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Meet the Cast & Crew

Beware the green eyes in the darkness.

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Dustin Ritchea

Dungeon Master

"Your best friend and your greatest enemy.”

 

Dustin has always been a storyteller, and The Legend of Nabell started in fifth grade with a song. It wasn’t until college, however, that Dustin started playing Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder, weaving stories for his friends and family. 

 

Dustin is currently the Production Director for Indiana Dunes Tourism, where he coordinates the production of video and graphic design projects. He is also the owner of Nabell Media, a marketing agency that helps, “Let Your Story Tower.”  

 

He has a master’s degree in telecommunications (production and design) from Indiana University and bachelor’s degrees in English and theater arts with minors in religion and media writing from Augsburg University. 

Dustin started Roll Seekers as a way to get together with his loved ones and entertain others who are seeking adventure, glory, and an escape from the mundane, as long as they’re all willing to go both, “there and back again.”

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Allison Ritchea

Lyra Besthal

Allison works as a Regional Property Manager for senior living communities. She wants to continue to grow in her current occupation but would love to one day own a non-profit shelter for senior dogs, where they could live out their lives if they lose their owners. Allison absolutely loves animals. She currently has two dogs and six rats. When she’s not spending time with her animals or friends playing D&D, she also loves to travel, hike, read, watch TV series, do escape rooms, and spend time with family.

 

When Allison first met Dustin, he was already a seasoned D&D player and DM, and Allison never thought it would be something she would be interested in. As she watched multiple games, she decided to give it a try and fell in love with the game. This was a great way for Allison to get out of her comfort zone.

 

She loves that D&D can be played by anyone and it can help build confidence. She loves the role-playing and story aspect of the campaigns, and she loves when something from months prior connects to a larger story. She’s so excited to be sharing this experience with you! 

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Zachary Gipson

Lexi Mox

Zachary started playing this game five years ago when Dustin invited him over for game night. Ever since then it’s been apart of his life. He plays in multiple campaigns, DM’s occasionally and is the co-sponsor for the D&D club at Culver Academies.

 

For money, he designs safe spaces for creatives to explore the art and craft of theatre as the Director of Theatrical Design and Production at Culver Academies. Zach also freelances as a scenic designer in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Region, and he is the founder and Artistic Director for the award-winning Ensemble Theatre Company.

 

In his free time, that he schedules in, he naps, paintballs, plays Minecraft, paints, dances, enjoys sledding, doing escape rooms with the gang, and doing photography.

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Calvin Carden 

Montague Dhalethm 

Calvin is a Freshman in college and is majoring in business at Indiana University. When he’s not in class or playing D&D, he enjoys watching movies, playing board games and video games, and occasionally drawing.

 

Calvin was invited to play a game with Dustin about nine years ago and played off and on until joining a large campaign about five years ago. He loves the variety of the stories and how it’s been weaved into a game he can enjoy with his friends. 

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Jami Spiegel 

Clara

Jami Spiegel started her tabletop adventures with Pathfinder over ten years ago with her brother, Dustin. Roleplaying sorcerers and animal-loving characters has become one of her favorite pastimes. When she's not rolling dice, you can find her at home with her husband, seven dogs, two rabbits, and designer clownfish.

 

Second to her family is her love of teaching; in 2021 she will earn her degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue University and will go on to be the best educator she can be. She dreams of instilling a love of learning in all of her students.

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Eli Carden

David Jones

Eli is in eighth grade and is the youngest member of Roll Seekers. When he’s not in school or playing D&D, he enjoys playing video games of all kinds. Eli spent four years watching his family play D&D games before he was finally asked to join. He saw everyone having so much fun that he couldn’t wait until he was old enough to play. Dustin challenged him with reading “The Hobbit” before he could join a game.

 

Eli has now actively been playing for three years and has sparked interest in the game with some of his classmates. His favorite parts about the game are being able to roleplay as different characters and getting lost in the story.