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.

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

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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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.
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Annie Suttle

Director of Communications and 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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Karen Kao

Karen Kao

Project Manager

“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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Kortni Wroten

Sustainability Specialist

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ― Nelson Mandela

 

  • Cat, reptile, and plant enthusiast.
  • Enjoys arts and crafts, especially for cosplay to wear at anime and comic book conventions.
  • Believes that art and creativity must cross-pollenate with science to change the world
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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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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

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.
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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.
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