Greater Pee Dee Business Journal November/December 2011 : Page 26

Warren Snell: Charitable Living, Charitable Giving BY DANA W. TODD PHOTOGRAPH BY FRED SALLEY Y Warren Snell ou’ve got to wonder if Warren Snell ever sleeps. He’s a reserve deputy with the Florence County Sheriff ’s Department who volunteers to work most Friday and Saturday nights. And it’s not even his full-time job. Snell gives at least 20 hours per month to the Sheriff ’s Office, even work-ing with drug intervention when needed. “I hunt crimi-nals; that’s my hobby,” says Snell, who jokes he’s going to write a book someday about “Exit 164.” Snell’s career and public service commitment is more overarching and includes many areas outside of law enforcement. He got his start in the food services business at age 14 and then became Hilton Head Island’s young-est executive chef at age 20 when he joined Fitzgerald’s restaurant, where he worked for 10 years. Along the way, he made many great friends but left the island to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He and his family next settled in Camden, where he opened his own restaurant, Sinclair’s. But the food services business is hard work and long hours, and he left his entrepreneurial venture to NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 26 | GREATERPEEDEEBUSINESSJOURNAL.COM

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