Tamara Whitmore
Executive Director

Tamara on Pleasant

Tamara has been with the Friends since September of 2006, when she was hired as the Director of Education. Having moved into the Executive Director role in 2014, Tamara enjoys seeing her work manifest itself in human interactions that 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. She lives in the “downstream” section of the Cobbossee Watershed (in Gardiner), with her husband and multiple four-legged family members.



Cami Wilbert
Education & Outreach Director

Cami Head Shot for Web

Cami was introduced to the Friends in 2010 when she first enrolled her twin daughters in our Nature Day Camp. She naturally and seamlessly transitioned into the role of Director of Education & Outreach in 2014. Since then, Cami has overseen 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, her twin daughters Baylie and Makayla, and her many critters. She loves to be outdoors, and enjoys spending time with her family, including sons Mytchell and Jacob, and daughter-in-law Kayla.



Toni Pied
Development & Membership Director

Pied Family

Toni re-joined the Friends in 2017 to lend her extensive expertise in overseeing the management of invasive aquatic plants. She also oversees the economic sustainability and fundraising capacity of the organization in her role as Director of Development & Management.

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



Cameron Dufour
Slow The Flow Director


Cameron started his tenure with the Friends in 2007, working summers as a high school student. He’s occupied just about every position in the organization at some point during his tenure. 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.