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Sandra T. Snyder

Agent: David W. Wilson
Panama, Panama

Email: stspanama

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Sandra T. Snyder
Apdo 0833-00062
Edif. Credicorp, Panama, R.P.
Tele: 011-507-264-0567 email:

Sandra T. Snyder, is a native of Virginia, with a B. S. degree in Business Administration – Management major and English minor, San Jose State University, California; graduate work at Hayward State University, California. Her professional career spanned some twenty years in hospital management in California. She was President of the Bay Area Society for Health Manpower Education and Training as well as a member of numerous community and professional organizations.

Before settling in Panama, Sandra and her husband spent 10 years living and traveling in Central and South America including Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Panama and the San Blas Islands, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. Not only has she sailed from San Francisco down the Pacific Coast, through the Panama Canal (numerous times) but up the East Coast of the US to the Canadian Border and back down the Caribbean chain from the US Virgin Islands to Venezuela, stopping at nearly every island along the way. From Venezuela and its islands she traveled back across the Spanish Main taking in the Dutch ABC’s, Colombia and the San Blas returning to Panama. She and her husband have driven every part of Mexico, Guatemala and Panama.

Through her affiliations with several organizations in Panama, Sandra has long been an information resource for newcomers to Panama, initially informally, then as President of the Who’s New Club and as a Relocation Specialist with Panama Relocation Services. Her professional and social affiliations in and out of Panama are extensive and include Board positions with the American Society Panama, Navy League Panama Council, Who’s New of Panama, American Management Association, and The City Club. She is a member of TESOL (Teachers of English as a Second Language) and has been a member of the faculty for their annual conference in Panama. She has also developed children’s library programs in New Bern, North Carolina and Ft. Clayton, Panama. Member of the National League of American Pen Women and National Writers Union

At the invitation of the U.S. Ambassador to Panama she served as Acting Community Liaison Officer for the U.S. Embassy, Panama, Republic of Panama. June – November 2004

Her Guest Lecture Credits include:

U.S. Embassy Staff annual new American employee orientation, Living in Panama, September 2003, August 2004, October 2005

U.S. Embassy Foreign Service Staff annual new employee orientation, Working in the U.S. Embassy in Panama is like Working in a Foreign County. October 2004

Who’s New Panama, Orientation to Living in Panama, January annually
Living in Panama, Balboa Academy New Parent Orientation, annually

Welcome to Panama, Orientation lecture to Boquete (Panama) Tuesday Morning Group, May 2005

The Days are Just Packed, or How Living in Panama Reminds me of my Favorite Calvin and Hobbes, at the invitation of Exedra Books to present the world-wind social life in Panama, June 2005

Living in Panama, Boquete (Panama) Tuesday Morning Group Presentation. August 2005

Relocating, Culture Shock and Loss of Identify, October 2005, presented at the invitation of Panama International Packers to the wives of Corporate Executives, Bankers, Retirees, and Diplomats on the unexpected effects of relocating to a foreign country as it relates to the spouse and family. Presentation includes steps for redirecting your skills and abilities in the new environment.

Living in Panama, Presentation at the Biblioteca Nacional Panama, April 2007

Living in Panama, El Valle de Anton, Presentation sponsored by the San Jose Foundation, El Valle Library, June 2007

Living in Panama, Boquete, Presentation sponsored by Read and Relax Books, Boquete, July 2007

Publishing in Panama, The Ins and Outs of the Publishing Business in Panama.

Radio Show:
Radio Metropolis, broadcast from Panama to U.S., Canada and Great Britain (featured guest numerous occasions)

Window to Panama,, broadcast from Boquete, Panama to the US (featured guest numerous occasions)

Sunday Night at the Metropolis, newscaster

She is the recipient of the Distinguished American Citizen Award given by the American Ambassador to Panama, Linda E. Watt, July 4, 2003, in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the people of Panama exemplifying the best of American values.

She received the Margarita Levi Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Who’s New Club Panama in 2004.

Her writing Credits include:

Living in Panama, second edition, all new, totally updated and expanded guide to life in Panama whether you live in the country, the city, the mountains or at the beach. April 2007

Regular contributor to the Panama Eagle and Bajareque Times
Contributor La Prensa

A Collection of Cookies, the first is a series of cookbooks, 2007

World War I Diary of Alfred Bruce Trickett, May 31, 1918-April 28, 1919, Transcription and Introduction, January 2006

Christmas at My House, a family tradition. November 2005

Spies, Crooks and Others Along the Way, a collection of short stories about the people met in her extensive travels throughout Central and South America including Panama. October 2005

Living in Panama, a book, first edition for the foreigner living in Panama published fall 2002, PRS and American Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Business Panama Magazine, numerous articles for the American Chamber of Commerce & Industry Panama monthly magazine

Corporate Relocation News, articles June 2001

Training Manual Panama Relocation Services, developed for training consultants in relocation of corporate executives, diplomats and others coming to Panama to live and work

Editor: Who’s New Panama Newsletter, 2002-Current
Editor: The Jenkins Family History, In Jenkins Hollow in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, by Amanda Francis Jenkins Trickett
Editor: Panagringo Newsletter, American Society, Panama (two year assignment)
Editor: United States Navy League, Panama Council, Newsletter (one year)
Editor: The Bilge Pump, Pedro Miguel Boat Club, Panama, Newsletter (one year)
Contributor to the South American Handbook, Sixty Seventh Edition and Sixty Sixth Edition, on Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia
Training Manual, A Business Office Orientation Handbook, developed for in-hospital use by hospital Business Office employees of seven Medi SHARE member hospitals, San Jose, California

Numerous unpublished short stories

Interests: Writing, Reading, Dancing, Music, Sailing

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Living In Panama
  • Spies, Crooks and Others Along the Way