Sable Kitchen is the President and majority owner of Adams Environmental, Inc., a certified woman-owned small business offering environmental consulting services and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, the firm and its current owner are certified as a small, woman-owned business enterprise (SBE, ESBE, and WBE) through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency and a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) through the State of Texas. As an active employee and President, Ms. Kitchen oversees all business operations including project management and administration, contract negotiations, financial management (including invoicing), business relations, marketing, QA/QC of technical reports, and the day-to-day operations of the office. Her particular areas of expertise within Adams Environmental include project management of both large and small-scale projects; budgeting and long-term strategic planning; writing, QA/QC, and publishing of technical documents and proposals; ensuring the quality and timeliness of the deliverables; and designing efficient marketing strategies; client development; and planning. She focuses a good portion of her efforts on the day-to-day management of crews and personnel, their tasks, and budgets in her project management duties. This also includes management of subconsultants and coordination of their scope of work and completion of fieldwork, reports, and coordination with regulatory agencies. Ms. Kitchen closely monitors her companies task orders and associated budgets for their on-call contract with the City of San Antonio for environmental services.
Before Ms. Kitchen became President of Adams Environmental, Inc. in 2011, she held the position of Business Manager and Marketing Manager and oversaw all marketing-related work for the company as well as coordinated and prepared proposals for bids since early 2010. Her background in Health Administration and knowledge of business, management, and marketing, along with on the job training and experiences, has prepared her to lead Adams Environmental, Inc. into continued success.
During her tenure as owner and an employee with Adams Environmental, Inc., Ms. Kitchen has prepared numerous winning proposals, and she has assisted or has led in the writing of deliverables. She continuously serves in a QA/QC capacity for all projects, reviewing every deliverable that leaves the office as a part of her QC process. Ms. Kitchen conducts the project management, project administration, and scheduling of field work for the company’s projects. As mentioned before, her forte resides in the day-to-day and strategic management of the business, project management and subcontractor coordination, ensuring expeditious delivery of deliverables and satisfied clients.
Bachelor’s of Health Administration, B.H.A. – Texas State University, 2009
7+ Years of Experience in the Environmental Consulting Field and Management
Lynn Kitchen, Ph.D.
a. Dr. Lynn Kitchen is one of the original founders of Adams Environmental, Inc. and he has over 30 years of experience in working with ecological and environmental projects and over 20 years of experience specifically working in the area of NEPA and natural resources management. During his time as an environmental consultant, he successfully completed NEPA Environmental Assessments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permits, Natural Resources Management Plans, Mitigation Plans, Biological Assessments (as part of formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Wildlife Surveys, Vegetation Mapping, and Stream Studies. He has used GIS technologies since 1993 and has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in GIS at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Kitchen has assisted in the design and prepared Section 404 permitting strategies for over 13 miles of the Salado Creek trail system in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Kitchen has a great deal of experience in the delineation of wetlands and development of mitigation plans in Texas, Nevada, Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Virginia. He has successfully negotiated and obtained Section 404 Individual Permit and Nationwide Permits in several locations across the U.S. He has a practical knowledge of the Clean Water Act and its impact on construction and other projects.
Dr. Kitchen has conducted innumerable projects involving the use of GIS and image analyses in the field of environmental science. He has used GIS to model vegetation communities, predict recovery of ecosystems following impacts, soil remediation, remedial design, wetland delineation and mitigation design, and facility siting/management. He developed a GIS model to be used by the City of San Antonio, to determine the potential level of sensitivity of natural resources in newly acquired lands and another model to assist land managers in determining the proper use of natural areas based on type of improvement and sensitivity of the environment. The project was known as the Land Use and Management Plan for Natural Areas of San Antonio. He has also managed the development of a GIS database for natural resources management for 2.9 million acres at Nellis AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Since 2004, Dr. Kitchen has focus his efforts assisting Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB) in natural resources management of the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). In 2010, Dr. Kitchen began a new endeavor. He and his wife moved to Nevada where he would pursue new work and contracts out west with a separate an innovative company of his own, Adams Ecology, Inc., that focuses on the ecological needs of the arid southwest region.
