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Program Director

Program Director, Maryalice Snider.  I’ve been with the Foster Grandparent Program since early 2013, starting as Laramie’s Project Coordinator.   I became Director in September 2015 when the program came under its new sponsorship.  Prior to working with the Foster Grandparent Program, I taught nutrition at UW, LCCC, and to mothers and young children.  I also worked as a Registered Dietitian in various hospitals and nursing homes in SE Wyoming.   Among other things, as director of FGWR I supervise the daily operations and try my best to keep things running smoothly.  My husband Jeff and I raised our two children Laurel and Noah in Laramie; now they live all across the country so I practice subliminal messaging so they might move closer to home!  I enjoy cooking, playing in the mountains, traveling and learning about new cultures.   Our seniors inspire me every day.  If you happen come to our office during the school year, please say ‘hi’ to Ivy and Lulu☺.

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Laramie Project Coordinator


Originally from Nebraska, I moved to Laramie in 1990. I have a BA in Child & Family Development and an MA in Curriculum & Instruction/Early Childhood Disabilities. I've worked in Early childhood Education for many years and have worked with Foster Grandparents in each program. It's wonderful being part of the Foster Grandparent Program to support seniors within our community.  I have a large family and my favorite thing is to spend time with them. I enjoy cooking, playing games, reading, having adventures in different places in the world. And I love serving our grandparents. Please stop in and say “hello”!

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Sheridan Project Coordinator

I am a recent transplant to Sheridan from North Carolina and am brand new to Foster Grandparents of the Wyoming Rockies. My educational background is in Psychology, earning degrees from Western Carolina University. I have worked in private households with families for nearly a decade, filling various roles as needed. I am excited for the opportunity to stitch together meaningful relations between the older and younger generations through FGWR. I enjoy traveling, being outside, staying active, and food. In line with this, my hobbies include seeking adventures, hiking/backpacking, and baking/cooking.

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