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JANE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jane (she/her or they/them) combines her enthusiasm for tabletop games and passion for youth empowerment to lead our team of Game Masters. Jane brings experience writing STEM curricula and developing supplemental education programs to the table, sneaking academic support into gameplay like veggies in pizza. She's dedicated to creating an environment where kids can learn, grow, and express themselves.

 

She's also what one might call "a big nerd."

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SCOTT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Scott has been playing Table Top Role Playing games - especially Dungeons and Dragons, for over 40 years. His background as a video game designer spans a career of over 15+ years working for companies such as Disney Interactive, Scopely, Zynga, KIXEYE, and as CPO for Firefly Games. Now, he is turning his creative vision towards creating the best interactive storytelling program the world has ever seen, and he's excited to see what sort of new stories we create together.

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JAY

AFTERSCHOOL COORDINATOR

Jay Africa (he/him/his) is a Los Angeles-based RPG designer and Game Master. He has written adventures for a number of RPGs including D&D, Carbon Grey, and 9 Lives to Valhalla. You can watch him play on gaming streams such as the Saving Throw Show, Geek & Sundry’s Game the Game, and Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast. When he isn’t running games, Jay enjoys visiting museums, exploring Los Angeles, and sharing life experiences with his two cool kids. Roll Initiative!

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RANDAL

GAME MASTER

Randal joins The Hero Workshop from the wild world of book stores, where he managed retail and ran table games. An Eagle Scout, Randal comes to us with over 17 years of experience as a DM.

Also, Randal is proficient in Japanese!

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NICK

GAME MASTER

Nick is an L.A based playwright, actor, and songwriter. A barista by day and artist by...well...all the time, his love for Dungeons and Dragons is rooted in his desire to foster artistic expression and creativity.  He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Theatre and Community and brings over 20 years of theatre experience to his Dungeons and Dragons games. Acting, voice impressions, and storytelling flow into his games and he always encourages the kids to be the heroes of their own journeys. For without heroes to forge a path, a journey is no journey at all.

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TIM

GAME MASTER

Tim is a substitute teacher with the LAUSD and a trained actor and comedian. Tim is also an experienced Dungeon Master and lover of Dungeons and Dragons.  Tim combines his passion for the game with his long honed ability to bring characters to life through voice and physicality.  But from all of these elements of Tim’s background he brings a love for collaboration and storytelling. The best stories are those we tell together.

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VIOLET

GAME MASTER

Violet has over 12 years of experience as a GM and has organized tables for game stores, conventions, and events including D&D Celebration, San Diego Comic Con, and more. She has been a guest on Dragon Talk, the official D&D podcast, for her work consulting for a TV show on incorporating D&D, and has run live-streamed games at the Getty. 

She has over 6 years of experience as a science teacher, and working to provide SAT resources and college counseling to high schoolers with less opportunities than their peers. She believes strongly in inclusion and equity and tries to advocate for it in all facets of her life.

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