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The Builder's Journey

Oct 31, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, Alex is not the only person that is beloved by the microphone. Alex’s guest today, Holli Snyder, has spent 26 years in the media business in the Vail Valley and has spent plenty of time behind a mic, but this is her first podcast! She currently serves as the Ad Director at the Vail Daily. Her background in the media has allowed her to be involved with all community organizations, events, and municipalities. She resides in Eagle and has a self-professed love of that community and everything it has given to herself and her family.


As the mother of 2 daughters, Holli has been involved in the Eagle County School District for the past 16 years and has been present for more than a few sporting events and theater productions. She is on the cusp of being an empty nester and figuring out the next phase of life.

In the meantime, she will continue to find ways to get involved in this community and give back in whatever capacity she can!


In this episode, Alex and Holli talk about…

  • Holli’s journalism journey from Topeka, Kansas
  • What Alex believes every successful contractor needs
  • Breaking down Holli’s brainchild, the Giant Cowboy Boots
  • The Avon Playhouse Project
  • Everyone involved in these projects brought something great to the table
  • Describing the characteristics that make a great leader
  • Holli refers to The Vail Daily as The Daily Miracle
  • Content competition in local journalism between the different cities
  • Journalists at The Vail Daily tend to stay for the long-haul
  • How COVID has affected The Vail Daily and its partners
  • Holli answers rapid-fire questions from Poddecks
  • Politics have become dirtier and dirtier as time has gone on
  • Diving into Holli’s creative outlets and process
  • Alex and Holli tackle Eagle’s mental health issues


Links to resources:

Holli Snyder


Vail Daily:

“Vail Daily names Holli Snyder, longtime local, as new ad director”


“Big boots brighten Broadway”


“Avon’s Playhouse Project concludes with auction on Saturday, July 21st” (2018)


“Philanthropy and whimsy combine for the Playhouse Project in Avon”  (2018)


#1 New York Times Best Seller  “Becoming” by Michelle Obama


“Colorado Wildfires: See interactive map and updates from across the state”


Grand Avenue Grill  (Eagle)


Stout House Café & Coffee  (Eagle)

Pod Decks "Never podcast without them"!  Alex Mintling - World Famous Podcaster

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

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