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Stih is the author of the classic book, Healthy Living Spaces: Top 10 Hazards Affecting Your Health. He has been interviewed on over 100 radio and T.V. shows. His book has been a best-seller on Amazon.com.

Stih was hired by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to develop and teach courses on selecting healthy building materials including: Indoor Air Quality- It’s More than Mold. How to Design & Build Homes that are Green and Healthy.

His company has had offices in three states: Arizona, Oregon and New Mexico.

Stih’s experience with environmental testing dates back to 1978 when, as teenagers, he and his brothers founded Sun Laboratories. In 2010 he studied at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. From 2012-2014 Stih partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) on studies.

Stih studied construction at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona with field work building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Stih was hired by the Dyson corporation as an expert the help them provide consumers with tips on how to alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms.

Stih is the Chapter Director for the Santa Fe Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).

In addition to his book, Stih has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. Stih was a contributing author to, Prescriptions for a Healthy House (New Society Press, 2008).

Wanting to learn more about medicine, Stih went back to college and was a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Arizona in 1998.

His clients have included state and local governments, municipalities, pueblos, colleges and universities, schools, insurance companies, real estate companies, ski resorts, banks, hotels, health clubs, spas, art galleries, doctors offices, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants, police and fire stations and the homes of many famous authors, actors, and sports celebrities.

Expert Witness Testimony - Depositions Taken

  • Case No. CV 2007-01695, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court, Daniel and Patricia Finn, Plaintiffs, vs. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and Chad Petty, Defendants.
  • Case No. CV 2008-00771, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court, Allstate Insurance Company, et al. vs. R.C. Greene and Company, Inc., et al.
  • Case No.? (Deposition taken March 2011) (Need copy of subpoena)
  • Case No. No.D-0132-CV-2006-00102, State of New Mexico, County of Los Alamos, First Judicial District Court, Carriage House Homeowners Association, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, vs. Odmark Communities, Inc.; Carriage House Builders, et al., Defendants, and Odmark Communities, Inc., Ted Odmark, Warner Walker, Dorthy Starr, and Starr & Associates, LTD. Third-Party Plaintiffs, Vs. Excel Excavating, Will Do Construction, et al.
  • Case No. CV 2008-00991, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District, Nancy Fischer, Plaintiff, v. Rudy Segura, Individually and as Partner and Employee of Done right Construction, LLC., and Santa Fe Propane, Inc., Defendants. Depositions taken May 6 and May 8, 2010.

Expert Witness Testimony - Court Appearances

  • Los Alamos, New Mexico, Magistrate Court, approximately 2002
  • Prescott, AZ, Magistrate Court, approximately October 18, 2002, Honorable Dave Parker

Expert Witness Testimony - Other Appearances

  • Albuquerque, NM, at Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A. office, with Mr. Sheehan acting as umpire. I was  a consultant is process for agreement between two appraisers in regard to the scope and value of needed repairs in regard to a loss that resulted from water damage and subsequent mold growth in a residence. February 15, 2012.

Expert Witness Testimony - Relevant Training

  • Arbitration: Theory, Practice and Rules for Dispute Resolution, Conducted at the University of New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2008
  • Advanced Arbitration, training course conducted at the University of New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2008

Subpoenas Received Other than Depositions and Testimony Noted Above

  • (Deposition was scheduled, cancelled, pending) Case No. D-101-CV-2010-3663, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court, John Shapiro, Plaintiffs, vs. Barker MGT, LTD., John Barker, Tony Jones, and John Does 1-5, Defendants.
  • Case No. CV 08-00662 WDS/CEG, United States District Court, District of New Mexico, Priscilla Gilbert and Charles Gilbert v. Safeco Insurance Company of America
  • No. D-101-CV-2008-03235, State of New Mexico, County of Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court, The Board of Directors of Zocalo Association, Inc., a New Mexico non-profit corporation v. Donald Dwore, Catherine Dwore, and Bank of America, N.A (a National Bank Association)

In the News

Mr. Stih lectures about indoor air quality, environmental hazards and mold, has written numerous books and articles and is frequently interviewed by various media outlets as an expert on related topics.


  • Healthy Living Spaces: Top 10 Hazards Affecting Your Health, Second Edition, 2010.
  • Contributing author, Prescriptions for a Healthy House, New Society Press, 2008.
  • Healthy Living Spaces: Top 10 Hazards Affecting Your Health, 2007.

