The Team

JD, Founder

JD is an Active Duty Special Forces Soldier with over 18 years experience, including 7 combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan. JD is also the Host of the Hero Games Podcast.

KD, Founder

KD is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and manages daily operations for Hero Games Charity.

Johnny, Founder

Johnny is the owner of SharpTop CrossFit with his wife, Ariel, in Bedford, Virginia. STCF serves as the home and genesis point of Hero Games Charity. Johnny is also the Co-Host of the Hero Games Podcast.

Ariel, Founder

Ariel is the owner of SharpTop CrossFit with her husband, Johnny, in Bedford, Virginia. STCF serves as the home and genesis point of Hero Games Charity.

Chase, Cadre

Chase is an Active Duty Special Forces Soldier and Hero Games Cadre.

Kody, Podcast Producer

Kody is the producer of the Hero Games Podcast, and is a finisher of the 2020 and 2021 Hero Games.

Jillian, Cadre

Jillian is a coach at SharpTop CrossFit, and has served as Hero Games Cadre since 2018.

Kyle, Cadre

Kyle is an Army National Guard Soldier and Business Developer at Strike Force Energy.

Angel Cortes, Cadre

Angel is the CEO of OG Pumpkin, Cadre at Defense Strategies Group, and a veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Angel has combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ian, Ambassador

Ian is an Active Duty Special Forces Soldier with 12 years experience, including multiple combat rotations to Afghanistan.

John, Cadre

John has been with Hero Games Charity from the beginning, first as a participant, now as Cadre.

Brett, Cadre

Brett is an Active Duty Special Forces Soldier with over 10 years experience, including multiple combat rotations to the middle east.

Seth, Photography/Cadre

Seth is a published author and veteran of Marine Corps Special Operations, also known as Raiders. He now runs a Personal Training and Photography business.

Edgar Sherman, Cadre

Edgar Sherman is the Owner/Founder of Edgar Sherman Design (ESD). ESD is focused on custom Military, LEO, and outdoor product design.