Barb Snelgrove is a power train in the LGBT community. Self-driven, dedicated, and deeply motivated, she’s a force of nature.
“Every day when I open my eyes and take that first breath, I’m happy,” the Vancouver woman says with infectious laughter. “It’s a good day. It could only get better from there.”
Since 1998, when she stepped up to get involved, Snelgrove has devoted countless hours and days to helping make things better. “Bettering my community is sort of where my volunteer focus comes from,” she says. “I’ve always been a cheerleader for my community.”
Best known for her expertise in marketing, public relations, and communication, Snelgrove also has a knack with the microphone, making her a sought-after host.
According to her, keeping an audience is like being a circus ringmaster: “You’re moving things along, and you’re hopefully entertaining as well as poignant when need be.”