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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 (he/him) 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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SABRINA

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Sabrina (she/her) has an expansive career including Architecture, Finance, Project Management, and Community & Youth Services.  The one constant has been a commitment to building communities & connections, and she brings this passion to The Hero Workshop, taking care of projects big and small.  Outside the office and game rooms you can find her hiking and backpacking with her family and scout troops.

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JAY

GAME MASTER

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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TIM

GAME MASTER

Tim (he/him) 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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RANDAL

GAME MASTER

Randal (he/him) 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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KAYL

GAME MASTER

Kayl (he/him) is a lifelong fan of most things nerdy and has been DMing for well over a decade. Having spent much of his professional career doing IT and customer service in various fields, the problem solving and collaborative aspects of adventure and dungeon delving are some of the things he most enjoys highlighting at his tables.

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CLAIRE

GAME MASTER

Claire (she/her) is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and comedian. She received her BA in Media Arts from BYU, where she focused her studies on writing, producing, and overanalyzing Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! As a GM, she uses TTRPGs to help players develop their own improvisational storytelling and critical thinking skills. She believes the stories we tell can give us the tools we need to become heroes in our everyday lives.

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SEAN

GAME MASTER

Sean (he/him) is a bartender and avid enjoyer of all things D&D. He has been playing since 2015 and is originally from Orlando Florida. Sean likes to use his improv skills to keep his tables fresh and interesting both in role playing and running combat. Creating a fun and safe collaborative energy at the table is one of his top priorities. Sean enjoys going on hikes, playing videogames, and eating all the amazing food in Los Angeles.

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JESS

GAME MASTER

Jess Stellmann (she/her) has been playing in and running Table Top RPGs, mostly D&D, for over a decade. She is endlessly enamored with D&D for its ability to allow players and Game Masters to explore different parts of identity, gain experience in handling different personalities and situations, and ultimately tell incredible stories together! She is passionate about creating table environments that allow players to feel safe and respected, even when their characters may be in mortal peril. When she isn’t running games of D&D, Jess is a science educator and program director at USC’s Joint Educational Project (Serve On!)—she’s likely still thinking about D&D at least a little bit though!

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