Journalist, Photographer, Film Maker
Doug Thompson sold his first photographs and a story to a newspaper at age 16. He became a full-time reporter for a daily newspaper at 17, a columnist at 19 and city editor at 25.
He strayed from newspapers for a while, venturing to the dark side of politics but returned to his roots after regaining his senses.
Now he practices his crafts -- reporting, photography and film making -- out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.