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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.

Will Everitt, Executive Director

Will stands at the helm of our organization, ensuring that Friends of Casco Bay remains resilient, effective, and mission-driven. Will joined Friends of Casco Bay as our Development Director in 2006 because his values aligned with our community-based approach to environmental stewardship. Prior to working with us, Will worked as an environmental community organizer, helping neighborhood groups and families across New England protect themselves from pollution, sludge spreading, and toxic pesticide spraying. He also worked across the country on environmental and political campaigns in New Jersey, Ohio, Vermont, and Alaska. Will was hired as our Executive Director in 2022.

Will is the person to reach out to if you have a question about our mission, our overall approach to protecting Casco Bay, or our finances. He loves hearing your thoughts and suggestions about our work.

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

Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper

As 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.

Susan Bosco, Development Assistant

Susan utilizes her strong organizational skills to maintain meticulous records and track member support. She has over 10 years of experience working in development and administration with Maine nonprofits. Susan was drawn to Friends of Casco Bay because of our work to protect the health of the coastal waters that she calls home.

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

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

 

Mike Doan, Staff Scientist

Mike 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.

Jeff Fetterer, Office Manager

Jeff 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.

Sara Freshley, Community Organizer and Volunteer Coordinator

Sara’s passion for Casco Bay and its communities is lifelong. Growing up on the Maine Coast inspired her to earn a bachelor’s degree in marine science, followed by a law degree focused on environmental and ocean law. As our Community Organizer and Volunteer Coordinator, Sara leads our Water Reporter program and organizes Friends of the Bay to support our stewardship efforts and environmental policies. 

Sara is the person to reach out to if you have questions about Water Reporter, volunteering, our events, or getting organized to improve the health of the Bay. 

To reach Sara, call: (207) 807-0785 or email: sfreshley@cascobay.org.

Chris Gilday, Pumpout Coordinator

Chris brings a lifetime of experience on the water as a sailor and commercial fisherman to the position of Pumpout Coordinator. Most of Chris’ time is spent helping to keep Casco Bay clean as he captains our pumpout boat, Headmaster, removing sewage from other vessels on Casco Bay.

Contact Chris if you have questions about our Pumpout Program. For pumpout service, please register your boat first: cascobay.org/pumpout/

Heather Kenyon, Science and Advocacy Associate

As Science and Advocacy Associate, Heather works closely with Staff Scientist Mike Doan to collect data on the health of the Bay and with Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca in putting those data to good use in our advocacy. Heather has a background in marine science, having spent many hours under the surface of the ocean as a scientific scuba diver collecting data on coral reefs. She is a graduate of University of Maine School of Law, where she concentrated on environmental law with a focus on marine environments. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and interned with Friends of Casco Bay, Maine Conservation Voters, Democracy Maine, and Maine’s Department of Marine Resources. Heather is committed to our mission because she sees improving and protecting the health of the Bay as imperative to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

To reach Heather, call: (774) 487-9178 or email: hkenyon@cascobay.org. 

Sarah Lyman, Development Director

Sarah loves building and maintaining relationships for Friends of Casco Bay. As Development Director, her core work of strengthening our financial support and growing our membership base comes naturally from her easy way with people, development experience, and deep knowledge of our work. Sarah first joined Friends of Casco Bay in 2011 as a part of our fundraising staff. Most recently, she served as our Community Engagement Coordinator. Sarah fell in love with Maine’s coast while studying marine biology and psychobiology at the University of New England. She strongly believes advocating for science-driven, community-informed decisions creates the best outcomes. Sarah continues to be excited that our interdisciplinary approach at Friends aligns with her education and values.

If you have questions about making a donation to Friends of Casco Bay, or ideas for supporting our journey toward improving and protecting the Bay’s health, Sarah would love to speak with you. To reach Sarah, call: (207) 370-7553 or email: slyman@cascobay.org.

Meghan Vigeant, Communications Coordinator

With a background in writing, documentary, and journalism, Meghan approaches her communications work with an eye for stories. She is interested in telling environmental stories that invite a diversity of folks to be part of the solution. As a freelance journalist, she focused on sustainability and the environment, while her pet project at The Telling Room was teaching a series of climate writing workshops in collaboration with Maine Climate Action Now. During her fellowship with Island Institute, she documented island culture and history for two years and authored the nonfiction book Guts, Feathers, and All: Stories of Hard Work and Good Times on Swan’s Island, Maine. Meghan holds an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine and is also a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. 

Meghan is our media contact and the person to reach out to if you have story ideas. To reach Meghan, email: meghan@cascobay.org.

Read more about our staff and their work:

We are hiring: part-time Administrative Assistant

May 21, 2024

Administrative Assistant: a flexible, part-time position Friends of Casco Bay is hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant to join our team. The Administrative Assistant is a key support position for our organization. The Administrative Assistant ensures that our office is well-organized and supplied and assists our staff in administrative tasks, mailings, and… Read more

Welcome Meghan Vigeant, our new Communications Coordinator

February 28, 2024

We are delighted to welcome Meghan Vigeant aboard as our new Communications Coordinator! Meghan comes to the Friends of Casco Bay as an experienced writer, journalist, documentarian, and oral historian. Most recently, she taught creative writing with the Telling Room, an organization that empowers youth through writing and sharing their… Read more

Our Top 10 Moments of 2023

December 21, 2023

As this year comes to an end, let’s reflect and celebrate the many ways that we worked together to protect the health of Casco Bay in 2023. Here are our top ten stories of the year: 1) We won a four-year moratorium on new sources of pollution into the lower Presumpscot River. The… Read more