Motivated by a deep commitment to the transformation that happens in the lives of young people who are given new access to opportunity, Deidre has built her career around helping others. Her role in leading Summer Search Seattle is centered in the belief that everyone has something unique to offer the world, and our call is to help one another find it.
Deidre began her career in AmeriCorp’s City Year program, and has served youth development and education nonprofits in fundraising, operations and program management roles. She joined Summer Search in 2008 as Associate Director before becoming Executive Director two years later.
Deidre holds a BA in history from Santa Clara University. When she isn’t applying her vision and energy to Summer Search, she is reading, running the beautiful Washington trails, celebrating with close friends at one of Seattle’s awesome restaurants, being mom to three young girls and wife to a fourth grade teacher working to close the achievement gap.
Deidre and her family make their home in West Seattle.