Deirdre is a corporate accountant with a background in the hospitality industry. Originally from a small town in Northern California, she worked in both the food industry and housekeeping at different resorts in the area while growing up there. Deirdre moved to Coeur d’Alene 18 years ago and has been involved with CDAIDE from the start. She served on the strategic planning committee of the First Presbyterian Church, which developed “5 Big Moves” for the downtown church to forward, one of which has become CDAIDE. From the beginning Deirdre has had a calling to this mission. She is also a student and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on accounting from Lewis-Clark State College. Deirdre serves as secretary of the board of directors of CDAIDE.