Tabletop Gaymers is led by a Board of Directors who are responsible for long-term planning and the future of the organization. In addition, our leadership team includes 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.

Executive Officers

Jeff Sorensen

Jeff Sorensen

President, Inventory and Fulfillment
[email protected]
Ames Iowa

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.

Justin Nauman

Justin Nauman

Secretary, Social Media
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Ames Iowa

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.

Dustie Lohmeyer

Dustie Lohmeyer

Treasurer, Gamehole Con Lead
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Madison Wisconsin

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.

Additional Officers

Amanda Rivera

Amanda Rivera

Design and Brand
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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.

Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch

Technology, Data Assistant
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Dallas-Fort Worth Texas

Dustin (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, Dustin has a broad interest in hobbies to keep him busy. He enjoys everything from hiking to working with stained glass.

Edwin Morales

Edwin Morales

Operations, Procurement, PAX Unplugged Lead
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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.

James Vacca

James Vacca

Online Communities, Origins Game Fair Lead
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Columbus Ohio

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.

Kimberly Hinkle

Kimberly Hinkle

Compliance, Pride Flag Badge Ribbons
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Chicago Illinois

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.

Matt Layne

Matt Layne

Game Masters, Volunteers Assistant
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Cincinnati Ohio

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 helped good causes.

Matthew Melissa Makak

Matthew Melissa Makak

Video and Streaming, PAX Unplugged Assistant
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Brooklyn New York

Matthew (he/she) identifies as non-binary and works as a Mental Health Counselor as his day-job. He spends the rest of his time playing board games or creating content about board games. Matthew tends to gravitate towards Euro-style/Ameritrash hybrid board games that take way too long to play and so his friends deprive him of playing these great games. He is shy and introverted, but is bursting with energy on the inside… and whenever there’s a camera around.

Melissa Simon

Melissa Simon

Volunteers, Gen Con Lead
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Toledo Ohio

Melissa (she/her) works as a Registered Medical Assistant. Her first convention was Gen Con 50. She enjoys traveling, playing co-op board games and Broadway shows. She always makes a point to meet new people, aims to increase visibility and loves being around like minded people working towards common goals.

Nick Quintois

Nick Quintois

Outreach, Game Masters Assistant
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Knoxville Tennessee

Nick (he/him) works in East Tennessee for a community-based mental health organization as a clinician within Mobile Crisis. He brings a huge enthusiasm for tabletop and board games. He started playing as a young teenager with AD&D and some close friends during the mid to late ’80s. He is a full-time father, loves to talk, cook, and create, as well is an amateur cosplayer. Those around him often describe him as someone who has never met a stranger.

Rachel Higgins

Rachel Higgins

Corporate Partners, Dragon Con Lead
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Twin Cities Minnesota

Rachel (she/her) has a passion for connecting creators to the community, and works professionally in the board game industry. She’s been a fan of board games her entire life and recognizes the impact that a shared experience can have on a group of individuals, bringing them closer in a short period of time. Outside of tabletop games, her favorite pastimes and passions include reading, Legos, and spending time with her three dogs.

Ronald Melencio

Ronald Melencio

Safe Space Initiative for Retailers, Data, Technology Assistant, Assistant Treasurer
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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.

Sinh Taylor

Sinh Taylor

Panelists
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Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Sinh (they/she) is a student at Temple University studying Human Sexuality and Gender (education track) and English. Her “day job” is working at a family-owned video game store learning how to do repairs. She has been playing Magic the Gathering and D&D for a combined 20 years. Along with her nesting partner of 5 years and boyfriend, they are raising her “small human” of 14 years. She has a background in print, social media, photography, and panel presentations at various conventions.

Xtina Stiso

Xtina Stiso

Communications, Conventions, Gen Con Assistant
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Bloomington Indiana

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 Lones

Zach Lones

Director at Large
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Seattle Washington

Zach (he/him) 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. His first convention was Gen Con 2012 and over past few years has traveled to more across the country.