Oona is the Executive Director at Fiddlehead. She joined the staff in 2019 after moving to Maine from California. Working at Fiddlehead has been a dream come true for her. It brings together her love for Education and Non-Profit Management and allows her to be creative and compassionate. A little known fact about her is that her family loves animals - right now they have 2 dogs, 10 chickens and a turtle named "Buddy." She and her husband are the co-creators of the TinkerBus our new mobile classroom and maker space.
Suzanne Drown Trout
Our Program Director, Suzanne taught her first art camp at Fiddlehead in 2009 after meeting our previous director at an art show. Alison was drawn to her art and asked her to come teach, and she has been here ever since. Outside of Fiddlehead, Suzanne is an artist and creates prints, cards, and calendars. While her background is as an art therapist, she discovered her love of teaching while teaching art at a local theater camp that her daughter attended. That same daughter now works at Fiddlehead with her! Suzanne also loves photography and spends many free days taking pictures in nature and of her dog :) She is the talent behind our social media accounts!
Angel has been an instructor at Fiddlehead since 2018. She joined us to teach art after getting her BFA in Art Education. Angel is with us for all of our K-5 day programs, in addition to a small-group drawing class for tweens that she teaches once a week. In her free time, Angel creates detailed illustrations of manga and is an avid book artist, making beautiful handmade books with her illustrations. She is also an Ancient History buff and loves learning about archaeology expeditions. She often incorporates what she learns into her lessons for our students! Angel says that she loves her job because she loves seeing faces light up when a student finds something new in art!
Theresa joined our team as an instructor in 2022 after working at Ketcha Outdoors. She splits her time between Fiddlehead and Smiling hill Farm where she cares for animals.
She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Theater Arts from UNH. She enjoys working with and helping create safe spaces for children to learn. "I think that STEAM is very important for children to learn how to create what inspires them and how to make dreams a reality."
Our team of musicians bring over 85 years of combined musical instruction experience. They value each student's pace and make learning music a fun and challenging experience for all ages and levels. Here are our current instructors and their focus areas:
Aaron Henry: Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Piano
Crystal Taber: Voice
Dave Taylor: Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin
Gail Parker-Underwood: Piano, Voice
Megan Sabine: Violin, Fiddle, Ukulele
Natasha Skala: Piano
Caleb Sweet: Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Electric and Upright Bass, Piano
Our Board of Directors is made up of parents, alumna, community stakeholders and partners. Each member brings their own expertise to the table, in order to lead Fiddlehead into the future and ensure that our agency thrives. Meet the board!
We are still actively recruiting new members and volunteers! Maybe you want to help with event planning or have an idea about corporate giving. Or maybe you just want to come see how a non-profit works.
We welcome you!