Kaitlyn Rhonehouse is a Principal Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 14 years of experience focused on the assessment and remediation of contaminated properties, property transaction environmental due diligence, compliance and permitting evaluations, valuation of environmental liability, brownfields negotiations and redevelopment, and vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation.
A senior leader in Geosyntec's Environmental Management practice group, Kaitlyn has led hundreds of environmental due diligence projects for property transactions located in many areas of the United States. Kaitlyn's expertise focuses on evaluating quantitative and qualitative risk factors associated with impaired properties. Kaitlyn assists commercial and attorney clients with cost-to-cure estimates, establishment of environmental escrows and financial reserves, and redevelopment planning for known or perceived contamination. She has experience with complex regulatory negotiations and has helped potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and prospective property owners and developers reduce or eliminate their liability through risk assessments, brownfields agreements, risk-based closure strategies, and the development and implementation of cost-effective remedial alternatives. Kaitlyn also assists clients with multi-media compliance evaluations and environmental permitting review and assistance.
During her career, Kaitlyn has led numerous site investigations involving the assessment and remediation of soil, groundwater, sediment, surface water, soil gas, and coal combustion residuals. She has employed specialized field assessment techniques such as the use of membrane interphase probe logging, modified active gas sampling techniques, quantitative passive samplers, and high purge volume sub-slab soil gas sampling in large buildings. She has designed and overseen the implementation of remedial technologies such as enhanced in situ bioremediation, soil vapor extraction, air sparging, in situ chemical oxidation, hydraulic control pump and treat, soil excavation, and capping.
Kaitlyn's work often includes the evaluation of vapor intrusion of contaminated vapors into occupied spaces associated with chlorinated solvent or petroleum-impacted soil and groundwater. She has led numerous investigations which have included sub-slab soil gas and indoor air sampling.