Timothy Handley

Humanities and Sciences


Tim is a scientist turned designer and educator. He worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a member of technical staff, and for the National Park Service as a quantitative ecologist. Frustrated by the growing gap between science and society, and being both a trained scientist and a lifelong gamer, he decided to bring these skills together to help build a better future.

In 2013, he founded Mindful Mammoth, where he works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, nature, and life through play. His games have been featured at the International Festival of Independent Games (IndieCade), and he has been a speaker at a variety of diverse gatherings, including the Serious Play Conference (SPC) and the Association for Environmental and Outdoors Educators (AEOE).