Meet the Team

Robert Gee is the Project Development Manager for Downeast Wind, having started with the Public Engagement Team in 2019. 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.

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

Brian O’Shea leads Apex Clean Energy's public and community engagement efforts for projects in the eastern half of the country, including Downeast Wind, which he has worked on since 2019. Brian began his career organizing in rural communities in North Dakota and throughout Minnesota before moving to the private sector in 2013, where he worked as a consultant to numerous businesses, trade associations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups across the country on issues ranging from education policy to workforce development to clean energy. As Director of Public Engagement, he works closely with local elected leaders, community leaders, landowners, and residents to gather local feedback, answer common questions, and work with communities to help realize their opportunities for renewable energy development and accelerate America’s shift to clean energy. 

Anna Mathes first joined Apex Clean Energy in 2020 as a part-time employee and became a full time Field Organizer for Apex and the Northeast Region in September 2022. Anna is a resident of the Town of Barre, NY where renewable energy has recently made its footprint. Anna looks forward to engaging local communities and providing quality information about renewable energy.


Contact Information

[email protected]

(207) 618-8979

Downeast Wind Mailing Address

P.O. Box 219

Columbia Falls, ME 04623


Apex Clean Energy Headquarters

120 Garrett Street, Suite 700

Charlottesville, VA  22902