Meet the Team

 

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.

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 lead's Apex's public and community engagement efforts for projects in Maine as a Public Engagement Manager. 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. Brian was excited to join Apex Clean Energy as a public engagement manager in 2019. In this capacity, 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.


 

Contact Information

[email protected]

(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 300

Charlottesville, VA 22902