Director of Events
Phone: (907) 334- 0514
Sonya Wellman was born and raised in Anchorage, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and an emphasis in public relations. She began her career at Visit Anchorage, the convention and visitors’ bureau for the Municipality of Anchorage, before becoming promotions and marketing director for the Alaska nightclub Chilkoot Charlie’s. From there, Sonya jumped into the nonprofit sector and was executive director of the United Way of Grays and Pacific Counties in Washington state. She continued fundraising and development for other nonprofits in Washington and Alaska before joining Alaska Public Media as director of special events and then the Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage as sales and marketing manager.
Sonya’s community involvement includes Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis Silent Nights Starry Nights Gala, Anchorage Centennial Celebration events and the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival. She has served on the board of Visit Anchorage and continues to serve on the board of Visit Anchorage Helping Anchorage, the charitable arm of Visit Anchorage.
Outside of work, Sonya enjoys spending time fishing, hiking, cooking, writing and traveling.
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