Kara Risk has over 17 years of professional experience as an environmental scientist, project manager, operations superintendent, and most recently as the Business Manager for BEA. Ms. Risk has obtained practical field experience in environmental assessment on a variety of properties ranging from vacant land to commercial and industrial manufacturing establishments. She has experience in industry practices and has completed all portions of the assessment procedure from site inspection, historical and government research, determination of sampling protocol and performing soil and groundwater sampling. Ms. Risk’s experience further includes emergency response and hazardous waste cleanup projects. Project responsibilities have included design and implementation of field testing programs, implementation of remedial strategies, risk characterization, preparation and representation of conservation permitting applications and technical writing and reporting. As BEA’s Business Manager, Ms. Risk directs the daily activities of the administrative staff, supervises vendor accounts, and executes human resource functions.  She is further responsible for administering client relations and advancing marketing efforts including advertising, networking, website and social media management.


University of Massachusetts Amherst: Bachelor of Science Degree
Environmental Design 1996

OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste & Emergency Response Operations 1999
Annual 8-Hour Refresher 2000-Present

University of Massachusetts Lowell: Foundations in Business – Graduate Certificate Program 2010-2012

The Nielsen Environmental Field School 2000

American Red Cross, certified in Adult CPR/AED and Standard First Aid 2006-Present

Quick Books Pro Training – Cape Cod Community College 2008

Accounting Fundamentals – Cape Cod Community College 2009


ASTM Site Assessment Certificate Program 2001

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
[Registered Sanitarian #1308]

NGWA – Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers 1997-Present

Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) 1997-Present


Cape Cod Cares for the Troops (2008-Present)                                                          Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Children’s Place (2013-Present)                  Building Committee for the Cape Cod Children’s Place Expansion Project                      Martial Arts Program for Women in Recovery (2017-Present)