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Who We Are

Riparian Games, founded in 2016 with the idea of bringing a fun and educational way of learning about our National Parks.

We are an industry leading, diversified company offering ways to explore and learn about some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the world.

Riparian Games was founded as a way to support the continued development of language, culture and history education materials for Indigenous Cultures through our parent company Native Teaching Aids.

 

Protecting Our Future

We believe in the value of preservation of native culture, language and history.

Riparian Games donates a percentage of every purchase to Native Teaching Aids in the effort to preserve indigenous language and history.

To learn more about their mission, check out their website!    www.NativeTeachingAids.com


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Brandon Goff

As CIO and co founder of Native Teaching Aids and Riparian Games. Brandon oversees both companies Manufacturing, Design, Software and Publishing house. Brandon’s imagination and his eye for detail is exactly why Riparian Games and Native Teaching Aids is leading in our industry.

Brandon Goff has been developing web content for over 20 years. He began his work as an independent graphic designer and web developer in Minneapolis, MN, later founding Meta-Forge LLC. Among his major clients have been Harley Davidson, Target, United Health Care, and General Mills.

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Dusty Burkhardt

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Riparian Games, Dusty was the Director of Sales & Marketing with Native Teaching Aids. Before that Dusty worked as the President of Operations at Ace Inc for 5 years, during his time there he orchestrated the acquisitions of several companies. Dusty oversees the strategic and business aspects of the company, marketing, PR, Sales, and monitors compliance with laws and regulations

Throughout his friendship with the founders of Native Teaching Aids, Dusty always felt a call to join the team. As he stated on many occasions, "I would love to be part of a company that focuses on making this world a better place to be, and I believe in Native Teaching Aids mission". Dusty still continues his work with Native Teaching Aids as a friend and mentor. Dusty received his BBM (Marketing & Operations Management) from MSU and his MBA from Gonzaga.

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Rebecca Goff

As COO and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Native Teaching Aids, Rebecca oversees both companies Research and Data acquisition, Intern programs, linguistic consulting, leads workshops, and presents at conferences, schools, and tribal council meetings. Rebecca and Brandon started Native Teaching Aids and strongly believe in the vital importance of maintaining and revitalizing indigenous culture, language, and history for communities everywhere.

Rebecca Goff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Montana at Missoula. She has been invited to speak at conferences and present workshops in several states about linguistics and Native Teaching Aids. Her previous work in the retail sector has been valuable in NTA's product development and marketing. She and her husband, Brandon, are avid board game players and strongly believe in the power of games to teach concepts, critical thinking and communication.