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Meet the TTInventory team

Our Mission

At Threads & Thistles Inventory, we are dedicated to revolutionizing the gaming community by fostering inclusivity and empowerment for those who don't often feel seen and heard in the world of gaming. As people who have encountered discrimination in gaming, we are committed to creating a space where every gamer feels valued and respected. Through our diverse range of products and unique designs, we aim to challenge stereotypes and redefine what it means to be a gamer.

Meet the owners

Alyssa & Thomas Dykstra

While I am the founder and the face of the business, I wouldn't be here without my husband, Thomas (Tom). You've probably seen photos of him in my social media, but what you don't know is that he does a lot of the behind the scenes work. While I handle everything from designs, customer service, marketing etc., Thomas helps the business by managing finances, shipments, business tools, and more. Most importantly, as my best friend, he keeps me level headed! We wouldn't have this business without each other. We're both so lucky to have a partner with the same interests!

Meet the designer

Jimena Fernández

Jimena is my go-to designer whenever I need more of my complicated ideas to come to life, and she was one of my initial designers to help me with the first shop designs before I got my Ipad, like the "Leah's Feelings" design you see her wearing in the photo! She primarily does illustration and concept art, and she says she most enjoys character drawing for games. Jimena describes herself as a huge D&D nerd, and she even creates full designs for her D&D characters!

Meet thye Designer

DIANA PUIGFERRAT

Diana is another designer and friend of mine I love working with- and I particularly love working with her for patterned designs! I call her the queen of patterns. She helped me with the Korok designs from the Zelda collection, which have now become some of the most popular designs in the store. Make sure to check out her portfolio and read more about Diana below!

Meet the Copywriter

Emily Stroup

Emily is the witty mastermind behind all of the product descriptions in Threads & Thistles Inventory. She says, "Since I've always loved playing video games, writing about them in a casual, accessible way has been incredibly fun and fulfilling!" Like the rest of the TTI team, she is a strong feminist and an avid gamer, as well as one of my closest friends. Her two favorite games are the Dragon Age games and Detroit Become Human. She's also the reason Skyrim is now one of my all time favorite games! Emily would describe her aesthetic as "grandma academia", which is expressed both in her fashion style and social media- even on her Animal Crossing island!

Meet the photographer

Meeses Gaming

Emily contributes significantly to both our store's accessories collection, and to the world of gaming as a whole theough her content! She aims to sheds light on women's experiences in gaming. Plus, she's hilarious. Be sure to check out her page!