Sylvia Bors is the Sr. Photo Editor for National Geographic Creative. She has been working in the photo industry as a researcher, editor, art director, curator, producer, photographer, stylist, scout, chef and shark whisperer for over 20 years. Her productions have taken her throughout North America, Africa, Central America, Europe, Asia, and her own backyard in New Jersey on 14 acres in an historic 200+ year old farm house where she resides with her family when not living in DC. Something close to her heart pulled her to National Geographic – the need to combine her commercial experience with the deep respect she has for nature and humanity and the incredible talent that stands behind the lens to capture, celebrate and champion it.
Kristin Dyak is a Social Media Consultant for National Geographic Creative. After spending five years in southern California working in the entertainment industry, she migrated back to the east coast and into the world of marketing. Kristin has always been drawn to motion and still imagery and the impact it has on culture and the environment. Kristin graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Media Arts & Design and Communication Studies. She enjoys traveling, watching weird movies, water sports and living in downtown Annapolis, MD.
Stacy Gold is the Director of Editing for National Geographic Creative and has been immersed in this industry for over 20 years. She passionately believes that photography can make a difference and is driven by the energy, stories and incredible visuals that our talent bring back from the field. Stacy joined National Geographic in 1995 after earning a B.S. in journalism and photography from Penn State University. She has been invited to guest edit at the Corcoran School of Photography and the Newhouse Syracuse University in New York. She was instrumental in the launch of FotoWeekDC, a photography festival that occurs annually in Washington, D.C. and she enjoys mentoring youth at National Geographic Photo Camps around the world. In her dwindling spare time, she enjoys jogging with her dog and eating the crumbs out of her kids’ empty potato chip bags.
Rob Henry (Alum)
Rob Henry was the senior editor of stock photography and video for National Geographic Creative. Having been immersed in this industry for over 30 years, he is constantly amazed, humbled and occasionally amused by the images he reviews on a daily basis. He considered it a privilege to work with some of the greatest photographers in the world. His first summer job was processing film and printing for the old Peoples Drug Store chain and he earned his photography merit badge in Boy Scouts with the legendary Director of Photography for National Geographic, Bob Gilka. Now in retirement, he likes to paint watercolors, work in his garden and walk his corgi.
Nadia Hughes has worked as a photo editor at National Geographic Creative for the past 17 years, winnowing down thousands of images to the best selections for commercial and editorial clients. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Hughes is the youngest of five. Her sibling position allowed her to be a quiet observer of people and their surroundings. She took this trait and parlayed it into a career of observation with a penchant for the subtle, unobtrusive, and sensitive. She earned her B.A. in photography from the School of Communication at American University, and lives with her husband, Jared, and daughter, Theodora, in Takoma Park, Md.
Gina Martin heads international editorial photography and video sales for National Geographic Creative. In addition to working in the international photography market for over ten years, Gina has been involved with the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia since it’s inception in 2007. Gina is a passionate supporter of photographers and over the years she has amassed a large personal collection of photography books and prints. She has also been known to host vagabond photographers in her small home (aka Gina’s Hostel) in Washington, D.C. Gina can be found riding her scooter to scour bookstores and yard sales in search of the out-of-print books she’s pining after …
Ashley Morton is the U.S. Editorial Sales Manager for National Geographic Creative, connecting editorial clients to the unparalleled content available from National Geographic. Ashley joined the agency in 2003 after earning a B.F.A. in photography, and is driven by her passion and commitment to the photographers as well as providing the best service to her esteemed clients.
She believes the world renowned and specialized talent of our photographers enables National Geographic Creative to remain a leader in this dynamic, evolving industry. Ashley is an art lover and creator, and can frequently be found navigating the busy D.C. streets on her bike, Roo, going to art shows and photography events.
Sara Snider Papademetriou
Sara was drawn to the business of photography after studying the craft from an early age, later majoring in photography in college and completing a post-grad year continuing her dive into photography specifically commercial and studio, in Paris. After 11 years at National Geographic, the last six she has spent happily promoting the talent of National Geographic as a photographer’s agent and Manager of Commercial Sales to the creative, advertising and corporate worlds. Sara’s eye for all things creative keeps her swimming in the pools of art, fashion, food, film and funky old (and occasionally new) furniture. She can be found in downtown D.C. walking her rescue lab/boxer mix, Cole, with her husband Niko, and son Luca.
Ashley Thomas spearheads marketing efforts for National Geographic Creative. With a background in art history and a love for all things visual, being surrounded by imagery and image-makers is a natural fit. Ashley’s tried on lots of hats around National Geographic over the last ten years with the company including archival work, sales and marketing, but still vows to not try the cafeteria’s tuna salad.