Betsy Feinberg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with degrees in plant biology and English. She holds a Master’s Degree in English from New York University. Spending a summer at the University of Caen, ten miles from Omaha Beach, instilled in her an interest in understanding history from the perspective of the individual. With her husband, Michael Feinberg, she worked in documentary and educational film production for over twenty years as an interviewer and a script writer. Betsy has also won a number of awards for her artwork, including the Ida Becker Fund Award at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Club annual juried show in the New York City.
Michael Feinberg has had twenty-five years experience producing films, including editing, sound, and videography. Among the Feinbergs’ clients were the music division of ABC, Goebel Porcelain in Germany, AKG Microphone in Austria, and Aetna.
Betsy’s all-time favorite project was a series of seven short films for Goebel, the Artist Profile series, because she got to interview such fascinating people, including Gerhardt Skrobek, the sculptor who transformed the drawings of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel into the famous Hummel figurines.
Both Betsy and Michael have written countless newsletter articles, both on technical and general interest topics. They have also designed and produced monthly newsletters for non-profit organizations in which they were involved.
Betsy’s areas of special interest and expertise include natural history and biology, genealogy, history, education, nutrition, and gardening. Michael’s special areas of expertise are technology, education, and engineering and construction skills.