aNm – est’d 2005
It started with a need; then it became a dream. In its infant stages, alterNative Media (called, ‘Caddo Man Productions’ back then) sprang forth from the various media, technical, and/or production needs of family, friends, and colleagues.
Over time we organically expanded into other areas of expertise, offering artistic and technical services to various clientele.
As aNm emerged in its current form, we began dreaming of bigger and brighter things. With that, our client base grew with us, asking for more innovative and creative solutions to their needs.
Today, our 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. Our people are like family and we our proud of both where we came from and where we are going in the future.
New Look – Same Focus & Drive
In 2016, aNm updated our logo to a more stylized look and feel, as seen above. Moving away from a visual style focused on 3D modeling, our new logo is lean, clean, and on-fire!
The flame itself visually hints at our Indigenous (Caddo) ownership, but also suggests a continued presence of innovation and creative fire in all we do.
Software & app authoring and development? Yes. Comic book & graphic novel writing & creation? Yes. AR,VR, 3D simulations, & games? Yes. See our Services page for more details about how aNm can help add creativity and innovation to your projects.
Michael SheyahsheFounder | Technologist
Michael is an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation & founded 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.
Mary SkaggsBusiness & Financial Consultant
Mary 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.
Amanda PetreyPR & 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.
Kara SeatInstructional Design Consultant
Kara 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.
Shahla KerfordDeveloper | Programmer Consultant
Michele KrescoInstructional Design | Developer Consultant
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.
Betty DannewitzMultimedia | 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.
Shay RahmInstructional Design | Developer Consultant
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).
Destery HildenbrandInstructional Design | Developer Consultant
Destery Hildenbrand is a senior instructional designer and an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College. Destery has over fifteen years of experience in designing and developing training solutions for corporate and higher education. His main focus is on the effective use of technology in learning while maintaining sound instructional design and adult learning principles. HIs goal is to help others create engaging, effective, and exciting learning experiences through a mix of strategy, technology, and multimedia design.
Kevin Thorn, Chief NuggetHead at NuggetHead Studioz, has over 20 years experience in Learning & Development designing training solutions with emphasis in self-paced online eLearning. Experiences include instructional design, storyboarding, templates, games, scenario-based learning, interactive comics and custom interactions. More than 5 years experience as LMS administrator managing content, users and groups of sub-administrators. Lifetime experience in drawing and illustrating. Certified Facilitator in the use of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® materials and methods, Instructional Design, Visual Design, Sketchnoting and Graphic Recording, Storyboarding, Interactions, Explainer videos and animation, and Comics with Purpose.
Holly BackusInstructional Design Consultant
Holly is an enthusiastic learning and development specialist with over 15 years of experience in professional development, Train-the-Trainer sessions, and engaging training presentations while considering cultural lenses, implementing DEI initiatives, and improving employee engagement. Holly is skilled in developing and leading high-impact, cross-functional teams in classroom and online training environments. When she’s not creating awesome learning solutions, she is usually walking on the beach with her family, or knitting sweaters.
Adam is an a11y and works to improve accessibility and equitability of sites and apps, in hopes that the web can truly one day have equal access for all. He am an educator, specializing in video, motion graphics, and web based materials. Adam is a musician, specializing in scoring to video and rocking your socks off. Adam lends his animation expertise to the aNm team.