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

Patrick Chilton is a public engagement manager for Apex Clean Energy. He will be working on community engagement for Downeast Wind. Patrick joined Apex in 2020 after 6 years as a community and political organizer for non-profits and campaigns. Patrick is passionate about engaging local communities and accelerating America’s shift to clean energy.

Anna Mathes joined the Heritage Wind team 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 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