REBECCA GOFF, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As Executive Director, Rebecca Goff oversees the company, serves as primary client contact, offers linguistic consulting, leads workshops, and presents at conferences, schools, and tribal council meetings. Linguistic and research interns/employees are under her supervision, as is the Office Manager and Sales Manager
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of 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. She has recently been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Immersive Learning Research Network’s conference that will be held at Salish-Kootenai College in 2018. 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.
As Creative Director, Brandon Goff oversees the physical and digital product development. He is the lead graphic designer and trains design and technical interns/employees as well as the Senior Software Development Engineer. He also oversees the general function of the publishing house and supervises the Production Manager.
Brandon Goff has been developing web content for 18 years. He began his work in Minneapolis, MN, working on numerous projects of various scales and types. Among his major clients have been Harley Davidson, Target, Wagner Spraytech, 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.
For the past 16 years Brandon Goff has worked with the State of Nebraska’s Educational Service Units on various projects. In recent years, he built the interactive media teaching platform Assessment Learning Technology System (ALTS). He recently completed work on DIAL (Data Integrated Analysis) a portal system to be used by administrators and teachers. The system is designed to securely store and provide access to the state's standards-based assessment results and allows for cross-district and cross-assessment evaluation and data analysis. Both projects were developed for the State of Nebraska's educational system. He is the owner of Meta-Forge, LLC.
AVERY OLD COYOTE
Avery Old Coyote is one of our lead game developers. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Conservation with a minor in Native American Studies from the University of Montana at Missoula. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.