With over thirty years of post-production experience in the Boston area, John has had the opportunity to be involved in a wide and varied range of productions. Over the past decade, John has been a part of Northern Light's editorial staff and currently serves as Senior Editor. John is especially skilled in sound editing. Highlights of his work include editing JFK’s secret White House tape recordings for a 6-part program on the Cuban Missile Crisis and creating a 30-minute soundscape of a 1940s train station for the National World War II Museum.
The beauty of many of Northern Light’s films can be attributed to Jesse Beecher, Northern Light’s staff Director of Photography since 2007. Jesse has extensive experience in large sensor HD shooting, 4K shooting, aerial shooting, knowledge of chip settings, lenses/vintage lenses, and dramatic/scenic lighting skills. Jesse’s work can be seen at various museums, visitor centers, and institutions both near and far. Recently, he shot Northern Light’s feature documentary, Birth of A Movement: The Battle Against America’s First Blockbuster, which aired on PBS. He also filmed various media elements for the First Division Museum, including a complex virtual reality program. In addition to being a Cinematographer, Jesse is a talented graphic artist. He holds a BA in Documentary Film Production from Emerson College.
Jenny has been a Producer with Northern Light since 2007. She has produced several historical media elements for permanent museum installations, documentaries for broadcast, and multi-screen presentations. Her credits include the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play, the Hyperion Environmental Learning Center, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, and several projects produced for the National Park Service. Prior to joining Northern Light, Jenny worked as a community organizer and educator, including producing film projects with high schoolers. She has an MA in Film from Boston University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.
Jennifer has been producing and managing interactive projects for museums, media companies, corporations, and government agencies over 20 years. She has extensive management experience in all phases of interactive production including concept development, interactive design, media production, software development, installation, and testing. At Northern Light, she's worked on projects such as the Mob Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History. Before coming to Northern Light, Jennifer was the Digital Projects Manager for PBS’s NOVA, the long-running science series. At NOVA, Jennifer managed a team of digital content producers, designers, and software developers in the design and creation of award-winning educational websites, web applications, and mobile apps. She holds a BA in Mass Communication from Emerson College.
James has been working at Northern Light since 2012, during which time his work in character animation and motion graphics have been featured in numerous museum exhibits in the U.S. and Canada. His most recent work includes motion graphics for the American Writers Museum, the First Division Museum, and the Canadian Museum of History. James is passionate about fictional storytelling and is working on an animated series for the web called Z-Boy with his partner Zoë. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he holds a BFA in Animation.
Glenn has worked on a multitude of interesting live and post-production projects for more than twenty years. In 2016, he joined the Northern Light editorial team. Prior to that, he was an Editor at American Experience at WGBH Boston, where he worked on programs like the Emmy award-winning "JFK." His projects with Northern Light include telling the heartbreaking stories of First Nation Canadians, celebrating the contributions of U.S. military members, and The Last Speech, a documentary film centered around the last major speech John F. Kennedy gave before his assassination.
Blending technical expertise with creative vision, Evan has been involved in Interactive and Game Development for several years. While studying Game Programming at Champlain College, he acted as the Lead Developer at the Champlain Emergent Media Center, a local studio building innovative applications and media for the state of Vermont. After relocating to Massachusetts, Evan began work as an Interactive Developer at surrounding media firms, assisting in building and optimizing development teams by incorporating methods for code collaboration, build deployment, and project management. He now provides a large range of technical design skills to Northern Light, building on his unique background in creating engaging user experiences on a variety of hardware devices.
Eric joined Northern Light in 2010 and has brought a range of skills and experience to the team. In his role as Lead Animator, he's worked on numerous permanent museum installations and documentaries for television. Some highlights of his work include the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec, Canada. Eric holds a BA in New Media from the University of Maine and a Certificate in 3D Animation from the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts.
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.