May 2021 Member Showcase

Claudette L. Lajoie, PhD

Claudette Lajoie

Solstice Environmental, LLC

Position/Title at Company - President

Hometown - Cape Charles, VA

When did you join WTS? 2011

Why did you join WTS? Founding member of the Hampton Roads Chapter

Do you hold a position in WTS HRC or International? What is your role? South Region Advisory Council; WTS International's Entrepreneurship Committee

What do you like best about your job? I started Solstice Environmental over 15 years ago (so hard to believe it has been that long) and although I do love the variety of projects and clients, I really appreciate the challenge of having to be adaptive to a constantly changing market.  To be honest, the science and over achieving work ethic parts comes naturally to me, but I have had to rely on my instincts to keep the business successful and there is a great feeling when you trust your instincts. 

Favorite project you have worked on - After 25 years...Too many to just pick one.

How do you like to spend your free time? Generally all things horses, water, and yoga.

Did you start a new hobby in the COVID-19 pandemic? I wish...worked too much!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself. First Job after college I was a conch farmer