A visionary and solutions-driven entrepreneur, Tiffney is the Founder of the Award-Winning Bevy & Dave, a multimedia educational company inspiring youth to achieve higher. Through fun educational toys, puzzles, digital games, books, and short animation films for preschool-elementary age children, Tiffney is fostering a positive self-identity, sparking curiosity, and building leaders with global African (Black) history, heritage, and culture at an early age.
During her doctoral studies, Tiffney discovered that many researchers had already proven her theory, that the limited narrative of Black history as slavery and oppression in school textbooks and class materials hurts Black children. Black students achieve higher academically when they are connected to their history through a holistic lens. Rather than focus on the problem further, Tiffney left the program and founded Bevy & Dave. Within one year, the first product, “The History Makers Puzzle Block Set" was on the market and placed in select retailers and schools. This one-of-a-kind learning tool was a finalist for the 2018 Toy of the Year Award, Rookie category, winner of the 2018 Product of the Year Award by Creative Child Magazine, and the 2018 Family Choice Award.
Since launching in 2016, Bevy & Dave has expanded its product line to include books, animation films, digital games, and other activities. Tiffney’s unique and unconventional work has been recognized among industry peers and featured in local, national, and international media, including, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Voice of America, Fox News, Daily Mail TV, Newsweek Magazine, and more.
Tiifney’s contributions to changing the narrative of African (Black) history go beyond Bevy & Dave, she leads by example in her local school district as an advocate for change. With the support of the Parents Teachers Association, during the 2022 academic school year, Tiffney curated and added 250 age-appropriate fun books to her local elementary school library that focus on authentic stories about Africa and the diaspora. Additionally, Tiffney serves as the Delegate for the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee for her local public schools system.
2022 -Launched the digital "Learning Lab" and "Bevy & Dave Studio."
2021 - Expands into publishing books and released 1st short animation film
2019 - Enters 1st elementary curriculum at Sela Public Charter School in Washington, DC
2018 - Becomes an award-winning company
2017 - Landed 1st retailer at Frederick Douglass National Historic Park Gift Shop in Washington, DC
2016 - Launched first product, the "History Makers Puzzle Block Set" 2015 - Bevy & Dave is established.
Fun Fact: Our first international toy store retailer was in Trinidad and Tobago.
For many years Tiffney was frustrated with how Black history was limited to slavery and oppression in school textbooks and teaching materials. Knowing the impact this has on a child's worldview, and level of achievement, Tiffney created Bevy & Dave.
Founded in 2015 and launched on October 14th, 2016, Bevy & Dave is an award-winning multimedia educational company inspiring children to achieve higher. Our learning tools foster a positive self-identity, spark curiosity, and build leaders with global Black history, heritage, and culture through educational toys, games, books, short animation films, and digital learning tools for preschool-elementary-age children.
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 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.