Partial List of Green-related Articles in Print

  • Are Green Homes & Natural Building Construction Really Healthy? Indoor Environment Connections, September, 2011.
  • Green Building Codes – In Your Neighborhood, Indoor Environment Connections, November, 2010.
  • Winter Issues with Gas Appliances, EcoDwell™, November, 2008
  • Finding Your Way Through the Green Jungle, Indoor Environment Connections, July, 2008
  • Keeping the Dust Down, Haciendas Home Design Remodel, Spring 2008.
  • Are They Sick or Crazy? Indoor Environment Connections, December, 2007
  • Building Green Air Quality – It’s More Than Mold, Indoor Environment Connections, October, 2007.
  • Top 10 Things You Can do to be Green, Journal of Santa Fe,Green Building Expo Supplement , 2007
  • How to Make a Green Building That’s Healthy, Journal of Santa Fe Green Building Expo Supplement
  • Clearing the Air, Natural Awakenings, April, 2006.


  • Chair and contributing author, The Healthy Home Standard, Institute for Building Biology & Ecology (IBE)
  • Consultant and contributing author, Draft Additions to the Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code in regard to indoor environmental quality and electromagnetic fields.

Partial List of Television Interviews

  • Dr. Wendy Van Dilla, KSFR, What’s in Your Bedroom That’s Making You Sick? January, 2012.
  • Family Net Television (Syndicated nationally), March, 2008, Tapped at studio in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Hat’s Off! with Betty Snowden, FOX TV, December 2003, Tapped at studio in Eugene, Oregon.

Partial List of Print Media Interviews

  • Seeing Green, Santa Fe New Mexican, April 20, 2008.
  • Sick Building Syndrome, Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona, February 22, 2003.
  • No cure for what ails you? Maybe your house is the culprit, Arizona Business Gazette, December, 2002

Partial List of Radio Interviews (Stih has done 100+ radio interviews internationally)

  • Healthy Talk Radio with Deborah Ray (syndicated), August, 2007
  • Phil Main, CKNX 920, Wingham,
  • Ontario, Canada CKNX, August 2007
  • Money Matters with host Scottie McCall, WBNW, Boston, August, 2007
  • The Journey Home with host Diego Mulligan, Santa Fe, NM, July, 2007
  • The Night Before with host Nick Margerrison, Kangaroo Radio, UK
  • Transitions Radio with host Alan Hutner, Santa Fe, NM, March 2007
  • Healthy Living with a Twist, Sirus satellite radio with host Scott Cluthe, October, 2007
  • 92 KQRS Minneapolis’s Classic Rock Station, the Morning Show, January, 2008
  • The X-Zone with host Rob McConnell, SIRUS satellite radio, April, 2007
  • The Frankie Boyer Show, Syndicated on the Lifetime Radio Network, airs in 30 markets nationwide including Tampa/St.Pete, NJ, NYC, LI, Boston, Greenwich, CT, Missouri, Pittsburg and 8 other markets
  • Ron Ross Show, WJBC, Bloomington, IL
  • Rick Barber, KOA News Radio, Denver
  • POPP-OFF with Mary Jane Popp, KSAC
  • The Home Show, Stephanie Ross, KWLX & KRES, Columbia, Jefferson, Missouri
  • The Midday Show, Jim Martin ,WOHI, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Steve Hexom Morning Show, KBUR, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Pat Bullock, KHAC, Winslow, AZ
  • Stu Bryer, WICH, Norwick, CT
  • THE IDEA EXCHANGE, Jim Stowell , WBEV, Milwaukee-Madison, Wisconsin
  • THE BIG SHOW, Robert Henson, WCOJ, Philadelphia Pa.
  • Dana Daniels, KMOX, St. Louis
  • Thomas, River Valley Sunrise Show, KCAB, Arkansas NEWS & TALK, Bill Reddish, WICO, Baltimore, Ocean City, Maryland
  • JOAN NATHAN SHOW, WPSL, Chicago, Streator, Illinois
  • LIVE LINE, Anne Holliday WESB, Buffalo NY and Bradford, PA
  • STRATEGIES FOR LIVING, Dr. David McMillen, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • THE AM SHOW, Greg O’Connor WKHM, Lansing, Jackson, Michigan
  • MAURY’S MARKET, WERE, Cleveland, Ohio
  • BILL LUSBY IN THE MORNING, WNAV, Baltimore, Annapolis, Marylan
  • THE GARY DOYLE SHOW, CKGL, Toronto, Canada
  • DRIVE TIME, Alan Palmer. WCKT, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • HONEY, TRUST ME ON THIS... Sandy Steele
  • TOM ROTEN MORNING SHOW, WVHU News Talk Radio/Huntington, West Virginia, WIRO & WZZW Huntington, West Virginia
  • THE FRANK TRUATT MORNING SHOW, WTBQ, New York City, Westchester & Rockland Counties
  • MY BEAUTIFUL HOME, Kathy Delong, WAKR, Cleveland, Ohio
  • IN FOCUS, Dan Miller , WVOX, Westchester, Rockland Counties & NYC
  • MIGHTY MESS, Irene Robinson, WCL Monroe, Louisiana
  • BREAKFAST WITH BURCHFIELD, WPSE, Pt. St. Luice & West Palm Beach
  • HEALTH MATTERS, Larry Whitler and Robin McClaine, WOCA, Daytona Beach

