About us

We're here to help improve quality of life for people around the world.

We are a team of passionate people whose goal is to improve everyone's life through research-and-evidence-in-practice-supported experiential social programs, helping improve lives for people all around the world!

Our Team

A Brief History & Timeline Overview of RPG LLC's founding & development:

  •  1977 our founder, Hawke Robinson introduced to role-playing games (Original Dungeons & Dragons) by a cousin

  • 1979 founder begins developing software and early use of what would become the Internet.

  • 1980 founder begins working with elderly in senior care facilities

  • 1982 founder begins researching the effects of various role-playing game formats: tabletop, live-action, electronic, & hybrids, wrote first 8-page paper on the subject in 1983.

  • 1983 founder paid as professional game master to run game sessions for multiple groups weekly.

  • 1985 founder runs role-playing games as a class, in the classroom for high school students five days a week during school time as alternative theater class or study hall, at Realms of Inquiry "A School for Gifted & Talented Children", and continues to run RPG programs in and around schools & other educational settings ever since.

  • 1990 founder begins working in healthcare over time as Certified Nurses Aide, LPN trainee, Habilitation Therapist, and more.

  • 1996 founder running tabletop RPGs over webcams using own servers. This continues to expand over the coming decades, as our founder becomes Director of Operations, Security Director, Chief Information Officer (CIO), & Chief Technology Officer (CTO), working with a wide range of companies, including in Silicon Valley, working with Fortune 500 companies & others, implemented innovative bleeding edge technologies in online education, virtual offices, electronic publishing (ebooks), information security, wireless ISP, & many other sectors.

  • 2004 founder creates website & public research repository & non-profit, RPG Research, & implements therapeutic RPG programs through universities & other organizations, later leading to practitioner as music, role-playing game, & recreation therapist with a background in computer science, research psychology, & neurosciences.

  • 2014 RPG Therapeutics LLC business registered with Washington state, trying to hire employees, realize has to create workforce from scratch. Already offering over 77 courses on using role-playing games in educational, entertainment, recreational, & therapeutic settings. Business expanding far beyond just therapeutic services due to overwhelming demand in education, entertainment, recreation, professional training services, conventions, accessibility, & other industries.

  • 2017 RPG Research incorporated as 501(c)3 non-profit research & human services charitable organization, growing to have 100+ volunteers across 5 continents.

  • 2020 RPG LLC registered as DBA for RPG Therapeutics LLC to reflect the diversity of services we now offer across many industries, professions, & interest levels.

Our Team

Brian Huseland
Therapeutic Game Master 1 Trainee
Specializing in J.R.R. Tolkien-based settings. Member of the Ea Tolkien Society. A historian. Mr. Huseland is a teacher at Northwest Christian Schools.
Danielle Whitworth
Facilitator and Therapeutic Game Master 3
WA State Dept of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, also with Sports Medicine Background. With RPG.LLC since 2018
Hawke Robinson
Professional peers around the world introduce him as "The Grandfather of Therapeutic Gaming" because he has been researching the effects of games and using in therapeutic programs longer than anyone else. Founder of RPG.LLC and non-profit RPG Research. Level 19 Therapeutic Game Master. WA State Dept. of Health Registered Recreational Therapist. Background in Music & Recreation Therapy, Research Psychology, Computer Sciences, & Neurosciences.
John Welker
Facilitator and Therapeutic Game Master 5
WA State Dept of Health Registered Recreational Therapist, 21 year US Army Veteran, also with Nursing Background. With RPG.LLC since 2018