Tabletop Gaymers is led by a Board of Directors who are responsible for long-term planning and the future of the organization and a group of talented officers who are responsible for specific areas of our operation. We are always looking for additional skills and people who want to make a difference. If you have an interest in joining our team, please contact us.
Justin (he/him) works for Iowa State University in the Office of Admissions as a web developer. He brings his experience from past leadership roles in several organizations to the board. Always an avid video gamer, Justin was introduced to tabletop games in college where he first fell in love with Dungeons & Dragons and Euro-style strategy games.
Director, Secretary, Operations, Procurement, PAX Unplugged Lead
New York City New York
Edwin (he/him) works at Apple in the retail space. He is originally from Puerto Rico and has been playing tabletop games since high school, most notably Vampire the Masquerade and Dungeons and Dragons. He recently launched the brand GeekHiveLabs with an enamel pin collection and has the goal to continue to expand into the tabletop gaming arena. Edwin loves to travel, both nationally to gaming conventions and internationally to learn about cultures.
Director, Treasurer, Gamehole Con Lead
Dustie (she/her) a transgender registered nurse. She finds herself enjoying many board games with various groups in her local area. She became aware of Tabletop Gaymers while attending her first Gen Con in 2016. She quickly fell in love with the convention and the surrounding atmosphere it brings. She is always up for a good game of Are You a Werewolf?!, or most social deduction games. She finds some time for the occasional pc-game in between social relationships, board games, photography, hiking, traveling, cooking, and generally just being.
Director, Creative Design and Brand
New York City New York
Amanda (she/her) is a creative and marketing director with experience in a number of industries. She spends a majority of her free time playing and learning tabletop games, being creative for a cause, and finding the best restaurants. She is a longtime attendee of annual conventions including NYCC and PAX Unplugged.
Danielle (she/her) is a game designer and developer with experience in a number of industries. She is the host of the “Game Design Unboxed: Inspiration to Publication” podcast hosted by the Know Direction Network. She is a board member of Unpub as well as their graphic designer and an admin for the Board Game Broads Facebook page. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends in her free time.
Online Communities, Origins Game Fair Lead
James has been a regular attendee and volunteer at Origins for many years. He is an avid tabletop gamer, playing RPG’s, board games, card games, and just about anything else. He is married to his husband Chris, a fellow gaymer, and is actively pursuing a career in social work.
Director, Volunteers, Gen Con Lead
Jeff (he/him) works for Iowa State University as the manager of IT Web Development Services. He’s been addicted to playing tabletop games since he was a teenager in the 80’s. His first experience was playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1E) with an older cousin who brought the game back with him from college. His first convention was Gen Con in 2005.
Video and Streaming
Jessiye (she/her) works as a grant writer and DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) specialist in the nonprofit world. Jessiye first fell in love with board games after playing her first chutes and ladders game at the age of three. Her love for board games has evolved into a collection of board games that is now in need of a fourth floor-to-ceiling shelf. Jessiye started playing Dungeons and Dragons in her mid thirties and now finds herself having the most fun GMing and playing all kinds of TTRPGs (Tabletop Role Playing Games). Jessiye loves to be colorful and you will often find her wearing something including the entire rainbow. When she is playing or streaming games she loves to do collaborative things with the audience and other players.
Director, Compliance, Pride Flag Badge Ribbons
Kimberly (she/her) has been playing board games and card games for as long as she can remember and expanded to role playing games, LARPing, collectible card games, and attending conventions in the early 90s. A devoted button masher, she has been gleefully terrible at video games since 1979. She is a mom to two amazing humans and a mama bear for everyone who needs one.
Director, Game Masters, Volunteers Assistant
Matt (he/him) runs D&D games for charity and conventions online and across the country in person. He is passionate about getting new people into the hobby and working to help good causes.
Safe Space Initiative for Retailers, Data, Technology Assistant, Assistant Treasurer
San Francisco Bay Area California
Ronald (he/him) works as a Product Manager in artificial intelligence software for a medical device company. Playing video and board games at a young age, Ronald always wanted to make games. With the passion to become a published board game designer, Ronald jumped into the board game industry in 2018. Socializing and sharing an experience in tabletop is what drives Ronald to play, create, and teach games with others.
Director, Technology, Data Assistant
Dallas-Fort Worth Texas
Sebastian (he/him) works as a Sr. Operations Associate with an international non-government organization specializing in disaster response. He found Tabletop Gaymers when looking for a charity to support on his Twitch Charity Stream. His passions at work include data integrity and applications that help teams work more efficiently. Outside of work, games, and streaming on Twitch, Sebastian has a broad interest in hobbies to keep him busy. He enjoys everything from hiking to working with stained glass.
Director, Communications, Conventions, Gen Con Assistant
Xtina (she/they) is currently a Ph.D. student in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University, Bloomington where they study game-based learning and classroom equity. A lifelong board gamer, her love of RPGs began with a game of Pathfinder in college. Their first convention was San Diego Comic Con.
Zach (he/they) works at Microsoft as a software engineer. He started playing Dungeons and Dragons in high school and in college was introduced to more tabletop games. Their first convention was Gen Con 2012 and over past few years has traveled to more across the country.