Meet the Team
Meet the team behind Throw, Run, Catch.
Jim is the founder of E.R.I.C. (Early Recognition is Critical) and the owner of the Dallas Roughnecks, a professional ultimate team in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). He has been to more than 200 schools, impacting more than 150,000 kids with his message of cancer prevention, Spirit of the Game, and introduction to ultimate. Jim has been playing frisbee for more than 40 years, and 2/3 of his kids also play ultimate.
“Frisbee Rob” McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds 6 Guinness World Records, 12 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record. Rob is on the WFDF Board of Directors as the Chair of the Overall Committee, is the co-author of The Davy Rule, and the creator of the Unplugg’d Challenge. Over the last 5 years, he has spoken to more than 100,000 kids in over 350 schools, challenging them to spend less time in front of a screen, and showing them what's possible with frisbee, including running more than 4,000 workshops.
Laura just recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Mechanical Engineering degree. She now works as a Project Engineer for Austin Commercial in Dallas.
Laura played Ultimate all 4 of her years at UT, captaining the last 2. She has played on Texas Showdown for 3 years and played for Austin Torch in the inaugural season.
She is excited to help introduce ultimate to more kids and can’t wait to watch them fall in love with the sport.
Carson is a 23 year old Communications student at Texas Tech University and has been playing ultimate for 5 years (4 in the AUDL). He has played in 2 USAU National Championships with Houston HIP and Austin Doublewide. He grew up playing football, baseball, basketball, and ran track and cross country.
He is excited to be a part of Throw, Run, Catch, and to participate in spending less time on our devices and more time participating in flying disc activities!
Eian played 5 years of college ultimate at the University of North Texas while earning a degree in Recreation, Event and Sports Management. In addition to playing, he also contributed to the team with various leadership roles including president and captain.
For the last 5 years, he has been a member of Dallas United, has been working with the Dallas Roughnecks and E.R.I.C. for the last 4 years, and was recently elected to the Dallas Ultimate Association (DUA) board.
He is also currently coaching the ultimate team at Marcus High School, and volunteers with Texas Youth Ultimate and the DUA.