Faces of the Friends

Meet the team that keeps the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed running smoothly.


Alex Dyer
Director of Conservation
Alex started working for the Friends in the summer of 2021, focusing on completing a capstone project studying European Frog-bit in Cobbossee Lake to finish a Masters degree in Sustainable Natural Resource Management.
She was hired on full time in January of 2022 and now runs the Courtesy Boat Inspection Program, and focuses on invasive species management throughout the area. Growing up in the Belgrade Lakes region supported a healthy love of Maine waters, and she’s happy to be spending time keeping our lakes beautiful.
Alex lives in Bowdoin with her husband, cats, and foster animals. She enjoys spending time on the water, kayaking, water skiing, and boating. In her quiet time she reads and gardens. 
Cami Wilbert
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. 

Jay Lindsey
Slow the Flow Technical Adviser
Jay rejoined the Friends in 2021 to again work with the LakeSmart Start and Slow the Flow programs after retiring from a thirty year science teaching career.
He performs the site evaluations and permitting for the shoreline stabilization projects. Jay also oversees the shore stabilization work performed by the YCC. 
Jay lives in Winthrop with his wife and their two dogs. He has three adult children. Jay enjoys fishing, hunting and hiking.
Mercedes Arnold
Communications Manager

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.

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