Who We Are

About Us

Established March 1995, Affinity has collaborated with industrial and commercial entities, public sectors, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions over the past 20+ years. Through the application of the most current information and technology, Affinity can perform a range of EHS consulting services related to air, waste, water, and health and safety. Affinity can create an EHS management program specifically tailored to each client.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to educate and equip our clients with sustainable solutions that add value to the economy, society, and environment.

Our Shared Vision

We strive in every personal and professional contact to influence and enhance a deeper understanding of what it means to protect and preserve the environment and the health and safety of the people within it.

Our Creed

Affinity is more than just another company; it is an idea – an idea of what companies should stand for and how they should operate. It is based on the concept that it is much more difficult to be relevant than it is to be successful – that relevancy supplants success on the path to opportunity.

Our Credentials

  • QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional)
  • CHMM (Certified Hazardous Material Manager)
  • LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional)
  • GHG-V (Certified Greenhouse Gas Verifier)
  • EPI (Environmental Professional Intern)
  • EIT (Engineer in Training)
  • Certified Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) – 30 CFR Part 46

Download the Affinity Statement of Qualifications, Experience & Services

Meet the Team

Keith A. Gaydosh, EPI, EIT
Vice President
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  • Greenhouse Gas Verifier (GHG-V) Certification (2009-2017)
  • Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry
  • Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Authorized User
  • Former Chair, Northern Ohio Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association
  • ISO Climate Change Committee Member, Green House Management
  • Editorial Advisory Committee, EM Magazine
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with Environmental concentration from the University of Cincinnati

Keith has worked with manufacturing and private sector clients for over 15 years implementing effective environmental, health and safety programs. He works with Affinity’s industrial clients auditing and implementing sustainability programs, ISO 14001 environmental management systems, conducting greenhouse gas inventories, and helping clients navigate complex EPA compliance issues. Keith is currently a member of an international committee reviewing and commenting on the proposed ISO 14064 standards for greenhouse gas safety programs, conducts safety trainings including OSHA 10-hour and30-hour for general industry, and 40-hour HAZWOPER. Keith is experienced in EPA permitting and regulatory compliance.

Haley Ellis
Project Manager
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  • Associate’s degree, with Distinction, in Applied Science with Environmental, Health and Safety concentration from Stark State College.
  • OSHA- 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certified.
  • Performed wastewater compliance sampling for a variety of clients and assisted in confined space entry.
  • Operated wastewater pre-treatment system at Alcoa’s Cleveland Works facility with duties including calibration of equipment, system management and training of new personnel.
  • 11 years of prior management experience.
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Emily A. Gareis
Project Management Administrative Assistant
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Emily has worked as a Project Management Administrative Assistant for over 25 years in various industries. She brings a variety of experience to the company handling the day to day office functions in accounting, human resources and client relations.