2023 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Conquering Kili 2023 Team Captain
After attending Colleton Prep in Walterboro, South Carolina, Micah Snead enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 2002 as a Combat Correspondent. After deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Micah was honorably discharged in May 2006. While completing a Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of South Carolina, Micah found another passion for service, working with non-profits benefiting low- and no-income families.
After moving to Denver, Colorado, to pursue a Masters of Public Administration, Micah joined the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and served as a case manager, coordinator, and program manager providing housing and supportive services to homeless and at-risk youth and families. Micah worked for the Colorado Division of Housing before relocating to the suburbs of Philadelphia where he worked as a Senior Program Manager for CSH, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, before moving to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he is a program specialist in the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. In his free time, Micah entertains his wife, Meg, two daughters, Maeve and Sloane, and dog, Petey, supports national and local non-profits by donating and volunteering, and tries to live his life in honor and memory of those who never came home from combat.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.