Our mission is to transform generations of children in such a profound way that it will shape culture. At TruPlay, we’re building a beautiful, fun, world-class entertainment platform which invites children into a world of hope and God’s truth.
We are committed to living out these principles in every aspect of our work at TruPlay.
We built a world-class team from top global brands to create the next generation of high-quality Christian content.
Brent Dusing created TruPlay to bring excellent, fun, beautiful, and biblically authentic entertainment to audiences worldwide. An entrepreneur at heart, Brent pioneered game creation with Christian content through Lightside Games, a Christian gaming studio reaching more than 7 million game players world wide and resulting in 25,000 decisions for Christ. As the founder and CEO of Cellfire, Brent created the nation’s leading mobile coupon company, used today at grocers like Safeway and Kroger, leading Catalina Marketing to acquire Cellfire for $108M.Brent began his career as a venture capitalist at Menlo Ventures, where he sourced multiple 9-figure exits and generated top-quartile returns. Over his career, Brent has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other news media. Brent has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University.
As an accomplished Executive Product Leader with over 20 years of experience in product development, Jason has lead teams surpassing 250 people, with proven success in strategic vision-setting and customer satisfaction for multi-billion dollar software companies including Electronic Arts, Zynga, Warner Bros. and Jam City. As someone who always takes a 'players first' approach to game development, Jason’s accomplishments can be seen in his oversight of several significant gaming franchises including Need for Speed, FarmVille, Skate, Medal of Honor, James Bond 007, DC Comics Legends, Genies & Gems, and Willy Wonka & Wizard of Oz Match 3.
Jenni Joseph is passionate about sharing God’s good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. She believes in the importance of wholesome outlets and activities that provide enriching and family-oriented fun with the potential to create exciting dialogues about God and His Word. Before coming to TruPlay, Jenni served as the Executive Director of Lightside, a Christian gaming studio that reached more than 1 million subscribers worldwide. She also oversaw community, QA, and Operations in her time at Lightside. She was instrumental in bridging the desires of Lightside’s community and families into faith-based products by way of design, quality assurance, biblical veracity, and product creativity. As a Christian, her central focus is implementing TruPlay’s mission and values by way of high-quality, biblically authentic Christian entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages and the entire family.
Matt joins TruPlay with 14+ years of experience in digital brand marketing, product strategy, technology, and user experience analytics at companies like Nike, Sprinklr, and some of the largest healthcare systems in the United States. He’s directed product development strategy for leading enterprise SaaS solutions and led the largest brand analytics project, World Cup, at Nike. As the Director of Product marketing, Matt will lead the strategy and execution of all TruPlay’s marketing campaigns.
James is an award-winning Design Director with a proven track record in delivering AAA quality gaming experiences that delight and entertain millions of players world wide across PC, Console, and Mobile platforms. With over 17 years of experience, James firmly believes that great games are born from a great creative culture, and strives to bring the teachings of Christ to his design leadership style by serving those entrusted to him with grace, humility and patience. A New Zealand native, James currently resides in Kalamazoo, MI with his wife, three kids, and way too many chickens.
Herve is a product executive with more than 15 years of experience in successfully delivering engaging interactive content to audiences worldwide, including the United States, China, India, and France. Before signing on to TruPlay’s mission and vision, Herve was Vice President of Game Development (and, earlier, Director, Game Development) at Square Panda. His experience also includes Senior Producer and Product Owner at LeapFrog, where he introduced SCRUM Backlog Grooming and Road Map definition to the Development and Executive team. Previous to that, as Producer, he led the design and production of 2 best-seller launch titles for the LeapTV console (Dance and Learn Sports) and the first open sandbox game in the library (Doodle Craft). He also managed the development of licensed titles with Nickelodeon (Blaze and the Monster Machines) and Disney Pixar (Finding Dory). Herve earned a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the prestigious Université Paris Nanterre.
