Ryan Laukat is the founder and president of Red Raven Games. He is the designer and illustrator of Above and Below, Near and Far, Empires of the Void, City of Iron, Eight-Minute Empire, and more.
When Ryan was thirteen, he decided to design a card game so that he could illustrate the cards. Since then, he’s designed and illustrated countless game prototypes. In 2008, he started illustrating as a self-taught, freelance artist. He has illustrated many Dominion cards, one of which is the Adventurer card. Other game illustration credits include: Bridge Troll, Trollhalla, Chocolatl, and Rails of New England.
Ryan lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his family. He plays trumpet, sings, and juggles when he has time. He also works Cannonball Musical Instruments, where he engraves designs on saxophones using non-electric tools.
Malorie is co-founder and co-owner of Red Raven Games. She splits her time between being at home with three children, and working at Red Raven. She is a passionate game developer, play-tester, and writer and has worked on Near and Far, Above and Below, City of Iron, and Eight-Minute Empire, among others.
When she has free time, Malorie spends it with her family, playing piano, reading, and binge watching British TV shows. She is also a professional accompanist, a food enthusiast, and attends classes at the University of Utah.
Brenna graduated magna cum laude from The University of Utah with an Honors BA in English. She's been published in The Canticle, Utah Sings: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Geekquality.com. Brenna is excited to be part of the Red Raven Games Team, focusing on PR, writing, editing, conventions, and shipping.
Brenna grew up in Utah and currently lives in Salt Lake City with her brother, her sister, and their cat. In her free time, Brenna loves to read and write speculative fiction. She also has an interest in computer game design. Her previous game design projects can be found at https://cepheid.itch.io/
Andrew is a Brigham Young University Graduate with a BA in Humanities. He has nearly ten years in game retail/management and has worked at a major game distributor for two years. Andrew has done convention work for Mayday and Asmodee, and has participated in several play-test groups over the years for Fantasy Flight Games. At Red Raven he works in marketing, game development, and international licensing.
Andrew was born in Austria, and grew up on the east coast of the USA. He went on a mission for his church to Guadalajara, Mexico. He met and married his sweetheart Jenae while at BYU. They have one son, Galax, a two-year-old, self-professed gamer-for-life. Andrew and his family recently moved back to Utah to work at Red Raven Games. They currently live in West Jordan. Andrew is a game collector, and his hobbies include gaming (board games, video games, and some RPG’s), film, comics, traveling, singing, dancing, working out, skiing, and reading.