Meet the Team

Karlis Povisils leads the development team at Apex Clean Energy as Senior Vice President of Development. Karlis brings over ten years of renewable energy development experience, having joined Apex in early 2010.  Prior to joining Apex, Karlis worked for ten years in state government, as a development manager for a public sector real estate development agency and as a nonpartisan analyst for the New Jersey Legislature. Karlis holds an MBA from Yale University, an MA from Syracuse University, and a BA from Rowan University.

Mark Lyons joins the Apex team with over 35 years’ experience in the renewable energy field. He has directed the successful development of nearly 600MW of operating wind energy projects in the US and South Africa – almost 400MW in the Northeast. A graduate of Amherst College and Albany Law School of Union University, Mark is eager to help fulfill Apex’s commitment to delivering clean energy and carbon solutions at scale in Maine and the Northeast Region.

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.

Linda Belfiore joined the Downeast Wind team as a Development Associate in 2016 and has enjoyed working for the past several years to help bring the Downeast Wind project to her community. A Columbia Falls resident, Linda retired after 20 years as the Director of the Transportation Division of the Washington Hancock Community Agency. During her time there she doubled the capacity of the transportation division and served as President of the Maine Transportation Association. Prior to her work in Washington County, Linda worked in the insurance industry for 22 years and earlier in her career taught high school English and math after graduating from Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY

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

*The Downeast Wind project office will be open by appt. only in an effort to comply with state and local efforts to restrict the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We encourage you to reach out by direct email or phone call or using the "Get Involved" page of the website. Please be safe and healthy and keep in touch.

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