Deirdre Whitehead has worked as Regional Steward for Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 2009. She has a large territory that excludes the Bold Coast but includes many islands and mainland properties from Milbridge to Eastport. Before that she headed up the Environmental Department for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. She has led many trips and hikes with children and adults in Washington County. Living in Pembroke, she enjoys gardening and music. She joined the Festival planning committee in 2018.