Dear Future Client or Patient,
For those of you that do not already know me, my name is Teddie (Joe)
Snodgrass. Most of my close friends do call me Joe and please feel free to do
At the present, I reside in Hawaii and I'm
currently working as a Registered Nurse for the United States Army,
Castle Medical Center and do private individualized work as
I was born in Southwest Virginia in early
1955. I often tell people, as a joke, that I started my
traveling career at a very early age when my very first
traveling adventure took place at age 6 (1961) and landed me
in Brooklyn, New York to live with my mother.
There, I did attend Public School 140 for
a couple of years before returning back to Virginia to live
with my Grandmother.
Many of my summers were spent with my Aunt & Uncle on my
mothers side in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
My uncle was a Union Organizer that required him to travel
extensively throughout the south and I use to love to tag along to
see new places and meet new faces.
Many of my uncles clients, I
nurses. I still remember those days when we would drive for
400 miles, have a one hour meeting in some clinic, and then start
our return trip
back toward Chattanooga.
As I was heading into my high school
years, I did favor math and other sciences. Another Aunt on my
fathers side was a Registered Nurse, and I remember looking
up to her many times because she always knew what to do when
someone became ill.
At the end of my high school years, I did
head back to Brooklyn again. There my Step Father, Frankie
(Hotdogs) Germano (a.k.a Porky's Germano by Jake LaMata,
Rocky Marciano and other professional fighters), got me a job as an Assistant Manager of Automotive Supply
Warehouse that was home-based in Pennsylvania. I stayed in
New York until I was 21 at which time I returned to
Virginia for a few months before entering the United Stated
Immediately upon entering the Air Force, I
returned back to school. I started back into the science
field again concentrating in biology, chemistry, math, and a new
thing that was hitting the scene in the 1970's - computer science. At the
time I was directing my attention mostly toward the medical
Call it luck, fait, or whatever....but,
somehow the United States Air Force placed me into the
Information Systems field and I starting working on
mainframes writing programs and training personnel at
the base level at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North
Very quickly I was pulled into the
Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha,
Nebraska for three years to work with new computer systems that required a
Top Secret clearance.
Still going to school nearly every night
pursuing my degrees, and working full-time, I was then given
the privilege of working with some of the best systems
personnel in the world and was assigned to Headquarters Air
Force at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas for over four years.
By this time, in 1985 I had ascertained my
first degree from the Community College of the Air Force in
Resource Management. It was ok, but still I desired more.
So, I continued to plug along at my educational endeavors.
After spending over 4 years at Randolph, I
headed into Korea for a year to run a computer system at Osan Air Base for a year. I remember those working days
at Osan being very rough and I took a year off from school during
that period of time from July 1986 through July 1987.
From 1987 to the later part of 1989 the
Tactical Air Command had drafted me to Moody Air Force Base,
Georgia to test a new $650 million dollar system the Air
Force was planning on implementing world-wide. While assigned at Moody,
I was able to obtain my Bachelor Degree in Management from
Valdosta State College in 1988; at present, Valdosta State
College has changed their name to Valdosta State University.
Still not what I was seeking and with a burning
desire to do better, I continued my studies further for a
Masters degree. After departing Georgia, I was assigned to Mountain
Home Air Force Base, Idaho to bring up the system we had
been testing at Moody. While assigned at Mountain Home I was afforded
the opportunity to go to school full-time to seek my Masters
degree. In April 1991, I received my Masters Business
Administration (MBA) in Management from Golden Gate
University in San Francisco, California.
In July 1992, I departed the Air Force
with over sixteen years active duty time. I took a break for a few months
and started back to school this time directly into a Nursing
Program. It was very difficult, during my Air Force career,
to concentrate within the medical field simply because most
educational programs offered at most Air Force Bases were all business
and management type courses as you may of guessed from my
previous degrees rendered.
After obtaining my degree in Nursing, I
started working on a Cardiothoracic Surgery Progressive Care Unit
doing open hearts and working with cardiac catheterization
At that time I was a staff member with a
major hospital in Virginia and
lived over 150 miles away from the hospital. They would
put me up in a nearby hotel from Friday - Monday every
weekend. After a year of living in a hotel, it became very
old, very quickly. I attempted to negotiate an apartment or
but for some technical reason, the hospital would not do it
- which never made sense to me whatsoever. They would pay
for a hotel every weekend, but would not pay for an
apartment or other accommodations which would have been considerably cheaper.
So, after a year, I started my travel
nursing career. I worked at several hospitals in South
Carolina working with Cardiac and Renal patients. Landed in
Hawaii working with Cardiac patients and Renal transplants.
Back to a hospital in North Carolina in
Critical Care Services. From there, I landed at Duke
University for nearly two years doing Heart and Lung
Transplants in addition to the regular open hearts and
Before leaving Duke University, I did work
the pulmonary floor for several months with ventilators and
patients requiring continuous Flolan infusions for their illnesses. Still keeping
up with my studies, I received a Masters Of Science in
Nursing from Concordia College and University in 2004 in an
After leaving the walls of Duke University
itself, I moved out the front door and across the street to
the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There I
was assigned as charge nurse for a Medical Surgery Ward. It was
basically a catch all floor of all kinds of surgery's.
Mostly orthopedics, but ever now and then I would catch a
Cardiac patient to work with.
The nice thing about working for the
Veterans Affairs in Durham was I was working with some of the same
doctors I worked with at Duke University. In addition,
I was given my 16+ years
Air Force time
back for retirement purposes with the Federal Government.
So, after working for the VA for about a
year in Durham, I transferred to the Department Of Defense
in Hawaii. I'm currently assigned to the Critical Care
Services Area and perform as charge nurse in this area.
I also moonlight for private individuals
and hospitals throughout the Island of O'ahu. A lot of times
when I moonlight, I work various Emergency Departments at
local hospitals. If I'm not there I'll be monitoring Cardiac
patients somewhere either within an Intensive Care Unit or
I do hire myself out to private
individuals more and more these days due to my upcoming
retirement in the near future with the Federal Government.
I will, and do travel for patients and or
families to meet private needs. I do ask and require my clients
to pay all expenses in advance including travel and lodging which I
book myself. My time is hired out normally at $150 per hour
but not less than $1000 per day for 8 hours.
Depending on the length of an assignment
and the location involved, pricing may be adjusted on a case by case
SPECIAL NOTICE: Services
are only available from 8:00 PM through 8:00 AM (Night Shift
For serious inquiries and more
information, feel free to call me at one of my above
click here. My Toll Free Voice Messaging System can be dialed
at: 1-888-889-4579. Please leave a message and I'll get back
with you as soon as I can. These messages are delivered
directly to my Lap Top and it may take a few hours to return
your call depending on what I'm involved with at the time.
Also, please be advised of the Hawaiian
time difference of 6 hours from the Eastern Time Zone, 5
hours Central, 4 Hours Mountain and 3 hours Pacific. I will
not call you back until a decent hour your time, unless you
specifically request otherwise.
For my medical resume
click here. To visit
my personal website click
http://www.TeddieJoeSnodgrass.com . From here you can link
to many of my other websites (over 200) that I maintain as a
hobby to keep my Air Force systems training alive to some extent and
my programming skills sharpened as much as my time will
Building websites is a hobby I enjoy doing
when I have the time. Plus, the revenue from these websites
are not bad for a hobby.