Company Profile

KAS is a certified Woman-owned business enterprise in Vermont and New York State. KAS was established in 2004 to provide environmental and industrial hygiene consulting services.  In 2009 KAS acquired ESPC civil and environmental engineering which primarily focuses on design, permitting, and construction management of public and private infrastructure projects. As a result of this union, KAS now offers comprehensive civil and structural engineering design services for a wide variety of civil and environmental applications, as well as industrial hygiene consulting including health and safety training and consulting, environmental consulting and asbestos testing and consulting.

Our philosophy is rooted in innovation and flexibility.  Because of our staff’s highly diverse and extensive experience, we are able to offer the right services for a wide variety projects and clients.

With offices on either side of Lake Champlain, KAS is strategically positioned to serve a broad geographical area including all of Northern New York and New England.

In addition to being a creative design team, KAS staff members have strong working relationships with several federal, state, and local agencies and departments.  This experience and the relationships developed with these agencies streamlines the permitting process for projects.  KAS prides itself on its ability to work with clients, regulators, and other stakeholders in providing creative, innovative, practical, and cost effective solutions.

Meet Our Team

Amy King
Amy KingPresident

Amy has 14 years’ experience in business management and environmental work. She is a licensed Asbestos Site Inspector in Vermont and New York. Amy holds a BS in Business Management from Champlain College and is a member of the board of directors for the Vermont Women Business Owners Network.  When not working, Amy enjoys spending time with her three children and going to NASCAR events.
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Erik Sandblom, P.E.
Erik Sandblom, P.E.Vice President/Principal Engineer and Environmental Professional
Erik oversees KAS’ civil and environmental engineering projects and is also experienced in environmental due diligence and the design and construction of hazardous site remediation systems.  He has a BS degree from the University of Vermont in Civil Engineering and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire and is a licensed Asbestos Inspector and Designer in New York.  Erik is very active in the Burlington Rotary Club, is a home-brewer and Certified Beer Judge, and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, running, hiking….well, just about any outdoor activity.
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Jeremy Roberts
Jeremy RobertsEnvironmental Program Mgr. and Environmental Professional
Jeremy has 15 years’ experience in environmental management and been with KAS since its inception in 2004. He has completed numerous hydrogeological investigations and assisted in the design and implementation of remediation systems. Jeremy heads up KAS’ Environmental Programs and is an owner in the company since the beginning of 2018. He earned a BS from the University of Vermont in Plant and Soil Science and is a licensed Vermont Asbestos Site Inspector. Jeremy enjoys conducting outdoor activities, playing sports and spending time with his family.
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Aaron Roth
Aaron RothPlattsburgh Branch Manager, Asbestos, Mold Inspector, and Environmental Professional
Aaron has 15 years of environmental consulting experience in due diligence, asbestos, lead-based paint, indoor air quality assessments and soil/groundwater investigations. He is a certified Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner in New York State and Vermont and licensed Mold Inspector in New York. When not working, Aaron enjoys spending time with his kids (Quinn and Cassidy) and wife (Maria) hiking, skiing and playing in the Adirondacks.
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Stephen Diglio, P.E.
Stephen Diglio, P.E.Project Engineer

Stephen has been with KAS since December 2009 as a project manager and professional engineer.  A master’s degree graduate of Rowan University’s Civil Engineering Program, Mr. Diglio has 10 years of design experience with a wide variety of private, municipal, state, and federal site design and infrastructure projects.  Stephen’s specialties include civil and environmental engineering.  Outside of KAS, Mr. Diglio also serves as water operator for his community water system and enjoys the vast outdoor recreational opportunities that Vermont offers.
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Toni Poquette
Toni PoquetteProject Geologist
Toni manages petroleum contaminated sites, inspects underground storage tank closures, performs groundwater and soil sampling, and prepares technical reports. Toni is also KAS’ Quality Assurance Officer for Brownfield Environmental Assessment projects and performs data validation. She graduated from Vermont Technical College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sustainable Design Technology. In her spare time Toni enjoys hiking, motorcycle riding, and spend time with family and friends.
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Sam Driver
Sam DriverEnvironmental Scientist

