aNm is a Native American / Indigenous –owned consultancy that provides custom, creative, & technical solutions: eLearning & training content development; comics & graphic novels; software & mobile app development; interactive 3D simulations & video games; 2D animations; AR, VR, & more.
Our people are like family and we are proud of both where we came from & where we are going in the future.
Founder & Technologist
Michael Sheyahshe is an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation & started aNm in 2005. His book, "Native Americans in Comic Books", is available from McFarland publications. He has a Bachelors in Film & a Bachelors in Native American Studies, both from the University of Oklahoma, & earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3D Modeling from the Academy of Art University. Michael achieved the rank of Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Karate in 2013.
Business & Financial Consultant
Mary Skaggs is a former English teacher and writer. Her poetry has been published both online and in New Plains Review. She received a Bachelors in English Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She has many years of experience in the federal government sector. Mary provides expert oversight in aNm’s documentation as well as professional proofreading.
David has an extensive breadth of experience in sales as well as a good-natured congeniality that allows others to connect easily with him. In addition to cutting his teeth in sales, David has moved to the Technology field, focusing on Information Technology, Networking, and SysAdmin.
PR & Marketing Consultant
Amanda is highly successful in all areas of promotions, whether making first impressions in a kiosk or booth on a showroom floor, interacting with public relations professionals to promote her product, or pampering important clients in both an upscale nightclub or a high-end sushi restaurant. While she received a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, Amanda has the chops to back it up, having mastered a gambit of skills in her vocation.
Mike has nearly two decades of experience authoring and administering web sites and interactive media for a variety of clients and industries. He has been either the lead or the sole developer for many of the projects he has worked on, seeing the projects through from the initial design stage to completion. Mike continually seeks new tools and technologies that will allow him to improve and enrich the user experience.
Grants & Financial Development Consultant
Combining her unique mix of academic credentials, higher-ed experience, professional tenacity, and real-world knowledge, Jera provides expanded stewardship for aNm in the specialized areas of grants, grant-writing, promotions, and financial development. She has devoted her career to seeking opportunities for organizations to expand their reach and financial capabilities.
Coding Framework Consultant
Matt Schikore is genius at full-stack development and authoring applications with various code-based front-end frameworks, such as Node.js and Ember.js. Matt holds a CS degree from the University of Iowa and has served in various professional roles such as Software Engineer and Senior Systems Analyst throughout his distinguished career.
Maria Wolf Lopez
Comic Book Artist Consultant
Maria is a freelance Illustrator/ painter / comic book artist at Art of Maria the Wolf and comic book artist / video game designer at The Laughing Chimera. She studies at the International School of Comics in Chicago, Illinois and has worked with aNm to create comic book illustrations for the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian's "Native Knowledge 360" (KN360) online exhibit.
Instructional Design Consultant
Kara Seat has over 15 years of professional experience in graphic design, writing, proposal writing, and training and instructional systems design. Kara has worked as a graphic designer, technical writer, proposal writer and instructional systems designer as well as designed and developed both Instructor-led and web-based trainings on topics ranging from air traffic control and aircraft maintenance systems, to surveillance and border protection. Her experience includes training task analyses; job task analyses; training gap analyses; course design, development, evaluation, eLMS maintenance, and facilitation.
Multi-media / Graphics / Visual Consultant
Joe Fiala has over 10 years of experience as a Multi-Media Producer for one of the largest education companies in the world. This experience has allowed Joe to develop his expertise within Motion Graphics/Animation, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Audio Production, UX/UI Design, and applying gamification principles across a variety of digital applications.
eLearning Developer / Programmer Consultant
Instructional Design / Storyline Developer
Michele Kresco is a seasoned designer with experience in multiple modalities of instruction including instructor–led training (synchronous) and e-learning for government clients. She has over a decade of experience as a graphics solutions developer and is highly adept with technology and quick to learn new technologies and apply solutions.
Multi-Medial / Graphics / Visual Consultant
Jennifer Driscol has over 2 decades of experience in Instructional Design and Graphic Design with a passion for learning design and development. Specialties include Instructional Design, Graphic Design, eLearning design, eLearning development.
Media / Coaching Consultant
Betty Dannewitz is a seasoned senior L&D professional. She specializes in AR and video content creation, soft skills and leadership development facilitation, and is responsible for developing and implementing innovative coursework for a corporate financial community. Betty is passionate about using her skills and talents to help people become better humans, and has spent the recent years finding ways to do that through AR and video learning.
aNm services have expanded to include state-of-the-art technological and artistic expertise. services, innovations, and products to an ever-growing list of happy clients, on the local, regional, and global level. aNm is proud to count among its numerous clientele: Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Comanche Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Pawnee Nation, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
3D, comics, eLearning, & more! See aNm’s showcase examples using the links below.
Michael has been a valuable resource in his knowledge of Native American representation in comic books and other forms of media. His book is great and I look forward to working with him in the future.
Shawn S. Lealos
Michael is a great person to do business with, always reliable and honest and providing the best work for the money. I would recommend him to anyone with the need for good graphics in a timely manner.
We met with Michael at one of the e-Learning conferences about 3 years ago and since then we've be constantly in touch, working on different projects. All of that worked out amazing. Michael is super creative yet very professional. All the work was always finished on time meeting all the deadlines. Right now we are working on launching the webinars series for e-Learners on how to prepare an online training project from start to finish. Michael is a pleasure to work with and I am looking forward to more projects and events we can work on together!
Michael is a talented professional who brings creative, innovative approaches to any project he undertakes. His knowledge of the latest technologies is truly unparalleled. He would be a strong asset to any team!
Michael’s expertise, his ability to effectively convey complex topics to the committee, and his time management/prioritization skills are an invaluable benefit to NCU’s Accreditation Committee. He consistently exhibits a positive attitude tempered with business and educational acumen that enables him to explain difficult, strategic issues at abstract/visionary discussions. Michael is “value added” as the Chair of Northern California University, Accreditation Committee.
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