I’ve never posted a THROW BACK THURSDAY – so I thought why not?  It’s a great tag line for us all to look back over the years and reflect on moments that either inspired us, drew a deep happiness of gratitude or just a plan old funny moment.  I decided to share some images from my time spent on the Emmy Ward Winning program – Extreme Makeover Home Edition.  I worked as a designer on the show for three season (5,6,and 7th season).  The thing I miss the most about the show is the incredible people I met in each town.

Through out my design and building career, I have had the pleasure of work with some incredible people – on and off screen.

While working on EMHE I felt every town had a story, and every story had beautiful faces I won’t forget.  If I had an image of everyone I met, or who helped me build furniture, and who helped execute a room in a matter of days – I’d post them ALL here!!!

Nevertheless, here are a few courtesy of some great friends on Facebook.  Thank you Anthony Leone, Sarah Gladis, Lisa Hanson Scott, Brittany Campbell, Cindy Jenkins Umpluby, Lori Ford Palumbo, & the fabulous Andy McEntee for sharing great memories, and inspiring my first “throw back Thursday.”

If you have any great memories you’d love to share – post a comment below.  

the team

The Team – Ty Pennington, Pauly, Eduardo, & Didiayer

Lead by Ty Pennington – we always found ourselves talking about what we would do!

home coming

Home Coming time! Ty, Pauly, & Didiayer

These are the moments we ALL lived for – the moment before a family saw their new home.

the moment

The moment of joy – when a family sees their new home!

The big pay off!


Amazing volunteers


Amazing fans


Volunteers working with me to get it all done in time!

I can’t tell you how many volunteers I met during my travels with the show.  So many amazing people who wanted to be a part of something great!


Didiayer helping laying the foundation!

On every house that I had the pleasure of being a part of, I always woke up early to make sure I was out there doing the work along side volunteers.  Sub flooring was one of my favorite jobs!

Amazing crew members!

Amazing crew members!

There were so many crew members – BUT Andy McEntee made me always feel like I was a part of HIS team!


My personal team volunteer Anthony – an incredible & talented man!

Anthony – what can I say… You were simply amazing.  I can’t count how many episodes you volunteered your time on and how many projects you did


The people in the community who make it all possible!

We couldn’t do it without the support of local law enforcement!


Didiayer taking a moment!

I love building!


Amazing volunteers taking direction from Didiayer

Wow – I look serious here. lol


A woman I’ll never forget – an amazing volunteer!

I will never forget this woman – what a blessing!


Didiayer at work!

Memories – they provoke so many feeling, and this TV series was never short of them!  If your’e wondering where you can see the show – You can still catch the show on CMT!  

Written by, Didiayer Snyder