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Biography

 

Tiffney, a former college educator is the founder of Bevy & Dave; an award-winning multimedia educational company changing the narrative of Black history and building leaders. Bevy & Dave empowers families and educators with access to fun and inspiring global Black history learning tools, including toys, games, books, original animation short films and other activities for pre-school through elementary age children.

Tiffney's unique and unconventional work has been recognized among industry peers and featured in local, national and international media, including Good Morning America with Michael Strahan and Keke Palmer, MSNBC with Stephanie Ruhle, Voice of America, Daily Mail TV, Newsweek and more.

Within Bevy & Dave’s first exhibition year, its flagship toy, the “History Makers Puzzle Block Set (HMPBS),” was a finalist for the Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, and is the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and the 2018 Family Choice award.

Tiffney serves on the board of X-Mode Social and has a BA in Mass Media Communications from Wilberforce University and a MBA from Frostburg State University. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Elmo and daughter Beverlyann.

Contact: Tiffney T. Laing, Founder/Owner

571-243-0223

ttlaing@bevyanddave.com

Fact Sheet

  • Tiffney T. Laing is the Founder and Owner of Bevy & Dave
  • 2015 - Bevy & Dave was established
  • 2016 - Launched first product, the "History Makers Puzzle Block Set"
  • 2016 - Enters 1st pre-school curriculum at Bright Beginnings Learning & Enrichment Center in Ohio
  • 2017 - Landed 1st retailer at Frederick Douglass National Historic Park Gift Shop in Washington, DC
  • 2018 - Becomes an award-winning company
  • 2019 - Enters 1st elementary curriculum at Sela Public Charter School in Washington, DC
  • 2019 - Founder resigns from career in education to serve at Bevy & Dave full-time.
  • 2021 - Bevy & Dave expands into publishing its own books and short animation films.
  • Fun Fact: The company was originally launched with the name Ancestors & Descendants. The name was soon changed after realizing it was difficult for customers to say and remember.
  • Fun Fact: Our first international toy store retailer was in Trinidad and Tobago. 

Summary

For many years Tiffney was frustrated with how Black history was limited to slavery and oppression in school textbooks and teaching materials. Knowing that this would significantly shape a child's worldview, and impact their level of achievement, Tiffney created Bevy & Dave as part of the solution.

Founded in 2015 and launched on October 14th, 2016, Bevy & Dave is an award-winning multimedia educational company. We empower families and educators with access to fun and inspiring global Black history learning tools, including toys, games, books, activities and animation short films. We build leaders, create hope and connect students to possibilities through inspirational stories of self-leadership. Our learning tools empower young children to be their best selves.

Bevy & Dave has been featured in local, national and international media, including Good Morning America, MSNBC, Voice of America, Newsweek, Daily Mail TV, Fox, NBC, and more. Within Bevy & Dave’s first exhibition year, its flagship toy, the “History Makers Puzzle Block Set (HMPBS),” was a finalist for Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, and is the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine and the 2018 Family Choice award.

You can find our products in retailers including museums and historic sites. In the upcoming year we hope to expand our footprint by working with educators.