Partial List of Green-related Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor for Seminar IBE 314: Grading and Certifying a Home to IBE's Healthy Home Standard. 2 day seminar, Tucson, Arizona, September, 2011.
  • Panel discussion: Indoor Air Quality: Toxins Exposure, Mitigation Options and Issues, 2011 North American Building Biology Conference, Tucson, Arizona, September, 2011.
  • Asbestos, Lead Paint and Other Hazards, Presentation and group discussion regarding home heath hazards including those related to the weatherization of residential homes, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Taos, New Mexico, June 2011.
  • The Environmental Information Association (EIA) Annual Conference, Are Green Homes Healthy? What Can Go Wrong with Green & Natural Construction in Regard to VOCs and Indoor Air Quality, Savannah, Georgia, March, 2011.
  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference, The Healthy Home Standard, Augusta, Maine, March, 2011.
  • The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) 14th Annual Meeting and Indoor Air Expo, Are Green Homes Healthy? What can Go Wrong with Green and Natural Building Construction in Regard to VOCs and Indoor Air Quality, San Antonio, Texas, February, 2011
  • The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) 13th Annual Meeting and Indoor Air Expo, The Healthy Home Standard: IAQ, EMF, Water, Tampa, Florida, March, 2010.
  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference, Choosing Green Building Programs & Products, Augusta, Maine, March, 2009.
  • Why “Green” May not mean Healthy, Environmental Information Association (EIA), Nashville, TN, March 2009.
  • Being Green and Staying Healthy , College of Santa Fe, November, 2008
  • National Kitchen and Bath Association, Nebraska/Kansas City Chapter, Kansas City, November, 2008. Taught two-day course on air quality and selecting healthy building materials to it’s members: Indoor Air Quality- It’s More than Mold. How to Design & Build Homes that are Green and Healthy.
  • Building Biology Conference, Nashville, TN, April, 2008
  • KBIS Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show, Chicago, IL, April, 2008. Taught 1/2 day course, Healthy Designing.
  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference, Augusta, Maine, March 2008
  • The Environmental Information Association (EIA) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 2008..
  • Indoor Air Quality Association Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, July, 13, 2007.
  • What are the Solutions for Healthy Indoor Air?, Public forum, Santa Fe Design Week, October, 2006
  • Indoor Air Quality, Guest speaker at the National Home Builder’s Association Remodeler’s meeting, September, 2006.
  • Yavapai College Department of Construction, Guest speaker, 2003-2004.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Mold Mitigation, City of Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series, Scottsdale, Arizona, March, 2003.
  • Guest speaker, Prescott College Department of Environmental Studies, Prescott, Arizona, 2003
  • Training for Plant Maintenance, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona
  • Green Building Expo, Phoenix City Hall, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002.
  • Sick Building Syndrome – Pollution in the Indoor Environment, Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona, 2002.
Green-related courses Designed & Taught for Professionals Requiring Continuing Education
  • Nebraska/Kansas City Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to teach a two day course on air quality and selecting healthy building materials. Presented in November, 2008 in Kansas City: Indoor Air Quality- It’s More than Mold. How to Design & Build Homes that are Green and Healthy.
  • Contracted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to teach a 1/2 day course, Healthy Designing, during the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show (KBIS) in Chicago, IL, April, 2008. This course was video tapped and subsequently made available in NKBA ‘s catalogue for members to take for continuing education credit.

