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Our Staff

Friends of Casco Bay is staffed by talented professionals who are passionate about our mission. We are known as a great place to work, in addition to being a great cause for which to volunteer.

Sara Biron, Design, Data, and Development Associate (also known as our D3 Associate)

Sara BironSara utilizes her artistic eye for detail to maintain meticulous records, tracking member support as well as water quality data, while assisting us with graphic design projects. As an artist from Maine, she appreciates the coastal landscape and was drawn to Friends of Casco Bay for our work to keep Casco Bay blue.

Sara is the person to reach out to if you would like to update your contact information.

To reach Sara, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 211 or email sbiron@cascobay.org.

Mike Doan, Research Associate

Mike DoanMike leads our science and research efforts. Mike first joined Friends of Casco Bay in 1995 as an intern and water quality volunteer. He was hired as Research Associate in 1998. He is busy with everything from scientific program planning and equipment calibration to working with volunteers, interns, staff, and other scientists to assess the environmental health of Casco Bay. Mike coordinates many research initiatives involving dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, nutrients, water currents, sediment toxics, and acidification. He is our data analyst, geographic information system (GIS) specialist, and captains our Baykeeper vessel.

Mike is the person to reach out to if you would like to learn more about our science and monitoring efforts or if you would like access to one of our data sets.

To reach Mike, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 206 or email mdoan@cascobay.org.

Will Everitt, Interim Director

Will EverittWill not only has a passion for the Bay, he also has a passion for fundraising and sharing why our work is so vital to the community. Will works to ensure that Friends of Casco Bay has the resources to fulfill its mission. Prior to working with Friends of Casco Bay, he directed Toxics Action Center’s Portland office where he helped dozens of communities across New England fight leaking landfills, sludge spreading, and toxic pesticide spraying.

Will is the person to reach out to if you have questions about donating to Friends of Casco Bay, our fundraising efforts, or our communications work.

To reach Will, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 204 or email: willeveritt@cascobay.org.

Jeff Fetterer, Office Manager

Jeff FettererJeff came to Friends of Casco Bay in 2007 with over 10 years of administrative and development experience with Maine nonprofits. Jeff keeps the day-to-day operations of our office flowing smoothly and efficiently, handling everything from email inquiries from people in our community, to bookkeeping, computer operations, meeting preparation, and insurance details.

Jeff is the person to reach out to if you have questions about the day-to-day operations of Friends of Casco Bay.

To reach Jeff, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 201 or email jfetterer@cascobay.org.

Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper

Ivy FrignocaAs Casco Baykeeper, Ivy is the chief advocate for Casco Bay. In speaking passionately on behalf of the Bay, she is able to draw on her experiences, including as an environmental educator, an advocate for Vermont’s public lands and Lake Champlain, and most recently, as a Senior Attorney with Conservation Law Foundation. Her previous work on oceans, clean water, and clean air issues throughout New England provides her with in-depth knowledge of the issues she continues to confront, including ocean acidification, excess nitrogen, and reducing wastewater discharges and stormwater runoff.

Ivy is the person to reach out to if you have general questions about the Bay, you see something on or around the Bay that concerns you, or if you have questions about our Baykeeping efforts.

To reach Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca, call (207) 831-3067 or email ifrignoca@cascobay.org.

Robby Lewis-Nash, Staff Writer

Robby relies on his experience as an environmental journalist in Maine to translate Friends of Casco Bay’s science and policy positions into compelling news the Casco Bay community can use. Before joining Friends as our Staff Writer, Robby covered critical environmental issues across the state, including drinking water contamination, hazardous air emissions, and landfill river pollution, from community-based perspectives. Robby brings a passion for environmental justice and sound science to our mission of improving and protecting the environmental health of the Bay. Robby is the person to reach out to if you have questions about our communications or if you have a story to share. He is the point of contact for all media inquiries.

To reach Robby, call: (207) 799-8574 ext. 203 or email robbylewisnash@cascobay.org.

Sarah Lyman, Community Engagement Coordinator

Sarah LymanSarah is the first point of contact for those looking to volunteer with Friends of Casco Bay. Sarah is the person to reach out to if you are interested in volunteering, have social media to share, want to organize a community service project for your group or company such as storm drain stenciling or a coastal cleanup, would like to invite us to participate in your community event, or if you have questions about our website.

She fell in love with the Maine coast while attending the University of New England where she studied Marine Biology and Psychobiology. Sarah joined Friends of Casco Bay in 2011, bringing to us her fundraising and communications experience from her time with the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes.

To reach Sarah email her at slyman@cascobay.org or reach her on her cell phone at (207) 370-7553.

 

Cover photo: Photograph by Deb Dawson
Robby’s photo: Photograph by Mat Trogner
Other Staff Photographs by Kevin Morris

 

Read more about our staff and their work:

Looking back and looking ahead: leadership at Friends

September 21, 2021

Dear Friends, It has already been three weeks since we gathered with 200 Friends of the Bay to celebrate the career, contributions, and retirement of our longtime Executive Director, Cathy Ramdsell. Cathy’s send-off party, held outdoors at Portland Yacht Services’ boatyard, marked our first in-person event since the onset of… Read more

Celebrating Cathy Ramsdell

August 26, 2021

After 18 years of serving as our Executive Director at Friends of Casco Bay, Cathy Ramsdell retired on September 2, 2021. In honor of Cathy and her leadership, we hosted a celebration on August 26. Cathy arrived to the party by boat. At the event, staff and board shared reflections… Read more

Executive Director Cathy L. Ramsdell is retiring

July 19, 2021

A letter from Cathy: Dear Friends, I have news to share with you today. I have decided to retire. I am elated to have spent the better part of the past two decades serving as Executive Director of Friends of Casco Bay. When I say “the better part of the… Read more