Gena Sturgon

Gena Sturgon is the Founder and President of Play2EDUCATE (P2E). Gena holds a BA in Anthropology, a BS in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Colorado, and is currently a scholar at the European Academy of Diplomacy focused on International Security. Gena is a trained conflict resolution and cross-cultural dialogue facilitator and has […]

Dr. Pamela Shannahan

Pamela is the Vice President and secretary of Play2EDUCATE (P2E). Pamela began her educational journey in Early Childhood Education. After a seventeen-year hiatus to raise her three children, Pamela reentered the academic arena to earn a Bachelor of Science in Human Service Management and a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from […]

Jason “Chief” Boyd

Jason currently serves as the Targeting Officer for the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team of the North Carolina Army National Guard.  Jason has served in many various positions within the North Carolina National Guard to include the Program Manager of the Resilience, Risk Reduction, & Suicide Prevention Program.  Jason has been trained in and teaches […]

Dr. Robert Brustad

Robert Brustad, PhD is a Professor with a focus in the Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Northern Colorado. He is a native of Claremont, California and his involvement in youth development was stimulated by four years of work for the State of California’s Department of Migrant Education, providing afterschool […]

Virginia Beemer

Virginia Beemer is a retired professor (Professor Emeritus) of Early Childhood Education.  Virginia holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University. Virginia taught at the university level for 30 years and was the Director of the Early Childhood Education Department and the Early Childhood Lab […]

Jamie White

Jamie currently serves as an Aviator and Safety Officer for the Mississippi National Guard. Along with his 27 years of military service, Jamie has served on numerous Boards to include the Gulf Coast Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Lamar Order Donor’s Society, and the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program for the Mississippi […]