Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Blazer Tag is the largest laser tag arena in Texas. We are a family-owned and locally-owned entertainment center in the heart of Austin.

It takes a team to “tag” and our tag team just happens to be a husband and wife duo who are great at business, and of course great at laser tag!

The Blazer Tag Team

After selling his previous business, Thomas Maione wanted to create a high-tech place where families could have an adventure together and kids could have an equal chance against their parents. Thomas is a huge fan of laser tag and knew that was the perfect concept for his next venture.

In February 1999, Thomas, along with his wife Diana, opened the doors to Blazer Tag Adventure Center in the former Southwood Theatre. The Maiones continuously add exciting new features to the facility to keep the experience different and memorable.

Thomas Maione
Owner & President Thomas Maione, aka…”Major Tom”, and his wife Diana, conceived, designed, built and opened Blazer Tag in 1999. Thomas is responsible for customer satisfaction, overall business operations and keeping Blazer Tag fun.

Diana Maione
Diana, aka… “Mother Goose”, was involved in the startup of the company and for the first 2 years. Now a stay-at-home mom, taking care of their daughter Angela and son Tony, she provides input on issues such as employee policies, company direction and keeping Blazer Tag fun.

Jackie Thomas
General Manager Jackie, aka…”Big Guns”, joined Blazer Tag in 2003, bringing management expertise from a variety of restaurant and entertainment franchises. His focus is on customer service and ensuring that the staff goes out of their way to give each customer an extraordinary experience.

Joe Michael Ramirez
Center & Arcade Manager Joe, aka… “The Iceman”, has been a dedicated team member at Blazer Tag since 2002. Since Joe started here at the age of 16, he has helped build the standard of great customer service every guest receives when they walk through the doors. Joe takes great pride in providing guests with the best possible deals for the most fun, such as the “Iceman Special”. His hard work motivates the team to work alongside him in creating a fun filled environment for guests. His love for laser tag brings him back to play every Thursday night in the Blazer Tag League.

Kay Smith
Accounting Manager Kay, aka… “Math Addict”, joined Blazer Tag in 2006. She brings extensive accounting and management experience from several industries including retail, hi-tech startups, and real estate. She enjoys handling the day-to-day finances for the company, as well as being part of the management team helping to grow the business while keeping the Blazen’ experience fun for all ages.

Courtney Griffin
Marketing & Events Manager Courtney aka… “C-burk”, joined our team in the spring of 2016. She understands the stress that comes with planning events, and is here to make it as easy as possible for you. With a background in marketing and customer service management, Courtney has helped to serve the Greater-Austin community for more than 10 years. She has a passion for community development and enjoys spending her free time soaking up the sun while visiting one of the many outdoor gems Austin has to offer, or on a patio at brunch. Courtney is excited to bring a fresh perspective on marketing, decorating, events and making your overall experience at Blazer Tag a great one!

Party Coaches
Blazer Tag’s Party Coaches are some of the most enthusiastic young people you’ll find anywhere in Austin. They know hosting events can be stressful, and they’re here to do everything they can to make it easy for you & fun for your guests!