Spiro Stat Technologies, L.P. was founded by a group of investors with the specific goal of providing an accurate means of identifying spirochete organisms and their associated co-infections. Many of the investors have had their lives impacted by Lyme disease and had personal experience with the difficulties of diagnosis and the ravages spirochete organisms can create in a body.
Spiro Stat's management team consists of veteran professionals who collectively have many years of experience in accounting, microbiology, laboratory research and the health care industry.
Kenneth Boothe was born and raised in Texas. He learned the value of hard work on a dairy farm and currently does a little farming of his own. He has worked with farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs for over 40 years in various areas of strategic planning including taxes and estates. In 1972, Kenneth founded an accounting firm which has grown through the years and is now Boothe Vassar and Company. In his 40 years in business, Kenneth has participated in many diverse activities that enhance his knowledge and skills as an investment planner. He was controller of two large oil companies and was instrumental in the successful transition of taking these companies public. He was the President and CEO of a public company trading on the NASDAQ. Kenneth has experience with two "big six" Certified Public Accounting firms. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. As a Certified Public Accountant, he has an excellent understanding of the tax laws that enable beneficial planning of investments and estates. Mr. Boothe himself and many of his family members lives have been impacted by vector borne pathogens. After experiencing his own difficulties surrounding spirochete testing, Mr. Boothe chose to be proactive. Mr. Boothe serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer for the general partner of Spiro Stat Technologies, L.P.
After receiving his doctorial degree in 2000 from University of Arizona in Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Dowd became a USEPA STAR research fellow within the UA system. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Dowd excelled as a lead scientist/microbiologist for the USDA-ARS-LIRU in Lubbock, TX, and gained adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Texas Tech Health Science Center, and in the departments of Animal and Food Science, and Biology at Texas Tech University. Since 2008, Dr. Dowd is currently Director and co-owner of Research and Testing Laboratory; Director, CEO, and co-owner of PathoGenius Diagnostics; President of the Medical Biofilm Research Institute, Laboratory Director for Spiro Stat Technologies, L.P., and an officer and director of the corporation that is the general partner of Spiro Stat. Dr. Dowd has received over 40 formal honors and awards, and served the scientific community on the editorial boards of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Wound Journal of Diabetes, Advances in Wound Care, and the Review Panels for USDA-NRI and the DOD. Dr. Dowd has secured over $11.3 million in research and development funding since 2002, and has authored/co-authored over 123 peer reviewed journal articles and holds numerous patents.
Dr. Dalton attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 1989. He then pursued Additional Family Practice training, which was conducted at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Now with 23 years experience, Dr. Dalton is board Certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice. He is also board Certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is an Integrative Doctor that offers holistic care, wellness, alternative medicine, conventional medicine and herbal remedies. As a physician, Dr. Dalton has taught medical students, residents, and physicians from all across the United States. Dr. Dalton has been interviewed and quoted in Sports Illustrated, and some of his articles have been published in Texas D.O., and the Townsend Letter. As a health care practitioner, Dr. Dalton has firsthand experience with the challenges of diagnostic testing for his patients, and decided to take a proactive approach with respect to vector borne pathogens. Dr. Dalton practices at Kings Park Family Health Center and Texas Tech University Medical Center in Lubbock, and serves as an officer and director for the general partner of Spiro Stat Technologies, L.P.
At the age of 17, Steve was the youngest employee of Xerox Corporation in the world as an electronics technician for digital controls and electromagnetic systems. Steve is a master herbalist, and has studied naturopathy, nutrition in medicine, coagulpathy, and endocrinology. He has years of experience specializing in the analysis of allergies, cancer, gastro-intestinal issues, hormonal imbalances, Lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and Lyme disease. As a Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopathic Endocrinologist, Steve Hines uses his 15+ years of experience to analyze current health conditions to look for sources of ailments rather than simply treating symptoms. Since he is a Naturopathic Doctor and not a Medical Doctor, he would prefer his clients to call him "Steve" rather than "Dr. Hines". Steve has been a contributing author to a host of books and articles, and has been a keynote speaker at a variety of recognized medical conferences. Steve currently serves as an officer and director for the general partner of Spiro Stat Technologies, L.P.