Meet the Team

Paul Williamson is the primary contact for Downeast Wind. Paul joined Apex in 2015 and manages its projects in Maine and other areas of New England. Paul is a native resident of Maine and has worked in the wind industry since 2008. His prior experience includes seeking economic growth areas for companies and employees through the nonprofit Maine and Ocean Wind Industry Initiative and working with Maine’s workforce and economic development systems to enhance economic and employment development for boat builders and advanced composites material companies. He also owned and operated a private business in Maine for 10 years. Paul’s passion encompasses the opportunity to enhance job growth and economic opportunities throughout New England.

Brian O’Shea began his career working on political campaigns in rural North Dakota and throughout Minnesota. After leaving the campaign trail in 2013, Brian moved to the private sector where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, non-profits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to renewable energy. After six years working in the consulting field on a wide range of projects, Brian was excited to join Apex Clean Energy as a Public Engagement Manager in 2019. In this capacity, Brian works closely with development teams for wind and solar energy projects throughout the country to meet with elected leaders, gather local feedback, and work with communities to help accelerate America’s shift to clean energy.

Robert Gee is a recent addition to the public engagement team for Downeast Wind. A New England native, Rob has lived in the Bangor area since 2007. He has taught history, environmental studies, government, and sociology at Unity College, Eastern Maine Community College, and the University of Maine. He was a 2011 Fulbright scholar researching historical fishing communities of Downeast Maine and the Maritimes and has published research on the economic history and ecology of Downeast Maine. He is also a Registered Maine Guide who has led multi-day expeditions along the coasts of Hancock and Washington counties.


Contact Information

(207) 618-8979


Downeast Wind Office

366 Highway 1

Columbia, Maine 04658


Downeast Wind Mailing Address

P.O. Box 219

Columbia Falls, ME 04623


Apex Clean Energy Headquarters

310 4th St NE, Suite 200

Charlottesville, VA 22902