LFW Member Spotlight – Leslie Snare

Have you ever wondered who the people behind Living Fort Wayne are? Or maybe you’re curious about the different things our team does every day that make Living Fort Wayne the go-to destination for all the great things happening in our city. In this new spotlight series, we’ll be featuring a few of our amazing volunteers who will share a bit about their contributions to Living Fort Wayne and what they do outside of their volunteer work with us.

Today we are spotlighting Living Fort Wayne’s director-at-large, Leslie Snare!

What is your role with Living Fort Wayne and why did you decide to volunteer for our blog?
I am currently serving as the director-at-large for Living Fort Wayne, which means that I’m basically the liaison between Living Fort Wayne and Young Leaders Northeast Indiana (YLNI). I oversee the strategic direction of our website and social media presence.

Tell us one thing about your life outside of Living Fort Wayne
Besides LFW, you’ll probably find me running the trails or in a local race. I’ve got two goals for 2017—to qualify as an Ironrunner with the Fort Wayne Running Club and to complete my first full marathon at Fort4Fitness this fall.

If you could live any other place in the world, besides Fort Wayne, where would you live and why?
Oh, I’m definitely heading to southern California…I love the laid back vibes of San Diego, plus the mountains, the oceans, and the year round warm weather would keep my running shoes perpetually laced up!

If you had a friend coming in from out of town, what is the one can’t miss thing you would show them or do with them in Fort Wayne?
That’s a tough one, but I’d have to say I’d definitely take someone to Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown. Visit Fort Wayne hosts this annual event where a lot of the downtown museums and attractions offer free admission, so it’s a great opportunity to check out the best of downtown, like the Botanical Gardens, the Embassy Theatre, and the historic Allen County Courthouse.

If you were going to karaoke tonight, what song would you sing?
I’ve never done karaoke, and have terrible stage fright, so it’s definitely not high on my priority list. That being said, you can often catch me singing along to Kings of Leon or car dancing to any number of hip hop or EDM songs. Don’t judge.


Keep your eyes peeled for the next Spotlight with another one of Living Fort Wayne’s volunteers. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help out with our blog, send us an email at info@livingfortwayne.com or reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook.
We’re always interested in meeting with other folks who are passionate about sharing all that’s great about living, working and playing right here in Fort Wayne!

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Tim Zink

Author: Tim Zink

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Director-at-Large, Living Fort Wayne (July 2017 to present): I work in both higher education and local media. I am always open to exploring creative ways to approach community engagement. I am also eager to spotlight the efforts of our local creative class in areas like entrepreneurship, new media, non-profits, the arts, and more. @twzink

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