Arizona Storytellers: Mat Snapp

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 8:59am
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(Photo by David Kadlubowski - The Arizona Republic)
Fox Restaurant Concepts Beverage Director Mat Snapp tells his story during the Arizona Storytellers Holiday Spectacular on Dec. 21, 2015, at the Arizona Biltmore.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

When Mat Snapp was growing up, he and his father were really close. Christmas was his dad’s favorite holiday and every year, Mat and his dad staged elaborate displays around the house to convince Mat’s younger sister that Santa had stopped by. One year, Mat gifted his father a trip to Hawaii. But his father passed away after a sudden heart attack while on vacation. So Mat and his family returned to his parents’ home in Denver for the funeral. It was a difficult time for them all...

Mat Snapp is the Beverage Director for Fox Restaurant Concepts.

The next storytelling event is Monday, July 11 at the Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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