FrostburgFirst Executive Director: Deirdre Robertson


Deirdre Robertson is the Executive Director of FrostburgFirst, the Main Street Program and Arts & Entertainment District for Frostburg, MD. Now in her 5th year as the Main Street program director, Robertson holds a Master’s degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from Marshall University and a Master’s in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Robertson is thrilled to be a part of a thriving community and working together to implement a collaborative vision for downtown Frostburg, and hopes to contribute to making Frostburg a destination for arts and entertainment, cultural heritage, economic vitality, and historic significance.

FrostburgFirst Events & Promotions Coordinator: Katie Lesko


Katie Lesko, a native of Phoenix, AZ, relocated to the area in January 2020 and has been eagerly connecting with my new community ever since. Lesko holds a Master’s degree in community development and public health, and has experience as a social scientist, entrepreneur, and community developer. She is currently completing a Ph.D. After many years traversing the United States from coast to coast, Lesko fell in love with this region and is thankful for the chance to help nurture Frostburg alongside many devoted local businesses and leaders and to contribute to such a vibrant and unique community!

FrostburgFirst Social Media Manager: Dana Bridges


Dana Bridges, a Frostburg native, has been involved in the local arts community and area events for over a decade. Graduating Mountain Ridge High School in 2009 they went on 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. Dana is also the Assistant Director of Folklore & Folklife Programming at FSU.  Dana has been very involved in local community theatre through the last decade as an actress, stage manager, costumer, production assistant, and director. Dana has a passion for the arts and culture of Western Maryland and looks forward to helping FrostburgFirst in their mission. 


Officers FY 2024

Abby Linder – President (Madison Paige Boutique) 

Meagan Guthrie – Vice President (LG’s Pizzeria & Pub) 

Bethany Fife – Secretary (City Staff Representative)

Jessie Woods – Treasurer (Baker Babes)

Clory Jackson – Board Representative (The Brownsville Project)



Bethany Fife (City Staff Representative)

Dr. Sarah O’Neal (FSU Children’s Literature Centre) 

Jessie Woods (Baker Babes)

Kyle Durbin (Frostburg United Methodist Church)

Brandy Wertz (Somerset Trust Company)

Dave Robertson (Muddy Creek Crafts)

Sharon Kyle (Frostburg Elks #470)


Website Contributors:

Paul Maxey – Web Design & Development (Maxey Web Development LLC)

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