Relevant Trainings, Continuing Education, Courses and Seminars Attended

  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Building Materials, Institute for Building Biology (Bau-Biologie), Clearwater, Florida, 2001.
  • AHERA Building Inspector Course, The Asbestos Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2003.
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist Course (CIEC), 4-day course, Chelsea Training, Sacramento, CA, 2006.
  • EPA Lead Inspector Course, 24 hours of training, ACME Environmental, Albuquerque, NM, 2006.
  • Sewage and Mold Remediation, 1-day seminar taught be Peter Sierck, 2006.
  • Applied Thermography, 2-day course, Restoration Consultants, Sacramento, CA, 2007.
  • Mold in New Mexico, 1-day workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 2007.
  • Radon Measurement Training, Southern Regional Radon Training Center, by Auburn University, 2007.
  • 2007 Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Various seminars attended, Las Vegas, NV, 2007.
  • New Asbestos Regulations & All About Radon, IAQA chapter workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 2007.
  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, Annual Conference, various seminars attended, Augusta, Maine, 2008.
  • Conference and Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA), various seminars attended, March 16-19, 2008.
  • Seeing Green, Making Sense of the New Green Building Codes, 1 day workshop, Santa Fe, NM 2008.
  • Conference and Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA), various seminars attended, Nashville, TN, March 15-18, 2009.
  • Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, Annual Conference, various seminars attended, Augusta, Maine, 2009
  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Annual Meeting and Expo, various seminars attended, Tampa, FL, 2010.
  • EPA Lead Paint Renovation training (8 Hours), May, 2010
  • EPA Lead Dust Technician training (8 Hours), June, 2010
  • 2011 Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Annual Meeting and Expo, San Antonio, Texas, 2011. Various seminars attended including:
o   A Systematic Approach to Examining the Building Envelope (and) Should You Really Believe the Instruments?
o   Building Pressures Generated by Ambient Sources
o   Case Study: Rapid Assessment Strategies for Expediting Remediation in a Hospital Environment
o   Excess Humidity in Buildings - Building Pressure and Equipment Performance
o   Green Building Rating Systems and Standards: How Do They Impact the Indoor Environment?
o   IAQ for LEED and Beyond
o   The Summit for Healthy Home & Healthy Building Professionals (Part 1)

·       Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, Annual Conference, Augusta, Maine, 2011. Various seminars attended including:

o   IAQ in Wood Burning Homes, Presented by Daniel Martinez, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine
o   Investigating Strange Building Odors, Presented by Jeffrey May, May Indoor Investigations, MA
o   Building for the Environmentally Sensitive
  • Conference and Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA), Savannah, Georgia, March, 2011.
  • Addressing Lead-Based Paint, Mold & Other Health Hazards in Housing, California Department of Public Heath, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, San Diego, CA, March 21, 2012
  • Professional Development Seminar - Healthy Buildings: An Introduction to the New HUD Healthy Homes Rating System, San Diego, March 21, 2012.
  • Conference and Exposition of the Environmental Information Association (EIA), San Diego, CA, March 21-23, 2012. Various seminars attended including:

o   Legally Defensible Combustion By-Products Analysis Associated with Wildfire Investigations

  • 2013 Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) 16th Annual Meeting and Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition, Orlando, Florida, February 26th - March 1st. Various seminars attended including:
o   Environmental Allergy Scans: It May More Than Mold
o   Investigating Odors
o   Identifying and Assessing Information About Flame Retardant Chemicals, Including the Effects and “Everyday” Sources of Exposure.
o   Sustainable Home Health: An Integrated Approach to Address Mold-Related Indoor Air Quality and Illness.
o   ISIAQ / Healthy Buildings Update
o   The “New” Concept in Collecting and Interpreting Airborne Mold Samples
o   Legally Defensible Data for Airborne Fungal Spore Count
o   Asbestos: Debunking Myths, Spreading Truths & Sharing Advice for the Real World
o   Sustainable Construction - IAQ Obstacles during New Building Construction
o   Spray Polyurethane Foam Remediation: Needs, Challenges and Opportunities
o   Benefits and Costs of Building Ventilation
o   Defining Clean and Green
  • 2013 RESNET Building PErformance Conference, Orlando, Florida, February, 2013. Various seminars attended including:

o   Finally, the Truth About Condensation. Presented by the Dow Chemical Corporation.

