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Sable Kitchen

Owner, President, Marketing Manager, and Project Manager
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Ms. Sable Kitchen is the President and majority owner of Adams Environmental, Inc. Ms. Kitchen oversees all business operations including project administration, contract negotiations, and financial management. Her particular areas of expertise within Adams Environmental include project management and client coordination, research, writing, editing, and publishing of technical documents, reports, and proposals; ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables; and designing efficient marketing strategies and client development. She also assists with field studies.

Ms. Kitchen is highly familiar with project management for both small and large projects. Her experience in managing AEI’s on-call NEPA contract with the City of San Antonio has proven her ability to keep projects on time and on or under budget while also providing timely response to the client as projects arise. Many projects that Ms. Kitchen manages are long-term, spanning over multiple years.

Before Ms. Kitchen became President of Adams Environmental, Inc., she held the position of Business Manager and oversaw all marketing-related work for the company and prepared proposals for bids since early 2010. Her background in health administration, project management, human resources, performance improvement, and marketing, along with her years of on the job training and experiences, has prepared her to lead Adams Environmental, Inc. into continued success as her counterparts did before her. The company has seen great accomplishments under Ms. Kitchen’s leadership, and she maintains a unwavering vision of the growing future of Adams Environmental, Inc.


Bachelor’s of Health Administration, B.H.A. – Texas State University, 2009
7+ Years of Experience in the Environmental Consulting Field

Lynn Kitchen, Ph.D.

Vice President
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Dr. Kitchen has over 30 years of experience in working with ecological and environmental projects. He has successfully completed NEPA Environmental Assessments, Section 404 permits, Section 401 Certifications, 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.

Dr. Kitchen is very familiar with the NEPA process and is a strong advocate of public involvement. He is experienced on both sides of NEPA issues, having worked with the public in fighting a controversial project and having worked with commercial and governmental entities attempting to permit a controversial project. He has taught NEPA courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also familiar with project management for large projects including the Land Use and Management Plan for Natural Areas of San Antonio, the City-Wide NEPA Services Contract for the City of San Antonio, and management of natural resources for Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test and Training Range (3.0 Million Acres) in Nevada. Dr. Kitchen has over 15 years of experience in GIS database management and uses ArcGIS routinely as a tool for virtually every project.


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

Brian Gottschalk

Sr. Environmental Scientist and Project Manager
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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 eighty (80) delineation projects and prepared over twenty-five (25) 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
17 years of Environmental Project Management Experience

Matt Kitchen, GISP

Senior G.I.S. Analyst and Environmental Scientist
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Mr. Kitchen has over 8 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
8 years of GIS Experience and Project Management with AEI

Diane Dawsey

Executive Assistant
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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


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