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

Vermont Office

Amy King
Amy KingPresident

Amy has 20+ 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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Jeremy Roberts, P.G.
Jeremy Roberts, P.G.Environmental Program Mgr. and Principal

Jeremy has 19 years’ experience in environmental management and has 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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Stephen Diglio, P.E.
Stephen Diglio, P.E.Engineering Manager
Stephen has been with KAS since December 2009 as a project manager and professional engineer and now manages KAS’ civil engineering. A master’s degree graduate of Rowan University’s Civil Engineering Program, Mr. Diglio has 15+ 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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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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Toni Baitz
Toni BaitzEngineer
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 DriverSenior Project Scientist/Technical Driller

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 the design, implementation, and operation of remediation systems. As a technical driller he coordinates and oversees all drilling activities associated with the operation and maintenance of KAS’ 54 LT Geoprobe© drill rig. 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 wife and two children.
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Monica Ladago
Monica LadagoEnvironmental 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 manages petroleum contaminated sites, UST closure assessments, drilling oversight, indoor air quality investigations, soil and groundwater sampling, and environmental reviews. When not working Monica enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, photography, and crocheting.
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Haley Grigel
Haley GrigelStaff Scientist

Haley joined KAS’ Williston office in 2019 as a Staff Scientist. She earned a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont in 2017 where she studied freshwater algae communities in Chittenden County. Haley continued algal research working for a year at Iowa State University’s Limnology Lab. At KAS, Haley conducts fieldwork, performs geological drilling oversight, manages contaminated sites, writes technical reports, and assists with environmental assessments and data validation. Outside of work, Haley enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, trivia, and hockey.

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Sophia Marinace
Sophia MarinaceStaff Scientist

Sophia has joined KAS’s office in July of 2022. She earned a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries biology with a minor in forestry from University of Vermont in 2021. She worked for several years as a forestry technician across Vermont and New Hampshire, leading her to conduct graduate research at the University of Vermont, focusing in on impacts of non-native species’ impacts on native Vermont forest soil carbon sequestration dynamics.

Sophie manages petroleum contaminated sites, geological drilling oversite, organizes and conducts fieldwork, as well as completing technical reports. Outside of work, Sophia enjoys hiking and skiing, as well as arts and crafts such as painting or crocheting.
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New York Office

Aaron Roth
Aaron RothPlattsburgh Branch Manager, Asbestos, Mold Inspector, and Environmental Professional

Aaron has 20 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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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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Tyler Bosley
Tyler BosleyEnvironmental Scientist
Tyler joined KAS in December of 2017 as an Environmental Technician. He holds a BA in Ecology from Sterling College, and also spent time at the University of Vermont. He is a New York State certified Asbestos Air Technician/Project Monitor, OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Trained, and has previous experience with conservation and environmental projects. When not at work, Tyler enjoys playing and writing music, hiking, snowboarding, painting, and woodworking.
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Alex Price
Alex PriceEnvironmental Technician
Alex joined KAS in 2019 as an Environmental Technician. He holds a BA in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University. He is a New York State certified Asbestos Air Technician/Project Monitor, OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Trained, and has previous experience studying and executing New York Department of Environmental Conservation and Lake Champlain Basin Program projects involving lake ecology and other areas. When not at work, Alex enjoys fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
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Stephanie Boucher
Stephanie BoucherEnvironmental Technician
Stephanie joined KAS in 2019 as an Environmental Technician. She holds a BS in Environmental Science from Plattsburgh State University. She is a New York State certified Asbestos Air Technician/Project Monitor and has previous experience studying Forest Ecology and Wildlife Ecology with special projects involving microhabitats of small mammals impact community composition and ecosystem functionality. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys hiking, running, disc golf and other outdoor activities with friends and family.
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