Who is FrostburgFirst?

FrostburgFirst’s Main Street Manager, Deirdre Robertson

Deirdre Robertson graduated from Marshall University with a Master of Journalism & Mass Communications and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a Master of Information Sciences. Originally from Keyser, WV, she is thrilled to be back in the area where she grew up and to be part of Frostburg’s thriving downtown. 




FrostburgFirst’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Dana Bridges

Dana Bridges, a 27-year-old Frostburg native, has been involved in the local arts community and area events for over a decade. Graduating Mountain Ridge High School in 2009 she went to graduate summa cum laude from Frostburg State University in 2013 with a degree in International History and minors in sociology, psychology, and cultural anthropology. Following college, she began to work as the Assistant Director of Mountain City Traditional Arts and the FSU Appalachian Festival. In 2015 Dana and a few coworkers started the Frostburg Winter Famers Market which is going strong in its 4th year. Dana has worked for and volunteered with the Allegany Arts Council and is on the board of Cumberland’s Whiskey Rebellion Festival. Dana has also been very involved in local community theatre through the last decade working as an actress, stage manager, costumer, production assistant, and director. She has a passion for the arts and culture of Western Maryland and is excited to bring her skills to FrostburgFirst and gain new experience.  

Frostburg State University Student Intern, Sidney Beeman

Sidney Beeman is a senior at Frostburg State University (FSU), where she is pursuing a degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Video Production as well as two minors in Film Studies and Graphic Design. Recently, she has had the opportunity to work on a variety of video projects, from working on a documentary, Equal Means Equal, with Director Kamala Lopez to working with the entertainment media group, Latin E, to create content for Apple TV and Roku. She is thrilled to be working with FrostburgFirst and to have the opportunity to share her love of her hometown.



Board Members of FrostburgFirst

Officers 2018/201
Diana Iman – President (Funky Repurps and More) 
Meg Roque – Vice President (Carter and Roque) 
Jacki Dixon- Secretary (Mountain City Center for the Arts)
Dr. Joseph M. Hoffman- Treasurer (Frostburg State University Representative)

Donny Carter (Mayor and Council Representative)

Elizabeth Stahlman (City Staff Representative)

William Mandicott (Frostburg State University Representative)
Bill Bingman (Children’s Literature Centre)
Lauren Pappas (Princess Restaurant) 
Erin Gotay (Dante’s)


Website Contributors:

Paul Maxey – Web Design & Development

Ed DeWitt – Photo Contributor – Check out Ed’s facebook page for more information on his photography!