Justin is the author of "The Making of Smashville." An award-winning reporter, in 2013, he received the Silver Medal in the Best Sports Reporter Category for The Tennessean's Toast of Music City reader's poll. In 2014 & 2015, Justin was voted as the Best Sports Reporter in Nashville. In 2014, PenaltyBoxRadio.com received the silver medal as Best Blog in Nashville. In 2015, the website received the award for Best Sports Blog in Music City. In 2016, the site was awarded 2nd place as Best Blog in Nashville. He has been a featured guest on "NHL Tonight" on NHL Network, "Inside Sports Sunday on WSMV-TV, "All Things Considered" on NPR, "Road to the Cup" on WKRN-TV, "Sportsline" on NewsC hannel 5+, "Predators Playoffs Today" on ESPN 102.5 The Game, TSN 1290 Winnipeg, Sportsnet 590 The Fan - Toronto, TSN 1260 Edmonton, WGR Sports Radio 550 - Buffalo, and featured in The Ringer, Saturday Down South and The Tennessean. Credentialed by the Nashville Predators, the NHL (Stanley Cup Final, Draft, All Star Game), WCHA and CHL.
Michael got his first taste of covering the Preds while interning at the Nashville Post under David Boclair. After graduating from MTSU with a Master's degree in sport management, Michael began a full-time career as a sports journalist. At his day job, he is a sports editor and graphic designer for Main Street Media. He does a lot of work with high school sports in Murfreesboro and has covered the Preds for the last five years.
George was born in San Jose, California where he grew to love hockey. He has been an editor for the Predlines hockey blog as well as written for multiple sites about different teams. On top of writing, George has worked as a scout and analyst in the OHL. It's George's personal mission to destigmatize advanced analytics and make them accessible for all fans.
Jack Woods is a writer for Penalty Box Radio and Full Press Coverage. A native to Middle Tennessee, he grew up in the suburbs of Williamson County and recently graduated from Centennial High School in Franklin. He will attend DePauw University and play baseball in the fall of 2019.
John lives in Madison, WI and has been attending Milwaukee Admirals games for over a decade. John and his Dad went to their first game and instantly fell in love with the sport. John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is an insurance agent by day. Besides the Milwaukee Admirals and the Nashville Predators, John is a Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He is happily engaged to his fiancee, Stephanie.
Brandon was born and raised in Lebanon, Tennessee but eventually moved to McMinnville, Tennessee after marrying his wife, Lindsey. He is a graduate of Cumberland University (GO BULLDOGS) with a Master of Arts in Education. Growing up in Middle Tennessee, hockey was not an interest early in life. He is a hockey convert. His introduction to hockey was through free tickets from his grandmother for a game between the Predators and the Dallas Stars. After this initial introduction, it has truly been an obsession. Along with his wife and son, Brandon goes to as many games as he can. From statistics to player interactions, he has become the ultimate hockey fan. He is a proud father, teacher, history nerd, music-lover, and true sports fanatic!
Abigail Martin resides in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Harpeth High School and is a student at Middle Tennessee State University. Her love for hockey began once her mom introduced her to the young Nashville Predators team. She attended every game she could and found a passion for hockey. After becoming a season ticket holder, hockey became a part of her life she could not resist. Her obsession for the game and other interests attracted her to sports broadcasting, the career she wishes to pursue after college.
Boyd fits the non-traditional hockey fan mold as the son of a Mississippi family born in Portland, OR. He grew to love hockey attending Portland Winterhawks games and watching the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry of the mid-90's. After graduating from Vanderbilt (Go Dores!), Boyd eventually settled in Nashville and was a Preds season ticket holder. The hockey obsession grew as he learned the beautiful chaos that is the trade deadline, the draft and free agency. In addition to his written work, Boyd started the Predator Way podcast also available on Penalty Box Radio. Boyd currently resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife and two children.
Michael is a data scientist and avid hockey fan. Find him on Twitter @wadem117 and check out Between the Fangs podcast on Penalty Box Radio.
Danielle is a college and high school hockey reporter from Clarksville, TN. She's currently attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she serves as media for the Tennessee Ice Vols.
Camryn was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and has lived in Michigan, Taiwan and now resides in Dickson. She attends the University of Tennessee Knoxville and upon graduation hopes to pursue a degree in Sports Marketing. Her love for hockey started when she was 9 years old and her dad would quiz her on hockey teams and players. That love became an obsession when her and her dad got season tickets to the Predators and she began to interact with the team and fanbase. She is now the co-owner of @The7thPred on Twitter and tweets Predators related stats and updates.
Tony was born and raised in Dallas, TX and despite being surrounded by the bright lights of football stadiums, it was at an early age when he caught a Penguins game on ESPN and immediately became hooked on the great game of hockey. It was just a few years later when the Minnesota North Stars brought the game of hockey into the North Texas region.
Abby Miles, born in Nashville and raised in Columbia, has been a hockey fan for as long as she can remember. Having a dad who grew up loving hockey made her love for the sport inevitable. At a young age, she started becoming personally involved with different aspects of the game and studying all elements of it, and attending every game she could possibly make it to. This only made her desire to be a part of the sport more apparent. Abby is now 19, a high school graduate, tweets game updates and statistics for @SmashvilleProud and is ready to pursue a career in sports journalism and broadcasting.
Weston Demonbreun is an Assistant Band Director at Mt. Juliet High School in Mt. Juliet, TN. He is heavily involved with the marching band, concert band, and directs the jazz band, as well as teaching AP Music Theory and Beginning Piano. Weston has loved sports all his life. His hobbies include golf, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, photography, and hiking/camping/fishing. He also loves all things related to superheroes, Star Wars, and generally nerdy things. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University in December of 2011, and married his beautiful wife, Gretchen, just a couple of short weeks later in January, 2012. Together they reside in Gallatin, TN, with their baby boy, Fisher, and their dogs, Aslan and Tilly, and cats, Merry and Pippin.
Kennedy Kemp resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Former Hendersonville High School graduate and Bryan College soccer player. As a previous college athlete, Kennedy will be using the same passion she had for soccer towards pursuing her dream job of becoming a sideline reporter. She will be an MTSU graduate with a degree in journalism and broadcasting/sports media.
Jonah Storey is a sophomore at Columbia State and will be graduating with an Associate Degree in May 2021. He will continue his education at an SEC school in the fall of 2021. He has experience broadcasting GNASH, SECHC and Elite Edge Showcase games. He is featured voice on Penalty Box Radio on Wednesday nights on 102.5 the game, where he also interns.