Denver, CO - Aerobiology Laboratories
780 Simms St, Suite 104 Golden, Colorado 80401
P: (866) 620-9348 E:

A Denver laboratory providing a full range of analytical services to the mountain-west and midwest.

Our Denver laboratory was our first effort west of the Mississippi, and vital to having a presence in the western half of the United States. We had always looked for the perfect opportunity for a western US lab, and with Denver turning 6 this year in September, we have a fantastic group of 8 employees in this 2,700 square foot laboratory.

The Denver lab is located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, right between two major highways (6th St, and Interstate 70), and allows for clients to come down out of the mountains right to our location, as well as service the city of Denver. With a drop box located behind our building, it allows clients the ability to drop off samples at any time.

This location provides our full range of analytical services to support indoor air quality, healthcare and commercial industries. Specific analysis includes viable cultures for bacteria/fungi, non-viable spore traps, tape/swab/bulk direct microscopic analysis, Legionella culture analysis, bulk PLM and PCM air asbestos analysis, Product validation, and utilizes the latest Biolog identification platform.

With accreditations from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), Colorado State Board of Drinking Water, and CDC ELITE Legionella Program, we can handle all your analytical needs.  Click To View Accreditations

 

Meet The Staff

David Spero Technical Manager

Dave worked for Aerobiology at the Virginia location several years ago and moved west but now has relocated from Reno, Nevada to become the technical manager of the Denver lab. Dave brings decades of technical expertise in the IAQ/environmental microbiology fields and joins our team to bring additional strengths to the Denver team. He has a strong background in the technical and scientific foundations of IAQ/environmental microbiology investigations and is ready to help our clients with any aspect of their investigations, from sampling strategies to trying to make sense of ambiguous data. He also brings experience in a variety of areas outside traditional environmental microbiology, such as microscopic particulate identification, food microbiology and anti-microbial product testing. Feel free to contact Dave with any questions about your investigations or the technical capabilities of the laboratory.

Paul Knappe Senior Asbestos Analyst

Paul Knappe has over twenty years of experience analyzing building materials for asbestos in the Denver area. He graduated from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio with a B.A. in Geology. He is the PLM Laboratory Supervisor at the Denver laboratory for Aerobiology. Previously he has worked for Reservoirs Environmental Inc. and DCM Science Laboratory in Denver. Prior to lab work he worked in exploration geophysics, seismic brokerage, well site geology, mud logging and mining geology.

Talena Oliver Asbestos Lab Supervisor

Talena Oliver graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2003 with a BS in Geology, Emphasis in Chemistry. She moved to Denver in 2005 to begin her career in the environmental industry as a polarized light microscopy (PLM) asbestos analyst, combining her love of science with her desire to make a positive impact on those around her. Over 10 years later, she is an accomplished asbestos scientist with experience in PLM, quality management and departmental organization. Before she joined Aerobiology, Talena worked side-by-side with the Environmental Protection Agency and a large team of contractors on the largest superfund site in the United States: The Libby Asbestos Superfund Site, located in Libby, Montana. As an individual that acknowledges and understands the bigger picture, she streamlines processes while identifying areas for improvement. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Talena sees what needs to be done and takes action, using her exceptional organization and multi-tasking abilities to juggle many priorities. For the superfund project, these skills helped ensure that all data related to PLM was consistent, and more importantly, accurate. At the end of the day, making a positive difference is what matters the most to her, and she looks forward to integrating this energy and drive into the Denver laboratory.