Deirdre was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Her first glimpse of the commercial diving industry was in 1999 in Long Beach, California; she has been around the industry since. In 2007 Deirdre started her career in the commercial diving industry. She began working for Offshore Divers out of Anchorage, AK, supporting the company by providing technical writing support for platform inspections. Deirdre joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. in 2009 as Administrative Assistant when they acquired Offshore Divers; her passion for the industry flourished as she quickly learned about the business. In 2011, Deirdre was promoted to General Manager of the Alaska Region, which she served for 11 years. During her tenure as General Manager, she grew the Alaska region, achieving and sustaining significant growth. Deirdre currently serves as the company’s Vice President of Business Services, overseeing the company’s regional locations, including Alaska, Washington, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina, leading and managing the company’s service lines and ensuring the organization efficiently meets customer needs.
Deirdre acknowledges that she is terrified of heights and prefers to be close to the water, if not on it or in it; she says she would have loved to go to dive school.