About Us

Our mission is to transform generations of children in such a profound way that it will shape culture.

Our Values

We are committed to living out these principles in every aspect of our work at TruPlay.
God’s Truth
“God’s truth resonates through every product we create.”
“We bring joy to all who encounter our products.”
“We make world -class entertainment.”
“We reflect God’s beauty to the world.”
“ We make wise use of everything God gives us.”

Our Mission

At TruPlay, we’re building a beautiful, fun, world-class entertainment platform which invites children into a world of hope and God’s truth

History of TruPlay

The story of TruPlay first began with Lightside Games, a company dedicated to bringing God‘s truth to the video gaming space. Lightside had 7 million people play its games worldwide including 25,000 decisions for Christ. The games included Journey of Jesus, the most played Christian game of all time, as well as Stained Glass which was the top Christian game on the App Store for years. Lightside was acquired by TruPlay in 2021. TruPlay is currently upgrading the Lightside portfolio and bringing them into the mobile on the TruPlay platform.

Meet Our

Brent Dusing
Founder and CEO
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 atMenlo 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 fromHarvard University.
Jason DeLong
Chief Product Officer
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
Chief of Staff
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.
Hank Stringer
Head of Recruiting
An Executive Recruiter, Consultant, Author, Industry Speaker, Entrepreneur / Founder / and Visionary in creating Internet technology for the recruitment process, Hank brings over four decades of experience to global executive search and staff recruiting experience 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.Hank is excited to participate in the mission of TruPlay by employing his considerable expertise in recruiting like-minded, top-notch new talent to TruPlay’s rapidly expanding team.
Jon Tatman
Executive Game Producer
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.
Temitope Ajagbe
Platform Engineering Manager
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).
Mark Gants
Platform Architect
Mark has enjoyed more than 19 years of software engineering experience in the gaming industry, having developed software for various gaming platforms, spanning PCs, consoles, web, and mobile devices. His experience includes stints at Bigpoint, Codemasters, High Voltage Software, and most recently, as Principal Software Engineer and Architect at Zynga. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is pursuing graduate studies in Science and Religion at Biola University.
Matt Wolf
Senior Product Manager
Matt joined TruPlay as the Sr Product Manager of the platform bringing 14+ years of experience in digital 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.
Herve Gomez
Creative Director
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.
Alice Mills
Director of Narrative
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.
Cheryl Trbula
Head of Human Resources
Cheryl joins TruPlay as the Head of Human Resources, bringing 15+ years of experience in the field of Human Resources. Cheryl is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership for all aspects of the human resources function and establishing a vision and direction for the programs, policies, and services related to HR. In her previous role as the Vice President of Human Resources for a technology company located in Austin, she gained valuable hands-on knowledge, which she plans on using to help her lay the foundation for TruPlay to grow. She has a proven track record of leading with integrity and knocking down walls. Cheryl is a wife and mother of two amazing girls. Her passion in life is rescuing dogs, especially seniors.

Advisory Board

The Truplay team has curated a world-class advisory board – experts with decades of experience in their craft.

Advisory Board

Mark McClain
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.
Jan Lehman
Ms. Lehman founded Lehman Associates LLC to provide retained, customized searches for the public and private sectors. Her nationwide portfolio of top-level placements cuts across the industry spectrum. Jan began her career with a leading search firm that recruited senior talent for the Fortune 100 companies in Dallas, Texas. Jan has served on the boards of numerous private and nonprofit corporations. Current and previous appointments include: Vice-Chair, The Salvation Army of Central Texas; Serves on the Compensation Committee for a significant San Antonio, single-family, wealth office; Advisor, TruPlay, Austin based start-up children’s gaming company; Director, St. David's North Austin Medical Center (Past Chair); Director, KLRU-TV Executive Board (Past Chair); Director, Austin Community Foundation.
Rudy Garza
Founder and Managing Partner at G51 Capital Management, Rudy is a recognized leader in the technology start-up industry. He has served as an investor, strategic advisor, and board member for over 30 companies, with various exits to publicly traded acquirers including SAP, ADP, Prudential, and Cisco Systems. Rudy focuses on the governance, funding, growth, and development of portfolio companies, syndication partnerships, deal flow, university relations, and exit transactions.
Britt Harris
Thomas Britton "Britt" Harris IV is the current chief investment officer of the University of Texas and Texas A&M Investment Management Company. The investment managementcompany oversees the assets of The University of Texas and Texas A&M University. In 2013 Harris was announced as the recipient of the aiCIO's Lifetime Achievement Award. He founded and has led Titans of Investing since 2006. Harris is a member of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets,and has also served in several leadership positions in the investment community, including chairman of the Council for the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets and an advisor to the New York Stock Exchange. He is currently an executive professor of finance at Texas A&M University and has served as a guest lecturer on investment management and public policy at Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Jim Greenwood
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.
Karl Rauscher
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.
Doug McNamee
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.