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.

We are hiring! 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
Kari Hewitt

Kari Hewitt

Director of Sustainability Services

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

  • I was into sloths before they were trendy.
  • I love a good bourbon and a strong cup of coffee (not at the same time).
  • I love music, making playlists, and would be a d.j. in an alternate career path.
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

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. 
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
Karen Kao

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

Julia Masters

Equitable Engagement Manager

“People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” – Rob Siltanen

  • Been a vegetarian since I was in 2nd grade
  • Proud mother to many plant children
  • Avid biker/yoga-doer
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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
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.

Extended Team

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

Xico Manarolla

Xico Manarolla

GHG Specialist

“I got nasty habits; I take tea at three” — Mick Jagger

  • Spends free time studying guitar and discovering new music.
  • Loved by dogs and cats. Hated by house plants.
  • An avid swimmer, river and lake jumper.
Sophie Greene

Sophie Greene

Project Support and Communications Intern

“Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing 

  • Dreams of visiting every continent. Antarctica is up next.
  • Happiest when in the ocean or exploring the tide pools.
  • Avid skydiver, cage diver and cross-stitcher.

Kelly Thomas

Project Support and Communications Intern

“What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut down.”  Richard Powers, The Overstory

  • Can be found sitting in the sun, sipping a matcha latte and writing poetry or reading.
  • Hopes to visit every national park someday (and has seen 18 so far). 
  • Happiest when hiking with camera in hand.



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