About Us

Since 2018, Game Gym has offered a healthy and holistic approach to video games with structured sessions and certified coaches designed to help kids game better and smarter! We’ve built out a year-round program of engaging esports training programs and camps, a variety of local and online leagues and tournament series, and high-end productions and events.

Our Team

Josh Hafkin

Josh Hafkin

Founder & CEO

Hi, I’m Josh Hafkin and I am the founder and CEO of Game Gym. I wear many hats and spend my days pushing Game Gym to be the best youth esports program in the world. I love helping kids find confidence in themselves and supporting our local esports community.

Evan Shubin

Evan Shubin

Chief Operating Officer

Evan Shubin here, I’m COO of Game Gym. As the parent of two teenage boys (both of whom are Game Gym enthusiasts), I was forced to accept esports at a late age, but now I’ve got religion! I love Josh’s vision for a healthy approach to esports, and I’m excited by the way we’re expanding our programs to help parents and kids make the most out of gaming.

Michele Shubin

Michele Shubin

Vice President of Operations

I’m excited to be part of the Game Gym family! Yes, Evan Shubin is my husband and we have been able to successfully work together for the last 10+ years. We both have supported our two sons playing online games for 7+ years. We encouraged them to achieve a balanced set of activities. Of course, esports was one of them. I’m looking forward to helping parents understand the healthy approach to esports!


Michael Stern

Michael Stern

Marketing Director

Michael Stern is the founder and CEO of HeadStart, a PR and marketing agency for startups. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2017, and his esports days started with the OG Runescape back in the mid-2000’s.


Katy Crossan

Katy Crossan

Director of Camps & Youth Programming

I’m an educator and mom who strives to take learning beyond the traditional classroom. You can catch me cheering on my husband with his own esports team, cuddling my baby and dog, or eating Chick-fil-A. With a bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Relations to a master’s in Education, I’m ready to connect families to Game Gym with opportunities in esports. From our camps to private trainings sessions, I look forward to supporting Game Gym’s curriculum with a healthy and positive approach on and off the game.


Ian Beall

Ian Beall

Social Media Manager

I’m Ian and I run social media for Game Gym! I’m extremely fortunate to be the social voice of the Game Gym because I enjoy engaging with others and building relationships within the esports community on behalf of the Gym. Previously, I’ve been fortunate to compete competitively in Call of Duty on a global level with friends made in person and through online competition. I believe in what we’re doing here for youth gamers in the DMV area, and what we provide to the competitive scene and online gaming at large.

Our Coaches

Chase Pena

Chase Pena

Hello! My name's Chase, I'm a Minecraft Coach & Content Creator for Game Gym. Previously a Minecraft & Overwatch Youtuber, Coach, and Competitive Player. I'm ready to teach a new generation of gamers how fun Minecraft can be with a competitive and analytical mindset. Being a mentor and helping people find their passion is something I've always dreamed of and being able to do this with such an amazing program is truly an honor. I look forward to great coach and content creator for you!

Games: Minecraft, Overwatch
Discord: Chase#3582

Solomon Brown

Solomon Brown

My name is Solomon and I am finishing my second year at NOVA studying Business and Event Management. Smash Bros and Minecraft are my specialties and I have been playing both since childhood. Also, I’m a part time barista in addition to my role at Game Gym. My other hobbies include filmmaking, content creation, and making a good cup of joe! I look forward to working with anyone who is excited to have fun while improving their gaming skills.

Games: Minecraft, Super Smash Bros
Discord: Zollstar#9507

Caleb Fogg

Caleb Fogg

My name is Caleb and I am a high school senior with professional gaming experience.. I am very open minded when it comes to learning new materials and skills and hope to teach others my approach. My future plan is to get a college scholarship in esports and my other academic interests. My goal is to make it to the next Rocket League Championship Series. I look forward to working with the new generation of young gamers. Games: Rocket League Discord: itzjayyr#1469