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.
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.
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-Media / 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.
Social Media & Marketing Consultant
Hannah Skaggs has an award winning background of 5+ years in sales and an eye toward the tech industry. She has what it takes to not only gain a client’s business, but their trust as well.
Hailing from Oklahoma City, Hannah spent the majority of her youth playing softball for various competitive teams and was on the swim team and debate team in high school.
Hannah enjoys cooking and baking, consuming massive amounts of content about both these subjects, and dumping hours of effort into making dishes resembling high quality food. She has also proven to be quite innovative in creating toys for her cats out of everyday objects.
Instruction Designer / eLearning Developer
Shay Rahm is an Editor and Professor focused on creative writing, academic and argument writing. She specializes in teaching with technology. Interested in professional development as well, and motivational speaking. Shay has written numerous papers for and delivered presentations at various local and national conferences including ALA, PCA, CEA, E-Learn World, Oklahoma Regional WebCT Conference, Student Association of Graduate English Studies Conference, and the Conference of Two-Year College English Association—SW Region, and Online Classroom. Additionally, Shay is the author of two chapters in and the co-editor of College Talk: Conversations for Central Success (Kendall Hunt Publishing).
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.
From celebrating Indigenous culture to technology and code to eLearning, see the various news and articles from aNm.
Meet Michele – Instructional Designer at aNm Q: What is something that people in your industry have to deal with that you want to fix? A: Instructional designers have various backgrounds. There is an ongoing debate within the [community] as to whether a degree is needed to be effective in this field. Sure, having a solid foundation […]
We are ecstatic to welcome Romar Learning Solutions to our list of aNm clients! About Romar Romar Learning Solutions specializes in designing management, leadership, and relationship development solutions that broaden leadership skills, enhance productivity, and foster business growth. source: romarlearning.com Project Overview To assist Romar Learning Solutions with learning content development, aNm provided expertise and […]
Meet Kara – A Project Manager & Instructional Designer at aNm Q: What do you do at aNm? What does your role at the company entail? A: At aNm I am a Project Manager (“PM”) and Instructional Designer (“ID”). The two roles go hand in hand. As an ID, I need to have the 30,000 mile view […]
2020 is here! And what better way to celebrate than to take a deep, inward look at some of the peaks and trends at aNm that reveal themselves. Rather than do a typical “year in review” post, like previous years (see aNm’s 2017 and 2018 reviews) 2019 was a whirlwind year for aNm filled with […]