Our Team

We are proud of our team of diverse sustainability experts. Our clients benefit from our passion, knowledge, attention to detail, friendliness, quality of work, and laser focus on making sustainability strategic. Meet our practice leads.

Kate Gaertner

Founder & CEO

Founder, author, and business circularity leader with strategy, operations and digital go-to-market expertise. Focused on business transformation and new business model adoption.

Renee Shade

Carbon Accounting Lead

Data analytics and financial modeling expert. Specialized in building strategic business cases and sophisticated financial models integrated with exceptionally user-friendly interfaces.

Amy Hall

Consultant & Education Lead

Creative director, illustrator, and brand marketing expert. Adept at navigating and communicating in an omni-channel world and representing complex sustainability ideas visually.

Deepa Mischler

Healthcare Advisor

Experienced Management Consultant specializing in Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical industries

Scott Rich

Workshop Facilitator

Corporate training expert. Adept at digital communications, stakeholder engagement, cross-functional team building, and professional training and facilitation.

McKaylyn Lynch

Carbon Accountant

Specialized carbon accountant, who's passionate about corporate sustainable development and stakeholder engagement at all levels.

Marianna Coulentianos

Workshop Facilitator

Advanced corporate trainer and workshop facilitator. Schooled mechanical engineer turned design researcher. Specialized in leveraging socially engaged design and rapid prototyping to create community-engaged products and services in support of equitable sustainable development.

Sadie Scott

Social Media Manager

Creative storyteller with a lens toward environmental and social issues. She has a diverse range of skills including independent filmmaking and photography, nonprofit work, and content creation for organizations large and small.

Stephen Jensen


Sustainability communications expert, copyeditor and writer. Graduate student in social innovation and entrepreneurship. B Corp fan.

Emily Wood

Learning & Development Lead

Learning design expert and advanced workshop facilitator. Specialized in organizational needs assessments, instructional design, e-learning development, and learning management systems.

Dan Frye

Business Transformation Advisor

Guides strategic thinking in innovation adoption, change management of sustainability concepts, and corporate mindset shifts among leadership.

Rob Thorne

Public Sector Advisor

Expert in IT consulting, strategy, operations management, and information transformation to public sector clients. Specialties include education reform, government operations and utilities.

Steve Dunn

Sustainable Supply Chains Advisor

Corporate consultant and professor, sustainable enterprise, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Guides strategic thinking of sustainable supply chains and proving value creation from corporate sustainability implementation.