Professional Certifications Held

  • Council-Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)*
  • Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)*
  • Certified Environmental Consultant (BBEC), Institute for Building Biology (IBE)
  • Certified Thermographer (Infrared Thermal Imaging)
  • EPA Asbestos Inspector (Expired)
  • EPA Lead Inspector (Expired)
  • EPA Lead Dust Sampling Technician
  • Radon Measurement

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chapter Director, The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Current Board Member, The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
  • Past Board Member, Institute for Building Biology (IBE)

College Education

  • B.S.E, Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, 1991.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Gateway Community College, Phoenix, AZ, 1998.
  • Courses in Residential Building Construction with field work building for Habitat for Humanity, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ, 2000 - 2002.


  • President, Healthy Living Spaces LLC, approximately 2001 - Present
  • National Coalition for Alternative to Pesticides, Volunteer, Sept 2004 - October, 2005. Managed press-clippings and maintained database of press-releases.
  • 1998 - approximately 2001: Employed by various companies, contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industries including Man Power
  • Handy Man Dan (Official business name on Schedule C tax return), 1998 - approximately 2001.
  • Nursing assistant, Las Fuentes Care Center, Prescott, Arizona, 1998.
  • Motorola Inc, Phoenix, Arizona, 1988 - 1998. Various positions held. Last title: Process Engineer II. Relevant duties included air monitoring, pollution control and worker health and safety.

Partial List of Commercial Clients

New Mexico

  • The State of New Mexico - NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department
  • The State of New Mexico - Children, Youth and Families Department
  • Santa Fe County Fire Department
  • College of Santa Fe
  • The University of New Mexico
  • City of Albuquerque
  • Rio Arriba County Housing Authority, Ojo Caliente
  • New Mexico Museum of Art
  • City of Espanola
  • Village of Questa
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Chub Insurance
  • Santa Fe County
  • Pueblo of Nambe
  • Bank of America
  • The Town of Taos
  • Tesuque Pueblo
  • Santa Fe Public Schools
  • The Burrito Company
  • Santa Fe Art Institute
  • Downtown Day Spa
  • Rainbow Vision
  • I-25 Studios
  • Double Take
  • Harris Consultants, LLC
  • Rotech Healthycare Inc, Risk Management
  • Santa Fe Realty Partners
  • Angel Fire Ski Resort
  • Ski Taos
  • Massage Envy
  • Cafe Pasqual’s
  • Academy for the Love of Learning
  • La Fonda Hotel Santa Fe
  • La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
  • Colfax County Court House, Raton
  • La Familia Medical Center
  • Jemez Valley Credit Union
  • Del Norte Credit Union
  • American Home, Albuquerque
  • Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe
  • Weaving Southwest, Taos
  • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
  • Rio Grande Rehabilitation, Inc.


  • Esperanza Shelter
  • Downey Gallery
  • Sangre De Cristo Racquet Club
  • John G. Rehders, General Contractors, Inc.
  • RDS Environmental (Colorado)
  • Home Builders of Los Alamos
  • Casanova Construction
  • Casas de Santa Fe
  • Modern Business Products
  • Rowland Builders, Inc
  • Luna Luz Properties LLC
  • New Concepts Gallery
  • Borrego Construction, Inc.
  • Tennis Ranch of Taos (Quail Ridge)
  • Ridgeway Construction
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Developers Diversified
  • Nirmala Ganapathy
  • ZC Sterling
  • Kabana Inc
  • El Monte Sagrado, LP
  • Level5
  • Kemper Auto and Home Insurance
  • Azhar’s Oriental Rugs
  • Quail Run
  • SVH SupportCo & SupportCo Properties LLC
  • Allergy Partners NM
  • El Bosque Builders LLC
  • Robert Farrell Builders Inc.
  • Loyd & Associates Architects
  • Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate
  • Rancho Viejo
  • Professional Building Inspections
  • High Desert Health Care & Massage
  • Ossorgin Construction
  • Valdez de la O & Associates
  • 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company
  • Environmental Construction & Safety Services, Inc.
  • 4-Star Property Management
  • Proctor Property Management Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
  • Did some testing and consulting for the movie, “Moldy”.