Paola Almonte is a talented animator and motion media artist with a BFA in Animation and Motion Media from Lesley University. She has honed her skills in 2D and 3D animation through internships and projects, showcasing her work on platforms like the Boston Marquee, asset creation for mobile app development and the recent virtual/hybrid shows with White Snake Projects. Beyond her animation career, in her leisure time, she enjoys watching videos, animated films, documentaries, and engaging in online learning like coding to develop her tech skills, making 3D projects on her personal computer, reading about new tech, and playing various video game genres. Paola is driven to inspire others from diverse backgrounds, serving as a role model for people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities. Currently working as an animator at Northern Light Productions, she brings a unique perspective and unwavering dedication to every project.
Charlotte Benoit joined Northern Light in 2023 as an Associate Producer after having earned a Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking from Maine Media College + Workshops. Before that, Charlotte went to Vassar College, where she was captain of the women's rugby team and graduated with a BA in History. Her background in history, special education, and film has inspired her to help others learn through the power of storytelling. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys writing, directing, and acting in narrative projects, as well as playing softball and snowboarding.
Alexandra is an award-winning Editor and Filmmaker with more than two decades of experience in both production and post production. As an independent Editor, she creates engaging, compelling stories about art, theater, history, social justice, and our shared human experience. Her work has been featured on PBS, WGBH, at the MFA, and multiple film festivals around the world. Alexandra is fluent in German, proficient in Spanish and French. She has an MS in Philanthropy and Media from Suffolk, and an MA in Cultural Studies from McGill.
Mark has over two decades of experience leading multidisciplinary creative teams in the design and development of compelling interactive media for museums, zoos, aquariums, and sports venues. Mark specializes in using meaningful play and rich storytelling to create powerful learning experiences. Leveraging a variety of technologies, his unique projects have seamlessly blended digital media with tactile multimodal interfaces to engage visitors in surprising ways. Through reliable communication, Mark cultivates collaborative partnerships with clients and team members to deliver exceptional projects that center around a robust visitor experience. He holds a BA in Film Studies and Mass Communications from Rhode Island College.
Vinny joined Northern Light Productions in 2022 after completing his game development studies at Southern New Hampshire University. He is passionate about technology, software, media, and learning, and is excited to combine these passions in his work at NLP.
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 work, he enjoys badminton, windsurfing, and long walks in the park.
After graduating from Bennington College in 2022, with concentrations in Film, Linguistics, Chinese, and Japanese, Joey joined Northern Light Productions in fall of the same year. Their previous work includes a number of short narrative and documentary-style films that they wrote, directed, shot, and edited. During college, Joey gained skills and experience in research and animation, as well as a TV credit on a PBS documentary series. Their two great passions are storytelling linked to culture in a variety of media, and languages. In leisure time, Joey likes watching good narrative content from all over the world in addition to studying and creating languages.
Bonnie is a Producer and Writer for museum exhibit media, television documentaries, and corporate videos. At Northern Light, she's worked on projects for the National World War II Museum,the American Writers Museum, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Mob Museum, the Tennessee State Museum, and the University of Nebraska State Museum. She loves making complex historical and scientific subjects accessible and compelling for viewers, bringing stories to life with engaging narratives and creative visuals. Also a fiction writer, Bonnie brings a passion for drama and story structure to her work. She holds a BA in Semiotics from Brown University.
Hanah began working at Northern Light Productions as an animation intern in the fall of 2020 as part of her college curriculum, during which she worked on motion graphics for the Canadian Museum of History and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. She recently joined Northern Light Productions after graduating from Lesley University with a BFA in Animation & Motion Media and a minor in biology in 2022. With a deep fascination and enthusiasm for both animated storytelling and the natural world, Hanah loves to create unique pieces of animation that entertain and educate her audience.