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Billy Joe Cain, Co-Founder, Creative Director
Billy Joe has spent 30 years in the interactive space, creating interactive entertainment, simulations, and training and educational games. His background began at legendary game studio Origin Systems, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, and has built products for Nickelodeon, United States Air Force, and others. Billy Joe has created and maintained online educational programs to improve critical thinking, math, and vocabulary skills. He has also combined his vast interactive experience to develop immersive Virtual Reality (VR) experiences dedicated to the eradication of one of the 21st century’s greatest injustices: Human Trafficking.
He co-founded the non-profit Radical Empathy Education Foundation in 2017 because his children were being groomed by a sex predator, whom he had known as a friend for years. When this happened, he didn’t know what to do or where to get educated. He knew that if it can affect him, it can affect anyone. He doesn’t want anyone to have this pain inflicted on anyone’s families or friends. Ever.
He is a member of Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CTCAHT), Houston Area Against Trafficking (HAAT), and the Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce, and continues developing relationships with experts, advocates, and survivors in this fight.
David Deeds, Co-Founder, Education Director
David brings over 10 years of experience researching and raising awareness about human trafficking. In that time, he has hosted events, engaged legislators, and found innovative ways of working against human trafficking while informing others. David has conducted a content analysis on more than 5,000 pages of textbooks that revealed criminal justice students are exposed to very little literature on human trafficking in schools. Additionally, David’s doctoral capstone work focused on educator pedagogy to investigate a possible gap in student understanding about human trafficking, the educators.
Beyond research, David has worked with nonprofits for more than three years and has helped design a roll-call training to help police officers identify human trafficking victims. He has also participated in outreach to potential victims and participated in many discussion panels and conferences as an expert of human trafficking.
David has spent the entirety of his educational career in Illinois working to educate people about human trafficking and make a difference. He has created a fundamentals course based upon 10 years of teaching the definition, specifics, and preventative actions of human trafficking at College of DuPage and Governors State University. PBJ Learning’s Human Trafficking Essentials course is the result of that decade of hands-on teaching.
PBJ Learning's Mission
Dave and Billy Joe came to fight human trafficking from different directions in different states, but one thing was sure. They needed each other to realize their shared goal. They met through a YouTube Channel Dave hosts called Human Trafficking Hater, and together they aim to provide the best classes to end human suffering in the world.
PBJ Learning exists to end human suffering through education, awareness, and personal action. Effective, fact-based, victim-centric education is vital if we are going to make a difference. We want to spread the reality. And ultimately, we believe prevention is better. We can stop the supply if we can acknowledge and address the issues that cause this horror to exist.
How we are doing it: We serve human trafficking prevention educational programs across the world through your web browser.
We believe your education should be available and easily accessible, so you can learn what you want, when you want it, and where you want to learn it.
Our classes start at the fundamentals. Like peanut butter and jelly.
Let’s get started!
Billy Joe and Dave