Our Mission

Spirit-bay Empowering Adventures is a non-profit organization founded in Seadrift, Texas by Robert L. Snider. Our mission is to provide persons with special needs the opportunity to enjoy quality educational outdoor adventures that can have a long lasting significant positive impact on their lives.

Our Founder

Robert L. Snider is a licensed U.S. Coast Guard captain that has been fishing and hunting in Texas for over 40 years. Since Robert was a child he has loved the outdoors and all its associated activities. He has had the privilege of spending many days and nights in the diverse Texas landscape hunting and fishing.

He came to realize that there are many persons with special needs in Texas who have not had the opportunities to enjoy nature and the relaxing and therapeutic experience an adventure provides. After multiple award-winning experiences while participating as a volunteer Captain for persons with special needs he was inspired to provide outdoor adventures on a regular basis at no charge.

Our Team

Robert L. Snider – Founder/Director/President
Licensed US Coast Guard Captain

Omar Pena – Director / Treasurer
IBM North America Cleversafe Cloud Sales Leader.
City of Pflugerville City Council Member

Sharon D. Snider – Volunteer/Secretary
IBM Research Accessibility Specialist

Delaney Day – Director
Graduate Assistant – Teaching Responsibilities:
Physical Fitness Concepts and Activities and
Exercise Physiology Laboratory