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Nate Thompson

IEN Executive Director/Founder

Portage High School


Dylan Gentilcore

Carmel High School

Dylan is a 5th year debate director, 4th year esports director, and ELA teacher at Carmel High School as well as a staff member for the Indiana Esports Network. Since founding Carmel Esports, his players have won championships in IHSEN, NASEF, HSEL, PlayVS, & UGC as well as created their own national tournament series, the Greyhound Battlegrounds.

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Ben Underwood


Rossville Jr/Sr High School

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Kristen Van Laere


Jefferson High School

Kristen Van Laere is a Purdue graduate. Boiler Up! She has over 20 years of experience working in IT. Her career has led her to Jefferson High School, where she currently holds a dual role position, as IT staff and as technology educator. Kristen is competitive by nature, having participated in sports herself. Wanting to provide more opportunities for the students, she started the esports program at the school. The combination of IT and team sports made coaching esports a perfect match for her.

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Nathan Stall

Chess, SMITE

Kankakee Valley High School