Team

The KLA Team is built on decades of experience working with communities, companies, nonprofits and individuals to advance sustainability. Our expertise ranges from community engagement and storytelling to technical work (GHG inventories and GIS mapping) to developing sustainability, resilience and climate action plans. We work together everyday to serve our local government clients, partnering with them to build the sustainable communities they envision. We do this by delivering affordable tools and services to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and communicate sustainability goals and programs. Our team has expertise in strategic climate action and sustainability planning, sustainability indicator identification and reporting, climate change vulnerability assessments, greenhouse gas accounting, communications and marketing, equity-driven community and stakeholder engagement, change management, facilitation, and training.

Visit our Careers page to see what's available. 

Of course, the best way to get to know us is to work with us. So set up a time for a free, casual chat with us about your community’s needs and how our team can help.

Kim Lundgren

Kim Lundgren

Chief Executive Officer

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

  • I was elected class comedian of my high school class- I still like to keep lots of witty humor (and sarcasm) in the workplace!
  • Every position I have held since 2001, I was the first to hold it
  • My motto is work hard, play harder
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Mike Steinhoff

Mike Steinhoff

Director of Tools and Technical Services

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” — Buckminster Fuller

  • I've worked with plants from single cell algae to trees to advance sustainability
  • Enjoy digital communications and learning, but analog music and photography
  • Felt the cold embrace of rogue wave from the Southern Ocean
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Therese Dorau

Director of Sustainability

“If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough.” - Wes Jackson
  • Enjoys trying weird flavors of normal foods (like biscuits & gravy potato chips or crab rangoon pizza)
  • Excels at finding adventure in the everyday.
  • Thinks the best days involve bikes, brews, and banjo. 
 
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Karen Kao

Senior Manager for Team Success

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

  • Dreams of building a tiny house
  • Pastry enthusiast, especially when croissants are involved
  • Can usually be found on a hike, on a bike, or in a kayak
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Jenn Wood

Business Development Manager

“The dedicated life is worth living. You must give with your whole heart.” — Annie Dillard

  • I enjoy spending my free time being active outdoors in all seasons (running, biking, skiing, climbing, sailing).
  • I love traveling and exploring, all while scoping out the best plant-based dining options.
  • I'm dedicated to rescuing all creatures, from my cat to those he may catch, too!
 
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Annie Suttle

Annie Suttle

Director of Marketing

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  • Born a tree hugger now raising my own
  • Drama queen
  • Believer in the power of words...and thank-you notes
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Danielle Civitillo

Product Manager

“Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” - Mae Jemison

 

  • In college, I traveled with the UConn women's and men's basketball teams playing saxophone in the pep band.
  •  In addition to my passion for music, I love to bake, bike, and dabble in photography.
  • I won my elementary school "save the environment" poster contest with a drawing of a dripping faucet and the tagline: "Don't be a geek, fix that leak!".

 

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Kate Galbo

Resilience Planner

"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."— Edward Abbey 

  • I've traveled to nearly all 50 states
  • I enjoy going on multi-day backpacking trips
  • Proud cat mom (and soon-to-be dog mom) 

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Andrew Pettit

GHG Analysis Manager

“And it’s much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.” – Norton Juster 

  • The best vacations are exploring a new country or hiking a new national park.
  • I love having a big group of family and friends over for Parm night.
  • I’m not allowed pets so instead I have plants.
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Talia Fox

Sustainability Planning Manager

“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson

  • Drinks exclusively tomato juice on planes
  • (Almost) confronted a jaguar in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Enjoys a good spontaneous living room dance party
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Maggie Peard

Maggie Peard

Sustainability Planner

“Promise me you’ll always remember, you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne

  • Proud dog mom to a goofy black lab
  • Avid runner, board game player, and ice cream eater
  • Happiest on the top of a mountain or in the middle of a lake
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Meddy Smith

Sustainability Planner

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • Loves watercolor painting, cooking from scratch and scuba diving.
    • Has studied 6 different languages, including Danish and American Sign Language.
    • Feels most at peace near (or in) water and in the Maine woods.
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Joey Wolongevicz

Intern

“If people don't think they have the power to solve their problems, they won't even think about how to solve them.” -- Saul Alinsky

  • My twin sister and I look nothing alike except for our eyebrows.
  • I am attempting to learn how to play the theremin, the only instrument in the world you play without touching.
  • I ran the Cape Cod marathon when I was seventeen after only "training" for about two months. I like to think I bring that same brand of seemingly irreverent optimism to the fight against the climate crisis.
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Extended Team

In addition to our core staff, KLA partners with a variety of outside consultants and interns to round out the team.

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