Originally from northern Michigan, Taylor joined Northern Light in 2012. He's worked in various capacities on films broadcast nationally and internationally, on museum installations, and on the podcast, Stranglers. Some of his other Northern Light credits include: The People vs. The Politicians, Birth of a Movement, Rocky Ros Muc, Beyond the Wall, Confessions of the Boston Strangler, Circus Without Borders, Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster, and Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. Taylor holds a BA in Communication and Cinema from Denison University.
Susan Gray is a Director who develops, directs, and writes projects for television broadcast as well as festival and theatrical screenings. Before coming to Northern Light, she worked as a director/writer in Europe and Washington, D.C. Her films have aired on PBS, National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, Channel 4 England, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Arte, NHK, and more. Susan's awards include Nomination for Outstanding Historical Emmy, the best INPUT (public television programming worldwide), and the Adolph Grimme Award (the German Oscars).
Nicky has been Northern Light's Bookkeeper since 2001. She's worked in financial administration with various small businesses—both private and public companies—including ten years in law and several years in real estate investment. Adept at bringing her accounting and related business administration skills to multi-faceted small business environments, Nicky especially appreciates the challenges of working with a staff of creative, collaborative professionals in Northern Light's always-changing production environment.
Karene Pierre is Northern Light’s Assistant Bookkepper and helps the finance department run smoothly by taking care of accounts payable. She has over twenty years of experience in finance, mainly with small non-profit companies. Karene has a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MA from Cambridge College. In her free time, she loves to travel and go on pilgrimages, especially to the Holy Land, Italy, Africa, and Asia.
Elena joined Northern Light in 2017 as a Marketing Associate. She comes from a public history background, having collaborated on several public history projects and worked at museums and National Park Service sites. Passionate about audience-centered interpretation, she enjoys how audiovisual media presents creative opportunities to interpret time and place. Elena holds an MA in History from Indiana University and a BA in History and German Studies from Oberlin College. Outside of work, she enjoys playing flute and piano, dancing, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.
As Lead Marketing Associate, Daniela is tasked with interacting with all the internal and external moving parts of Northern Light. Daniela represents Northern Light's work at a variety of conferences each year and is passionate about building and deepening productive and long-lasting client relations. Her MA from NYU Tisch and her varied experience in production, sales, and festival coordination are the foundation upon which she conveys Northern Light’s messages successfully; her fluency in several languages furthers that reach. Daniela has brought on a variety of large scale projects to Northern Light such as Pikes Peak, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, and the FDR Library.
Tim is Principal of Northern Light and Producer and Project Manager of many of the company’s award-winning signature films for museums, visitor centers and broadcast television. Many of his past projects have focused on interpreting science, technology, and natural history. Tim's credits include Message from the Mountain, a cinematic experience about the eruption of Mount St. Helens for the U.S. Forest Service Johnston Ridge Observatory, and Land to Life, the orientation film for the main visitor center at Yellowstone National Park, and the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Andy is an award-winning Director, Editor and Principal of Northern Light. His documentary credits include Beyond the Wall, Circus Without Borders, and The Dhamma Brothers, a theatrically released feature-length documentary about the profound effect of Vipassana meditation on inmates in a maximum-security prison in Alabama. The film has won numerous awards and been profiled in The New York Times and on NPR and featured as part of Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series. Andrew has over 20 years of experience managing multimillion-dollar media projects at internationally recognized museums and visitor centers including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History, among others. He holds a degree in Art History and is currently working on a 180-degree immersive film that examines the lives and contributions of recent immigrants to Canada.