Kunjal is a graphic designer, typographer with 18+ years of experience in strategic brand design, iconic graphics, interactive design, print, packaging and digital media. A dynamic collaborator with multi-discipline creators, she has an inventive approach to bringing stories to life, from concept to execution. After 15 years in Advertising and Corporate Design, Kunjal now designs for forward-thinking clients with a shared belief in education and social change at Northern Light Production. Passionate about design thinking, she believes that meaningful communication requires a deep understanding of the purpose and the audience. Some of her recent and on-going work includes designing digital interactive exhibits for Museum of Mississippi History, American Writers Museum, Dana-Farber, and the Tennessee State Museum.
Through her multimedia work, Associate Producer Zoe Gregoric is most interested in making the familiar unfamiliar and in tracing the reverberations of history. Zoe began her work at Northern Light as an intern, while completing her BA in Media Arts/Media Screen Studies at Northeastern University. She has experience in corporate communications, community media, and youth arts programming. As a researcher, writer, camera operator, and editor, Zoe has a unique understanding of the connectivity between subject and process. She considers listening in on other people's stories an immense privilege and is especially invested in understanding and unearthing media biases.
Since 1998, Tim Raycroft has been building a body of award-winning work for broadcast, museum, and independent productions. In 2008, Tim completed work on Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, an account of the country music legend’s seminal concert, which aired on PBS and screened at over 40 international festivals. Tim edited and co-produced the PBS production, Give Me the Banjo, an historical investigation of the instrument narrated by Steve Martin. Recently, Tim Co-Directed and Edited The Gospel According to Charlie and Nighthawks on the Blue Highway. His work in the non-fiction museum side includes acclaimed interpretive media for the Mob Museum, the Tennessee History Museum and the Mississippi History Museum. He holds a BA from Denison University and an MFA from Syracuse.
For over a decade, Tim has been managing the analog and digital media archives of film and video production studios, large and small. Once one of Northern Light's acclaimed and award-winning projects is completed, Tim meticulously cataloges and archives the assets in Northern Light's state-of-the-art, secure data storage system. When he’s not knee-deep in metadata, Tim can also be found in an editing suite. He's contributed to Northern Light programs such as Watkins Glen State Park, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Outside of the office, he enjoys badminton, windsurfing, and long walks in the park.
Delving deep into research and hunting for the perfect image to flesh out a story, Talia brings a keen interest in archival analysis to Northern Light. Her research work has appeared at exhibit media in places like the Mob Museum and the Tennessee State Museum. She also relishes going into the field to work on projects like Super Reefs: The Future of Coral or to assist in project managing and logistics on both documentary films and museum media projects. Talia has a BFA in International Relations, East Asian Studies, and Film, Television, and Interactive Media from Brandeis University.
Shane has worked as an Associate Producer at Northern Light since 2017. Since then, he’s worked on a variety films and interactive media projects, such as the documentary film, The Last Speech, and scientific interactives for the University of Nebraska State Museum. With his dual degree in Film and History from Boston University, Shane enjoys using his researching skills, knowledge of history, and filmmaking talent to create accessible and entertaining historical media. In his spare time, Shane creates independent narrative films that screen at film festivals around the country.
Rich has over two decades of experience working as a software engineer building software tools, business applications, multimedia presentations, and iOS apps. Since joining Northern Light in 2012, he's worked on interactives for many permanent museum installations including the Museum of Mississippi History and the American Writers Museum. In addition to his role as Interactive Developer at Northern Light, he teaches in the Communications Department at Boston College. Rich has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science as well as a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Media Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Portland has spent over two decades telling stories on television, film, and podcasts from all angles--as a Producer and Writer and as an on-camera and podcast host, voice-over talent, and actor. She's covered a myriad of beats, but has a special interest in natural and alternative forms of healing the body, mind, and spirit. Currently, she writes for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Before joining Northern Light in 2014, she created, hosted, and executive produced a 52-episode national TV talk show about natural health and wellness called "What's the Alternative?" As a Producer and Writer at Northern Light, some of her credits include hosting and co-producing/co-writing the acclaimed podcast, Stranglers, and co-producing and narrating the documentary film, The Last Speech. Portland holds a BFA in Acting from NYU and an MA from St. Michael's College in Vermont.
Nick is a recent graduate from the University at Albany, SUNY, where he studied Communications and Sociology. Before joining Northern Light, Nick was an editor at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, which provides electronic media programs and services to artists, organizations, and the general public. As an Associate Producer at Northern Light, Nick is involved in a variety of tasks from research to graphic mock-ups to editing and sound design.