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Columnist "Tales of a Mold Warrior"


More than twenty-three years involved in indoor environmental issues through environmental assessment and consulting, mold remediation, crystal meth lab cleanup, HVAC system application, environmental duct cleaning, and crime and trauma scene cleanup

More than sixteen years involved in the design and sale of HVAC system and system components for residential and commercial application. Includes the completion of many design and load analysis courses through the Carrier Corporation. Much of the training involved indoor environmental quality and some was concurrent with the IEQ above.


Certifications (Past and Current):

ASCS – Air Systems Cleaning Specialist through NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association)

VSMR - Ventilation Systems Mold Remediator through NADCA  (National Air Duct Cleaners Association)

CEI -  Certified Environmental Inspector through EAA (Environmental Assessment Association)

CMI – Level 1, Certified Mold Inspector – Level 1 through IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Organization)

CMI – Level 2, Certified Mold Inspector – Level 2 through IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Organization)

CMR – Certified Mold Remediator through IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)

CIE – Certified Indoor Environmentalist  through IAQA and AmIAQC (Indoor Air Quality Association and The American Indoor Air Quality Council)

HAZWOPER – HAZMAT technician from New Environment, Inc.

CML – Certified Meth Lab Contractor for crystal meth lab cleanup through UT (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

WRT – Certified Water Restoration Technician from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration and Certification)

AMRT – Applied Microbial Remediation Technician from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration and Certification)

RRP – Lead Safe Renovator through Success Enterprise & Environmental Services

Lead Abatement– Lead Abatement through Success Enterprise & Environmental Services

CTS - Crime and Trauma Scene consultation and cleanup by trainer Don McNulty, Bio-Clean of America

FSRT – Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician through IICRC (The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

CIEC – Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (The American Council for Accredited             Certification)

Environmental Education:  

“Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Tactics” via Fort Knox, Kentucky (Ohio Army Reserve National Guard – Officer Training)

NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association training courses, including:

       -  Introduction to HVAC cleaning

       -  Installation of service openings in HVAC systems

       -  Mechanical cleaning of non-porous air conveyance system components

       -  Understanding microbial contamination in HVAC systems

       -  Hand and power tools

       -  Confined space entry

       -  Control of hazardous energy – lock out and tag out

       -  Hazardous communication

       -  Fall protection

       -  Respiratory protection

       -  Ventilation systems mold remediation

NADCA conference 1999 – three days training

NADCA conference 2000 – three days training

NADCA conference 2001 – four days training

Additional education:

Phase 1 Air Quality Testing – INX Corporation

Building Air Quality – EPA, NIOSH

Healthy Indoor Environments, University of Tulsa “How to deal with a mold infested building”

Mid Atlantic Environmental  Hygiene Resource

Center and University City Science Center, “Mold Conference

American Institute of Respiratory Education

CMI and CMR Training from CMICI, Inc.

Air Quality Testing – IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Organization)

Mold Remediation – IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)

Environmental Assessment – EAA (Environmental Assessment Association)

Certification for Indoor Environmentalist – IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)

Certification for Crystal Meth Lab Clean-Up from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Hazardous Materials (40 Hour HAZWOPER)

Water Restoration Technician training by IICRC (Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, Restoration, and Certification)

Development and delivery of “Indoor Environmental Hazards” three day training and workshop for the Ohio HVAC Industry and for delivery as a seminar to Cleveland State University Continuing Education Department.

Participated in National Workshop for Healthy Indoor Environments with United States Surgeon General – Dr. Carmona, January, 2005

New Jersey Mold Symposium – Secaucus New Jersey 2013

Positions and Memberships

Member of IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association)

Member of AmIAQC (American Indoor Air Quality Council) – now ACAC

Member IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Association)

Member of IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association), Cleveland Chapter

On the board of advisors of IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association, Cleveland Chapter

Member of NORMI (National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors)

Associate Member of NASHI

Board of Directors – Mold Across America (501-C3, non-profit)  

Developed and delivers a class for Continuing Education for the Real Estate industry for Clandestine Meth Cleanup (Clandestine Meth In Real Estate),  (The Straight Scoop On Mold), (Blood And Trauma In Real Estate), (Why Buildings Make Good People Sick), (Sprucing Up For Spring), and (Human Health Effects Of Mold).


Has served as an expert witness and continues to be a source of information for several attorneys throughout the area

Owner and President: AirXperts, LLC (AXLLC) and Combined Environmental Solutions, Inc. (CESI)  

“Best of the Best” Medina County 2016, 2017

Writing a new book called “Mold Spore Wars”