Our Team

Steve

Steve Shenbaum

Founder and President

Since creating game on in 1997, Steve has become a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development, & media training. He’s revolutionized the way athletes, coaches, and executives train through hisgroundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics. He’s on the Advisory Board for The Players’ Tribune and is a consultant for the NBA Pre-Draft and Rookie Transition Programs. Steve resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife and two daughters.


Blair

Blair Bloomston

Vice President

As a founding member of game on, Blair has spent the last twelve years working with the world’s most recognizable athletes, teams, and corporations, including NASCAR, US Olympic Committee, USO, Honda, Acura, Deloitte, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. She is a co-creator of the MILE™ curriculum, an expert on game-based training, and oversees all business operations for game on. Blair resides in Bradenton, FL with her husband and two sons.


A.J.

Adrienne "AJ" Lee, Ph.D.

Director of Marketing

AJ is a former NCAA Division I gymnast who achieved her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Auburn University, specializing in research related to student-athlete engagement. While pursuing her doctorate, AJ simultaneously served as the executive support to Auburn’s Director of Athletics, managing the day-to-day office operations and spearheading the leadership and development programming for Auburn student-athletes. AJ resides in Bradenton, FL with her husband.


Leonard

Leonard Wheeler

Communication Consultant

Leonard is a former NFL Defensive Back (Bengals, Vikings, Panthers) who has spent the last 15 years creating culture change for elite clients including NASCAR, Hilton, Deloitte, Capital One, Abbott Labs, MIT, and MasterCard. He’s a former board member for the NFLPA, as well as a current Regional Director/Ambassador for the NFL. His recently published book, Beyond the Locker Room, is a respected guide for career transitions. Leonard resides in Charlotte, NC.


Erik

Erik Stolhanske

Communication Consultant

Erik is a nationally recognized actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He’s best known for starring as “Rabbit” in the hit movie Super Troopers (which he co-wrote). Erik has also appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Comedy Central, Six Feet Under, and the remake of Dukes of Hazzard. Born without a fibula, Erik overcame his disability and surprised fans by appearing in the exercise program P90X. Erik resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife.


Chris

Chris Friday

Curriculum Designer/Project Manager

Chris is an industry leader in curriculum development, coaching, and improvisation. His unique talent for using positive humor to inspire change has helped some of the world’s most prestigious athletes and teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, NFL Players Association, University of Alabama Football, and over 50 first round NBA and NFL Draft picks. Chris resides in Sarasota, FL with his wife and two daughters.


Brenna

Brenna Thys

Communication Consultant

Brenna holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. She has performed on Broadway in A Time To Kill, at the Peoples Improv Theater, Cherry Lane, and Soho Playhouse. Brenna has spent the past five years as Professor of Acting at the Yale School of Drama Summer Session, and is a full-time coach at the Stella Adler Conservatory and Pace University. Brenna resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.


Chris S

Chris Singleton

Communication Consultant

Chris is a former MLB player (Orioles, White Sox, A’s) who has spent the last 10 years as a TV and Radio analyst on ESPN. He is a regular on the national speaking circuit, specializing in faith-based teaching and servant leadership, and he also supports high-level clients including Deloitte, USO, WWP, and Hilton. Chris played football and baseball at the University of Nevada, where he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006. Chris resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.


Mike

Mike Gonzalez

Communication Consultant

Mike is a community leader in youth development, outreach, and culture change. Raised in Puerto Rico and Tampa, FL, he spent 10 years guiding diverse teams and community groups toward transformational change. Mike currently serves as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Pittsburg Pirates, overseeing all Spanish language translation and culture diversity training. Mike lives in Palmetto, FL with his wife and son.


Ben

Ben Thys

Communication Consultant

A European native, Ben has lived in Brussels, London, Amsterdam, and Paris. He studied Mandarin Chinese, Philosophy, and World Religions at the University of London and spent a year in Beijing before moving to New York where he is currently a successful working actor. Ben has performed off-Broadway and on major networks including NBC, ABC, HBO, as well as Comedy Central and USA. He also serves as an instructor at the French Alliance and the New School in New York City. Ben resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.


Jason

Jason Martinez

Communication Consultant

Jason is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Florida Army National Guard, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of North Florida. Jason is a leader in the development of well being programs to support our Nation’s wounded warriors. He has collaborated with the NFL, Under Armour, CrossFit, YMCA, The Players Championship (TPC) and the Wounded Warrior Project as a speaker and brand ambassador. Jason resides in Jacksonville, FL.

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