Season 4: Interview Biographies

Episode 1 - Steve Braud

 

Age: 43

Hometown:  Quakertown, PA

Years Playing: 23

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Pro

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Discmania

Occupation: New Accounts Manager / National Sales / Course Designer for Discmania, Inc.

 

"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run twice as fast." - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

Episode 2 - Dave Cox

 

Age: 39

Hometown: Havertown, PA

Years Playing: 5

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am player, Pro-ish photographer

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Westside Discs

Occupation: Recently quit home remodeling, hoping to be a pro real estate photographer as things clear up in the world

 

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

Episode 3 - John Often

 

Age: 46

Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Years Playing: 23

Playing Status: Pro Masters

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Innova

Occupation: Construction Superintendent

"Don’t forget to live life every day."

Episodes 4 & 5 - J. Gary Dropcho

 

Age: 62

Hometown:  Indiana, PA

Years Playing: 33

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Professional

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Innova

Occupation:  Disc Golf course design/instruction/event management  (retired Pittsburgh Public School teacher 25 years)

 

"If we are doing this, we are doing it right!"

Episode 6 - Laura Nagtegaal

 

Age: 45

Born: Breukelen, NL
Grew up: Doorn, NL
Current city: Utrecht, NL

Years Playing: 11

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Professional since 8/19

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Innova

Occupation:  Self-employed (in live music industry as tour manager, guitar tech, merchandise manager)

 

Episode 8 - Joshua Woods

 

Age: 46

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Years Playing: 7

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am, PDGA #65964

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: People who love disc golf and make discs

Occupation: Professor of Sociology

 

"The future is brilliant, but not hopeless" (Vladimir Shlapentokh)

Episode 9 - Michael Daugherty

 

Age: 38

Hometown: Parkersburg,  WV

Years Playing: 13 active 

Playing Status (Pro/Am):  Am

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: MVP

Occupation: Retired mechanic 

 

"Make the best of everything; someone's dreaming of having

 what you take for granted."

Episode 10 - Nate Sexton

 

Age: 35

Hometown: Philomath, OR

Years Playing: 20

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Pro

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Innova

Occupation: Disc Golfer

 

"When a ball dreams, it dreams it's a frisbee." - Stancil Johnson

Episode 11 - Disc Golf Examiner

Bryan Bowman

Age: 37

Hometown: Patton, PA

Years Playing: 20

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: MVP/Axiom/Streamline

Occupation: Marketing Director

 

"Keep Bangin' Those Chains!"

Brian Keegan

Age: 35

Hometown: Greensburg, PA

Years Playing: 8

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Dynamic Discs

Occupation: Professional Videographer/Photographer

 

"I can do this all day" - Captain America or Schmidt from New Girl

Jeff Revilla

Age:  44 Double Deuce Double Deuce!

Hometown: New Kensington

Years Playing: 6

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Latitude 64

Occupation: Digital Marketing Director/Podcaster

 

"Have fun and be respectful!" - Me

Episode 12 - Brian Bochantin

 

Age: 48

Hometown: Bloomfield NJ

Years Playing: 13

Playing Status (Pro/Am): Am (Eternal Rec)

Favorite Disc Manufacturer: Westside

Occupation: Database Manager

 

“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” - Willaim Goldman, The Princess Bride

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