals in 2021. Jules is a veteran of the master's scene, playing for women’s and mixed teams out of Seattle and Denver. She works in energy policy and has learned that climbing peaks in the Rockies is better conditioning than track workouts. She loves the Mountain West and is excited to help grow women's* ultimate in the region.
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Kendra Miller

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Kendra grew up in Aztec, New Mexico where she reaped the benefits of small town sports, participating in basketball, volleyball, track, and rodeo. She attended college at BYU where she ran the 400m for a year before finding the Ultimate team. All it took was one practice and she was hooked.  Kendra joined the BYU Women’s team in 2016, played for 4 years, and captained for 2. She has also played 4 seasons with SLC Elevate, and the inaugural season with UT WILD.  Kendra has a huge passion for young women in ultimate and coaches the Utah U20 girls team, and is going on to her third year as head coach of the BYU CHI Women’s team. When she is not playing Frisbee, Kendra enjoys doubles volleyball, hiking mountains, reading, and longboarding.
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Leah Smith

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Leah grew up in Salt Lake City and is recently received her Masters in Public Administration. After ten years of lacrosse, three in college, Leah started playing for Spiral Jetty at the University of Utah. She played two semester for SJU before finishing undergrad and has played three seasons with Utah Elevate. Leah has also served on the Utah Ultimate Disc Association Board. Besides ultimate, Leah enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging out with her cat Luna.

Mack Perkett

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After growing up on the beautiful waters of Lake George, NY, Mack attended the University of Delaware from 2012-2018 and graduated with her BS in Health Behavior Science and MS in Health Promotion. It was here that she was introduced and found a love for Ultimate Frisbee, playing with Sideshow for 5 years. During this time, she was elected as a captain for 2 years, and made a college nationals appearance in 2018. While living in Delaware, Mack also played for the women’s club team in Philadelphia, Green Means Go, where they made it to club nationals in 2017. After graduation, Mack moved from the east coast to Salt Lake City, UT. She immediately joined the women’s club team, Elevate, and has played with them for 2 summers. Aside from playing Frisbee, Mack loves to hike in the mountains, ski fast, cook up new recipes, eat ice cream, and spend time with her wonderful friends!
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