With over 20 years of experience in the technology sector, Temi brings a tremendous amount of value to the TruPlay team. His most notable work includes being a key contributor to the Amazon Shipping Algorithm during his time at Amazon Web Services as well as holding a Technical Solutions Engineering role at Google. Temi's experience consists of being a Technology Instructor, Project Manager, Systems Analyst, Systems Developer, Solutions Engineer, Systems Design Consultant, and Production Engineer. He has worked at USAA, State Farm, Robert Half Technology, First Bank of Nigeria, Amazon Web Services, Facebook, and Google in various capacities. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Texas (San Antonio), and currently working on Ph.D. in Management from Walden University specializing in Information Management Systems. He earned a professional Computer Security Certificate from Stanford University. He is a certified AWS Solutions Architect and Systems Security Certified Practitioner with (ISC2).
Alice oversees the Narrative Team at TruPlay. She is also a Christian blogger, with more than 1.8 million unique visitors to her website. In addition to contributing to multiple online Christian publications, Alice regularly publishes non-fiction, fiction, and poetry in various literary journals, including children's fiction. She has also been a regular contributor to Women's Frontline Magazine. Her personal goal is to create a safe atmosphere within Christian gaming, which normalizes a childlike faith and a vibrant spirituality that adheres to an authentic Biblical worldview. Alice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine-a program that ranks among the top creative writing programs in the nation.
Lisa is an accomplished Art Director with over 17 years in the Christian media space with a focus on branding, creative direction, and crafting multi-platform media campaigns for international distribution and localization. At TruPlay, she serves as Art Director and leads the visual direction of the Platform and Brand. Prior to joining TruPlay, she served as Creative Director at The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) for all digital, print, and product development for the children’s animated Bible series, Superbook®, and GizmoGO!™, including the Superbook Kids Bible App, and Superbook Radio App. Before her specialized work on children’s content, she also served as the Art Director for all digital media brand experiences at CBN. Her passion is to point children and families to Jesus through meaningful digital experiences.
Brandon is a seasoned product leader with over a decade of experience in game and product development. He has worked on a variety of genres ranging from Massive Online Multiplayer games to Children's games. At TruPlay, he heads the platform product team and led the successful TruPlay NFT initiative, generating over $300,000 in sales volume in the first weekend. With his wife and four children based in Las Vegas, Brandon is passionate about bringing the TruPlay platform to a world in need of a cultural and mission shift in how we train up our children. His business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, and mission-driven approach make him an asset to the TruPlay team. Prior to joining TruPlay, Brandon worked as a product manager at PLAYSTUDIOS, Las Vegas's first unicorn company. There, he served as a product owner and manager for their B2B rewards platform and aided in the bootstrapping of their tokenized loyalty program.
Mantin is an exceptional leader with over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry. He has a proven track record of building and leading multiple game studios from the ground up, delivering high-quality projects, including several award-winning PC games such as JX3 Online. Mantin is skilled at defining production pipelines and leading efficiency improvements. In addition to game development, he also has experience leading game publishing teams that have published games all over the world, including Contra: Evolution, a mobile game that achieved the number one mobile paid app in more than 30 countries. As a mentor and team player, Mantin believes that people are the most important asset to any team. He is dedicated to helping his team members grow and develop in their careers, and ensures that they have the resources and support they need to excel in their roles. Mantin holds two master's degrees and is currently based in the Bay Area of California.
Jon is a fully certified project and technical program management professional with over 20 years of experience building, forming, and leading software teams in delivering some of the most engaging and successful online entertainment and game experiences. Before joining TruPlay, Jon was most recently a Technical Project Manager for Peloton Interactive. Previous to that, Jon sharpened his data analytics tools in the work he did as a Senior Technical Program Manager for Zonar Systems. While at Hulu, he worked closely with software engineers, product managers, designers, and cross-functional teams to develop and deliver Hulu’s client for the iOS and tvOS platforms. Much of Jon’s experience in the online game space comes from Wizards of The Coast, where he managed multiple teams that developed multi-year product road-maps for both Magic Online and Magic Duels, negotiating with Product Managers, Brand Managers, Product Engineering, Research, and Development – delivering year-over-year performance, decreased software (game) defects, and increased player satisfaction. Prior to this, having built a tremendous amount of experience in the casual game space as Product Manager for Big Fish Games Online Game Community, Jon led development, design, and engineering efforts to build a social community surrounding casual games, leading the team through 3 major releases. Jon is the husband to a beautiful and born-again woman and father to an energetic and blessed toddler. An avid reader of history, theology, and philosophy, Jon studied English Writing at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.
