Lynn was born in Cadillac, Michigan, and has lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula since 1980. She is a retired attorney and RN who practiced insurance defense law. Lynn has always had a sense of service and has used her skills to promote youth development and health with a long history of participating in and leading a number of nonprofit organization boards including GSNWGL, Michigan State Medical Society Alliance, Alliance Health Education Initiative, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Community Advisory Committee, Michigan Bar Association and Marquette General Hospital Volunteers. She was the president of Peninsula Waters Girl Scout Council for seven years and assisted with the council merger in 2007-2008.
In her retirement the past 15 years, Lynn has traveled extensively and enjoys learning about other cultures and meeting people. Her memorable trips include hiking to Mt. Everest base camp, Machu Pichu, the Grand Canyon and the Milford Track in New Zealand. The most unique place she has visited is the Galapagos Islands. Her favorite national parks are Yosemite and Yellowstone. Loving nature and the outdoors, Lynn had volunteered at Summerthing Camp for the past 25 years, leading extreme adventure units. She has been a big proponent of getting girls into the woods and learning survival skills and loves sharing her knowledge with a new generation of girls and empowering them to believe in themselves. She most enjoys hiking, camping, backpacking, and kayaking and is an avid reader, belonging to two book clubs.
Lynn is married to Don Snowdon, a retired emergency physician, and makes her home in Marquette. She is the proud mother of a Gold Award Girl Scout, Lissa, and her sister, Vanessa, and a very fun grandmother to Andy and Eric.
1. What years were you a Girl Scout? 1964 – 1975 as girl; 1992 – 2021 as adult
2. Were you a Camp Counselor and what was your name? Camp Counselor since 1992 – present, MoonUnit
3. What was your favorite badge you earned as a Girl Scout and why? Outdoor cooking badge was my favorite. I enjoy camping and liked learning different cooking methods.
4. Who is your forever Girl Scout friend or leader? Mrs. Stone, Junior Leader. She was so much fun, but very organized and kept us on task. She related well to all the girls and took us on a memorable canoe/camping trip in 6 grade.
5. How would you prefer to spend a free summer afternoon? On the trail with friends or my husband. I love to hike, camp, and backpack.
6. What is your favorite comfort treat? Chocolate
7. What is your beverage of choice? Diet Coke!
8. What woman in the public eye inspires you the most? Ruth Bader Ginsburg
9. What are your three favorite colors? Blue, turquoise, and periwinkle
10. You can't live without your Ziplock bags
11. What is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? Thin Mints