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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