Didiayer Snyder, born and raised in Australia, headed for America’s west coast in 1998, when she officially made the move to Los Angeles.
Having worked as a model since her teens, this leggy Aussie quickly found herself on designer runways within weeks of her arrival.
“Modeling gave me a platform to explore the world,” explains Didiayer (phonetically pronounced dee-dee-air), “I loved walking the runway for designers and working with photographers, but most of all I really enjoyed meeting people in the various towns and villages. I’d encounter different cultures and would immerse myself in them, and learn about the surrounding environmental issues. That’s what really held my attention – and it still does, even more so today.”
Indeed, the environment has held Didiayer’s attention for some time. Back home in Australia, it was custom to go “walkabout” and learn how to “live off the land.” A Royal Ranger for seven years, Didiayer became highly skilled in “bushman’s law” and eco-travel. Building shelters, finding drinking water, and cooking dampa (Australian camp bread) became the foundation on which she first developed her love for the planet. “When you spend time truly living off the land, you gain more respect for it. It was a natural step for me to want to support it. As I educated myself more about the things we humans do to harm the planet, I knew I had to step up.”
Didiayer has been supporting the environment by helping others in need. A longtime volunteer with Habitat For Humanity, Didiayer has contributed her carpentry skills and knowledge of sustainable living to communities all across the nation. In 2008, she was their national ambassador and worked alongside construction companies to build 280 energy efficient homes in a week. When it comes to helping people get in touch with the environment, she uses her professional organizational skills (she is a member of NAPO and the NSGCD) and educates homeowners on how to live an environmentally conscious clutter-free life.
After studying carpentry and interior decorating at Ashworth University, and becoming a licensed home inspector, Didiayer had the good fortune to land a gig as the fun-loving hostess on the Travel Channel’s, Amazing Vacation Homes. What more could an apprentice carpenter ask for than the opportunity to travel the globe and explore well-crafted homes while interviewing top notch architects like Obie Bowman, Steven Holl, and Brian Mackay-Lyons.
“When I look back over my career, I have to say that Amazing Vacation Homes was one of my favorite shows. Not only did I get to travel to different countries, I got to meet some incredible architects. I definitely have a soft spot for architecture and design.”
Since her Travel Channel days, Didiayer has gone on to work on many top television programs here in the United States. From The Nate Berkus Show on NBC, as Nates “go-to-gal,” the home organizer on Giuliana & Bill on E! Entertainment, the creative designer on The Marie Osmond Show, the beloved designer on the Emmy Award winning show Home Made Simple, on Emmy Award winning show Clean House on the Style Network & Esquire Network as the designer who helps hoarders stay they course of home function, to the Emmy Award winning program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC & CMT as the compassionate designer who pours her heart and soul into each build, to name just a few – Didiayer has certainly created a name for herself and shared her array of skills on and off screen.
After working as a designer on the Emmy Award Winning Program – Home Made Simple in 2013, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Didiayer knew it was time to take her passions and turn them into purpose by creating her own television program to further inspire and motivate others – and she has done so with tremendous success.
“There’s something powerful about sharing positivity with others. I’ve always felt a calling to share stories, crafts, and empowering messages since I can remember. Sometimes it’s the smaller things in life that make big changes in peoples lives.
Creating the At Home With Didiayer brand has been a labor of love, something I hope many will enjoy.”
The A.H.W.D. television show is a half hour lifestyle program covering an array of topics that Didiayer is personally passionate about. It is geared to inspire and motivate others to explore the world around them.
“We focus on sharing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle through promoting innovative products, travel, cooking, design, crafts & D.I.Y. projects, fashion, architecture, and stories that are thought-provoking and that make a difference.”
It’s clear that Didiayer has made a huge difference in many peoples lives, and the launch of her brand At Home With Didiayer and the success of her television show only furthers her message of living a healthful life.
“We have one life. One chance to make a difference, so why not live a fulfilling life of abundance.”
Having already been seen by millions on television and online, Didiayer continues to grow and capture audiences worldwide.