Currently, Dr. Kitchen is managing and conducting the vegetation and wildlife surveys and writing all natural resources support documentation for a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) in conjunction with the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) Land Withdrawal Renewal and Proposed Expansion Lands through his company Adams Ecology, Inc., a separate entity from Adams Environmental, Inc.
B.S. Wildlife Science Texas A&M University, 1976
M.S. Range Science Texas A&M University, 1977
Ph.D. Agronomy/Crop Science University of Kentucky 1980
27 years of Environmental Project Management Experience, with 30+ years in the environmental field
Mr. Brian Gottschalk is an experienced environmental scientist who specializes in fluvial geomorphology, aquatic biology, riparian ecology, physical geography, river/stream restoration, construction, project management, and environmental policy. While completing his graduate work at UTSA, Mr. Gottschalk was a contributing member of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department’s (SAMHD) Community Environmental Health Assessment (CEHA) team, a community-based forum tasked with researching and addressing urban environmental issues in San Antonio, Texas. His areas of expertise include field biology, wetlands and waters of the U.S., stream and riparian corridor restoration, endangered species and plant surveys, and preparation of NEPA-based Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments. He has been a guest lecturer on fluvial processes for both undergraduate and graduate classes at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Mr. Gottschalk has completed over ninety (80) delineation projects and prepared over thirty (30) Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit packages for projects in the Austin-San Antonio region. Mr. Gottschalk’s background in fluvial geomorphology has allowed him to serve as the lead stream designer for AEI for many surface water projects in Texas, Louisiana, and Ohio. He has served as the Project Manager on the Adams Environmental Team for the City of San Antonio’s On-Call NEPA Contract for multiple contract cycles (2010-present) and the AEI Team for a variety of other contracts as a prime and subconsultant. Mr. Gottschalk has extensive project management experience in many other projects for AEI for various clients around the Central Texas Region.
B.S. Bioenvironmental Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1998
M.S. Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1999
Ph.D. Coursework Completed (ABD) , Environmental Geography (Fluvial Geomorphology), Texas State University-San Marcos
18 years of Environmental Project Management Experience
Matt Kitchen, GISP
Mr. Kitchen has over 9 years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental technical writing. He began his environmental career as a GIS Analyst with Adams Environmental, Inc. (AEI) in 2008 and has earned his place as the Senior GIS task leader for several projects including mapping for military bases, which have spanned across the United States. Mr. Kitchen also has developed GIS models for predicting wildlife and plant habitat. He received his GISP in January 2015 and completed his Master of Natural Resources from Oregon State University in March 2015. His degree in Natural Resources is supplemented with an emphasis in GIS, and upon graduation, Mr. Kitchen received a GIScience Certificate.
Although his specialty skills reside in GIS mapping and modeling, Mr. Kitchen also now serves as an Environmental Scientist for AEI. Throughout his years with AEI, Mr. Kitchen has written National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)-related documents and has assisted senior scientists with numerous projects. His expertise has expanded into Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Information Documents (EIDs), and Categorical Exclusions (CEs) over the last few years, and he is the lead writer for many Section 404 Nationwide Permits (NWPs) at this time. He has assisted AEI’s senior scientists with numerous projects while also managing his own.
Bachelor of Science, Texas State University, 2008
Master of Natural Resources with Emphasis in GIS, Oregon State University – March 2015
GIScience Certificate, Oregon State University – March 2015
GISP Certification – January 2015
9 years of GIS Experience and Project Management with AEI
FAA Part 107 Licensed Drone Pilot – Certificate # 3992956
Diane Dawsey has more than 15 years of experience working in office settings. She started with Adams Environmental, Inc. in October 2007, and currently assists Sable Kitchen in managing the office and administrative duties for the firm. Her responsibilities include directly assisting the President, organizing documents, financial tracking, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other administrative tasks.
B.A. in History, Texas A&M University, 1977
M.A. in Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1978