We’re the Snyders! Patrick, Lauren, Memphis, and Savannah. This will be our fourth year with Rock Tree Sky. As a family we basically love being outdoors; hiking, biking, camping, beach days, gardening, etc. Our extended families have been in Ojai for over three generations now (The Summit School Campus is actually Lauren’s former elementary school) and we love being a part of the Ojai Valley community. As a family, we’re passionate about mindful living, compassionate action, social justice and equity activism, and living joyfully!
Our oldest, Memphis (or M for short) is 11 years old. In his words, “I love to help anyone who needs it. I love playing with Legos, coding with Scratch, reading, and bike riding.” M is a gentle kindhearted kid whose mind is always moving and who usually has really BIG project ideas! This year’s first project is a mobile “reading nook” that he has designed in Tinkercad and is now preparing to build with his dad and grandpa.
Our youngest, Savannah (who likes to go by Nanna or Sav) is 7 years old. In her words, “I love art and baking with Kim, science with Jim, I love to play dress up, and I love being with my friends! Oh, and everyone knows Pouncy.” (for those who don’t know us...Pouncy is a small stuffed kitten toy that pretty much goes everywhere Nanna does). Nanna is an energetic, spirited soul whose creativity flows endlessly. She is always drawing, painting, building, and imagining. She is incredibly friendly and even if she has a moment of shyness...it melts within minutes and she is ready to be your new best friend. This year, her big project is to get better at sewing and design and sew her own dress up dress.
We look forward to getting to know everyone this year and continuing another beautiful year as a part of the Rock Tree Sky family!