Tamara Kroner

Owner & President

Tamara has more than 28 years of experience in managing environmental firms and consulting. As President of KES, she sets the strategies and growth goals for the company. She also manages and operates all aspects of the business, including projects, recruiting and hiring staff, client coordination, contracts, financials, budgets, proposals, vendors and subcontractors. She’s just as comfortable working alongside engineers and overseeing EPA and OSHA regulations as she is managing her dedicated team.

Prior to KES, Tamara gained environmental expertise throughout 12 years at her father’s drilling company, A & R Drilling, Inc., where she rose through the ranks to Vice President. As such, Tamara took a hands-on role in the company’s success. As her focus evolved from administrative to the technical side of operations, Tamara’s passion for the environmental industry was ignited. She spearheaded initiatives such as designing a customized drilling rig, and marketing the rig at key environmental conferences. She achieved sales growth by bidding and managing projects and staff. Her clients included Unocal Corporation, World Oil, March Air Force Base, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Fluor, IT Corporation and TRW.

Tamara has a BA in Economics from UCLA and achieved her MBA from University of California Los Angeles with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She holds a General Engineering Contractors License #861892 with a Hazardous Materials specialty designation, and a Certificate in Hazardous Waste Management from UCLA Extension.

Meet the Team

  • Kurt Kroner

    Project Manager

  • Philip Chang

    PhD Principal Environmental Engineer

  • Michael Wolff

    Principal Environmental Geolist

  • Philip Jo

    Principal Environmental Engineer

  • Charles Lee

    Professional Geologist-Ph.D

  • Brett Curry

    Environmental Manager

  • Ashleigh R. Anderson

    Environmental Manager

  • Douglas Glenn

    Environmental Technician

  • Tom Vernor

    Environmental Site Supervisor

  • Alex Grant

    Environmental Scientist

  • Gabriel Illingworth

    Environmental Manager

  • Muriel Nacar

    Environmental Engineer

  • Michael Lucey

    Environmental Technician

  • Monica Avina

    Administrative

  • Dennis Mehaffey

    Noise Monitoring Technician, CAD Technician