Name: Stephanie Snyder
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Morton, Washington and raised in the Puget Sound region of Washington.
What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life?
I would have to say that the biggest transition I’ve faced was when I married my husband 30 years ago and moved out of state, leaving everyone and everything I had ever known in Washington. Entering the world of being a Navy spouse, I had to learn how to find my way around, network with other spouses, and make new friends I could trust while my husband was deployed. I am thankful for that time because it helped me to find confidence in myself and grow into a stable and capable SOF Spouse, and I made some lifelong friendships along the way.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give a younger you?
Take time to be present and TAKE MORE PICTURES!!
Your Personal Why?
I’m still trying to find my true “Why”, but I do know that I love helping others however I can. I tend to be detail oriented and a problem solver who enjoys sharing whatever knowledge I have.
How does your Why drive you to be a part of the THF Ecosystem?
Watching and hearing the THF course while my husband was transitioning and taking the course (virtually due to COVID), I was so impressed that there was a program that was willing to expose transition SOF to this level of information. The professional tips from coaches, the resources, and all the other knowledge shared with the SOF member was incredible. I believe it is so important that we give back to each other, especially this incredible group of people who have sacrificed so much and can think of no better organization to be aligned with.
Military Connection or why do you respect Special Operators?
I’ve been married for 30 years to my husband who served 31+ years in the Navy, 20 of which as a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman or SWCC.
Favorite THF Value, and why?
Create Experiences. I am excited to help share the THF experience with the SOF community. Knowledge is power.
Area/Industry of expertise:
I’ve worked all my life in various areas of the administrative world. The previous 15 years I have worked in the medical insurance/dental field in supervisory roles specializing in finance and insurance.
Contact Stephanie directly at email@example.com.