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The KLA 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.

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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

Director of Climate Analysis

“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 a rogue wave from the Southern Ocean
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Tacy Lambiase

Director of Climate Solutions

“This planet is the only home we’ll ever have. There’s no place like it. And home is always, always, always worth it.” – Mary Annaise Heglar

  • Born and raised in Texas, but has made Maryland home
  • Enjoys kayaking, long walks in the park, and eating Chesapeake blue crabs
  • Once starred in a friend’s feature-length film
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Danielle Civitillo

Director of Technology

“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.
  • I love to bake, bike, and dabble in photography.
  • Used book and record stores are my favorite places aside from the beach.
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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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Carley Petrone

Senior Resilience Planner

“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” — Madeleine Albright

  • My favorite food is a chicken caesar salad wrap
  • I can say the alphabet backwards
  • I love exploring NYC and having picnics in Central Park
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Joey Wolongevicz

Senior Climate Communications Specialist

“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ” ― Fran Lebowitz

  • I can sort of play the theremin, the only instrument in the world you play without touching.
  • I once made the dubious decision to run the Cape Cod marathon without training for it.
  • I have a twin sister, and the only trait we share is our eyebrows.
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Elyssa Goswick

Senior Communications & Engagement Specialist

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” ― Rachel Carson

  • Born & raised in the Southwest with a serious passion for protecting the Sonoran Desert
  • Used to design and decorate wedding cakes as a hobby, but has never successfully baked a good loaf of bread
  • Loves few things more than spending a beautiful day in a walkable city
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Sarah Carista

Climate Analyst

“And at last, you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” Audre Lorde

  • I have taken up crochet! My first project was a soda can koozie.
  • I’ve raised/fostered 15 kittens (but I’m also a proud dog parent)!
  • I’ve dabbled in fused glass artwork and jewelry making.
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Jodi-Kay Perrin

Project Coordinator

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

  • Born and raised in Jamaica but not a fan of the heat, I prefer the snow!
  • I enjoy dressing up and do so every day even while working from home
  • I have an obsession with lavender and custom items

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Business Operations Analyst

“Doesn't matter how much data you have, it's whether you use it successfully that counts.” — Bernard Marr

  • I went to Colorado on a solo trip and skied for 10 days straight.
  • I spent most of my life in Michigan, which is how I fell in love with nature.
  • There is a photo of me on Google Maps street view.


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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Annabel Coplan

Climate Analysis Intern

Boston University 2025

Originally from Philadelphia but loves to travel, especially to see nature
Loves any music, especially bossa nova, indie rock, and electronic house
Birthday is on Cinco de Mayo!
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Theresa Acheampong

Dashboard Storytelling Intern

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2026
Going to Hangzhou, China for study abroad in the fall.
Traveled to Ghana with family before starting middle school
In multiple school clubs which include Step Team, Women in Computer Science,
and Crochet Club.
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Climate Ambassador Teams

KLA supports Climate Ambassador teams across the country as they support community engagement for climate action planning and implementation in client communities.

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