An effective Executive Coordinator for TruPlay, Kara is known for her work in bridging the consumer gap and enhancing team organization. In her role as an Executive Assistant at Lightside, she provided executive management support, research, and helped streamlined business operations. Kara also acted in the role of Quality Assurance Analyst, where she oversaw an impressive user base of 7M+ players and contributed to 25K+ decisions for Christ. As a multi-platform tester for Facebook, iOS, and Android, she expertly navigated across platforms to ensure seamless user experiences. She also held a position in Customer Service at Lightside, where she effectively engaged with the largest Christian audience on Facebook, further testament to her outstanding customer service skills.
We don't make Christian games merely because we can, or because we want to; we make them because we need to. We're looking for warriors with the same drive and passion.
The Truplay team has curated a world-class advisory board – experts with decades of experience in their craft.
Hank Stringer, former Head of Recruiting here at TruPlay, recruited the starting lineup of talent. We have Hank to thank for his tremendous efforts recruiting like-minded, top-notch new talent to build and launch our mission. Now serving as an advisor, Hank will still aid in the acquisition of talent here at TruPlay.
Hank’s history includes Executive Recruiter, Consultant, Author, Industry Speaker, Entrepreneur / Founder / and Visionary in creating Internet technology for the recruitment process. Hank brought over four decades of experience to global executive search and staff recruiting to TruPlay. Hank founded Hire.com, a pioneering SaaS internet recruiting technology (acquired by Authoria in 2006.) He co-authored Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business with Rusty Rueff, the former EVP of Human Resources at Electronic Arts and a Founding Board Member of Glassdoor. Hank also has extensive experience recruiting sales executives for Dell Technologies.
Founder and CEO at SailPoint Technologies, Mark brings over 20 years of experience developing and leading innovative tech companies. Under his direction, SailPoint has become an industry leader in identity management software. Mark has a successful track record building and growing ground-breaking identity management companies. In 2000, Mark founded Waveset Technologies achieving revenue growth of 250% year-over-year, ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003.
Jim is a mission-driven executive with demonstrated success in the health care services industry. A servant leader with a strong business development background, his passion is growing and developing future leaders. Jim has served as President to the Board of Directors in various prestigious organizations, currently Executive Chairman at Retina Consultants of America.
Doug is the President of Magnolia, a content, retail and hospitality company founded by celebrity series entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines. In addition to overseeing one of Texas’ fastest growing companies he guided the family owned business through the launch of Magnolia Network. He also served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at Baylor University where he was instrumental in the funding and development of Baylor’s landmark $270 MM stadium.Doug is a long time Wacoan, and is heavily involved in the community and currently serves on the Kyle Lake Foundation Board of Directors, the Baylor Club Board of Governors, the Waco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, C12, the Bavlor "B" Association (Letterwinners) Board and the Waco Business League Board of Directors.
Karl is a strategic advisor at the nexus of technology, business and policy. He has helped senior business and government leaders on five continents with seemingly intractable problems, including as Vice Chairman of the U.S. President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Industry Executive Committee. Karl led search and rescue efforts using wireless technology in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and served as CTO and Distinguished Fellow of the EastWest Institute, where he led the first bilaterals on cybersecurity between both theU.S. and China and the U.S. and Russia. He is a Bell Labs Fellow and inventor with over 40 patents/pending, and has served on numerous boards - both governance andadvisory.
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