Sonya Doctorian is an independent producer whose work focuses on short-form documentaries.  Living in Boulder County is a homecoming for Sonya, who was a video journalist for Denver’s Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. The untimely demise of the 150-year-old newspaper propelled her to The Washington Post to work as deputy director of photography, then the Post Magazine’s senior photo editor. She has led three photo staffs as director of photography; The St. Petersburg (FL) Times, The State newspaper in Columbia, SC and The Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel. She began her career as a staff photographer at The Tampa (FL) Tribune.

Sonya earned a masters in documentary filmmaking from American University in Washington, DC and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri.