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Tamara Whitmore
Executive Director

Tamara has been with the Friends since September of 2006, when she was hired as the Education Director.  Moving into the Executive Director role in 2014, Tamara enjoys the opportunity to connect her love of water and science with human interactions that can impact ecosystems.  Tamara is an active board member of the Maine Environmental Education Association and serves on the Maine Trails Advisory Committee.  

Tamara enjoys traveling, playing outdoors, exploring Maine's amazing natural resources and attempting to satisfy her thirst for knowledge everyday.  She lives in the "downstream" section of the Cobbossee Watershed, in Gardiner, with her husband and multiple four-legged family members.    

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Cami Wilbert
Education & Outreach Director

Cami was introduced to the Friends when she first signed up her twin daughters to come to Nature Day Camp back in 2010. It was a natural and seamless transition for her to step into the role of Education & Outreach Director in 2014.  Since then, Cami has been overseeing and delivering all of the Friends educational offerings, continuously striving for new ways to connect youth to our natural resources. 

Cami lives in Winthrop with her husband Doug, twin daughters, Baylie and Makayla, and many critters.  She loves to be outdoors and enjoys time spent with her family, which includes sons Mytchell, Jacob and daughter in law Kayla.  

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Toni PIed
Director of Development & Membership; PlanT Survey & Control Director

Toni rejoined the Friends in 2017 to lend her extensive experience in overseeing the management of invasive aquatic plants, as well as impact the economic sustainability of the organization as Director of Development & Management.  She is excited to channel her passion for the Friends mission into increasing the organizations fundraising capacity to meet the needs of the challenges our lakes and ponds face.  

Toni lives in Gardiner with her husband David, their human sons Samuel and Sawyer and their canine daughters Ginger and Lucy.  In her spare time, Toni loves exploring Maine's lakes, forests, and coast, hiking and kayaking.  


Cameron Dufour
Slow the FLow Director

Cameron started with the Friends in 2007, working summers during his high school and college years of school.  He's been in just about every position at some point during his tenure; from Courtesy Boat Inspector to Youth Conservation Corps, as the Captain of the OTTER II and a member of our Plant Survey team.  Now, he steps into the role of technical adviser for our Slow the Flow program, performing LakeSmart Start! site visits and working with land owners to reduce runoff pollution and erosion. 

Cameron lives in Augusta with his wife Leah, son Jake and dog Moose. 

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Brad Hart, Development & Marketing Intern

Brad has been associate with the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed for many years now, starting off by participating in Tadpole Patrol and some of the first Winter Day Camps.  As he grew older he started working for the Friends by being a Courtesy Boat Inspector, Boat Captain, and working with the Youth Conservation Corp and helping out on the Diver Assisted Suction Harvester during the summer.  He is now back working for the Friends as the Development and Marketing Intern.   

Brad was born and raised in West Gardiner and returns there during the summers while attending the University of New Brunswick.  He is studying Recreation and Sport Management and is entering his 4th year.  In his free time, he enjoys traveling, mountain biking, alpine skiing, and spending time with his friends and family.