Who We Are

Riparian Games was 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. Our company works with many different organizations to provide the most accurate information in All of our material. We have completed 33 areas of interest, including some of our National and State Parks.  Currently we are working on 23 more, including 2 from Canada to be completed by the end of the year.  Our product line includes; a kids animal guessing game, “Who Am I?”, a history timeline game called “Park History,” a family board game called “Tails and Trails,” our backseat “Trivia Game,” and our new line called, “Predator and Prey,” where you learn about the animals and the natural ecosystem of each area.  Every one of our games can be specifically name dropped and is tailored to each individual company, museum, amusement park, and our national and state parks.

Brandon, Rebecca and Dusty started Riparian Games as a way to support the continued development of language, culture and history education materials for Indigenous Cultures through our partnered company Native Teaching Aids.

 
 

Protecting Our Future

Here at Riparian Games, we believe in the value of preservation. One of the greatest partners that we work with on a daily basis is Native Teaching Aids. Riparian Games donates a percentage of every purchase to Native Teaching Aids in the effort to preserve indigenous language and history.

"Native Teaching Aids develops, creates, and produces entertainingly educational Indigenous language material, that incorporates culture and history, for schools, communities and families."

Visit their website to learn more about their mission!    www.nativeteachingaids.com


Our Values

  • Leadership ~ Lead by example. Encourage, praise and inspire others.

  • Respect ~ Treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • Candor ~Commit to candid and honest dialogue, delivered and received with respect and without fear of reprisal.

  • Attitude ~ Be positive. Work hard and never give up. Enjoy what you do.

  • Teamwork ~ Be a team player. Our success depends on highly motivated, committed and competent people who share our vision and work together to attain it.

  • Environment ~ Protect the environment. This is vital and part of everyone’s job.

  • Community ~ Be good citizens and good neighbors.

  • Innovation ~ Embrace alternative thinking, responsible risk-taking and continuous improvement.

  • Honesty & Integrity ~ Practice honesty and integrity in all business and personal dealings.

 
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Brandon Goff

As CIO and co founder of Native Teaching Aids. 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. Also of note is his creation of a 4 volume CD-ROM music educational game and experience series for an organization called A+, that went into production and was sold commercially.

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Dusty Burkhart

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 9 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 want to be with 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.