Dylan was born in Medford, Ore., as the only birth his mother gave in a hospital – her midwife wouldn’t let her have triplets at home. Dylan is a triplet and the youngest of the three. He has 10 siblings all together, all older, hence the inferiority complex. He moved to Eugene with his mother and five of his siblings in 1993 while his father, author of the Conversation With God series, remained in Southern Oregon.
Dylan grew up in the hills of South Eugene and attended French immersion school but promptly dropped out five years later after realizing it required learning French. As a child, Dylan played the violin but never got very good because he didn’t practice. He also played soccer and basketball growing up. He enjoyed one more than the other and probably could’ve only played the one he liked less once he got to high school. So he opted to play ultimate, where practicing was only strongly encouraged, and he wasn’t going to get thrown around by bigger and better athletes. Dylan ended up spending much more time and money on ultimate than he had originally intended.
Throughout high school, Dylan got thrown out of various high school basketball games, wrote passive aggressive articles in the school newspaper, made an inordinate amount of Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad and fell in love enough times to last a lifetime. In 2009, one of the most life-altering experiences occurred when he purchased a small pocket pug/beagle/dachshund/chihuahua. Dylan named her Daisy originally but realized that would be a mistake and decided to run through all the winners of America’s Next Top Model to think of a girl’s name he might like and landed on Eva – ANTM Cycle 3 winner.
Dylan attended the University of Oregon and never really liked to do anything other than play ultimate. Quick hits from college: fell in love some more, 2014 NBA Playoffs first round series against the Houston Rockets, nexgen4lyfe, made semis more than Jimmy (or anybody else for that matter), Eva went to the vet a bunch. Go Ducks, Go Ducks, Go Ducks.
Dylan currently lives in Portland, Ore., with his dog and his girlfriend, Amy. Outside of waiting tables at Produce Row Cafe and ultimate, Dylan likes to play disc golf, take selfies with his dog, rant about stuff on Twitter/Facebook, watch the NBA and eat lots of pasta.
“I thought a lot about this brand and what it means. I’m not the guy who is going to say that all the fluff I learned from ultimate and SOTG is something I bring to my everyday life. Maybe I do, but not intentionally. For me, Living Ultimate is about the fact that I fiercely chase competition. I strive for perfection, and I am passionate about what I do. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t talk about it, and it’s the first thing people think of when they think about me. Ultimate is the most fun thing I do socially and competitively, and I push for it and seek it out at every opportunity. The big kicker is that I do it on my own dime, and I’m okay with that. I’m happy to do it because it’s what I want.”