Carmen O'Keefe is a senior development manager and the primary point of contact for the Heritage Wind Project. She has been with Apex since 2015 and manages wind and solar projects in New York, Maine, and Ohio. Carmen grew up in Newfane and is thrilled to see the potential for progress in the area she considers home. Carmen has a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Music from Greenville College and is musically active in Western New York.

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Patrick Chilton is a public engagement manager for Apex Clean Energy. He will be working on community engagement for Pinewood Wind. Patrick joined Apex in 2020 after 6 years as a community and political organizer for non-profits and campaigns. Patrick is passionate about engaging local communities and accelerating America’s shift to clean energy.

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Jessica Walsh is a development manager for Heritage and works on other wind and solar projects in New York. Kentucky, and Ohio. She started out as an intern for Apex in December of 2017 and was hired on full-time in November of 2018. She is a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geoscience. Jessica is eager to work closely with the public to promote renewable energy and community benefits in Barre.

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Anna Mathes, joins Heritage Wind as a Public Engagement Organizer. Anna is a 15-year resident of Barre and a member of the Mathes farming family for 13 of those years. Mathes Farm was started in 1841, and has been ran by 5 generations, with generations 6 and 7 already working to keep the family farm going. Anna is excited to join the Heritage Wind team and eager to help the great little town she calls home reap the benefits of wind energy.

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Office Hours

By Appointment


Contact Information

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(585) 563-5137 

Heritage Wind Office

18 North Main Street, PO Box 519

Albion, NY 14411

Apex Clean Energy Headquarters

120 Garrett st, Suite 700

Charlottesville, VA 22902