Oona is the Executive Director at Fiddlehead. She joined the staff a little over a year ago after moving back 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, 2 guinea pigs, 9 chickens and a turtle named "Buddy." They hope to get a few goats in the spring!
Suzanne Drown Trout
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 for the last 3 years. 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!
Mack joined our team as an instructor full time this fall after spending the past two summers with us at camp. She graduated in May from Wheaton College where she majored in Education and History. Mack is our resident history expert and has a special passion for peace and conflict studies. Before Fiddlehead, Mack was student teaching at Attleboro High School and working at a local nursery school. In her free time, Mack loves to read and learn more about history. She is constantly on a quest to find the next perfect read-aloud book to share with our students.
Our Director of Music, Meghan, has been with Fiddlehead for 8 years! Before Fiddlehead, Meghan worked with preschoolers at Toddle Inn for 10 years, and it was there that she met our previous director who brought Meghan on to help out at a Fiddlehead summer camp. The rest is history! She loves making connections with our students and helping them to grow in an area that they wouldn't have access to at school. Meghan brings a real passion for music to her work with us. Her husband, Joe, is a DJ for a local radio station, so music is at the center of their lives. Together, they have two sons, an 8 year old and a 6 year old, and recently adopted a very cute puppy named Phoebe (ask for pictures..you won't regret it!)
Zoe is the newest member of the Fiddlehead team. She joined us this fall, though Fiddlehead had been part of her life for many years through her mom, Suzanne. Over the past few years, Zoe was an occasional guest teacher, sharing her experiences traveling and working abroad. As a Fulbright Grantee, she spent a year teaching English at a rural school in Thailand. She is also a freelance web designer and is on staff with an International funders network that works on behalf of services for children facing adversity. Zoe loves laughing at our students' hilarious jokes and loves to incorporate science and Spanish into cooking projects with the kids.
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
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!