Beth is a Producer and Emmy Award-nominated researcher with more than 20 years of experience, 13 of which have been honed at Northern Light. Beth has created a plethora of media for museums and award-winning documentary films. For the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, she produced a variety of immersive exhibit media to illustrate the story of the American role in World War II, in both the European and Pacific theaters. She holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a BA in History from Oberlin College.
Bestor is an award-winning Director, Producer and Cinematographer. Since founding Northern Light in 1982, he's directed innumerable media elements for museum installations, documentaries for broadcast, and multi-screen presentations. Many of his projects include media produced for nationally recognized museums including the National World War II Museum, Ford’s Theatre for Education & Leadership, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Bestor's produced work for federal and state institutions such as the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As an acclaimed independent filmmaker, Bestor’s documentaries have premiered at festivals including Sundance Film Festival, AFI’s Silverdocs Film Festival, and the Independent Film Festival of Boston and been broadcast on PBS, Discovery Channel, Sundance Channel, and more. Prior to his filmmaking career, Bestor served in the Vietnam War as an engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Ben has been working with Northern Light for over a decade as a Writer, Producer and Project Manager. He's written and produced numerous permanent museum installations and documentaries for television during this time. His extensive past experience includes writing for the Mob Museum, the Mystic Seaport Museum, and the Mississippi Museum of History. He also co-wrote the script for Confessions of the Boston Strangler and wrote the script for Whitey Bulger: The Making of A Monster, two riveting stories of nationwide interest with a local, Boston-based focus. In addition to his producing and writing credits, Ben is also a skilled audio engineer. He holds a BA in English, History, and Political Science from the University of Toronto.
Barbara is an award-winning Producer with over 25 years of production experience. Her career includes eight years of international field production for a PBS documentary series, five years creating engaging online stories for PBS Learning Media, and the production of large-scale museum projects. Barbara's particularly well-versed in documentaries about the natural world, having produced nationally broadcast PBS documentaries about the preservation of wild tigers in India, the preservation of wild cranes in China, and the development of safe water resources in some of the planet’s most isolated communities. She joined Northern Light in 2016 and has produced media for museums, including the First Division Museum and the Mob Museum. She holds an MA in Communication from Cornell University and a BA in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.