Our mission is to educate and inspire awareness and appreciation for the central Appalachian Ecoregion through adventure, community, and sustainable living skills.
Appalachian Expeditions is an outdoor education program started in Davis, WV. We are centrally located between Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and strive to foster a stronger connection between participants and the central Appalachian ecoregion- a metaphorical backyard. By introducing and encouraging connections with this place we hope to develop more sustainable living habits within this region.
Meet the Team
Alex and Libbey co-founded Appalachian Expeditions. They met in 2014 at Prescott College while getting their Master’s Degrees in Adventure Education. In pursuit of education, adventures, and the natural world, they also found love. Today they are married and excited for many adventures to come in Davis, WV.
Alex Snyder, Founder and Director
Alex has Appalachia in his blood. His family has deep roots in Davis, WV, and he has spent the better part of his life paddling, hiking, and biking in the region. In 2014, he moved to Prescott, AZ, to pursue a graduate degree in adventure education. It was a passion for outdoor adventures that drove him to start Appalachian Expeditions, and it was the education from Prescott College that helped form the foundation.
Libbey Holewski, Co-founder and Program Director
Libbey grew up in Cincinnati, OH, and bounced around the West following her passions for outdoor education. In her career as an outdoor educator, she has done it all, from sea kayaking in Alaska to backpacking in the canyons of Utah and skiing in Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Libbey also received her Master’s degree in adventure education from Prescott College. She is thrilled to be on this journey with Alex and is ready to explore the wilds of the east!
Join the team!
Contact us today to join our instructor team. We are looking for motivated individuals who love to adventure and share their passions for the outdoors. Contact Us