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Ponte Vedran of the Week: Bob Snell

Bob doing the ole pistol squat
Bob doing the ole pistol squat

Folks, meet Bob Snell. He’s one of Ponte Vedra’s finest. A renaissance man, with talents he doesn’t even tout in this profile.   When not working as a firefighter, he’s running his own CPR certification business, doing ball squats at Black Hive, or hanging with is awesomely cool wife and three kids.

Name: Bob Snell

Occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, Station 10 (PVB)

Where I grew up: Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

A Ponte Vedran since: 2000

Other Places I have lived? Washington, DC (born); Cape Cod, MA (grew up); Durham, NH (college); Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa (Peace Corps); St. Paul, Minn (newspaper job); Jacksonville/PVB.

My favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Hanging with my family at the beach

My least favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Intersection of Solana and A1A (when I’m running late)

In my spare time I like too? Exercise (Addicted to CrossFit)

Ponte Vedran you most admire: My wife, Tricia Booker

My favorite time in Ponte Vedra: Days after Labor Day (when the crowds leave the beach)

Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra? Touring Europe by train

If I could invite anyone over to dinner – 2 Ponte Vedrans and one famous person – who would you invite? Scottie May, Elise Beard, Tom Brady

Last time you went to the beach: Last week, while on vacation in New England, I went to the Eastern most point in the U.S., which is on the coast of Maine. (wicked cold watah)

Last time you saw live music: Can’t remember

Favorite Ponte Vedra organization: HEAL

Favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant (or area): Sea Porch (Cabana Club)

Favorite place for a cocktail: Medure’s

Favorite way to get exercise here: Working out at my gym, Black Hive, in Jacksonville Beach

Favorite movie: Goodfellas

Favorite TV show: Sunday Night Football

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite subject in school: History

Favorite band or music: ’90s Alternative/Classic Rock

Something most people don’t know about you: I was a regional campaign manager for Sen. George McGovern’s 1984 presidential campaign (He didn’t win).

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