Carolyn holds an MA in Museum Studies with a history concentration from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Rochester. Through various internship experiences Carolyn has collaborated on nonprofit and community-oriented projects, including curating audio for a traveling museum exhibit, completing content and archival research, and supporting a capacity-building consultant firm on a project with a historic preservation organization. She brings her enthusiasm for museums, multimedia storytelling, and interactive exhibits to work as a Marketing Associate with Northern Light Productions.
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 Mammals Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Andrew Kukura is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and Principal/Creative Director of Northern Light Productions, where he has been producing both short and long-form films and interactive media for over twenty years. His recent documentary credits include producing and directing Revealed: The Hunt of Bin Laden, a two-hour History Channel special featuring interviews with Presidents Obama and Bush, Secretaries Clinton and Gates, and members of Seal Team Six, produced with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Other notable credits include The Dhamma Brothers, a theatrically released feature about the profound effect of Vipassana meditation on inmates in a maximum-security prison in Alabama, which won numerous awards and was featured as part of Oprah's Soul Series. Andrew has been Creative Director on multimillion-dollar media projects at museums and visitor centers including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History, among others. His work has been featured on NPR, PBS, The New York Times, OWN, History Channel, Hulu, and Netflix.