BOARD OF DIRECTORS
It is the mission of the HSEL Board of Directors to provide students with as many opportunities as possible through scholastic esports. The Board was established to ensure all decisions impacting the HSEL and MSEL communities are made by a diverse group of individuals with extensive backgrounds in education and esports, who will keep students and educators in mind. The HSEL Board of Directors comprises individuals with varying backgrounds to better inform each scholastic decision.
Mason co-Founded the High School Esports League in 2012 and has served as its CEO through multiple growth stages, including a tech platform build-out. With over 10 years of esports experience, Mason has always set his north star on always putting students and their esports communities first. Mason is currently focusing on expanding Generation Esports (the tech that powers the leagues) to service Middle School, and Collegiate with the goal of building a pipeline through a students scholastic esports career.
Neal Doolin, M.ED.
Neal spent eight years teaching all levels of mathematics from Intervention Algebra through AP Calculus BC as well as General Physics at Blue Valley Southwest High (BVSW) in Overland Park, KS. Neal founded BVSW Esports in 2018 and was the head coach for three years. Neal was fortunate to be selected as the 2018 BVSW Teacher of the Year, 2019 BVSW Master Teacher of the Year, and for a 2020 University of Kansas Wolfe Family Teaching Award.
Neal is the Director of the Client Services and Client Support teams for Generation Esports, and his goal is to make it as easy as possible for educators to bring esports to their schools.
Dr. Kristy Custer
Dr. Custer served as a public school educator for 24 years. For the past 12 years, she has been an administrator for at-risk students, leading her school to two National School of Character awards as well as the National Dropout Prevention Crystal Star Award. Dr. Custer has written several nationally and internationally recognized curriculum including a social emotional learning guide, 186 Days of Character, and a full-credit secondary course for esports, Gaming Concepts. As the 2018 Kansas Principal of the Year, Dr. Custer is often asked to serve on educational committees that write innovative policy guidelines for educators and students.
Beau started his journey with esports as a student seeking an outlet for himself and his gaming community and thus leading to his establishment of an esports club within his high school on the HSEL platform. Beau was a major player in the early years, from establishing some of the first organized tournaments on the platform to building the HSEL community to well over 5,000+ schools. Hired on in 2017, Beau now serves as the Director of Tournament Operations where he establishes, manages and develops tournaments for the HSEL community. Beau's main objective is to create an inclusive space for kids to be themselves, find community and thrive in an environment they can call their own.
Nehemiah has spent the last 10 years involved in esports. He leveraged his love of gaming into a career in the world of tech and digital strategy. As a former Google employee, Nehemiah has provided insights across multiple businesses and overseen large scale overhauls of digital presences for companies across the nation. While working for Generation Esports, Nehemiah focused on building out esports labs in underserved communities and developing key partnerships with companies like Intel, ASUS, AMD and many more. Currently, Nehemiah is the Lead Esports Partnerships Manager for the Golden State Warriors.
Nevin Horne joined Generation Esports in 2021. Nevin is currently the Tournament Manager for HSEL and MSEL. Before joining GenE, Nevin was heavily involved in organizing tournaments for the Overwatch community. Most notably, Nevin organized GitGud for Elo Hell Esports, the largest grassroots Overwatch tournament with over 250 participating teams.