Carolyn Brodsky, President
Carolyn has 40 years of experience working in marketing, sales, manufacturing, operations, and executive management. She is an entrepreneur who started and ran two highly successful companies, specifically she is the Founder and CEO of Sterling Rope Company, Inc in Biddeford and Marketing Basics Applied in Marblehead, MA. In both companies, she focused on creating jobs, developing new products, promoting and growing people. Carolyn is a community supporter who worked to enhance economic development, engage our youth and schools in workforce development, and promote outdoor recreation for all. She is also a small business champion, helping to educate our community, schools and policy makers on the trials, issues and successes of Maine’s small businesses, especially manufacturers, and the importance of their existence to help Maine thrive. Carolyn is a board member of multiple organizations from church, to community to trade.
Amy Grohman, Vice Chair
Born and raised in Colorado, Amy moved to Maine in 1999 and has called Biddeford home since 2003. Most of her professional experience is in non-profit fundraising and administration, having held various positions in the social services, arts, and higher education fields. After making a pivot to the for-profit world in 2019, she is currently employed by Tilson, a company based in Portland, ME that provides network development and information infrastructure services to telecom, construction, utility, and government clients across the country.
A firm believer in community service, Amy lends her time and talent to a number of organizations. She has served as a board member of the Heart of Biddeford for nearly ten years – four of those as board president. She is a member of the Maine Community Foundation’s York County Committee, and she joined the Apex Youth Connection board in January 2020. Amy also was elected as a member of the Biddeford School Committee in 2019.
Outside of professional and civic life, Amy can be found trying to keep up with her son, Henry (12) on his mountain bike; cooking and baking with her daughter, Hannah (14); or road cycling with her husband, Martin, around the beaches of southern Maine and the mountains of western Maine, where they enjoy time at their camp in Weld.
Anne-Marie Davee, Secretary
Anne-Marie Davee is a registered dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition and health promotion. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including education, corporate for-profit, retail, non-profit, and healthcare.
Anne-Marie is also a competitive athlete, having completed 20 (26-mile) marathons and 15 triathlons, including qualifying for and competing in the first Women's Olympic Marathon trials in 1984. She has received numerous awards, including the Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Harry Faust Leadership Award (2013) and the U.S. Surgeon General's Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award (2008), and she was inducted into the Maine Running Hall of Fame in 2000.
Scott Descoteaux, Board Director
As a coach, teacher, and now Principal at Biddeford Middle School, Scott knows the value of relationships and caring about people: “You can accomplish so much more with quality relationships.” Scott is honored and excited to join Apex as a member of the Board.
Doug Dolan, Board Director
Doug is returning to the Apex Board after a year off as required by our Bylaws. A recently retired 37 year veteran of the semiconductor industry, Doug has been supporting Apex (and CBC) since 2008 and served on the Board for 6 years prior to his hiatus. After interacting with a number of the youth during a fundraising event, he knew he had to help grow the organization. It is extremely important to him for area youth to know what is possible as they move forward in life and adventure. Doug can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaili Moore, Board Director
Kaili, a former social worker, currently works with the Portside Real Estate Group. She lives in South Portland with her husband and young son.
John Perry, Board Director
John is an employee benefits consultant with Alliant Insurance Services in Portland. He is new to the Apex board and looks forward to carrying on the legacy of his long-time friend, Truc Huynh, and giving back to his childhood community.
John grew up in Biddeford and now lives in Saco with his wife, Lindsay, and daughters, Lucy and Annie. His hobbies include golf, traveling, and watching his daughters compete in swimming and soccer.
Keith Bobrowiecki, Board Director
Keith is Vice President at American Rheinmetall Systems in Biddeford, responsible for operations and production. In his spare time, Keith runs a ski school program for youth in Western Maine.
John Lewis, Board Director
John is co-founder and CEO of Synergy Workforce Solutions, a workforce development consulting firm focused on recruitment and retention strategies. John's firm employs a relationship-based approach to building long-term talent pipelines, a very helpful skillset as Apex works hard to build pipelines for our youth. John spent several year with the Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta building their workforce development programs. He lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife and 2 children.
Sidnie Thibodeau, Biddeford High School Senior
Sidnie is our new Board Youth Liaison, lending her VERY valuable insight to Apex's work. Her bio and photo are coming soon!