Shantal Begay is a Navajo graduate of New Mexico State University with a BA in Animation & Visual Effects and a minor in Digital Film. In 2020. she worked on the Las Cruces film festival animation introduction. She is a fellow of the Third Annaul Native American Animation Lab. Most recently, her animated short Familiar was screened at the 2021 LA SKINS festival this year.
MORGAN DRAKE - NFT LEAD
Based in Atlanta, GA, Morgan currently is the Client Success Manager for Crisp, recognized on the Inc. 5000 (Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. - 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017), as well as Atlanta's Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. His experience also includes active engagement with NFT wearables and digital assets endorsed by professional female athletes. Additionally, he has helped several AAA baseball clubs make use of Augmented Reality Apps to improve fan engagement.
LEE FARROW - PhD
Lee Farrow is an Auburn University professor and expert in Russian History. Her 2014 book Alexis in America is the most authoritative volume on Grand Duke Alexis of Russia's visit to America in 1871-72, which included what has become known as the "Great Royal Buffalo Hunt" with George Custer, William F. Cody, and hundreds of Lakota tribesmen, and serving as a major impetus for development of ReWILD!™, as well as one of the key resources for the "Ghosts of the Buffalo Grass" immersive media experience.
JOSHUA FISHER, PhD
Joshual Fisher is assistant Professor of Immersive Media at Columbia College Chicago. He s an expert in interactive non-fiction storytelling through Extended Reality (XR). Along with his co-author Dr. Janíce T Samuels, their work "A Proposed Curriculum for an Introductory Course on Interactive Digital Narratives in Virtual Reality" was awarded the Best Paper Award at ICIDS2021.
BILL MOORE - PROJECT DIRECTOR
Bill Moore - based in Omaha, NE - is the lead project director, coordinating game development and grant writing. He has experimental experience in VR/AR app creation in Unity, Blender and Vuforia. For the 2019 TEDx Omaha he created animated 3D animals inside Creighton Unviersity's Heider School of Business. In 2020, he organized and coordinated the transcontinental commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of US Post Office coast-to-coast airmail service.