What Our Clients Say

Testimonials

“Lonnie’s greatest asset is the ability to condense very complicated required procedures and exercises into a format easily followed by City staff.”

We have worked with Roland (Lonnie) Karste, of Karste Consulting Inc., since 2013-2014 school year to help our school site begin to develop a comprehensive emergency plan.  All of Lonnie’s presentations have been engaging and informative.  Our staff left feeling a sense of preparedness and with recommendations on next steps. Lonnie helped make the information accessible and helped to lower anxiety around the seriousness of an emergency on site.  The staff thoroughly enjoyed both presentations.

Kessa Early,

Hill Education Center-Marin Oaks High School Principal
Novato Unified School District

As Director of Information Systems for the City of Antioch, I had the very distinct pleasure of working with Lonnie Karste in his role as Director of Emergency Services for the City of Antioch.  Lonnie was always incredibly prepared; made sure the Information Systems department understood his tasks and was capable of success.  Lonnie was also very highly respected by City staff.  In my opinion, Lonnie’s greatest asset is the ability to condense very complicated required procedures and exercises into a format easily followed by City staff.  As a result of Roland’s work, the City of Antioch was exceedingly prepared.

Bill Gegg,

Director of Information Systems, Retired
City of Antioch

Our Clients
A list of some of the clients we have proudly worked with.
COMCAST
Delta Diablo Sanitation District
Novato Charter School
Novato Unified School District
Tri Delta Transit
USS/POSCO
Antioch Unified School District
City of Antioch
City of Berkeley Public Works Department
City of Martinez
City of Pittsburg
​City of Pleasant Hill
Karste Consulting has provided USS POSCO Industries with both a review and training in our Emergency Action Plan & Emergency Operation Center.  Their approach on these programs is aggressive, yet with a practical perspective.  Karste Consulting has developed a program that includes not only training, exercise and plan development but most importantly they have helped us to create an effective program to prepare our employees.

Freddy Ripoli,

Group Manager E.H. & S.
USS POSCO Industries

We have used Karste Consulting to help our City train for disasters that will no doubt affect us someday.  Karste Consulting recognizes not only the needs of sworn staff, but non-sworn staff as well.  Lonnie’s experience with the Antioch Police Department makes his firm a valuable asset to Law Enforcement training as well as training within any city government.

Allan Cantando,

Chief of Police
Antioch Police

I have worked with Karste Consulting Inc. and specifically with Lonnie Karste over the course of several years.  I am thoroughly impressed with the commitment and thoroughness when working with our staff.  Lonnie has always been extremely organized and the trainings have been productive and completely relevant.  The hands-on activities through emergency preparedness truly created a sense of urgency and importance with the many things we face in the world today.  The work is outstanding!

Scott Bergerhouse,

Dozier-Libbey Medical High School Principal
Antioch Unified School District

The City of Martinez utilizes the services of Karste Consulting and is extremely happy with the services provided.  Lonnie (Karste Consulting) is incredibly knowledgeable in emergency operations and presents the subject matter in a manner that all levels of staff can understand.  He is responsive, detail oriented and very accommodating to the needs of our staff.  I would highly recommend Karste Consulting to fellow colleagues.

Eric Ghisletta,

Captain
Martinez Police Department

“A valuable asset to Law Enforcement training as well as training within any city government.”


"Lonnie Karste is professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.  He has the ability to take the mystery and fear out of this program and relate it to our employees in a very functional way. " 

- Mike Bechtholdt, Deputy Public Works Director II