About KLT

KLT Group, LLC is a woman-owned, environmental consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Our primary focus is serving the needs of federal, state and local agencies in the full range of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation and process. We are at the forefront with identifying process improvements and innovative environmental management solutions through experience and a solid understanding of environmental regulations.

KLT Group understands the importance of balancing the built and green environments.

About our Team

Kelly C. Lyles, CEP
Principal

With over 14 years of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance experience, Kelly has gained valuable leadership and technical experience working closely with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), and private firms. 

Sampling of transit and highway projects under her management include:

Kelly C. Lyles, CEP
Principal

With over 14 years of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance experience, Kelly has gained valuable leadership and technical experience working closely with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), and private firms.

Sampling of transit and highway projects under her management include:

  • SuperConducting Maglev EIS/ROD
  • MARC Maintenance Facility EA/FONSI
  • Susquehanna River Rail Bridge EA/FONSI
  • B&P Tunnel EIS/ROD
  • Bayview MARC Platform and Pedestrian Bridge CE
  • Martin’s MARC addition tracks CE
  • BWI 4th Track and Station EA/FONSI
  • Corridor Cities Transitway EA
  • MTA’s Sustainability Plan Phase I
  • Environmental and Sustainability Management System – MTA’s Cromwell Facility
  • Programmatic Agreement Development
  • Virtual NEPA
  • P3 Projects
  • Grant Management

In addition to her work experience, and being a published author, she sits on the following Boards and Committees:

  • Kenyon College Philander Chase Corporation
  • Certification Review Board of the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals
  • The McDonogh School Signature Society
  • Ebert Foundation
  • Kenyon College Presidential Fellow
  • Kenyon College Environmental Leadership Fund
  • Sigma Xi
  • May2012

    Certified Environmental Professional (CEP)

     
  • May2009

    Duke University CEQ/Leadership Program Professional, NEPA

  • May2003

    Duke University Masters of Environmental Management (MEM)

  • May1999

    Kenyon College, BA Biology and Environmental Science

Paola Ariza P.E., MBA
Senior Environmental Engineer

With over 15 years of experience as an engineer and environmental planner, Paola has extensive experience in engineering design and analysis, project management and environmental documentation and agency coordination for the private and public sectors. She has successfully provided onsite technical assistance at the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in both the Facilities Engineering and Environmental Planning Divisions.  Her experience has also included technical assistance to the Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore City, Frederick County, and the City of Portland.

Paola Ariza P.E., MBA
Senior Environmental Engineer

With over 15 years of experience as an engineer and environmental planner, Paola has extensive experience in engineering design and analysis, project management and environmental documentation and agency coordination for the private and public sectors. She has successfully provided onsite technical assistance at the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in both the Facilities Engineering and Environmental Planning Divisions. Her experience has also included technical assistance to the Maryland State Highway Administration, Baltimore City, Frederick County, and the City of Portland.

  • Mar2016

    Beuth University of Applied Sciences (Berlin) Master of Business Administration

  • Mar2014

    Registered Professional Engineer

  • Mar2002

    University of Florida Master of Engineering

  • Mar2000

    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota) Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Linda Smith
Executive Assistant

Linda has approximately 40 years of experience, 11 of which have been dedicated to working with the  Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). She worked in the Planning and Environmental Division and Local Transit Support Division as an assistant to the Directors of each Division.  She is experienced in office procedures , contract management, and efficiently runs business operations. At MTA she was known as the "Office Mom" and KLT Group knows she will continue to hold this title as well as her official role as Executive Assistant.

Linda Smith
Executive Assistant

Linda has approximately 40 years of experience, 11 of which have been dedicated to working with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). She worked in the Planning and Environmental Division and Local Transit Support Division as an assistant to the Directors of each Division. She is experienced in office procedures , contract management, and efficiently runs business operations. At MTA she was known as the “Office Mom” and KLT Group knows she will continue to hold this title as well as her official role as Executive Assistant.