Sam was originally with KAS from November 2009 to July 2012 and returned in August 2014 after a stint in the western US. Sam manages petroleum contaminated sites, conducts UST closures and assessments, completes hydrogeological investigations, and assists with the design, implementation, and operation of remediation systems. He earned his BA in Environmental Science from Middlebury College in 2008. When not at the office, Sam enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and hiking with his girlfriend.
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Jolene Turner
Jolene TurnerEnvironmental Technician and Administrator
Jolene is a trained respirator fit testing technician and also performs environmental fieldwork as well as being responsible for day to day operation of the Vermont office.  She has been with KAS since 2009 and enjoys running and spending time with her husband and two children when not at work.
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Monica Beers
Monica BeersEnvironmental Scientist

Monica graduated from the University of Vermont in 2012 with a B.S in environmental science and started working at KAS in 2015. Monica performs environmental fieldwork and manages projects that deal with environmental contamination or are environmentally sensitive. When not working Monica enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, photography, and crocheting.
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Rebecca Treat
Rebecca TreatProject Geologist

Rebecca holds a BS in Geology and has over 9 years of professional experience in the environmental consulting industry. She joined KAS in 2014 after relocating to the Vermont area from Boston, MA. Rebecca’s expertise includes environmental project management, hydrogeological investigations, geophysical investigations, Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, Brownfields investigations, remedial system design and installation, UST closure assessments, construction oversight and hazardous materials management. When not at work Rebecca is either lounging in a hammock or frolicking through the forest.
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Diane Beane-Hammond
Diane Beane-HammondOperations Manager, New York Branch
Diane is responsible for day to day operations management of KAS’ New York office including scheduling and organizing, proposal/work plan/cost estimating, and general office administration. She maintains equipment and supplies as well as staff and corporate licensing/certification records. Outside of work, Diane enjoys spending time with family and friends (four-legged as well).
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Peter Schuyler
Peter SchuylerTechnical Advisor

Peter has 40 years’ professional experience including 25 years in environmental management and has been with KAS since 2004. Peter is a Certified Asbestos Consultant in New York and Vermont. His expertise includes expert witness testimony, asbestos and indoor air consulting, environmental management, demolition and asbestos abatement designs, and indoor air quality investigations. He holds a BS in Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. When not at work, Peter enjoys fishing, cutting wood, gardening and spending time with wife Sonja and family.
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Clare Santos
Clare SantosProject Engineer

Clare joined the KAS team in 2014. She brings with her in-depth knowledge of industrial environmental compliance. Her experience includes air permitting, hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment and discharge permitting, and spill prevention and contingency planning. She also conducts Phase I and II site assessments and manages remediation projects. She earned a BS from the University of Waterloo in Environmental (Civil) Engineering in 2000. During her time off, she enjoys outdoor human-powered activities (skiing, biking, hiking, etc.) with her husband and friends.
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Anthony Harvey
Anthony HarveyEngineer

Anthony joined KAS in 2017 and has experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering including performing Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments, earthwork oversight, asbestos sampling, oversight in the installation of and sampling of monitoring wells, UST removals, and characterization/remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Anthony earned his BS (2011) and MS (2013) from Clarkson University. Outside of work, Anthony enjoys hiking, camping, and participating in several sports leagues.
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Eric Deratzian
Eric DeratzianProject Geologist
Eric joined KAS in 2016 after practicing in California for a few years before returning to the East Coast to be closer to family. Eric holds a BS in Geology from St. Lawrence University and has been in the environmental consulting industry since 2001, with the exception of a brief stint working for an Oceanography and Wetland Restoration consultant for a couple years on the West Coast. Eric manages petroleum contaminated sites, Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, UST closure assessments, hydrogeological investigations, performs groundwater and soil sampling, and prepares technical reports. When not at work, Eric enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, snowboarding and generally spending time outdoors with his wife and big dog.
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