Deidre has been involved with gymnastics as a gymnast and coact for the past six years. She was chosen as both Campia’s and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Female Athlete of the Year for 2004 and 2007 as well as Campia’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004. Deidre was also a member of the 2007 Canada Winter Games team which represented Newfoundland and Labrador in Whitehorse in March 2007. Deidre holds coaching certifications in NCCP Level One Theory, Level One Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, and Level Two Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Component. She is currently working on a teaching degree in the Physical Eucation faculty at MUN.