[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1411479636520{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #ededed !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”I am totally committed to empowering you to achieve a way of life that is sustainable and self-reliant. A self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle leads to Self-Empowerment, creating a daily life that is full of joy, fulfilling, and abundance.” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]GL Snodgrass is a GIS expert; formally trained as a geospatial analyst with over 29 years of experience. He is a writer, his readers know him as GL Skye, and speaker. As a retired warrant officer, he has traveled the world, and met many interesting people of all nationalities. He was the Disaster Relief Chairman in Bad Kreuznach Germany for 3 years, interacting between the American Red Cross, the US Army, and the local government officials. His personal and professional journey has inspired him to share his knowledge with others.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1661″ img_size=”medium” style=”vc_box_rounded” title=”GL Snodgrass”][mk_contact_info title=”Emergency Readiness Consultant” email=”” person=”GL Snodgrass” company=”Great Living Sources” website=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

His Goals

His focus as a geospatial analyst is to bring a different approach and perspective to readiness tactics. At Great Living Sources, we approach “survival techniques” with a holistic approach (We call it ‘The Core of Calm’ ™). Core of Calm is that point where the human physical, mental and spiritual intersect, where all things are in balance.

As an author, he brings a unique perspective to his readers. His fiction books have a unique blend of fiction and reality. The scenarios in his books are realistic, providing the reader one possible solution to events they could encounter.

He resides now in south-central Kentucky with his wife, Angela, and their dog, Onyx.

An avid outdoorsman he continues to enjoy hunting, camping, hiking, and fishing in his “free time”.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”Click the link to check out his latest books.”]Check out all of GL’s books.

Purchase his books on Amazon, Kindle, Website or his Online Store.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was born in Indiana but consider Kentucky home. I grew up working on a farm and in the garden. Much of what I know I learned from my grandfather – a lifelong farmer. I have baled hay and straw, fed silage to cattle, detasseled corn, worked on a hog farm; I have done just about every job there is to do on a farm. I have cut and chopped wood, worked in a log woods, and trimmed trees along power lines.

I have always loved the outdoors. Whenever possible you could always find me on a creek bank with my fishing pole, tackle box and a blanket. This was my “standard issue” camping gear. I did not have a tent or other camping items until I was in my late teens. Even after I could afford such “luxury” items, I hardly ever used them. I enjoyed sleeping out under the stars.

Sleeping under the stars becomes very interesting when you wake up in the middle of the night eyeball-to-eyeball with a cow. However, that is how I grew up, so it was normal for me. 😊

Being independent is not new to me – it has been my way of life, my whole life. I have always been a “lone wolf” type of person.

The challenge in being a lone wolf is learning to work and live with others. My 25 years in the Army helped me to overcome this challenge. During my time in the Army I learned how to become part of a group – a team. As I moved up the ranks, I learned how to be a leader. The Army helped me to fine tune my survival skills and was a great experience for me.

I learned survival, stalking and obstacle skills as a Calvary Scout. I learned building, demolition, and how to emplace obstacles as a Construction Supervisor. I learned how to analyze, create plans and reports and strategize as a Geospatial Engineer. I even learned important life skills as a recruiter. I learned how to meet new people, develop sales and marketing strategies.

I also learned how to help people. To me, my greatest accomplishment while I was recruiting was getting 20 students who had dropped out, back in school. Of those 20 I know at least 18 graduated.  At 18, I knew everything – consequently I quit school the second semester of my senior year. I went back to high school and graduated two years later. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree about 10 years later while on active duty.

A lot of water has passed under that bridge since then. The experiences I have had in my life has taught me how to empower you to build a life that is sustainable. A life that will enable you to be less dependent on external resources. All I ask is to allow me to pass on what I have learned.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Awards and Recognition

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal (2)

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal (3)

Army Achievement Medal (7)

Kosovo Campaign Medal w/bronze service star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Award

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3)

Over Seas Service Ribbon (3)

NATO Medal

Letter of Recognition (NGA)(Iraq) Operation New Dawn

Certificate of Achievement (2/82 Bde AAB) (Iraq)

Certificate of Appreciation (2/82 Bde AAB) (Iraq)

Certificate of Appreciation (4/3 Bde AAB) (Iraq)


Key Projects

  • POTUS Project (OIF)
  • Special Operation Plans
  • Euphrates and Tigris River Study
  • 55 Country Studies