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 his groundbreaking 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 graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Communication, and now resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife and two daughters.


Blair Bloomston

Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer for Game On, Blair has spent the last twenty years working with the world’s most recognizable athletes, teams, and corporations, including NASCAR, USOC, Deloitte, USO, Honda, Acura, Hilton, the Pittsburgh Pirates and NASA. She is a co-creator of the MILE™ curriculum, an expert on game theory and game-based training and oversees all business operations for Game On. Blair holds a BFA in Drama from Marymount Manhattan College, and resides in Bradenton, FL with her husband and two sons.


Jason Martinez

Director of Brand Innovation

As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Florida Army National Guard, Jason is an industry leader in servant leadership and the development of well-being programs to support our Nation’s wounded warriors. Utilizing inventive storytelling, he has collaborated with the NFL, Deloitte, Under Armour, CrossFit, YMCA, The Players Championship (TPC), and the Wounded Warrior Project as a speaker, facilitator, and brand ambassador. Jason is active in the Florida stand-up comedy scene and received his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Jason resides in Jacksonville, FL.

Chris Friday

Director of Programs

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 Parrish, FL with his wife and two daughters.

Erin Watson

Director of Client Experience

Erin has 10+ years of experience in the non-profit education field managing experiential law-based programs, developing engaging curriculum, and providing meaningful professional development opportunities for teachers throughout the State of Florida. As a member of the Game On staff, she provides program coordination and executive support to the Game On team. Erin resides in Bradenton, Florida with her husband and two sons.

Leonard Wheeler

Communication Consultant

Leonard is a former NFL Defensive Back (Bengals, Vikings, Panthers) who has spent the last 17 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. Leonard holds dual degrees in Business and Communications from Troy University and is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). His recently published book, Beyond the Locker Room, is a respected guide for career transition. Leonard lives in Charlotte, NC.

Elise Rodriguez, Esq.

Communication Consultant

Elise is a Cuban-American performer, teaching artist, coach, and creative professional who launched her improvisational theatre career in Miami, Florida. Prior to pursuing teaching and the creative arts full-time, Elise was a solo practitioner specializing in Estate Planning, Probate, Family, and Business Law. She currently resides in sunny Sarasota, Florida where she brings improvised comedy to the stage and the classroom at Florida Studio Theatre weekly.

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/produced). 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 elite exercise program P90X with Tony Horton. Erik is a graduate of Colgate University and resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife.

Brenna Thys

Communication Consultant

Brenna holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College. With an extensive background in film, television, and theater, Brenna has performed on Broadway in A Time to Kill, at the Peoples Improv Theater, Cherry Lane, and Soho Playhouse. Brenna has spent the past six 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.

Ben Thys

Communication Consultant

Ben is a classically trained actor in stage, television, and film. Ben 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. He has performed in many plays on and off-Broadway, including Oslo (Tony winner for best play, Lincoln Center), and has appeared in over 30 films and TV shows on major networks including NBC, ABC, HBO & Comedy Central. He serves as a teacher at the French Alliance, the New School in New York City, and coaches Executive Functioning for students. Originally from Brussels, Ben now resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife.

Mike Kontio

Communication Consultant

Mike is a military veteran with 22+ years of proven leadership and communications experience within Special Operations. Mike’s ability to build cohesive teams capable of delivering extraordinary results in volatile, complex, and high-stakes situations, has created heightened demand for his expertise among senior executives and leadership within the Department of Defense. Mike is an intentional leader and dynamic speaker with a passion for people, culture transformation, and resolving challenges to create lasting impact and value. Mike resides in Tampa, FL with his wife and has three sons.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates, overseeing all Spanish language translation and culture diversity training for the major league team. Mike resides in Palmetto, FL with his wife and son.

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