Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate and inspire awareness and appreciation for the central Appalachian Ecoregion through adventure, community, and sustainable living skills.

Our Story

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 pursuing their Master's in Adventure Education.  In pursuit of education, adventures, and the natural world, they also found love.  Today they are married and excited for new adventures and a new life 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


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, and is preparing to relocate to the Appalachians for new adventures to come.

Join us today

Contact us today to join our team.  He are looking for motivated individuals who love to adventure and share their passions for the outdoors.