Louise Snodgrass, Communications Manager
Born and raised in South Dakota, Louise has dedicated the last seven years of their career building vibrant, self-reliant community through their work fostering strong local food systems, advocating for small business development, and organizing both municipal and statewide political action. In 2020, Louise was recognized as the first genderqueer candidate to run for office in South Dakota. They ran a successful grassroots campaign gaining national attention and lasting momentum.
With hands-on experience in digital strategy and communication for small businesses and nonprofits alike, Louise is excited to join the Local First La Plata team in its mission of shaping a thriving, self-reliant, and resilient La Plata county.
When they’re not behind the computer screen building comprehensive communication campaigns, Louise spends their free time swimming in the area’s lakes & reservoirs, foraging for wild foods, and mentoring fellow queer community activists and candidates from around the country.