221 W Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401
Phillip Howe (General Manager, Coach and Running Specialist)
Phillip joins us at Georgia Game Changers with an extensive management background primarily from the marine industry with skill sets consisting of project management, process control, product development, and team building. Phillip’s true passion is coaching, his sport of choice being wrestling. He is a Bronze Level USA Wrestling coach and previously served as GHSA Assistant Wrestling coach at Windsor Forest High School.
Phillip began coaching wrestling in 2008 after founding Coastal Athletic Association, then also known as Liberty County Recreational Center Wrestling. After leading that program for a number of years, Phillip then with the help of South Bryan Recreational Center, founded South Bryan Recreational Center Wrestling. Both programs have shown tremendous success with numerous state champions as well as national placers at multiple wrestling levels.
Phillip currently holds a Principles for Coaching Certification, Certification from the National Center for Sports and Safety and is studying with the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers to obtain personal trainer certification.
Phillip also enjoys fishing, collegiate football, track and field, and most of all supporting and training with his wife in her marathon and personal achievement endeavors. After working with some of the marine industry’s largest companies, Phillip is now looking to apply the skills of his past to the Game Changers future and continue to touch people’s lives in a positive, healthy environment as he implements positive change and growth in his own life by virtue of coaching others to their success.
Jonathan Hathaway is a Savannah native who now resides in Effingham County with his wife Naomi and their three children. He is a proud graduate of Georgia Southern University where he obtained a B.S. in Sports Management. In the years since, Jonathan has spent time as a youth athletic supervisor for the Bulloch County Recreation Department and 13 years as an multi-line agent for a local insurance company. Most recently he has started his own business, Lifestyle Enhancement Systems, LLC., where he seeks to help others maximize their potential for success through healthier living. Jonathan currently holds a Certificate of Personal Training and Group Fitness Instructor certification from the NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) as well as being a P90X Certified Instructor. He currently trains clients one-on-one, in small groups, and teaches several group fitness classes each week at area gyms. Jonathan also offers online training and lifestyle coaching.
When not spending time with his family, Jonathan enjoys challenging himself with various athletic pursuits. He started running in 2010 and more seriously pursued the sport in 2016 when he completed his “Year of 40” where he completed 40 races of varying distances and styles to celebrate turning 40. It was at the beginning of that year he was introduced to the amazing team at Georgia Game Changers Running Company when Sandra Elliott assisted him in securing a new pair of shoes for his endeavor. Through their unique fitting and assessment process, Sandra not only provided the shoes that would carry Jonathan through to the end, but also some key running tips that completely “changed the game” for how he ran. Jonathan’s favorite runs to participate in are obstacle course races, but he also enjoys the camaraderie of the Savannah area running community found at local 5K, 10K, and half marathon events. He has completed 4 half marathons, multiple 5K and 10K races, and various obstacle course challenges including completing his first Spartan Trifecta in 2017. In his “spare” time Jonathan also serves on the board of directors for Xcel Strategies, a local non-profit mentoring network for young men, and volunteers as a youth leader at Grace Community Church in Rincon.
Jonathan is excited to have joined the team at Georgia Game Changers Running Company where he enjoys helping others find the right gear to optimize their performance in and enjoyment of running. Whether someone is an experienced runner, newbie, road runner, or obstacle course enthusiast, Jonathan is ready and willing to share his knowledge and experience and provide training tips to help everyone be their best!
Emma Thompson (Running Specialist)
Emma is a Savannah native. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Armstrong State University in 2014 with a bachelors in Health Sciences focusing in Human Performance and Fitness Management. Emma has overcome a number of injuries and realizes how important it is to recover completely. This experience formed her passion for helping others overcome their injuries and getting back in the game.
Her knowledge and personal experiences drew her to GGCRC because they educate their customers about injuries and injury prevention.
Emma’s favorite activities include weight lifting, running, and yoga. She and her husband enjoy doing obstacle races, beach runs, and mud runs together. When she gets tired during a run she hums her favorite songs or recalls motivational quotes.
Marc Cameron (Savannah Store Manager & Running Specialist)
Marc joined the team at Georgia Game Changers in November of 2017 after relocating to Savannah from New Jersey. Marc’s “Game Changing” moment and beginnings in the world of running started with a health scare in 2014. Marc’s weight had ballooned to over 350 pounds, he was struggling with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a shooting pain over his left eye. After consulting with his doctor, Marc decided to make a life changing decision. He underwent Gastric Sleeve surgery in June of 2014. The morning of the surgery he was 320 pounds and the doctor wanted him to get to 180 pounds in 12 to 14 months. Marc started slow with a walk / run program and got to 175 pounds in 10 months! He has consistently been running ever since, has run 3 half marathons, numerous 10k’s and 5k’s.
Prior to relocating to Savannah and joining our team, Marc managed a car service is his hometown. He was responsible for managing a field of 20 drivers each day, handled the payroll and repairs of all vehicles. Marc also coached college basketball at Ramapo College, a Division III institution in New Jersey where he served as Associate Head Coach
During his 10 year stint, Ramapo had an overall record of 155-70, won 6 regular season conference championships, 4 NJAC Tournament championships, while recruiting and coaching numerous All-Conference and All-American players.
Marc also enjoys watching pro and collegiate sports, spending time with family, especially his wife Kelly who he has been married to for 12 years, while also training for the various races he runs throughout the year. Marc is now looking to help others reach their running, health, and fitness lifestyle goals each and everyday! He leads our Wednesday Run Groups at our Downtown Savannah location and can be seen inside that store weekly from Wednesday’s to Sundays.