About Us

 

Shannon Traphagen


Also known as S.M. Traphagen, Shannon is the host and creator of The Game On Glio Podcast – a top rated national and global podcast, recently ranking in the top 10% of ALL podcasts globally. It is also an award winner for the 2023 Ignite Awards. Shannon created the podcast in her late husband’s memory to help other brain cancer/tumor patients, spread awareness and advocacy, educate, and tell the stories and expertise of those on a cancer journey or having experienced grief and loss. Shannon recently became a Young Grief and Loss Group Facilitator with Forum, and has significant experience in media. She is also the founder of Traphagen’s Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer which has raised over $60,000 to date for brain cancer clinical trials like SurvaxM.

With several years experience as a radio personality, grief and loss motivational speaker, and television, she is also an accomplished writer, and social media and marketing expert. Shannon is the owner of Write Life Media Marketing, LLC. Her published novel FINDING MORGAN: A LEFAY TRILOGY has received 5-star reviews, along with her highly rated blog Grace. Guidance. Gratitude. When Shannon is not hosting The Game On Glio Podcast, she does public speaking engagements, runs her fundraiser Traphagen’s Trail Ride 4 Brain Cancer, handles marketing projects for global clients, is a guest for book club Q&A’s, and is currently writing another book. To learn more about her writing work, visit her website smtraphagen.com

If you’d like to inquire about marketing services, public speaker appearances, or podcast sponsorships, contact her at writelifemediamarketing@gmail.com, gameongliopodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram @gameongliopodcast.

Kevin T. Minorczyk


Kevin is a highly experienced media producer in Buffalo, NY. Working primarily in radio, podcast, and television production, his experience extends to print and web advertising, with specialties in editing and visual effects. He works with WKBW channel 7 news & Write Life Media/The Game On Glio Podcast. Kevin is involved in the 48 Film Project-Buffalo, each year, churning out quality film projects within 48 hours!

Chris Sniezak


Chris has been producing, editing, and hosting podcasts for over a decade. Most of that has been with Misdirected Mark Productions where he’s worked on over 1000 episodes, a dozen different shows, with several of them having been nominated for awards. These days he has the pleasure of working for Write Life Media on The Game on Glio Podcast.

Chris is also a game designer and writer in the tabletop RPG space with Encoded Designs doing everything from game design and writing to marketing and graphic design.

 

Our Season 4 Premier Sponsors

Gamma Tile/GT Medical Technologies


Driven to overcome the limitations of current treatments for brain tumors and improve the standard of care, a team of brain tumor specialists joined forces and formed GT Medical Technologies with the purpose of improving the lives of patients with brain tumors. Its GammaTile Therapy received FDA 510(k) regulatory clearance for the treatment of all types of recurrent brain tumors and newly diagnosed malignant tumors. 3D, resorbable collagen tiles, embedded with radiation sources, are implanted during the last five minutes of brain tumor resection procedures, providing an immediate, dose-intense treatment to eliminate residual tumor cells. This “one and done” procedure allows patients to receive their course of radiation while going about their daily lives, requiring no additional trips to the hospital or clinic for radiation therapy. GammaTile is available in top brain tumor centers and hospitals across the United States, including Lenox Hill Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Miami NeuroScience Institute, the University of Kansas Health System, and many more. For more information or to find a GammaTile center near you, visit https://www.gtmedtech.com/ and follow @GammaTile on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Imvax Inc.


Imvax is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a unique platform technology, Goldspire™, focused on delivering personalized, whole tumor-derived immunotherapies across a range of solid tumors. Imvax’s most advanced program, IGV-001, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2b clinical trial in newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients (NCT04485949). Imvax’s portfolio also includes several other programs designed to stimulate a patient’s immune system against the entire antigen signature of their tumor. Imvax is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. For additional information, please visit www.imvax.com and follow @imvax_inc on Twitter and LinkedIn.



Season 4 Episode Sponsors

Mimivax LLC


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Formed in 2012, Mimivax LLC is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops immunotherapeutic vaccines and therapies for treatment of cancers such as glioblastoma. Learn more about their clinical trial SurVaxM (currently recruiting patients) through Roswell Park Cancer Center, and other hospitals across the nation. Learn more at mimivax.com

 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY


Highmark Western New York logoCare that fits your life! Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York has built a legacy around empowering our communities and helping you be your very best you. They offer health plans that provide reliable coverage to Western New Yorkers and by supporting the organizations and individuals who work hard every day to keep our communities healthy. Learn more at https://www.bcbswny.com/

 

Roon


Roon reimagines the experience of navigating a health condition with several “guides” that categorize short-form video content by experts that include caregivers, doctors, counselors, and patients. Current topic areas include Glioblastoma, Dementia, and ALS. Learn more at roon.com

 

 



Season 4 Episode Member

 

Alliance Advisory Group


Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. (AAG) is an independently owned financial services firm headquartered in Buffalo, NY with offices in
Rochester and Jamestown, with clients in 48 states. Our company is built on a solid foundation of excellent client service and in-depth market knowledge. We strive to offer our clients meaningful strategies to their objectives. Learn more at: allianceadvisorygroup.com

For more information on individual advisors, please visit our resource page here.