Faces of the Friends
Meet the team that keeps the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed running smoothly.
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 the Maine Trails Advisory Committee.
Tamara enjoys traveling, playing outdoors, and exploring Maine’s amazing natural resources. She lives in Gardiner with her husband and multiple four-legged family members.
Director of Membership
Toni re-joined the Friends in 2017 to lend her extensive expertise in overseeing the fight against invasive aquatic plants. She also oversees the economic sustainability and fundraising capacity of the organization through her role as Director of Development & Membership.
Toni enjoys hiking, kayaking, and exploring Maine’s lakes and forest. Toni lives in Gardiner with her husband David, sons Samuel and Sawyer, and (canine) daughters Ginger and Lucy.
Director of Education
Cami began her Friends tenure in 2010, when she first enrolled her twin daughters in our Nature Day Camps. She began the role of Director of Education & Outreach in 2014. Since then, Cami has overseen all of the Friends educational offerings, striving for new ways to connect youth to our natural resources.
Cami lives in Winthrop with her husband Doug, twin daughters Baylie and Makayla, sons Mytchell and Jacob, daughter-in-law Kayla, and many critters.
Slow the Flow Technical Adviser
Conservation Programs Manager
Administrative & Marketing
Mercedes joined the Friends in 2022 as the Administrative and Marketing guru. She grew up within the Cobbossee Watershed on Pleasant Pond and knows the importance of keeping our watershed healthy.
She brings a background of project management and entrepreneurship to the Friends. With a degree in Communication, she enjoys creating engaging and visually stimulating content for the Friends.
Mercedes enjoys any cycling, hiking, running, reading, and photography. She resides in Wayne with her son, with whom she frequently educates on taking care of our environment and keeping our watershed clean and healthy.